Kenneth Branagh

  • Kenneth Branagh – Henry V (1989)

    1981-1990ClassicsDramaKenneth BranaghUnited KingdomWilliam Shakespeare

    A 1989 British drama film adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on William Shakespeare’s play of the same name about Henry V of England. The film stars Branagh in the title role with Paul Scofield, Derek Jacobi, Ian Holm, Emma Thompson, Alec McCowen, Judi Dench, Robbie Coltrane, Brian Blessed, and Christian Bale in supporting roles.

    The film received worldwide critical acclaim and has been widely considered one of the best Shakespeare film adaptations ever made. For her work on the film, Phyllis Dalton won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design and Kenneth Branagh, in his directorial debut, received Oscar nominations for Best Actor and Best Director.Read More »

  • Kenneth Branagh – In the Bleak Midwinter AKA A Midwinter’s Tale (1995)

    Kenneth Branagh1991-2000ComedyUSA

    Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save his sister’s local church for the community by putting on a Christmas production of Hamlet, somewhat against the advice of his agent Margaretta. As the cast he assembles are still available even at Christmas and are prepared to do it on a ‘profit sharing’ basis (that is, they may not get paid anything) he cannot expect – and does not get – the cream of the cream. But although they all bring their own problems and foibles along, something bigger starts to emerge in the perhaps aptly named village of Hope.Read More »

  • Kenneth Branagh – Belfast (2021)

    Kenneth Branagh2021-2030DramaUnited Kingdom

    A semi-autobiographical film which chronicles the life of a working class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital.Read More »

  • Kenneth Branagh – Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

    1991-2000ComedyDramaKenneth BranaghUSAWilliam Shakespeare

    Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.Read More »

  • Kenneth Branagh – Hamlet (1996)

    Drama1991-2000ClassicsKenneth BranaghUnited KingdomWilliam Shakespeare

    I could be bounded in a nutshell and call myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams…

    Hamlet is a 1996 film version of William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars in the titular role as Prince Hamlet. The film also features Derek Jacobi as King Claudius, Julie Christie as Queen Gertrude, Kate Winslet as Ophelia, Michael Maloney as Laertes, Richard Briers as Polonius, and Nicholas Farrell as Horatio. Other notable appearances include Robin Williams, Gérard Depardieu, Jack Lemmon, Billy Crystal, Rufus Sewell, Charlton Heston, Richard Attenborough, Judi Dench, John Gielgud and Ken Dodd.Read More »

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