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Kenneth Branagh Biography

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Facts of Kenneth Branagh

Date of Birth: 1960 , December-10
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Kenneth Branagh
Birth Name Kenneth Charles Branagh
Father William Branagh
Mother Frances Branagh
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Belfast, Northern Ireland
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Irish
Profession Actor
Net Worth $60 million
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color White
Famous for Hamlet
Affair with Helena Bonham Carter
Married yes
Married to Emma Thompson, Lindsay Brunnock
Divorce Emma Thompson
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts

Quick Timeline of Kenneth Branagh

1960 Born in Belfast, Ireland
1981 Graduated from Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
1984 Joined Royal Shakespeare Company
1987 Started his own Renaissance Theatre Company.
1989 Directed Henry V
2002 Acted in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
1989 Married Emma Thompson
1995 Divorced Emma Thompson
2003 Married Lindsay Brunnock
2012 Knighthood from Buckingham Palace
2018 Net worth is $60 million

Detail Timeline of Kenneth Branagh

December 10 , 1960

Born in Belfast, Ireland

Kenneth Branagh was born in Belfast, Ireland on December 10, 1960, to protestant parents William Branagh and Frances Branagh

1981

Graduated from Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Kenneth graduated from the  Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the year 1981 and soon enough started pursuing his acting career.

1984

Joined Royal Shakespeare Company

In 1984, Kenneth joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, a major British theatre company based in England.

1987

Started his own Renaissance Theatre Company.

In 1987 he left RSC to found his own  Renaissance Theatre Company, in association with David Parfitt, where he served as an actor, writer, and director.

1989

Directed Henry V

In 1989, he directed and directed Henry V, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award in the categories of best director and best actor.

2002

Acted in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

He appeared in the movie  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in 2002, a movie adapted from the book of the same name by J.K.Rowling.

1989

Married Emma Thompson

In 1989, he married actress Emma Thompson, with whom he has appeared in many movies like Henry VMuch Ado About Nothing and many others.

1995

Divorced Emma Thompson

In 1995, he left Emma Thompson, and was rumored to have been in relation with Helena Bonham Carter even before the divorce.

2003

Married Lindsay Brunnock

He married film art director,  Lindsay Brunnock in the year 2003, whom he had met while filming Shackleton.

November 9 , 2012

Knighthood from Buckingham Palace

In November 9, 2012, he received the knighthood from Buckingham Palace for his contribution in the field of drama and to the community of Northern Ireland.

2018

Net worth is $60 million

Kenneth Branagh has an estimated net worth of $60 million as of 2018 and have all been due to his career in acting as well his theatre company.

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Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh is an Irish-born English actor and director. He is known for his film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays.

Kenneth Branagh was born in Belfast, Ireland, on December 10, 1960, to Protestant parents; William Branagh and Frances Branagh. He is of Irish nationality and of white ethnicity.

Due to the religious violence in North Ireland, Kenneth, his family shifted to Reading, London. There he attended the Whiteknights Primary School and then moved to Meadway School. Kenneth graduated from the  Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1981 and soon after his graduation, he debuted his professional stage career. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1984.

In 1987, he left RSC to find his own  Renaissance Theatre Company, in association with David Parfitt, where he served as actor, writer, and director.

Kenneth has directed many Shakespearean plays into films. In 1989, he directed Henry V for which he was nominated for the Academy Award in the categories of best director and best actor. His other works include Much Ado About Nothing (1993)- also starring Denzel Washington and Keanu ReevesIn the Bleak Midwinter (1995), Othello(1995)Hamlet (1996),  Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000) and As You Like It(2006).

Besides, he has also been the part of Dead Again (1991), Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein(1994), The Lady’s Not for Burning (1987), Fortunes of War (1987), Look Back in Anger (1989), Shackleton (2002), Warm Springs (2005), Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), Sleuth(2007), Thor(2011),  Cinderella(2015), Dunkirk(2017) and Murder on the Orient Express(2017).

He has also appeared in the movie  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets(2002), starring Daniel Radcliffe, a film adapted from the book by the same name, written by J.K. Rowling.

Talking about his love life, Branagh was previously married to actress Emma Thompson. They were married in 1989 but got a divorce in 1995 after meeting his new girlfriend Helena Bonham Carter. After his divorce, he went on a well-publicized relationship with Helena and stayed together for a couple of years. He later in 2003 married film art director Lindsay Brunnock.

Likewise is also an author and has written an autobiography titled Beginning, released in 1989. Well, for his endeavor and his services to Drama, he received a knighthood from Buckingham Palace on 9 November 2012.

Kenneth is currently 57 years of age, has a height of 5 feet and 9 inches. As of 2018, he has an estimated net worth of $60 million.