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Kenneth Branagh

 
Date Of Birth:
December 10, 1960 (61)
Birth Place:
Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND
Bio:
Branagh trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London; in 2015 he succeeded Richard Attenborough as its president. He has been nominated for five Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards; he has won three BAFTAs and two Emmy Awards. He was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2012 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: December 10, 1960 (61)

Birth Place: Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND

Bio:
Branagh trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London; in 2015 he succeeded Richard Attenborough as its president. He has been nominated for five Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards; he has won three BAFTAs and two Emmy Awards. He was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2012 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Revival Production, 2016
Archie Rice
  [Off-Broadway]
Park Avenue Armory Production, 2014
Performer

Productions

 
[West End, 2016]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Director

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Revival Production, 2016
Archie Rice

  [Off-Broadway]
Park Avenue Armory Production, 2014
Performer

Productions

[West End, 2016]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Director

[Broadway, 2003]
Director

Kenneth Branagh Biography

Branagh trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London; in 2015 he succeeded Richard Attenborough as its president. He has been nominated for five Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards; he has won three BAFTAs and two Emmy Awards. He was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2012 Birthday Honours and knighted on 9 November 2012. He was made a Freeman of his native city of Belfast in January 2018. In 2020, he was listed at number 20 on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors.

Branagh has both directed and starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, including Henry V (1989), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Othello (1995), Hamlet (1996), Love's Labour's Lost (2000), and As You Like It (2006). He was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director for Henry V and for Best Adapted Screenplay for Hamlet.

He has also starred in the television series Fortunes of War (1987), Shackleton (2002), and Wallander (2008‚Äď2016) and in the films Celebrity (1998), Wild Wild West (1999), The Road to El Dorado (2000), as SS leader Reinhard Heydrich in Conspiracy (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Warm Springs (2005), as Major General Henning von Tresckow in Valkyrie (2008), The Boat That Rocked (2009), and as Sir Laurence Olivier in My Week with Marilyn (2011), Dunkirk (2017), and Tenet (2020). He won an International Emmy Award for Wallander and a Primetime Emmy Award for Conspiracy, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for My Week with Marilyn.

Branagh directed and starred in the romantic thriller Dead Again (1991), the horror film Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), and the action thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). He directed and starred as Hercule Poirot in the mystery drama adaptations of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Death on the Nile (TBA). He also directed such films as Swan Song (1992), which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film, The Magic Flute (2006), Sleuth (2007), the Marvel superhero film Thor (2011), and the live-action adaptation of Disney's Cinderella (2015),

He narrated numerous documentary series, including Cold War (1998), Walking with Dinosaurs (1999), The Ballad of Big Al (2001), Walking with Beasts (2001), Walking with Monsters (2005), and World War 1 in Colour (2005).

Kenneth Branagh Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2017 - Special Award Gold Star
Kenneth Branagh, Kenneth Branagh
 
Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Actor
Kenneth BranaghThe Winter's Tale
 
Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Director
Kenneth BranaghThe Winter's Tale
 
Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best Actor
Kenneth BranaghEdmond
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - The Observer Award for Outstanding Achievement
Kenneth BranaghHamlet
 
Olivier Awards - 1988 - Comedy Performance of the Year
Kenneth BranaghAs You Like It
 
Olivier Awards - 1985 - Actor of the Year
Kenneth BranaghHenry V
 
Olivier Awards - 1982 - Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre Gold Star
Kenneth BranaghAnother Country

Kenneth Branagh News

2023 Dates Added To UK Tour Of Agatha Christie's THE MIRROR CRACK'D Photo 2023 Dates Added To UK Tour Of Agatha Christie's THE MIRROR CRACK'D
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2022

The UK Tour of Agatha Christie's THE MIRROR CRACK'D has been extended into 2023, with dates added in Cambridge, High Wycombe, Birmingham, Kingston and Aberdeen. The brand new production of Rachel Wagstaff's acclaimed adaptation is directed by Philip Franks. The UK Tour opened on 9 September 2022 and has already received rave reviews.

