Who is Kenneth Branagh?

Kenneth Branagh is a Northern Irish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who have been actively involved in the entertainment field from 1981 to till date. He is well-known for blockbusters like Thor and Cinderella. Moreover, he also received acclaim for his performances in Shakespeare’s plays like ‘Hamlet’ and Henry V.

Quick Info
Full NameKenneth Charles Branagh
Birth PlaceBelfast, Northern Ireland
FatherWilliam Branagh
MotherFrances Harper
SiblingsWillian Branagh Jr.
Joyce Branagh
Age59 years old
Height5 feet and 10 inches (173cm/1.73m)
Weight74kg (163lbs)
HusbandLindsay Brunnock
Net Worth$1.3 million

Kenneth Branagh


Kenneth was born on December 10, 1960, with the name Kenneth Charles Branagh, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is the son of father William Branagh and mother Frances Harper. Furthermore, he has two siblings, a brother named Willian Branagh Jr. and a sister named Joyce Branagh. He is currently 59 years old with a Sagittarius sun sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Kenneth Branagh holds an Irish nationality and as per his religion, he follows Christianity. He is of White ethnicity. Besides, he stands 5 feet and 10 inches (173cm/1.73m) tall and weighs around 74kg (163lbs). He has a pair of blonde hair color with dark blue colored eyes.

Personal Life

Kenneth Branagh married Emma Thompson, a professional actress in 1989. However, he cheated on Emma with another actress named Helena Bonham Carter. Then, the couple ended their marriage in 1995. He then dated Helena for several years, until they called it off. Branagh then married Lindsay Brunnock, a professional film art director in 2003.


Kenneth Branagh is not on any social media platform to date.

Kenneth Branagh



Kenneth Branagh joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and in 1984 and performed in the company’s production of ‘Henry V’ which is directed by Adrian Noble.

Likewise, in 1988, he collaborated with Birmingham Rep for a tour of three Shakespearean plays in a comedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, in a romantic drama ‘As You Like It’, and in tragedy ‘Hamlet.’ This touring project was called Renaissance Shakespeare on the Road.

Till that date, he was very popular as an interpreter of Shakespeare’s works on the big and the small screens. He then directed the film ‘Henry V’ in 1989, and also appeared as the title character. In 2006, he also appeared in films like ‘The Magic Future’ and ‘As You Like It.’


Kenneth then ventured in the direction in the thriller film ‘Sleuth’, which was a remake of the 1972 film of the same name. He also appeared in Richard Curtis film ‘The Boat That Rocked’ in 2009 as Dormandy. Likewise, in 2011, he directed an American superhero film based on Marvel Comics characters named Thor.

In the same year, his appearance as Olivier in ‘My Week with Marilyn’ earned him an Oscar nomination for the best supporting actor. Over the upcoming, he appeared in several TV films as well.

Kenneth Branagh

In 2015, he directed an adaptation of the fairy tale story named Cinderella. It was co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and the film featured Lily James and Cate Blanchett as Cinderella and Lady Tremaine respectively. The film was a financial success and collected a total of $543.5 million worldwide against a budget of $100 million. Furthermore, in 2017 he played the role of a British naval commander in World War II, in the film ‘Dunkirk.’ That same year, he directed the film ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ based on Agatha Christie’s novel and he appeared as the detective Hercule Poirot. His recent projects are ‘All is True’ in 2018 and ‘Artemis Fowl’ in 2020.


Kenneth Branagh has received BAFTA Award under the category of Best Actor and Best Drama Series in 2010 for his work in ‘Wallander’ and for Best Direction in 1990 for his work in Henry V. He also received Primetime Emmy Award in 2001 for his role in ‘Conspiracy.’

Net Worth

Kenneth Branagh is an outstanding actor who has gained a name, fame, and popularity. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be $1.3 million.