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Who is Kenneth Branagh?

Sir Kenneth Branagh (born 10 December 1960) is a British actor and filmmaker. 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.

Kenneth Branagh Biography, Wiki

Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. (born 1955) and Joyce Branagh (born 1970).

When he was nine, his family escaped The Troubles by moving to Reading, Berkshire, England. At 23, Branagh joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he took on starring roles in “Henry V” and “Romeo and Juliet”. He soon found the RSC too large and impersonal and formed his own, the Renaissance Theatre Company, which now counts Prince Charles as one of its royal patrons. At 29, he directed Henry V (1989), where he also co-starred with his then-wife, Emma Thompson.

The film brought him Best Actor and Best Director Oscar nominations. In 1993, he brought Shakespeare to mainstream audiences again with his hit adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing (1993), which featured an all-star cast that included, among others, Denzel Washington, Michael Keaton and Keanu Reeves.

At 30, he published his autobiography and, at 34, he directed and starred as “Victor Frankenstein” in the big-budget adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994), with Robert De Niro as the monster himself. In 1996, Branagh wrote, directed and starred in a lavish adaptation of Hamlet (1996).

His superb film acting work also includes a wide range of roles such as in Celebrity (1998), Wild Wild West (1999), The Road to El Dorado (2000), Valkyrie (2008) and his stunning portrayal of Laurence Olivier in My Week with Marilyn (2011), where once again he offered a great performance that was also nominated for an Academy Award.

Kenneth Branagh Biography Wikipedia
Kenneth Branagh
Full NameKenneth Charles Branagh
Born10 December 1960 (age 60)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
CitizenshipUnited KingdomIreland
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
OccupationActordirectorproducerwriter
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)Emma Thompson
​​(m. 1989; div. 1995)​Lindsay Brunnock
​​(m. 2003)​
Partner(s)Helena Bonham Carter
(1994–1999)
AwardsFull list

Kenneth Branagh Personal Life

Kenneth Branagh married actress Emma Thompson in 1989. They were featured together in several television series like ‘Fortunes of War’ and films including ‘Look Back in Anger’, ‘Henry V’, and ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’While still married to Emma, Kenneth started having an affair with actress Helena Bonham Carter while he was directing and co-starring with her in ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’.

Emma ended the marriage in 1995. His relationship with Helena continued for several years.He met film art director Lindsay Brunnock during the filming of ‘Shackleton’. They got married in 2003.He meditates regularly to keep himself calm and balanced.He is the Honorary President of the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, and a patron for Over The Wall, a charity.

He was appointed an honorary Doctor of Literature at the Shakespeare Institute of The University of Birmingham in 2001.He wrote several books about his filmmaking. He released his autobiography, ‘Beginning,’ in 1989.

In 2015, he became the President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and owing to this position, he was named on Debrett’s 2017 list of the most influential people in the UK.

Kenneth Branagh FAQ’s

Who is Kenneth Branagh?

Sir Kenneth Branagh (born 10 December 1960) is a British actor and filmmaker. 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.

How old is Kenneth Branagh?

Kenneth Branagh is 61 years old.

Who is Kenneth Branagh’s wife?

Kenneth Branagh married actress Emma Thompson in 1989. They were featured together in several television series like ‘Fortunes of War’ and films including ‘Look Back in Anger’, ‘Henry V’, and ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’While still married to Emma, Kenneth started having an affair with actress Helena Bonham Carter while he was directing and co-starring with her in ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’.

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