Kenneth Branagh: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation: Actor, Director
  • Real name : Kenneth Charles Branagh
  • Sign : Sagittarius
  • Date of birth : Saturday 10 December 1960 (age : 60)
  • Country: Ireland

Actor, director and screenwriter, Kenneth Branagh was born on December 10, 1960 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Coming from a modest background, he quickly developed a passion for theater and entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Very quickly, he was recognized as a great actor, and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. At the age of 27, he founded his own company with which he met great success.

He made his directorial debut in 1989 with Henry V, followed by Dead Again, Much Ado About Nothing and Peter’s Friend. After Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 1994, he returned to Shakespeare in 1996 with Hamlet. As an actor, he turns in films of various styles with many directors: Woody Allen, Paul Greengrass, Barry Sonnenfeld or Bryan Singer. In 2012, he was made a Knight of the Order of the British Empire.

Married to the actress Emma Thompson for six years, then having dated Helena Bonham-Carter, he married in 2003 with the director Lindsay Brunnock.