He played Laertes in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Roger Rees, Brian Blessed, and Virginia McKenna in the cast. Ron Daniels was director.
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There is some mysterious thing that goes on whereby, in the process of playing Shakespeare continuously, actors are surprised by the way the language actually acts on them.
Shares two film roles with Laurence Olivier
: Henry V and Hamlet. He and Olivier also both directed their own performances in both films. He also directed Sleuth
(2007), a remake of the 1972 film, in which Olivier starred. This time, Michael Caine
played Olivier's part, while Jude Law
played the second of two roles he shared with Caine - having previously appeared in Alfie
(2004). Kenneth Branagh ...
Frequently works with Director of Photography Roger Lanser
, with whom he has made eight films.