Kenneth Branagh News

Date Of Birth:
December 10, 1960 (53)
Birth Place:
Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND
Gender:
Male
SUNNY AFTERNOON Extends Run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Through Jan 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Sunny Afternoon, the critically acclaimed new musical which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, has extended its run until 31 January 2015. The show begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 4 October 2014. (more...)

NT Live's FRANKENSTEIN with Benedict Cumberbatch Returning to Theaters in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Due to unprecedented audience demand, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced special encore screenings of The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed Olivier Award winning production of FRANKENSTEIN, a play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley's novel. The production stars Olivier Award winners Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, and directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle, in select cinemas worldwide on October 27 & 29, 2014. Tickets go on sale beginning this Friday, September 12. Dates vary at venues internationally and further screenings will follow. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Honor John Hurt, Stacy Keach & Diana Rigg at 2014 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) has selected John Hurt, Stacy Keach and Dame Diana Rigg as the 2014 recipients of The William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award), which recognizes artists who have made significant contributions to classical theatre in America. The Beech Street Foundation will be awarded the Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts. The awards will be presented at the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Sunday, October 5, 2014, hosted by STC at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) and the National Building Museum (440 G Street NW). (more...)

Denzel Washington Starts Twitter Campaign to Be the Next James Bond!
by Movies News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

We know Denzel Washington can take on any role that comes his way. And now, we just may get a chance to see him in the iconic role of British secret agent James Bond! (more...)

Schimmel Center to Present VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL, Feat. Julia Bullock, Joseph Kaiser & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

On Sunday, September 3, Steven Blier, Artistic Director of the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) will present an afternoon with two powerhouse musicians, Julia Bullock (soprano) ano Joseph Kaisef (tenor). (more...)

BAFTA to Host A LIFE IN PICTURES With Ray Winstone
by Movies News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that Ray Winstone, the BAFTA-nominated and Emmy-winning actor, will discuss his craft and career at a special 'BAFTA A Life in Pictures' event at BAFTA's headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, on Sunday 5 October. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sights and Sounds Compete with Boomerang Theatre's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by Cindy Cardozo - Aug 28, 2014

The sights and sounds of Bryant Park compete with what could have been an enjoyable production to make for a less than stellar evening. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Richard Attenborough Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 25, 2014

Today we celebrate the life and career of legendary actor, producer and director Richard Attenborough in honor of his death this week at the age of 90. (more...)

Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne and More Set for OUR TOWN at the Almeida Theatre - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Casting is announced for Our Town at the Almeida Theatre. Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer will direct and perform in this intimate version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play. The cast will also include Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stoneand David Walmsley. (more...)

Rob Brydon Set to Host 2014 BAFTA Los Angeles on 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles(R) (BAFTA Los Angeles), announced that award winning actor, Rob Brydon will be hosting the 2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America, for the second year in a row. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Friend Like Him - A Robin Williams Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 12, 2014

Today we shine a special spotlight on one of the most popular and prolific comedians and actors of our age in honor of his unexpected passing this week, Robin Williams. (more...)

Breaking: Brand-New Production of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Coming to Broadway; Rob Ashford to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Those foot-stopping aggies, those friendly ladies of the night (and day), Miss Mona, Sherriff Ed Earl Dodd, the side-stepping Governor, and master media manipulator Melvin P. Thorpe will populate Broadway in the brand-new production of the Larry L. King - Pete Masterson - Carol Hall musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. (more...)

Starz to Debut Dramatic Thriller THE MISSING, 11/15
by TV News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Starz announced today that the limited series, 'The Missing,' will debut Saturday, November 15th at 9pm ET/PT on STARZ. (more...)

THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA Begins 8/20 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Georganne Aldrich Heller will present Laoisa Sexton's raw, visceral and provocative new play, THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA, a pitch black comedy set in Dublin, August 20th through September 7th at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street in Manhattan. The official opening is on Saturday, August 23rd at 8PM. Tim Ruddy Directs. www.thelastdaysofcleopatra.com (more...)

James Franco & Chris O'Dowd-Led OF MICE AND MEN to be Screened Internationally by National Theatre Live!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

David Binder has just announced an international broadcast of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men will be the first Broadway show filmed by National Theatre Live. Starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, and directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men will be filmed at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street) and distributed by National Theatre Live. Screening dates for Of Mice and Men will be announced shortly. (more...)

Denzel Washington to Receive Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award; EQUALIZER to Open San Sebastian Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

During the opening gala the star of the film, Denzel Washington, will be presented with the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

Quartet of Broadway, West End Talent to Lead KISS ME, KATE at BBC Proms This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Following the enormous success of the semi-staged performance of My Fair Lady at the Proms in 2012, John Wilson returns to perform Cole Porter's Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate. Joining John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, Broadway stalwarts Ben Davis, Alexandra Silber, Tony Yazbeck and West End star Louise Dearman lead the cast in an irreverent reworking of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew -- a play within a play. This is the BBC Proms debut for all four performers as they sing the energetic score in its original 1948 arrangement. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Opens at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. Theatre Planners presents a romantic comedy by Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of The Way You Look Tonight, opening tonight as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Clyde Wagner Named New Executive Producer of Luminato Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Luminato Festival announced today that Clyde Wagner has been named Executive Producer for the Festival. Mr. Wagner will commence in the role at the beginning of August. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DeSoto Family Theatre Storms the Barricades With LES MIS
by Joseph Baker - Jul 07, 2014

There were several reasons that I almost denied myself the pleasure of attending DeSoto Family Theatre's new production of Boublil and Schonberg's LES MISERABLES, the epic (and enduring) musical version of Victor Hugo's massive nineteenth century novel. I hereby state my preconceived notions - and hope to explain why I was so ill-opined. (more...)

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