Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh (born 10 December 1960) is a Northern Irish actor, director, film producer and screenwriter. Branagh trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London; in 2015 he succeeded Richard Attenborough as its president. He has both directed and starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, including Henry V (1989) (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).
|Full name at birth||
Kenneth Charles Branagh
|Claim to fame||
Henry V, Dead Again
|Date of birth||
10 December 1960
|Place of birth||
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Actor, film director, producer
5' 9½" (177 cm)
Meadway Comprehensive School, Reading
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
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