Saturday 1 August 2020

Kenneth Branagh

Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh, was born on 10th December 1960 at Northern Ireland, as the son of Frances and William Branagh, who ran a company for fitting partitions and suspended ceilings.

He is known as actor, director, film producer and screenwriter, he has directed and acted on many William Shakespeare’s plays, and have won numerous awards too. Other movies he directed includes Dead Again, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Swan Song, Thor, Cinderella, etc. He has starred in Celebrity, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Dunkirk and Tenet, and many other movies.

The Northern Irish actor\ director was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012 at Buckingham Palace.

Kenneth Branagh Religion

Branagh’s parents were Protestants, thereby him being a Christian. He has not spoken much about his religious beliefs or his thoughts about traditions and customs. But he has stated that he became more religious during his preparation for the movie My Week With Marilyn. Branagh listened to Sir Laurence Olivier’s reading of the Bible, which is very dramatic every morning, so that he can prepare for his role in the movie as Olivier.

Kenneth Branagh Political Views

He has directed a lot of movies based on Shakespearean works, but the Irish actor has remained almost silent about the political circumstance of today’s world. Almost all the plays of Shakespeare has political element in them, most have an atmosphere of politics in fact. It shows that Kenneth Branagh has a taste in politics and he is very aware of today’s politics too. But it seems like the legendary director is not interested in sharing his views out in the public.

Who is he dating?

Kenneth Branagh has married two times. His first marriage was with Emma Thompson, in the year 1989. They worked together in the movies Fortunes of War, Look Back in Anger, Henry V, Dead Again, and Peter’s Friends. They divorced on the year 1995, and later married Lindsay Brunnock in 2003.

He was in a relationship with Joely Richarson from 1985 to 1987 and later, in between the married life with Emma Thompson, he had a relationship with actress Helena Bonham Carter from 1993 for a period of 6 years.

Presently, Branagh is said to be single.

Kenneth Branagh Hobbies

As a talented personality in various fields, we can expect Kenneth Branagh to have hobbies also in various fields.

Branagh is a great fan of football. He likes Tottenham Hotspur, the English football club, Northern Irish football club Linfield, and Rangers, the Scottish football club.

As he has achieved a lot of awards and award nominations for his movies and other works, it is evident that he is an ardent fan of reading and he likes to write too.

Thereby it is safe to assume that Kenneth Branagh is interested in artistic practices.

Interesting Facts

    • He is the first man to be nominated for Academy Awards in 5 different categories.
    • He published his autobiography named as Beginning, at the age of 28.