Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh

  • Birthday: 1960-12-10
  • Place of birth: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Also know as: ケネス・ブラナー

Biography

Sir Kenneth Charles 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. Branagh has both directed and starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, including Henry V (1989), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Othello (1995), Hamlet (1996), Love's Labour's Lost (2000), and As You Like It (2006). He was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director for Henry V and for Best Adapted Screenplay for Hamlet. He has also starred in the television series Fortunes of War (1987), Shackleton (2002), and Wallander (2008–2016) and in the films Celebrity (1998), Wild Wild West (1999), The Road to El Dorado (2000), as SS leader Reinhard Heydrich in Conspiracy (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Warm Springs (2005), as Major General Henning von Tresckow in Valkyrie (2008), The Boat That Rocked (2009), and as Sir Laurence Olivier in My Week with Marilyn (2011), Dunkirk (2017), and Tenet (2020). He won an International Emmy Award for Wallander and a Primetime Emmy Award for Conspiracy, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for My Week with Marilyn. Branagh directed and starred in the romantic thriller Dead Again (1991), the horror film Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), and the action thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). He directed and starred as Hercule Poirot in the mystery drama adaptations of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Death on the Nile (2022). He also directed such films as Swan Song (1992), which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film, The Magic Flute (2006), Sleuth (2007), the Marvel superhero film Thor (2011), and the live-action adaptation of Disney's Cinderella (2015), He narrated numerous documentary series, including Cold War (1998), Walking with Dinosaurs (1999), The Ballad of Big Al (2001), Walking with Beasts (2001), Walking with Monsters (2005), and World War 1 in Colour (2005).

Filmography

The Road to El Dorado

2000

As Miguel (voice)

Hamlet

1996

As Prince Hamlet

Henry V

1989

As Henry V

Peter's Friends

1992

As Andrew Benson

The Gingerbread Man

1998

As Rick Magruder

Celebrity

1998

As Lee Simon

Conspiracy

2001

As Reinhard Heydrich

Walking with Monsters

2005

As Narrator (voice)

How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog

2002

As Peter McGowan

Warm Springs

2005

As Franklin Delano Roosevelt

IMAX: Galapagos 3D

1999

As Narrator

The Periwig-Maker

1999

As Periwig-maker (voice)

Love's Labour's Lost

2000

As Berowne

Schneider's 2nd Stage

2001

As Joseph Barnett

Universal Horror

1998

As Narrator

Following the Rabbit-Proof Fence

2003

As Himself / Narrator

Shadow of a Gunman

1995

As Donal Davoren

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

2013

As Macbeth, Thane of Glamis and Cawdor, general in the King's army

Look Back in Anger

1989

As Jimmy Porter

1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year

2009

As Narrator (voice)

Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces

2000

As Self / Narrator

Dead Again

1991

As Roman Strauss / Mike Church

The Goebbels Experiment

2005

As Narrator

Murder on the Orient Express

2017

As Hercule Poirot

The Tramp and the Dictator

2002

As Narrator (voice)

Coming Through

1985

As D.H. Lawrence

Anne Frank Remembered

1995

As Narration (voice)

A Coming to Terms for Billy

1984

As Billy Martin

A Matter of Choice for Billy

1983

As Billy Martin

Prodigal

2011

As Mark Snow

To the Lighthouse

1983

As Charles Tansley

The Lady's Not For Burning

1987

As Thomas Mendip

Death on the Nile

2022

As Hercule Poirot

Triumph of the Beasts

2001

As Narrator (voice)

The Beasts Within

2001

As Narrator (voice)

All Is True

2018

As William Shakespeare

Too Late to Talk to Billy

1982

As Billy Martin

The Boy in the Bush

1984

As Jack Grant

A Haunting in Venice

2023

As Hercule Poirot

Alien Love Triangle

0000

As Steven Chesterman

Valkyrie

2008

As Henning von Tresckow

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

1994

As Victor Frankenstein

Much Ado About Nothing

1993

As Benedick

A Month in the Country

1987

As James Soon

My Week with Marilyn

2011

As Sir Laurence Olivier

The Theory of Flight

1999

As Richard

Discovering Hamlet

1990

As Himself / Hamlet

The Proposition

1998

As Father Michael McKinnon

Lorna

1987

As Billy Martin

Fireheart

2022

As Shawn Nolan (voice)

Wild Wild West

1999

As Dr. Arliss Loveless

Othello

1995

As Iago

Ghosts

1987

As

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

2002

As Gilderoy Lockhart

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

2014

As Viktor Cherevin

Dunkirk

2017

As Commander Bolton

Tenet

2020

As Andrei Sator

Lost Lives

2019

As

Sleuth

2007

As Other Man on T.V.

High Season

1987

As Rick

Easter 2016

1982

As Student

Oppenheimer

2023

As

The Boat That Rocked

2009

As Dormandy

Five Children and It

2004

As Uncle Albert

Looking for Richard

1996

As Self / Interview

Swing Kids

1993

As Herr Knopp, Gestapo (uncredited)

Rabbit-Proof Fence

2002

As A. O. Neville

Discovering Hamlet

2011

As Hamlet (archive footage)

Stars In Shorts

2012

As Mark Snow

Mindhorn

2016

As Kenneth Branagh

As You Like It

2006

As self

Avengers: Infinity War

2018

As Asgardian Distress Call (voice) (uncredited)

Production

Thor

2011

As Director

Hamlet

1996

As Director

Henry V

1989

As Director

Sleuth

2007

As Director

Dead Again

1991

As Director

Peter's Friends

1992

As Director

Much Ado About Nothing

1993

As Director

In the Bleak Midwinter

1995

As Director

The Magic Flute

2006

As Director

As You Like It

2006

As Director

Love's Labour's Lost

2000

As Director

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

2014

As Director

Swan Song

1992

As Director

Artemis Fowl

2020

As Director

Death on the Nile

2022

As Director

All Is True

2018

As Director

Listening

2003

As Director

Belfast

2021

As Director

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

1988

As Stage Director

Cinderella

2015

As Director

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

2013

As Stage Director

A Haunting in Venice

2023

As Director

Sleuth

2007

As Producer

Peter's Friends

1992

As Producer

Much Ado About Nothing

1993

As Producer

Love's Labour's Lost

2000

As Producer

Thor: The Dark World

2013

As Producer

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

1994

As Co-Producer

All Is True

2018

As Producer

Artemis Fowl

2020

As Producer

The Magic Flute

2006

As Producer

Death on the Nile

2022

As Producer

Belfast

2021

As Producer

Hamlet

1996

As Screenplay

Henry V

1989

As Screenplay

The Magic Flute

2006

As Screenplay

Love's Labour's Lost

2000

As Screenplay

The Magic Flute

2006

As Adaptation

Listening

2003

As Writer

Belfast

2021

As Writer

Henry V

1989

As Writer

In the Bleak Midwinter

1995

As Writer

Hamlet

1996

As Writer

As You Like It

2006

As Writer

Love's Labour's Lost

2000

As Writer

Much Ado About Nothing

1993

As Writer

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