Kenneth Branagh

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Kenneth Charles Branagh
  • Birth Place: Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/10/1960, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor; director; screenwriter
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Kenneth Branagh Fast Facts:
  • In 1987, formed the Renaissance Theatre Company with David Parfitt.
  • Published an autobiography, Beginning, at age 28.
  • Received an Honorary Doctorate in Literature from Queen's University of Belfast in 1990.
  • In 2000, become the youngest person to win the prestigious Gielgud Award in recognition of his theatrical achievements.
  • Met his first wife, actress Emma Thompson, when they co-starred in the BBC miniseries Fortunes of War. He became romantically involved with his second wife, art director Lindsay Brunnock, while working on the TV drama Shackleton.
  • With his Academy Award nomination for My Week with Marilyn (2011), he became the first person to score nominations in five different categories.
  • Made a Knight Bachelor in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June 2012. 
  • Kenneth Branagh Relationships:
  • Emma Thompson - Ex-wife
  • Lindsay Brunnock - Wife
  • William Branagh - Father
  • William Branagh Jr. - Brother
  • Helena Bonham Carter - Ex-significant Other
  • Frances Harper Branagh - Mother
  • Joyce Branagh - Sister
  • Kenneth Branagh Awards:
  • 1989 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1989 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1992 Oscar: Best Short Film, Live Action - Nominee
  • 1996 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 1989 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Achievement in Direction - Winner
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1989 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • College:
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England

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