Who is Kenneth Branagh?
Kenneth Branagh is a Northern Irish actor, producer, director and screenwriter and he is famously known for his role as Prince Hamlet in the 1996 movie Hamlet and as Commander Bolton in the 2017 movie Dunkirk and he has also starred in other movies and television series such as Mindhorn, Fortunes of War and Wallander.
Biography and Education
Kenneth Branagh was born Kenneth Charles Branagh on the 10th of December, 1960 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and he was born to his father William Branagh, a plumber and joiner and to his mother Frances Branagh and he was raised in Tiger Bay, Belfast, at the age of nine, he and his family relocated to Reading, Berkshire, England.
Kenneth Branagh attended Grove Primary School in Ireland, he later attended Whiteknights Primary School and Meadway School, and it was at this School that he harnessed his full acting potentials, he also enrolled at the Amateur Reading Cine & Video Society and he then went on to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Movies and Career
Kenneth Branagh has starred in a lot of movies over the years and they include; Chariots of Fire in 1981, A Month in the Country and High Season in 1987, Henry V in 1989, Dead Again in 1991, Peter’s Friends in 1992, Much Ado About Nothing and Swing Kids in 1993, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 1994, Othello in 1995, Hamlet in 1996, The Gingerbread Man, The Theory of Flight, Celebrity, The Proposition and The Dance of Shiva in 1998, Alien Love Triangle and Wild Wild West in 1999, Love’s Labour Lost, The Road to El Dorado, How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog and Periwig Maker in 2000, Schneider’s 2nd Stage in 2001, Rabbit Proof Fence and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in 2002, Five Children & It in 2004, Sleuth in 2007, Valkyrie in 2008, The Boat That Rocked in 2009, My Week with Marilyn in 2011, Stars in Shorts in 2012, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in 2014, Mindhorn in 2016, Dunkirk and Murder on the Orient Express in 2017, Avengers: Infinity War and All is True in 2018 and many more.
He has also starred in television series and shows such as; Play for Tomorrow and Play for Today in 1982, To the Lighthouse and Maybury in 1983, The Boy in the Bush in 1984, Coming Through in 1985, The Lady’s Not for Burning, Lorna, Theatre Night and Fortunes of War in 1987, Thompson and American Playhouse in 1988, Look Back in Anger in 1989, The Shadow of a Gunman in 1995, Conspiracy in 2001, Shackleton in 2002, Warm Springs in 2005, 10 Days to War in 2008, Wallander from 2008 to 2016, Upstart in 2018 and many more.
He has also directed movies such as; Twelfth Night in 1988, Henry V in 1989, Dead Again in 1991, Peter’s Friends in 1992, Much Ado about Nothing in 1993, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 1994, In the Bleak Midwinter in 1995, Hamlet in 1996, The Magic Flute in 2006, Sleuth in 2007, Cinderella in 2015, All is True in 2018, Artemis Fowl in 2019, Death on the Nile in 2020 and many more.
Awards and Nominations
Kenneth Branagh has won 1 BAFTA Awards and nominated for 3, he has been nominated for 5 Academy Awards, he has been nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards, he has been nominated for 3 SAG Awards and over the years, he has won many more awards.
Wife / Spouse
Kenneth Branagh was married to actress Emma Thompson from 1989 to 1995 and he is currently married to film art director Lindsay Brunnock and they got married in 2003.
Kenneth Branagh’s real name or full name is Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh.
Kenneth Branagh was born to his father named William Branagh and to his mother named Frances Branagh and he grew up with a sister named Joyce Branagh and a brother named Anthony Branagh and he has a kid named Benjamin Branagh.
Kenneth Branagh was brought up in a Christian household; therefore, he is a Christian by religion.
Height, Weight and Personal Looks
Kenneth Branagh stands at a height of 5ft 10inches, he weighs 72kg, he is fair in complexion, has brown hair color and brown eye color.
Nationality and Ethnicity
Kenneth Branagh is of British nationality and white ethnicity.
Social Media Presence
Branagh has been active on social media for some years, as of recent, he has over 200,000 Twitter followers and he is also active on a host of other social media networks.
Controversies, rumors and legal issues
Since coming to fame in 1981, Branagh hasn’t been linked to any known controversy, rumors and legal issues.
Zodiac Sign and Birthday
Kenneth Branagh was born on the 10th of December, 1960, therefore his zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he celebrates his birthday on the 10th of December each year.
Kenneth Branagh and his family currently reside in London, England.
Kenneth Branagh’s hometown is Reading, Berkshire, England.
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Kenneth Branagh Net Worth and Salary
Kenneth Branagh net worth is estimated to be $70 million and he earns over $12 million as salary annually and his net worth accumulated due to the success in his career as an actor, director, screenwriter and producer and for starring in movies such as Dunkirk and All is True.
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