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Encyclopedia > Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
Birth name Kenneth Charles Branagh
Born December 10, 1960 (1960-12-10) (age 46)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Spouse(s) Lindsay Brunnock (2003-present)
Emma Thompson (1989-1995)
Notable roles Henry V in Henry V
Hamlet in Hamlet
Reinhard Heydrich in Conspiracy
Emmy Awards
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
2001 Conspiracy


Kenneth Charles Branagh (born December 10, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated Northern Irish-born actor and film director. December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Emma Thompson (born April 15, 1959) is an Emmy-, BAFTA- and Academy Award-winning English actress, comedian, and screenwriter. ... Henry V of England (16 September 1387 – 31 August 1422) was one of the great warrior kings of the Middle Ages. ... Henry reads of the French dead after the battle of Agincourt Henry V is a 1989 film directed by Kenneth Branagh, and based upon the Shakespeare play. ... Hamlet and Ophelia, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Prince Hamlet is the main character in Shakespeares tragedy Hamlet. ... William Shakespeares Hamlet is a 1996 film version of William Shakespeares classic play of the same name, adapted and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also starred in the title role. ... Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich (7 March 1904 – 4 June 1942) was an SS-Obergruppenführer, chief of the Reich Security Main Office (including the Gestapo, SD and Kripo Nazi police agencies) and Reich governor of Bohemia and Moravia. ... Conspiracy is a made-for-TV BBC/HBO motion picture which dramatizes the events that occurred during the Wannsee Conference of 1942. ... An Emmy Award. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... Conspiracy is a made-for-TV BBC/HBO motion picture which dramatizes the events that occurred during the Wannsee Conference of 1942. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... An Emmy Award. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...

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Biography

Early life

Branagh was born in Belfast to working-class Protestant parents Frances (Harper), a homemaker, and William Branagh, a carpenter who ran a company that specialised in fitting partitions and suspended ceilings.[1] He was educated at Grove Primary School. At age nine, he relocated with his family to Reading in England to escape the Troubles between Protestants and Catholics.[2] WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Statue of a coal miner in Charleston, WV, USA. Working class is a term used both in academic sociology as well as in ordinary conversation. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... Carpenter at work in Tennessee, June 1942. ... Grove Primary School is a co-educational, non-denominational primary school in north Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... For other uses, see The Troubles (disambiguation). ...


Career

Branagh achieved some early measure of success in his native Northern Ireland for his role as the title character in the BBC's Play for Today series known as the Billy Plays, written by Graham Reid and set in Belfast. He has worked on both stage and screen. He received initial acclaim in the UK for his stage performances, including the title role in Hamlet. More recently, in 2003, he starred in the Royal National Theatre's production of David Mamet's Edmond. The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... The Play for Today logo, seen here in the opening title sequence from 1976. ... Graham Reid (born 1945) is a teacher and playwright from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Hamlet and Horatio in the cemetery by Eugène Delacroix For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... The Royal National Theatre from Waterloo Bridge The Royal National Theatre is a building complex and theatre company located on the South Bank in London, England immediately east of the southern end of Waterloo Bridge. ... David Alan Mamet (born November 30, 1947) is an American author, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, and film director. ... Edmond is a one-act play written by David Mamet. ...


Branagh is probably best known for his film adaptations of the works of William Shakespeare, beginning with Henry V in 1989, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Love's Labour's Lost, Hamlet, with As You Like It following in 2006. His 1996 film version of Hamlet was the first ever to include the complete unabridged text of the play with over four hours and four thousand lines of dialogue.[citation needed] Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Henry reads of the French dead after the battle of Agincourt Henry V is a 1989 film directed by Kenneth Branagh, and based upon the Shakespeare play. ... Much Ado About Nothing is a 1993 movie based on William Shakespeares play; it was adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also played the role of Benedick. ... Othello is a 1995 film based on William Shakespeares tragedy of the same name. ... The cast of Kenneth Branaghs 2000 film version of Loves Labours Lost. ... William Shakespeares Hamlet is a 1996 film version of William Shakespeares classic play of the same name, adapted and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also starred in the title role. ... As You Like It is a film due for release in 2006, directed by Kenneth Branagh. ...


