Kenneth Branagh News

Date of Birth: December 10, 1960 (55)
Birth Place: Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND
Gender: Male
Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISERKen Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)

Whodunnit REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Comes To Theatre Royal GlasgowWhodunnit REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Comes To Theatre Royal Glasgow
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

From the pen of the legendary award-winning writing team Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of the unsurpassable mystery series Murder She Wrote and the award-winning TV detective series Columbo, comes this classic 'whodunnit' murder mystery.  (more...)

NT LIVE's THE AUDIENCE, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS & More Returning to Select TheatersNT LIVE's THE AUDIENCE, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS & More Returning to Select Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A selection of National Theatre Live's most celebrated and acclaimed broadcasts will be returning to cinemas in 2016. (more...)

Filming Has Begun on Christopher Nolan's Epic Action Thriller DUNKIRKFilming Has Begun on Christopher Nolan's Epic Action Thriller DUNKIRK
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2016

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that principal photography on the epic action thriller DUNKIRK is underway in Dunkirk, France. (more...)

West End's SUNNY AFTERNOON Now Booking Into October 2016West End's SUNNY AFTERNOON Now Booking Into October 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Due to public demand, the multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON has announced another extension to its West End run, until 29 October 2016. The extension will take the show's West End run past the two year mark. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Derek JacobiTake Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Derek Jacobi
by Marianka Swain - May 19, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIET is now playing at the Garrick Theatre, with press night on May 25 and a cinema broadcast on July 7. Joining Richard Madden and Lily James as the titular lovers is revered actor Derek Jacobi as Mercutio. The production is co-directed by Branagh and Rob Ashford, with the broadcast directed by Benjamin Caron. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Trevor Nunn's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at New Wolsey TheatreFull Cast Set for Trevor Nunn's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at New Wolsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

?Today, rehearsals have begun for Sir Trevor Nunn's production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, running at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich from Thursday 16 June to Saturday 9 July 2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/17/2016 - New York Drama Critics Circle Awards and More!Broadway AM Report, 5/17/2016 - New York Drama Critics Circle Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 17, 2016

Today's big news: SHUFFLE ALONG and THE HUMANS will be honored this evening at the 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards, and Andrew Keenan-Bolger hosts this year's Broadway Junior Student Finale today! (more...)

BWW TV: Madden And James In ROMEO AND JULIETBWW TV: Madden And James In ROMEO AND JULIET
by Carrie Dunn - May 16, 2016

Directors Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh have reunited the stars of the celebrated film Cinderella, Richard Madden and Lily James, in Shakespeare?s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love, with Derek Jacobi as Mercutio and Meera Syal as The Nurse. Romeo and Juliet will play at the Garrick from 12 May to 13 August 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: Kenneth Branagh In THE ENTERTAINER!BWW TV: Kenneth Branagh In THE ENTERTAINER!
by Carrie Dunn - May 16, 2016

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne's modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the Archie Rice, with John Hurt as Billy Rice in the final production for Plays at the Garrick season. (more...)

The Shakespeare Society to Honor Daniel Sullivan and Chukwudi IwujiThe Shakespeare Society to Honor Daniel Sullivan and Chukwudi Iwuji
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Shakespeare Society will hold its annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration - a festive cocktail party, fundraiser and awards ceremony on May 23, from 6 - 8 pm, at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh, Imelda Staunton & More Voice Support for Tricycle Theatre's 'Name A Seat' CampaignKenneth Branagh, Imelda Staunton & More Voice Support for Tricycle Theatre's 'Name A Seat' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Adrian Lester, Tricycle Theatre Ambassador, is joined by actors including Kenneth Branagh, Jim Carter, Gina McKee, Imelda Staunton and Meera Syal in support of the Tricycle Theatre's Capital Project which will see the theatre undergo a period of redevelopment over the coming year. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/11/2016 - DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Opens at Encores!Broadway AM Report, 5/11/2016 - DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Opens at Encores!
by Jessica Khan - May 11, 2016

Today's big news: DO I HEAR A WALTZ? begins at Encores!, NC Stage's BRAVE NEW WORLD musical with Justin Matthew Sargent starts tonight, and HAMILTON gets honored with the 2016 Brendan Gill Prize! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, has confirmed that the date of the final Branagh Theatre Live cinema broadcast of this season will be The Entertainer at 19:00 on Thursday 27 October 2016. Tickets for the broadcast of The Entertainer and details of participating cinemas can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look At Branagh And Hurt In THE ENTERTAINERPhoto Coverage: First Look At Branagh And Hurt In THE ENTERTAINER
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, has confirmed that the date of the final Branagh Theatre Live cinema broadcast of this season will be The Entertainer at 19:00 on Thursday 27 October 2016. Tickets for the broadcast of The Entertainer and details of participating cinemas can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com (more...)

Richard Madden and Lily James's ROMEO AND JULIET Leads May's Top 10 New London ShowsRichard Madden and Lily James's ROMEO AND JULIET Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 2, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From two buzzy Shakespeare productions and satirical opera to dance at the Old Vic, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Election Coverage, New & Returning Drama Series & Olympic-Themed Specials Set for PBS Summer ProgrammingElection Coverage, New & Returning Drama Series & Olympic-Themed Specials Set for PBS Summer Programming
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The PBS summer schedule offers comprehensive election coverage, as well as specially themed programs around the 31st Olympiad in August 2016. (more...)

Jamie Muscato to Lead London Premiere of A SUBJECT OF SCANDAL AND CONCERN, MAY 22Jamie Muscato to Lead London Premiere of A SUBJECT OF SCANDAL AND CONCERN, MAY 22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of John Osborne's renowned Look Back in Anger. (more...)

BWW Review: SH*T-FACED SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Leicester Square Theatre, April 26 2016BWW Review: SH*T-FACED SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Leicester Square Theatre, April 26 2016
by Gary Naylor - Apr 27, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show that places an actor who is somewhat the worse for wear into Shakespeare's most loved play and then sees what comes of it - the title admirably clear! (more...)

Damien Molony Joins Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LAND - Full Cast Announced!Damien Molony Joins Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LAND - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

It is announced today that Damien Molony, best known for his roles in BBC's Being Human and Ripper Street, will play the role of 'Foster' in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, completing casting for the play. Molony joins the previously announced Ian McKellen as 'Spooner', Patrick Stewart as 'Hirst' and Owen Teale as 'Briggs' in Sean Mathias' production, which will tour venues across the UK from 3 August prior to a limited engagement at London's Wyndham's Theatre from 8 September. (more...)

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