The multi-BAFTA-winning My Week With Marilyn and Wallander actor discusses his career in A Life in Pictures interview with Francine Stock.
Having won three out of the seven BAFTA's he has been nominated for, Kenneth Branagh is rightly considered to be a bit of a BAFTA veteran. After emerging from RADA, the actor and filmmaker established himself by performing in Shakespearean adaptations including Henry V (for which he gained a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal of the eponymous king), Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing. More recently he directed blockbuster superhero movie Thor and starred in My Week With Marilyn and TV drama Wallander for which he won a BAFTA in 2009.
I came into a business where it felt as though the film industry in this country seemed to be going through one of its periodic troughs, it was often famine or feast – it seemed ludicrous to imagine that one could have a film career.
On Saturday 18 November 2011, Branagh spoke to Francine Stock about his career so far. He talked about his childhood and his involvement in school plays, including a performance as Dougal in The Magic Roundabout. He discussed his role in Celebrity and working with Woody Allen. He also talks about his approach to directing.