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Kenneth Branagh


Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, to parents William Branagh, a carpenter born in 1930, and Frances Branagh, also born in 1930. His brother, William Branagh Jr., was born in 1955 and sister, Joyce Branagh, was born in 1970. At 23, Branagh joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he took on ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2013 National Theatre Live (TV Series)
Macbeth
- Macbeth (2013) ... Macbeth
 2011/III Prodigal (Short)
Mark Snow
 2008 10 Days to War (TV Series)
Colonel Tim Collins
- Our Business Is North (2008) ... Colonel Tim Collins
 2008 Alien Love Triangle (Short)
Steven Chesterman
 2007 Sleuth
Other Man on T.V. (uncredited)
 2006 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Man Behind Hitler (2006) ... Narrator
 2004 Five Children and It
Uncle Albert
 2001 Short6
Periwig-maker (segment "The Periwig-Maker") (voice)
 2001 Conspiracy (TV Movie)
Reinhard Heydrich
 2001 Schneider's 2nd Stage (Short)
Joseph Barnett
 2000 The Periwig-Maker (Short)
Periwig-maker (voice)
 2000 How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog
Peter McGowen
 2000 The Road to El Dorado
Miguel (voice)
 1998 The Dance of Shiva (Short)
Col. Evans
 1998 The Theory of Flight
Richard
 1996 Hamlet
Hamlet
 1995 Othello
Iago
 1995 Performance (TV Series)
Donal Davoren
 1993 Swing Kids
Herr Knopp, Gestapo (uncredited)
 1992 Peter's Friends
Andrew
 1989 Look Back in Anger (TV Movie)
Jimmy Porter
 1988 Thompson (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Various Roles
 1987 Lorna (TV Movie)
Billy
 1987 A Month in the Country
James Moon
 1987 High Season
Rick
 1987 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Oswald
- Ghosts (1987) ... Oswald
 1985 Coming Through (TV Movie)
D.H. Lawrence
 1984 Boy in the Bush (TV Mini-Series)
Jack Grant
 1983 To the Lighthouse (TV Movie)
Charles Tansley
 1982 Play for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Student
- Easter 2016 (1982) ... Student
 1981 Chariots of Fire
Cambridge student - Society Day crowd (uncredited)
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Co-founded the Renaissance Theatre Company in 1987. Performed in "Public Enemy" which he also wrote and directed (1987), as the title role in Shakespeare's "Hamlet", Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing", Touchstone in "As You Like It" (all 1988), Jimmy in "Look Back In Anger" by John Osborne (1989), Edgar in Shakespeare's "King... See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 12 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ken Branagh | Sir Kenneth Branagh

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

Is a vice-president of Chichester Cinema at New Park. Maggie Smith and Anita Roddick are also vice-presidents. See more »

Trademark:

Likes to use very long takes (3-4 minutes) at certain points during his films. See more »

Nickname:

Ken

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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