Branagh has also been involved in several made-for-TV films. Among his most acclaimed portrayals is that of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) in the 2005 film Warm Springs. Though the film received sixteen Emmy nominations—winning five—Branagh did not win the award for his nomination. He did, however, receive an Emmy award for his performance in the 2001 TV Conspiracy, a depiction of the Wannsee Conference, where Nazi officials conceived the Final Solution. Branagh's award winning performance was for the part of Reinhard Heydrich. “Telefilm” redirects here. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... FDR redirects here. ... Warm Springs is a 2005 movie about Franklin D. Roosevelts struggle with polio, his discovery of the Warm Springs spa resort and his work to turn it into a center for the aid of polio victims, and his resumption of his political career. ... An Emmy Award. ... An Emmy Award. ... Conspiracy is a made-for-TV BBC/HBO motion picture which dramatizes the events that occurred during the Wannsee Conference of 1942. ... The Wannsee Conference was a meeting of senior officials of the Nazi German regime, held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee on January 20, 1942. ... National Socialism redirects here. ... In a February 26, 1942, letter to German diplomat Martin Luther, Reinhard Heydrich follows up on the Wannsee Conference by asking Luther for administrative assistance in the implementation of the Endlösung der Judenfrage (Final Solution of the Jewish Question). ... Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich (7 March 1904 – 4 June 1942) was an SS-Obergruppenführer, chief of the Reich Security Main Office (including the Gestapo, SD and Kripo Nazi police agencies) and Reich governor of Bohemia and Moravia. ...


Branagh has been nominated for four Academy Awards. His first, for direction in the 1992 film Swan Song, two for Henry V (one each for directing and acting), and again for his work on the screenplay of Hamlet in 1996. Included amongst his many other accolades is a nomination for “worst” supporting actor Razzie in 1999 for his performance in the film Wild Wild West. Branagh has co-starred several times with actress Emma Thompson, to whom he was married from 1989 to 1995. They appeared together in Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Dead Again, and Peter's Friends. For several years he was in a well-publicised relationship with Helena Bonham Carter, with whom he also starred and directed in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In 2003 he married film art director Lindsay Brunnock, to whom he was introduced by Carter in 1997.[3] Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... A swan song is a reference to an ancient and false belief that the occasional Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) is completely mute during its lifespan, but may sing one heartbreakingly beautiful song just before it dies. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... The 20th Golden Raspberry Awards were held on March 25, 2000 at the Sheraton Hotel in Santa Monica, California to recognise the worst the movie industry had to offer in 1999. ... Wild Wild West (1999) is a film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Will Smith, Kevin Kline (in two roles, Artemus Gordon and President Ulysses S. Grant), Kenneth Branagh and Salma Hayek. ... Emma Thompson (born April 15, 1959) is an Emmy-, BAFTA- and Academy Award-winning English actress, comedian, and screenwriter. ... Promotional poster for Dead Again Dead Again is a 1991 thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Branagh and his then-wife Emma Thompson. ... Peters Friends (1992) is a British comedy-drama film written by Rita Rudner and her husband Martin Bergman, and directed and produced by Kenneth Branagh. ... Helena Bonham Carter (born May 26, 1966) is an Oscar-nominated English actress. ... Mary Shelleys Frankenstein is a 1994 film starring Robert DeNiro, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, and Kenneth Branagh. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1990, at age 30, Branagh authored an autobiography, which he entitled Beginning,[4] and has narrated several audio books such as The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis.[5] The Magicians Nephew is a fantasy novel for children written by C. S. Lewis. ... Clive Staples Lewis (November 29, 1898 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis, was an author and scholar. ...


