Kenneth Charles Branagh is a Northern Irish-born English actor and film director. He is best known for directing and starring in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, but has also appeared in a number of films and television series.

Kenneth Charles Branagh is a Northern Irish-born English actor and film director. He is best known for directing and starring in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, but has also appeared in a number of films and television series.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 113

Birthday 1960-12-10

Place of Birth Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

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Also Known As

  • ケネス・ブラナー

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2020 Death on the Nile as Hercule Poirot
2018 All is True as William Shakespeare
2018 Avengers: Infinity War as Asgardian Distress Call (voice) (uncredited)
2017 Murder on the Orient Express as Hercule Poirot
2017 Dunkirk as Commander Bolton of the Royal Navy
2016 Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer as Archie Rice
2016 Mindhorn as Kenneth Branagh
2016 The Troubled Man as Kurt Wallander
2016 Wallander: The White Lioness
2015 Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live: The Winter's Tale as Leontes
2014 Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe as Himself
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit as Viktor Cherevin
2013 National Theatre Live: Macbeth as Macbeth
2012 Stars In Shorts as Mark Snow
2012 Marvel Studios: Building a Cinematic Universe as Himself
2012 London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder as Isambard Kingdom Brunel
2012 Before the Frost as Kurt Wallander
2012 The Dogs of Riga as Kurt Wallander
2012 An Event in Autumn as Kurt Wallander
2011 My Week with Marilyn as Sir Laurence Olivier
2011 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope as Himself
2011 Prodigal as Mark Snow
2011 The Man Who Smiled as Kurt Wallander
2010 With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story as Himself
2010 Faceless Killers as Kurt Wallander
2009 Creating the World of Harry Potter. Part 2: Characters as Himself
2009 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year as Narrator (voice)
2009 The Boat That Rocked as Dormandy
2008 Valkyrie as Henning von Tresckow
2008 One Step Behind as Kurt Wallander
2008 Firewall as Kurt Wallander
2008 Wallander(16 episodes) as Kurt Wallander
2008 Sidetracked as Kurt Wallander
2007 Sleuth as Other Man on T.V.
2007 The Graham Norton Show(1 episode) as Himself
2006 El Hormiguero(1 episode) as Himself
2005 Before The Dinosaurs - Walking With Monsters as Narrator
2005 Warm Springs as Franklin Delano Roosevelt
2005 The Goebbels Experiment as Narrator
2004 Five Children and It as Uncle Albert
2004 Cecil B DeMille: American Epic as Narrator
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 World War 1 in Colour(1 episode) as Narrator
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as Gilderoy Lockhart
2002 How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog as Peter McGowan
2002 The Tramp and the Dictator as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2002 Rabbit-Proof Fence as A. O. Neville
2002 Shackleton(5 episodes) as Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
2001 Following the Rabbit-Proof Fence as Himself / Narrator
2001 The Beasts Within as Narrator (voice)
2001 Triumph of the Beasts as Narrator (voice)
2001 Walking with Beasts(8 episodes) as Narrator
2001 Conspiracy as Reinhard Heydrich
2001 Schneider's 2nd Stage as Joseph Barnett
2000 The Ballad of Big Al as Narrator
2000 Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces as Himself / Narrator
2000 Love's Labour's Lost as Berowne
2000 The Road to El Dorado as Miguel (voice)
2000 The Making of Walking with Dinosaurs as Narrator
2000 The Periwig-Maker as Periwig-maker (voice)
1999 IMAX: Galapagos 3D as Narrator
1999 Walking with Dinosaurs(6 episodes) as Narrator (voice)
1999 Wild Wild West as Dr. Arliss Loveless
1999 The Theory of Flight as Richard
1998 Universal Horror as Narrator
1998 Cold War(24 episodes)
1998 Celebrity as Lee Simon
1998 The Proposition as Father Michael McKinnon
1998 The Gingerbread Man as Rick Magruder
1997 The View(1 episode)
1996 Hamlet as Prince Hamlet
1996 Looking for Richard as Himself/Interview
1996 100 Years of Horror: The Frankenstein Family as Himself
1995 Othello as Iago
1995 Shadow of a Gunman as Donal Davoren
1995 Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood(6 episodes)
1995 Anne Frank Remembered as Narration (voice)
1994 Frankenstein as Victor Frankenstein
1994 It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein as Himself
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 Much Ado About Nothing as Benedick
1993 Swing Kids as Herr Knopp, Gestapo (uncredited)
1992 Peter's Friends as Andrew Benson
1991 Dead Again as Roman Strauss / Mike Church
1990 Discovering Hamlet as Himself / Hamlet
1989 Henry V as Henry V
1989 Look Back in Anger as Jimmy Porter
1988 Thompson(6 episodes)
1988 American Experience(1 episode) as Narrator (voice)
1987 Fortunes of War(7 episodes) as Guy Pringle
1987 High Season as Rick
1987 Ghosts
1987 The Lady's Not For Burning as Thomas Mendip
1987 A Month in the Country as James Soon
1985 Coming Through as D.H. Lawrence
1984 A Coming to Terms for Billy as Billy Martin
1983 A Matter of Choice for Billy as Billy Martin
1983 To the Lighthouse as Charles Tansley
1982 Easter 2016 as Student
1982 Wogan(1 episode) as Himself
1981 Chariots of Fire as Cambridge Student - Society Day crowd (uncredited)
1970 Play for Today(3 episodes)
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode)


2020 Death on the NileDirector
2019 Artemis FowlDirector
2018 All is TrueDirector
2017 Murder on the Orient ExpressDirector
2016 Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live: Romeo and JulietDirector
2015 Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live: The Winter's TaleDirector
2015 CinderellaDirector
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow RecruitDirector
2013 National Theatre Live: MacbethDirector
2011 ThorDirector
2007 SleuthDirector
2006 The Magic FluteDirector
2006 As You Like ItDirector
2000 Love's Labour's LostDirector
1996 HamletDirector
1995 In the Bleak MidwinterDirector
1994 FrankensteinDirector
1993 Much Ado About NothingDirector
1992 Peter's FriendsDirector
1992 Swan SongDirector
1991 Dead AgainDirector
1989 Henry VDirector
1988 Twelfth Night, or What You WillDirector


2006 The Magic FluteWriter
2006 The Magic FluteScreenplay
2006 As You Like ItAdaptation
2000 Love's Labour's LostScreenplay
1996 HamletScreenplay
1995 In the Bleak MidwinterScreenplay
1993 Much Ado About NothingScreenplay
1989 Henry VScreenplay


2017 Murder on the Orient ExpressProducer
2013 Thor: The Dark WorldProducer
2008 Wallander(16 episodes)Executive Producer
2007 SleuthProducer
2000 Love's Labour's LostProducer
1994 FrankensteinCo-Producer
1993 Much Ado About NothingProducer
1992 Peter's FriendsProducer

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