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Kenneth Branagh

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Birthday ***, 1960
Place of Birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Age 60 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
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Kenneth Branagh

Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh is a Northern Irish 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, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost, and As You Like It. He was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director for Henry V and for Best Adapted Screenplay for Hamlet.

BornKenneth Charles Branagh, December 10, 1960, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
OccupationActor, director, producer, writer
Years active1981–present
Partner(s)Helena Bonham Carter, (1994–1999)
AwardsFull list
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About Kenneth Branagh

Actor and director who portrayed Hamlet in the 1996 film and directed several other films based on Shakespeare's plays. His work on the film adaptation of Henry V earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Director.

Kenneth Branagh before fame

He picked up an English accent to deter bullies.

Achievement of Kenneth Branagh

He played Professor Gilderoy Lockhart in the 2002 film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Kenneth Branagh family life

He married actress Emma Thompson on August 20, 1989, and later married Lindsay Brunnock on May 24, 2003.

Associations of Kenneth Branagh

He starred with Chris Pine in 2014's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

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Latest information about Kenneth Branagh updated on May 07, 2021.