Played the title role in "Edmond" by David Mamet
, directed by Edward Hall -National Theatre (Olivier stage), London (2003).
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Variety is very, very good. Going from medium to medium - if you get the chance to do it - from theater to television to film, which are all distinctly different, keeps me sharp. What works in one doesn't work in the other, and you have to be looking for the truth of the performance, whatever way that medium might demand.
He has two roles in common with Laurence Olivier
, whom he played in My Week with Marilyn
(2011): (1) Olivier played King Henry V in Henry V
(1944) while Branagh played him in Henry V
(1989) and (2) Olivier played the title character in Hamlet
(1948) while Branagh played him in Hamlet
(1996). In each case, Olivier and Branagh directed the relevant film.
Likes to use very long takes (3-4 minutes) at certain points during his films.