Judi Dench Brings I REMEMBER IT WELL - THE CHRISTMAS EDITION to the West End Photo Judi Dench Brings I REMEMBER IT WELL - THE CHRISTMAS EDITION to the West End
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

A special Christmas treat: Dame Judi Dench is back in the West End - on stage - in person for three shows only celebrating her incredible career - and Christmas!

Ronald Guttman to Star in Solo Theatrical Adaptation of ALBERT CAMUS' THE FALL at The Photo Ronald Guttman to Star in Solo Theatrical Adaptation of ALBERT CAMUS' THE FALL at The Huron Club at Soho Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

Albert Camus’ The Fall will come to life onstage as Belgian-born actor Ronald Guttman embodies the anguish of exiled Parisian lawyer Jean-Baptiste Clamence. Performances of Albert Camus’ The Fall begin October 13 at The Huron Club at Soho Playhouse, with an opening set for Wednesday, October 19, for a limited run through November 19.

WHEN CHURCHYARDS YAWN World Premiere to be Presented at Bruka Theatre in March 2023 Photo WHEN CHURCHYARDS YAWN World Premiere to be Presented at Bruka Theatre in March 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022

The newest celebrated Hamlet sequel is slated for a world premiere at Bruka Theatre in Reno next March.

Dates and Venue Announced for ORLANDO Starring Emma Corrin Photo Dates and Venue Announced for ORLANDO Starring Emma Corrin
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 19, 2022

The Michael Grandage Company announced that their production of Orlando opens at the Garrick Theatre on 5 December 2022, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 25 February 2023. 

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Comes to Way Off Broadway Next Month Photo MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Comes to Way Off Broadway Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

One of Agatha Christie's most intriguing and acclaimed who dunnits comes to The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre this fall in a brand new stage adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express from Tony Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig. The show will open on September 9th and run through the fall.

Full Cast Announced For Kiln Theatre's Revival of Moira Buffini's HANDBAGGED Photo Full Cast Announced For Kiln Theatre's Revival of Moira Buffini's HANDBAGGED
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022

With Zodwa Nyoni's The Darkest Part of the Night currently running at Kiln Theatre, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham has announced the full company for her major revival of Moira Buffini's critically acclaimed Handbagged.

Michael Grandage Will Direct Emma Corrin in Neil Bartlett's New Version of Virginia W Photo Michael Grandage Will Direct Emma Corrin in Neil Bartlett's New Version of Virginia Woolf's Novel ORLANDO
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2022

The Michael Grandage Company has announced that Emma Corrin will return to the London stage as the title role in Orlando, from the novel by Virginia Woolf in a new version by Neil Bartlett. Michael Grandage directs, reuniting him with Corrin, following their recent collaboration on the feature film My Policeman for Amazon.

Zadie Smith's THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN to Return to Kiln Theatre Ahead of US Transfer at Photo Zadie Smith's THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN to Return to Kiln Theatre Ahead of US Transfer at American Repertory Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

With Girl on an Altar by Marina Carr running and Zodwa Nyoni’s The Darkest Part of the Night in rehearsals, Kiln Theatre Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announced the return of Zadie Smith’s The Wife of Willesden to the venue, running from 14 December to 28 January.

Dame Judi Dench Praises Award-Winning Play VILLAGE WOOING As It Comes To Cambridgeshi Photo Dame Judi Dench Praises Award-Winning Play VILLAGE WOOING As It Comes To Cambridgeshire
by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2022

Oscar winner and 'national treasure' Dame Judi Dench has congratulated a young theatre company for their award-winning production of George Bernard Shaw's intimate comedy Village Wooing, and wishes them luck as they take the show on the road.

