Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Henry V, Dead Again
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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 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 and starred in the film Henry V (1989), which costarred 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 Denzel Washington 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, Frankenstein (1994), with Robert De Niro as the monster himself. The bad reviews may have had some effect on his marriage, though, because in October 1995 he and Thompson announced their plans to divorce. In 1996 Branagh wrote, directed and starred in a lavish adaptation of Hamlet (1996). In recent years he starred in a series of non-Bard-related roles in Celebrity (1998), Wild Wild West (1999), and as a voice in The Road to El Dorado (2000).
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Meadway Comprehensive School, Reading
Queen`s University Belfast, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
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Kenneth Charles Branagh
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Sir Kenneth Charles "Ken" Branagh ( BRAN-ə; born 10 December 1960) is a Northern-Irish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has directed or starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, including Henry V (1989) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Othello (1995), Hamlet (1996) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), Love's Labour's Lost (2000), and As You Like It (2006).
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Married||Lindsay Brunnock and Kenneth Branagh
have been married since 24th May 2003. |||
Lindsay Brunnock and Kenneth Branagh have been married for 13 years. They were dating for 4 years after getting together in 1999. After 4 months of engagement they married on 24th May 2003.
Kenneth Branagh was previously married to Emma Thompson (1987 - 1995).
He has also been in relationships with Helena Bonham Carter (1994 - 1999) and Joely Richardson (1985 - 1987).
Kenneth Branagh is rumoured to have hooked up with Alicia Silverstone (1998 - 1999).
Kenneth Branagh is a 55 year old Northern Irish Actor. Born Kenneth Charles Branagh on 10th December, 1960 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and educated at Meadway Comprehensive School, Reading, he is famous for Henry V, Dead Again in a career that spans 1981–present. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Kenneth Branagh has been in 10 on-screen matchups, notably with Courteney Cox in Alien Love Triangle (2002), Emma Thompson in Dead Again (1991), Helen Mirren in Coming Through (1985), Helena Bonham Carter in The Theory of Flight (1998) and Kate Winslet in Hamlet (1996).
Kenneth Branagh is a member of the following lists:
Empire Inspiration Award winners,
Male Shakespearean actors and
Male actors from Berkshire.
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