Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh conceived 10 December 1960 is a British entertainer and producer. Branagh prepared at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and has filled in as its leader beginning around 2015. He has won an Academy Award, four BAFTAs (in addition to two privileged grants), two Emmy Awards, and a Golden Globe Award. He was named a Knight Bachelor in the 2012 Birthday Honors and knighted on 9 November 2012. He was made a Freeman of his local city of Belfast in January 2018. In 2020, he was recorded at number 20 on The Irish Times rundown of Ireland’s most noteworthy film actors.
Branagh has both coordinated and featured in a few film transformations of William Shakespeare’s plays, including Henry V (1989), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Othello (1995), Hamlet (1996), Love’s Labor’s Lost (2000), and As You Like It (2006). He was designated for Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director for Henry V and for Best Adapted Screenplay for Hamlet.
He has featured in the TV series Fortunes of War (1987), Shackleton (2002), and Wallander (2008-2016) and in the movies Celebrity (1998), Wild West (1999), The Road to El Dorado (2000), as SS pioneer Reinhard Heydrich in Conspiracy (2001), as Professor Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Warm Springs (2005), as Major General Henning von Tresckow in Valkyrie (2008), The Boat That Rocked (2009), as Sir Laurence Olivier in My Week with Marilyn (2011), Dunkirk (2017), and Tenet (2020). He won an International Emmy Award for Wallander and a Primetime Emmy Award for Conspiracy, and was selected for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for My Week with Marilyn.
Branagh coordinated and featured in the heartfelt thrill ride Dead Again (1991), the blood and gore movie Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994), and the activity spine chiller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). He coordinated and featured as Hercule Poirot in the secret show variations of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Death on the Nile (2022). He additionally coordinated such movies as Swan Song (1992), which acquired an Academy Award designation for Best Live Action Short Film, The Magic Flute (2006), Sleuth (2007), the Marvel superhuman film Thor (2011), the surprisingly realistic variation of Disney’s Cinderella (2015) and Artemis Fowl (2020). For his semi-personal satire show Belfast (2021), Branagh was named for the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director and won Best Original Screenplay. He was the main individual to be selected in seven distinct classifications from the Academy Awards, outperforming Walt Disney, Alfonso Cuarón and George Clooney with six.
Branagh has portrayed various narrative series, including Cold War (1998), Walking with Dinosaurs (1999), The Ballad of Big Al (2001), Walking with Beasts (2001), Walking with Monsters (2005), and World War 1 in Color (2005).