Kenneth Branagh Videos

VIDEO: Sir Kenneth Branagh Talks Embarrassing Stage Moments on GRAHAM NORTON SHOW VideoVIDEO: Sir Kenneth Branagh Talks Embarrassing Stage Moments on GRAHAM NORTON SHOW
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 22, 2022

Sir Kenneth Branagh appeared yesterday on The Graham Norton Show, talking about his performance as Francis of Assisi in which he had to take off his clothes. Much to his dismay, his grandmother was in the audience.

VIDEO: Dame Judi Dench Talks BELFAST, TikTok, and More on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS VideoVIDEO: Dame Judi Dench Talks BELFAST, TikTok, and More on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2022

Last night, Dame Judi Dench was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers. In the interview, she talks about her film Belfast, working with Kenneth Branagh and learning Tik Tok dances with her grandson.

VIDEO: Lily James Talks MAMMA MIA 3 Rumors VideoVIDEO: Lily James Talks MAMMA MIA 3 Rumors
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2020

Lily James shares how she lost her voice before finding out she scored her role in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, addresses rumors about a third Mamma Mia! film and sets up what her film Rebecca is about.

VIDEO: Armie Hammer Talks Renovation on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE VideoVIDEO: Armie Hammer Talks Renovation on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2020

Armie is our first guest in the studio since March and he arrives fully protected, talks about renovating a motel in the desert with his friend and road runner trainer ‚ÄúMotor Mike,‚ÄĚ his new film Rebecca, performing in front of Sir Kenneth Branagh, and rushing to learn an English accent to land a part in one of his movies.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For TENET, Starring Robert Pattinson, Christopher Nolan, and VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer For TENET, Starring Robert Pattinson, Christopher Nolan, and More
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2020

Tenet is an upcoming 2020 spy film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, who produced it with Emma Thomas.

VIDEO: See Colin Farrell in the New ARTEMIS FOWL Teaser Trailer VideoVIDEO: See Colin Farrell in the New ARTEMIS FOWL Teaser Trailer
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2020

A new teaser trailer for Disney's Artemis Fowl has been released. Check it out below!

VIDEO: Disney Releases the New Trailer for ARTEMIS FOWL VideoVIDEO: Disney Releases the New Trailer for ARTEMIS FOWL
by Stage Tube - Mar 2, 2020

Disney has released the new trailer for a?oeArtemis Fowl,a?? a breathtaking, fantastical adventure that will astonish and delight audiences of all ages, based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film follows the journey of 12-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis as he searches for his missing father.  

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Christopher Nolan's TENET VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Christopher Nolan's TENET
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2019

Warner Bros has released the trailer for Tenet, a film by Christopher Nolan.

THE WINTER'S TALE, Starring Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench, Returns to Cinemas this D VideoTHE WINTER'S TALE, Starring Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench, Returns to Cinemas this December
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 25, 2019

Trafalgar Releasing, in collaboration with Fiery Angel, are pleased to announce the return of the Olivier Award winning production of The Winter's Tale starring Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench to cinemas around the world on December 4 2019. 

BWW Exclusive: Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench are the Shakespeares in the Film ALL IS VideoBWW Exclusive: Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench are the Shakespeares in the Film ALL IS TRUE
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 2, 2019

Sony Pictures Classics has shared an exclusive look at their upcoming film ALL IS TRUE starring Kenneth Branagh (who also directed), Judi Dench and Ian McKellen.


Kenneth Branagh Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Kenneth Branagh been in?
Kenneth Branagh has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Kenneth Branagh been in?
Kenneth Branagh has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Kenneth Branagh's first West End show?
Kenneth Branagh's first West End show was The Entertainer which opened in 2016

What awards has Kenneth Branagh been nominated for?
Special Award (Olivier Awards) for Kenneth Branagh , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for The Winter's Tale , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for The Winter's Tale , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Edmond , The Observer Award for Outstanding Achievement (Olivier Awards) for Hamlet , Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for As You Like It Actor of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Henry V and Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre (Olivier Awards) for Another Country .

What awards has Kenneth Branagh won?
Special Award (Olivier Awards) for Kenneth Branaghand Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre (Olivier Awards) for Another Country.