December 10, 1960
61 years old
5 ft 9½ in | 176.5 cm
80 kg | 176.5 lbs
Kenneth Charles Branagh was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on December 10, 1960, is a British actor and filmmaker.
Young Kenneth Branagh first started performing in school theater productions.
He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at the age of 23.
He made big screen debut in historical sports drama film Chariots of Fire (1981) in uncredited role as Cambridge Student.
He got his television debut in BBC1 anthology science fiction series Play for Tomorrow (1982) in episode "Easter 2016", in role as Student.
Kenneth's breakthrough performance came as Billy Martin in BBC's anthology drama series Play for Today (1982).
He landed his directorial debut with historical drama film Henry V (1989).
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He directed and starred in film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays:
Henry V (1989) historical drama as King Henry V of England, for which he was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director and won the BAFTA Award for Best Direction
Much Ado About Nothing (1993) romantic comedy as Benedick
Othello (1995) drama as Iago
Hamlet (1996) romantic drama as Prince Hamlet, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Love's Labour's Lost (2000) musical romantic comedy as Berowne
All Is True (2018) fictional historical as William Shakespeare
He directed romance film based on William Shakespeare's play As You Like It (2006).
He directed short film Swan Song (1992), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
He directed and starred in movies:
Dead Again (1991) neo-noir romantic thriller as Mike Church / Roman Strauss
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) science fiction horror as Victor Frankenstein, for which he was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) action thriller as Viktor Cherevin
He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Reinhard Heydrich in war film Conspiracy (2001).
He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role as Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton in biography movie Shackleton (2002).
He won the London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Supporting Actor of the Year for his role as Gilderoy Lockhart in fantasy film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Franklin D. Roosevelt in biography drama film Warm Springs (2005).
He was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Villain for his role as Dr. Arliss Loveless in steampunk Western film Wild Wild West (1999).
He voiced Miguel in animated movie The Road to El Dorado (2000).
He directed Marvel superhero film Thor (2011) and live-action adaptation of Disney's Cinderella (2015).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Laurence Olivier in drama film My Week with Marilyn (2011).
He played Commander Bolton in war film Dunkirk (2017).
He portrayed Andrei Sator in science fiction action thriller film Tenet (2020).
He directed and starred as Hercule Poirot in mystery drama adaptations of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Death on the Nile (2022).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director and won Best Original Screenplay for his semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama film Belfast (2021).
He voiced Shawn Nolan in animated adventure comedy movie Fireheart (2022).
He won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role as Kurt Wallander in British drama television series Wallander (2008-2016).
The Boy in the Bush (1984) miniseries in role as Jack Grant
Fortunes of War (1987) BBC drama series in role as Guy Pringle
He voiced Eco in animated science fiction stop-motion television show Lunar Jim (2006).
This Sceptred Isle (2022) Sky Atlantic/Now drama series in role as Boris Johnson
Attended Grove Primary School, Whiteknights Primary School and Meadway School in Tilehurst.
Studied at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Has older brother, William Branagh Jr. and younger sister, Joyce Branagh.
Has Northern Irish / Ulster-Scots and Irish ancestry.
He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play for his role as Judd in a play "Another Country" (1982), at Queen's Theatre in the West End.
He was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his role as Henry in a play "Henry V" (1985).
He was awarded the London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Special Award in 1988.
He was awarded the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in 2012.
He dated Helena Bonham Carter (1993-1999) and Joely Richardson (1985-1987).
He was married to actress Emma Thompson (1989-1995).
He married film art director Lindsay Brunnock in 2003.