Born on December 10, 1960
From Belfast, Northern Ireland
Kenneth Branagh as "Laurence Olivier"
In 1956 England, Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) lands a job as a production assistant on the set of "The Prince and the Showgirl," starring Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams). Marilyn is also honeymooning with her new husband, playwright Arthur Miller, but the combined pressure of work and the demands of the Hollywood hangers-on is driving her to exhaustion. When Miller departs for Paris, Colin seizes the opportunity, to give Marilyn respite during a week in the idyllic British countryside.
|Academy Award (2011)||Nominated||Actor in a Supporting Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)||Nominated||Supporting Actor|
|Golden Globe (2011)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role|
Swedish detective Kurt Wallander investigates a series of murders in the south of the country.
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)||Won||Actor|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)||Nominated||Actor|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)||Won||Actor|
Kenneth Branagh as "Franklin Delano Roosevelt"
After polio threatens his political career in the early 1920s, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Kenneth Branagh) desperately searches for a cure to his newly acquired disease, hoping to regain the use of his legs. He learns of a promising spa in Warm Springs, Ga., and travels there, only to find it dilapidated. Determined to overcome polio, Roosevelt invests in the spa's revitalization and sets about recovering, aided by the support of his wife (Cynthia Nixon) and physical therapist (Kathy Bates).
|Emmy (Primetime) (2005)||Nominated||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie|
|Golden Globe (2005)||Nominated||Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries|
Kenneth Branagh as "Reinhard Heydrich"
In January 1942, as the United States enters World War II, a conference assembles near Berlin. SS Gen. Heydrich (Kenneth Branagh) and his associate, Lt. Eichmann (Stanley Tucci) call the meeting to discuss the "evacuation" of Germany's Jews and other undesirables, a code word for their extermination in concentration camps. To begin this Final Solution, they must change the mind of a small group of men opposed to the idea, led by Chancellor Kritzinger (David Threlfall).
|Emmy (Primetime) (2001)||Won||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie|
Kenneth Branagh as "Iago"
Heroic general Othello (Laurence Fishburne), the only African in the Venetian army, is carrying on a courtship with white noblewoman Desdemona (Irène Jacob). Their hasty marriage causes some political upheaval, but the military leader is quickly dispatched to halt an invasion on Cyprus. Once there, Othello's lieutenant, Iago (Kenneth Branagh), who believes Othello has wronged him, conceives a plan to get revenge by convincing the new husband that his wife is unfaithful.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role|
Kenneth Branagh as "Henry V"
In this gritty screen adaptation of Shakespeare's play about the heroic and ruthless king, Henry V of England (Kenneth Branagh) determines to lay claim to the kingdom of France. Henry's self-doubt and the diminished morale of his army stand in the way of a victory that would unite the two countries and provide Henry with a queen (Emma Thompson). However, his sheer determination and his impassioned speeches ready his men for the bloodiest of battles -- Agincourt.
|Academy Award (1989)||Nominated||Actor in a Leading Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)||Nominated||Actor in a Leading Role|