Kenneth Branagh

Actor and Film Director
Born Dec 10, 1960
Age 54
Hometown Belfast
Religion Protestant
Height 5' 9½" (17...
Nationality Northern Irish
Alma Mater Queen`s Universit...
High School Meadway Comprehen...

Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh is an actor and film director from Northern Ireland. He has directed and/or starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays including Henry V (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).… Read More

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Kenneth Branagh
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    William Branagh Jr.
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1960 Birth Born on December 10, 1960.


1982 21 Years Old He received acclaim in the UK for his stage performances, first winning the 1982 SWET Award for Best Newcomer, for his role as Judd in Julian Mitchell's Another Country, immediately after leaving RADA. … Read More
1984 23 Years Old In 1984 he appeared in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Henry V, directed by Adrian Noble. … Read More
1987 26 Years Old 1 More Event
He and David Parfitt founded the Renaissance Theatre Company in 1987, following success with several productions on the London 'Fringe', including Branagh's full-scale production of Romeo and Juliet at the Lyric Studio, co-starring with Samantha Bond.
1988 27 Years Old Branagh became a major presence in the media and on the British stage when Renaissance collaborated with Birmingham Rep for a 1988 touring season of three Shakespeare plays under the umbrella title of Renaissance Shakespeare on the Road, which also played a repertory season at the Phoenix Theatre in London. … Read More
A year later in 1989 Branagh co-starred with Emma Thompson in the Renaissance revival of Look Back in Anger. … Read More
1990 29 Years Old He is Honorary President of NICVA (the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action). He received an honorary Doctorate in Literature from Queen's University of Belfast in 1990. … Read More


1994 33 Years Old In 1994, Branagh declined an appointment as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
2000 39 Years Old Branagh was the youngest actor to receive the Golden Quill (also known as the Gielgud Award) in 2000.


2001 40 Years Old In 2001 he was presented with an honorary D.Litt at the Shakespeare Institute of The University of Birmingham; the Shakespeare Institute Library keeps the archive of his Renaissance Theatre Company and Renaissance Films. … Read More
2003 42 Years Old In 2003, he married film art director Lindsay Brunnock, whom he met during the shooting of "Shackleton".
2009 48 Years Old On 10 July 2009, Branagh was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the RomaFictionFest.


2012 51 Years Old 1 More Event
Branagh participated in a segment of the London 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony, portraying Isambard Kingdom Brunel, where he gave a speech from The Tempest originally read by the character Caliban.
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