Kenneth Branagh was born in Belfast, which is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. William Branagh, the father of Kenneth Branagh, worked as a plumber and joiner of the specialized company, which includes fitting and suspended ceilings and his mother’s name was Frances. Branagh was the middle one among the three children. Kenneth lived in the Tiger bay area for his study at Grove Primary School. Later, Kenneth Branagh moved with his family at the age of nine to run from the trouble.

Quick Info
Full NameSir Kenneth Charles Branagh
Date of Birth 10th December 1960
Birth PlaceBelfast, Ireland
ParentsWilliam Branagh (Father)
Frances Branagh (Mother)
ProfessionActor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Wife(s)Emma Thompson (1989-1995)
Lindsay Brunnock (2003-Present)
Age59 years
Height5 ft 10 in
Net WorthUS $60 million

Kenneth Branagh

Then he joined Whiteknights primary school and Meadway School. He was in the school production and saw the play of Toad hall, written by A. A Milne. He also visited and listened to an epical musical developed by Hoan Littlewood in 1963. He used to read the film and various videos maker where he became a member of Progress Theatre, which is a local theatre company. Kenneth starts to have an interest in the theatre. After having bad results in A-level in English, History, and Sociology, Kenneth Branagh became sad. He went to have trained by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.


To talk about the career of the Kenneth Branagh, he got success from the role of billy and also from the “Play For Today” produced by the BBC as a British television anthology drama series. He acted in the play “Another Country,” written by the novelist Charles Julian Humphrey Mitchell. The stage performance of the game makes him role awarded for the first winning the 1982 SWET Award for Best Newcomer. Branagh became the new emerging actor in the Academy.

Kenneth Branagh became the part of Royal Shakespeare Company, where he played a role in the play “Henry V,” directed by Adrian Noble in 1984; after that, Kenneth and David Parfitt established the theatre by the name of the Renaissance Theatre Company in 1987.

“Romeo and Juliet” play got massive success because of a tragic love story written by William Shakespeare about the young people’s love relation and how do they sadly reconcile the family. Another production of Kenneth Branagh’s was the “Twelfth Night, or What you will” is the romantic comedy play written by William Shakespeare.  After getting the success of the space, Twelfth Night broadcasted on the television.

Kenneth Branagh

Branagh had also started his filmy sector by playing a role in Henry V in 1989, which is written by William Shakespeare, where he had described the historical drama. After that, he had done the role in “Much Ado About Nothing” is a British romantic comedy film written by William Shakespeare’s play in 1993, and “hamlet” was also the play of William Shakespeare’s play of 1996. Another stretch of William Shakespeare’s game was a 2000 adaptation of the comic play “Loves labor’s lost.”

He also had done the film, which is not written by William Shakespeare is “Dead again “is a 1991 Neonoir romantic thriller film directed by him, and “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 1994, which is also directed by himself. “Wild Wild West” is the American steampunk Western action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.

Kenneth Branagh has also played different made-for-TV films too. He also played the title role in the BBC radio broadcast of Hamlet. He had also told several audiobooks, “the Magician’s Nephew” by C.S Lewis and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Kenneth Branagh also participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. Branagh was the first man nominated for various categories, and he selected for the five Academy Awards, which is popularly known as the Oscars.

He got his first two nominations for “Henry V” for directing and his acting. After BAFTA Award also nominated that for his film, he became the youngest actor or artist who received the Golden Quill, which is also known as the Gielgud Award in 2000. He also became the honorary Doctor of Literature at the Shakespeare institution of the University of Birmingham. In 2015 October, Branagh appointed for the new President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art(RADA).


About his love life, he married the actress Emma Thompson. They were seen together in the Fortunes of war, which the television adaptation of Olivia Manning’s cycle of a novel. She is a British actress, screenwriter, activist, author, and comedian. Branagh has directed different types of film, which is the adoption of William Shakespeare’s play.

Kenneth Branagh

They are separated in 1995 and got married to Lindsay Brunnock in 2003 after eight years of spending a desperate life.

He attends the progress theatre, and after getting the low marks in the examination, he joins the progress theatre. Then he starts his life by following the play, which is loved by everyone, and became the winner. After that, he joined William Shakespeare’s company and worked as an actor, director, and producer. After getting more success in his life became one of the renowned people.


The estimated net worth of Kenneth Branagh is $60 million.