In 1994, Branagh declined an appointment as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).[citation needed] Branagh was the youngest actor to receive the Golden Quill (also known as the Gielgud Award) in 2000. The following is a partial list of people who have declined a British honour, such as a knighthood or an honour usually within the Order of the British Empire. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH (14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000), known as Sir John Gielgud, was an Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Academy Award-winning theatre and film actor. ...


Personal life

Branagh 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. Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action is the national infrastructure body for the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland. ... The Queens University of Belfast (QUB) is a university in Belfast, Northern Ireland; the university is often called Queens University Belfast. ...


He speaks Italian and is a lifelong supporter of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.[6] Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is a London football club. ...


Both he and two of his ex-partners Emma Thompson and Helena Bonham Carter have had, or currently have, roles in the Harry Potter movie franchise: Branagh as Gilderoy Lockhart, Thompson as Sybill Trelawney, and Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange. Emma Thompson (born April 15, 1959) is an Emmy-, BAFTA- and Academy Award-winning English actress, comedian, and screenwriter. ... Helena Bonham Carter (born May 26, 1966) is an Oscar-nominated English actress. ... The Harry Potter film series is the collection of fantasy films based on the Harry Potter series of novels by English author J. K. Rowling. ... Gilderoy Lockhart is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series of books. ... Sybill Patricia Trelawney is a fictional character who appears in J.K. Rowlings series of Harry Potter novels. ... Bellatrix Bella Lestrange (née Black) is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ...


He also has no lips.


Filmography (actor)

A Month in the Country is a novel by J. L. Carr, first published in 1980 and nominated for the Booker Prize. ... Henry reads of the French dead after the battle of Agincourt Henry V is a 1989 film directed by Kenneth Branagh, and based upon the Shakespeare play. ... Promotional poster for Dead Again Dead Again is a 1991 thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Branagh and his then-wife Emma Thompson. ... Peters Friends (1992) is a British comedy-drama film written by Rita Rudner and her husband Martin Bergman, and directed and produced by Kenneth Branagh. ... // Swing Kids is a film produced in 1993 and directed by Thomas Carter. ... Much Ado About Nothing is a 1993 movie based on William Shakespeares play; it was adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also played the role of Benedick. ... Mary Shelleys Frankenstein is a 1994 film starring Robert DeNiro, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, and Kenneth Branagh. ... Othello is a 1995 film based on William Shakespeares tragedy of the same name. ... William Shakespeares Hamlet is a 1996 film version of William Shakespeares classic play of the same name, adapted and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also starred in the title role. ... The Gingerbread Man is a 1998 legal thriller film directed by Robert Altman and based on a discarded John Grisham manuscript. ... The Theory of Flight is a 1998 film directed by Paul Greengrass, starring Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter, who plays a woman with motor neurone disease. ... Celebrity is a 1998 film written and directed by Woody Allen and shot in black-and-white. ... Wild Wild West (1999) is a film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Will Smith, Kevin Kline (in two roles, Artemus Gordon and President Ulysses S. Grant), Kenneth Branagh and Salma Hayek. ... The Road To El Dorado DVD cover The Road To El Dorado is an animated film by DreamWorks SKG released in 2000. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... The cast of Kenneth Branaghs 2000 film version of Loves Labours Lost. ... Map of the actual Rabbit proof fence showing the trip from Moore River to Jigalong. ... How to Kill Your Neighbors Dog is a 2000 British comedy film starring Kenneth Branagh and Robin Wright Penn. ... Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second fantasy adventure film in the popular Harry Potter films series, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. ... Gilderoy Lockhart is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series of books. ... Warm Springs is a 2005 movie about Franklin D. Roosevelts struggle with polio, his discovery of the Warm Springs spa resort and his work to turn it into a center for the aid of polio victims, and his resumption of his political career. ... FDR redirects here. ...

