He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Henry V," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Ian McDiarmid and Patricia Routledge in the cast. Adrian Noble was director.
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Ken Branagh | Sir Kenneth Branagh
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I feel more Irish than English. I feel freer than British, more visceral, with a love of language. Shot through with fire in some way. That's why I resist being appropriated as the current repository of Shakespeare on the planet. That would mean I'm part of the English cultural elite, and I am utterly ill-fitted to be.
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.