Datesb 1960
Person NameBranagh; Kenneth Charles (b 1960); Actor and Director
ForenamesKenneth Charles
EpithetActor and Director
ActivityEducated at Meadway Comprehensive School, Reading; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Bancroft Gold Medalist). Theatre: 'Another Country', Queen's, 1982 (SWET Award, Most Promising Newcomer; Plays and Players Award); 'The Madness'; 'Francis'; 'Henry V'; 'Golden Girls'; 'Hamlet'; 'Love's Labour's Lost', 1984-5; 'Tell Me Honestly' (also author); 'Across the Roaring Hill'; 'The Glass Maze'; 'Hamlet', RSC, 1992; formed Renaissance Theatre Company, 1987: 'Romeo and Juliet' (also dir); Public Enemy (also author); 'Much Ado About Nothing'; 'As You Like It'; 'Hamlet'; 'Look Back in Anger' (also televised); 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (also dir); 'King Lear' (also dir); 'Coriolanus'; Directed: 'Twelfth Night' (also televised); 'The Life of Napoleon'; (with Peter Egan) 'Uncle Vanya'. Films include: 'A Month in the Country'; 'Hugh Season'; 'Henry V' (also dir) (Evening Standard Best Film of the Year, 1989; Oscar, Best Costume Design, 1990; BFI Award, Best Film and Technical Achievement, 1990; Young European Film of the Year, 1990; NY Critics Circle Award, Best New Dir; European Actor of the Year, 1990); 'Dead Again' (also dir), 1991; 'Peter's Friends' (also dir), 'Swan Song' (dir), 1992; 'Swing Kinds', 'Much Ado About Nothing' (also dir), 1993; 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein' (also dir), 1994. Television includes: 'Fortunes of War'; 'Boy in the Bush'; 'Billy Trilogy'; 'To the Lighthouse'; 'Strange Interlude'; 'Ghosts'; 'The Lady's Not for Burning'. Radio includes: 'Hamlet', and 'Romeo and Juliet' (both also co-dir); 'King Lear'; 'Anthem for the Doomed Youth'; 'Diaries of Samuel Pepys'; 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein'.
RelationshipsMarried 1989, Emma Thompson


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