Filmography (director)

Henry reads of the French dead after the battle of Agincourt Henry V is a 1989 film directed by Kenneth Branagh, and based upon the Shakespeare play. ... Promotional poster for Dead Again Dead Again is a 1991 thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Branagh and his then-wife Emma Thompson. ... A swan song is a reference to an ancient and false belief that the occasional Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) is completely mute during its lifespan, but may sing one heartbreakingly beautiful song just before it dies. ... Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH (14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000), known as Sir John Gielgud, was an Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Academy Award-winning theatre and film actor. ... Peters Friends (1992) is a British comedy-drama film written by Rita Rudner and her husband Martin Bergman, and directed and produced by Kenneth Branagh. ... Much Ado About Nothing is a 1993 movie based on William Shakespeares play; it was adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also played the role of Benedick. ... Mary Shelleys Frankenstein is a 1994 film starring Robert DeNiro, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, and Kenneth Branagh. ... A Midwinters Tale is a 1996 romantic comedy directed by Kenneth Branagh. ... William Shakespeares Hamlet is a 1996 film version of William Shakespeares classic play of the same name, adapted and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also starred in the title role. ... The cast of Kenneth Branaghs 2000 film version of Loves Labours Lost. ... The Magic Flute is a Kenneth Branagh film adaptation of Mozarts opera of the same name. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (IPA: , baptized Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart) (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. ... Die Zauberflöte (en: The Magic Flute) is an opera in two acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. ... As You Like It is a film due for release in 2006, directed by Kenneth Branagh. ... Sleuth is a film directed by Kenneth Branagh based on 2005 Nobel laureate in Literature Harold Pinters new screenplay adaptation of the 1971 Tony Award winning play Sleuth, by Anthony Shaffer, and starring Michael Caine and Jude Law. ...

Television

To the Lighthouse is a 1983 made-for-television film based on the Virginia Woolf novel, To the Lighthouse. ... Fortunes of War - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Conspiracy is a made-for-TV BBC/HBO motion picture which dramatizes the events that occurred during the Wannsee Conference of 1942. ... Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich (7 March 1904 – 4 June 1942) was an SS-Obergruppenführer, chief of the Reich Security Main Office (including the Gestapo, SD and Kripo Nazi police agencies) and Reich governor of Bohemia and Moravia. ... Shackleton is a 2002 UK Television adventure drama first shown in two parts on Channel 4 Television. ...

Narrator

For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... The factual accuracy of part of this article is disputed. ... The factual accuracy of part of this article is disputed. ... The factual accuracy of part of this article is disputed. ... Walking with Monsters (also distributed as Before the Dinosaurs: Walking With Monsters) is a three-part British documentary film series about life in the Paleozoic, bringing to life extinct arthropods, fish, amphibians, synapsids, and reptiles. ... // Walking with Beasts is a 2001 six-part television documentary produced by the BBC in the United Kingdom, narrated by Kenneth Branagh. ... The factual accuracy of part of this article is disputed. ... // Walking with Beasts is a 2001 six-part television documentary produced by the BBC in the United Kingdom, narrated by Kenneth Branagh. ... Walking with Monsters (also distributed as Before the Dinosaurs: Walking With Monsters) is a three-part British documentary film series about life in the Paleozoic, bringing to life extinct arthropods, fish, amphibians, synapsids, and reptiles. ...

Discography

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References

  1. ^ http://www.tiscali.co.uk/entertainment/film/biographies/kenneth_branagh_biog.html
  2. ^ http://www.branaghcompendium.com/conspiracy.html
  3. ^ Kenneth Branagh Biography. Tiscali UK. Retrieved on 2007-01-17.
  4. ^ Branagh, Kenneth (1990). Beginning. New York: W W Norton & Co Inc. ISBN 0393028623. 
  5. ^ Kenneth Branagh Book Search. AddALL.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-15.
  6. ^ Kenneth Branagh on Tottenham Hotspur. Guardian Unlimited (May 23, 2000). Retrieved on 2007-01-11.

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Branagh was the youngest actor to receive the Golden Quill (also known as the Gielgud Award) in 2000.
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