Kenneth Branagh Overview

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Born: December 10, 1960

Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Kenneth Branagh grew up in poverty in the shadow of a tobacco factory. He was educated at the RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) in London, and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at the age of 23, where he took the starring roles in Henry V and Romeo and Juliet. Branagh soon decided to form his own company, the Renaissance Theatre Co. In 1989, he married fellow actor, Emma Thompson, and in that same year he directed and starred in the... See All

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