Latest Kenneth Branagh News

Disney Reveal 'Cinderella' Live Action Reimagining: How Dark Will It Be? [Trailer]

By Lauren James | 15th May 2014

Disney has revealed the first teaser trailer for the upcoming live action reimagining of the classic fairytale, Cinderella. Starring Lily James in the titular role, Cinderella is set for release in April 2015 and will...

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'Wallander' Author Henning Mankell Reveals Advanced Stage Cancer

By Lauren James | 29th January 2014

Henning Mankell has announced that he has cancer via an article in today's Göteborgs-Posten, a Swedish newspaper. The Swedish author, who is famous for his Inspector Kurt Wallander detective novels, described how he'd learned of...

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Is A "Muffled" Reboot Of Tom Clancy's Cia Hero, Say Critics

By Lauren James | 15th January 2014

As Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit prepares for release worldwide, the critics' reviews have been formed and filed and could determine whether many see the film or not this January. If you're a film fan who...

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Chris Pine & Keira Knightley Head Star-studded Cast In New Jack Ryan Film: Shadow Recruit [Trailer]

By Joe Wilde | 6th October 2013

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is the fifth Jack Ryan film to be released since Tom Clancy's fictional CIA badass first made the leap to the big screen in Hunt For Red October 23 years ago....

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Jack Ryan's Origins Explored In Adaptation Of Tom Clancy's 'Shadow Recruit' [Trailer + Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar | 4th October 2013

The trailer for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has been released; the first film in the series to bear simply the name of the character that has sewn all previous released together. The film takes on...

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Tom Clancy's Legacy Lives On In New Kenneth Branagh Movie, 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'

By Lauren James | 3rd October 2013

Talented spy author Tom Clancy died earlier this week, but his legacy lives on via his many novels, his video games and his movies, which are still being made. The 66 year-old novelist died in...

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Cate Blanchett Will Debut As Film Director In Herman Koch's Epic 'The Dinner'

By Holly Williams | 20th September 2013

Cate Blanchett might've put on a jaw-dropping performance in her most recent film Blue Jasmine, but she's about to display a new talent as a budding film director in the upcoming adaptation of The Dinner.Perhaps...

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Marion Cotillard Lined-up For Lady Macbeth Role In Upcoming Film Adaption

By Joe Wilde | 22nd August 2013

Marion Cotillard has been chosen to bring some Gallic glamour to one of Scotland's most malevolent (fictional) characters in the latest big screen adaption of William Shakespeare's MacBeth. The Oscar-winning actress is set to star...

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Kenneth Branagh Takes It Too Far, Injuring Fellow Macbeth Cast Member

By Jack de Aguilar | 12th July 2013

Oh Kenneth Branagh, you get so deep into your roles, you’ve forgotten what’s real and what’s acting! The 52-year-old actor managed to injure one of the cast of Macbeth in a choreographed fight scene, by...

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Sir Kenneth Branagh Brings Manchester To A Standstill With 'Macbeth'

By Michael West | 8th July 2013

Sir Kenneth Branagh cemented his reputation as one of Britain's finest actors with a debut performance as Macbeth, at a 281-capacity deconsecrated church in Manchester for the city's international festival. The mud-bath stage ran the...

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A Week In News: Tributes Paid To George Jones, Tyler The Creator Finds Controversy, Lily Collins Goes Zombie-hunting

By Michael West | 2nd May 2013

Why Baby Why: The country music world lost a true legend in the shape of George Jones last week. The musician was dubbed No Show George for his unpredictability throughout his touring career though he...

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The Slipper Fits! Lily James Snags Role As Disney's Cinderella: Who Is She?

By Michael West | 1st May 2013

The Downton Abbey actress Lily James has landed the role of Cinderella in Disney's live-action retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy-tale, reports Variety. Kenneth Branagh will direct the project, based on a script by...

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Lily James Chosen To Play Cinderella In New Disney Flick

By Joe Wilde | 30th April 2013

Lily James, who found fame as Lady Rose MacClare in Downton Abbey, has been chosen by Disney to play Cinderella in their upcoming live-action reboot of the fairy tale. The English beauty has beaten off...

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Alex Kingston Lands Lady Macbeth Role Alongside Kenneth Branagh

By Hayley Avron | 12th April 2013

The actress Alex Kingston has been cast as Lady Macbeth, to star alongside Sir Kenneth Branagh in a new production of the Shakespearian tragedy. The new production of the play will be co-directed with the...

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If Emma Watson Isn't Doing 'Fifty Shades Of Grey,' Then Who Is?

By Michael West | 18th March 2013

Emma Watson is officially out of the running to play the submissive Anastasia Steele in Kelly Marcel's adaptation of the S&M novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' Watson - who, of course played Hermione Granger in...

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Slipper Didn't Fit: Emma Watson Passes On Disney's 'Cinderella'

By Michael West | 12th March 2013

Emma Watson has weighed up the pros and cons of Kenneth Branagh's Walt Disney movie 'Cinderella' and determined that now is probably not the time to take another family friends kids movie.Last month, Variety's Marc...

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The Good Life: Legendary Tv Actor Richard Briers Dies Aged 79

By Michael West | 18th February 2013

Legendary television actor Richard Briers, who played the enduring Tom in BBC comedy The Good Life, has died at the age of 79. The actor, who also starred in Ever Decreasing Circles, Monarch of the...

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Floating Skulls At Their Ready: James Mcavoy To Take On Macbeth In New West End Production

By Joe Wilde | 8th December 2012

James McAvoy can add future King of Scotland to his resumé when he takes to the West End stage early next year for a new production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, run by director Jamie Lloyd.The updated...

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Kenneth Branagh Honoured By The Queen: Thats Sir Kenneth Now

By Joe Wilde | 11th November 2012

Kenneth Branagh was honoured by the Queen at Buckingham Palace earlier this week, receiving his knighthood from the royal following his awarding of the title during her birthday honours list in June this year.The actor,...

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Kenneth Branagh Declares Knighthood As The Icing On The Cake To A Great Year

By Joe Wilde | 10th November 2012

Yesterday (Nov 9), Kenneth Branagh was officially made Sir Kenneth Branagh, with the actor declaring the day to be the pinnacle of "one hell of a year."The actor, who first bowed before the Queen after...

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Arise Sir Kenneth: Kenneth Branagh Knighted By The Queen At Buckingham Palace

By Joe Wilde | 9th November 2012

Actor/writer/director and all round renaissance-man Kenneth Branagh received his knighthood today at Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II, having been told of his accolade following the announcement of Queen's birthday honours in June this year.Sir...

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Kenneth Branagh? That's Sir Kenneth Branagh To You!

By Michael West | 9th November 2012

Kenneth Branagh has received his knighthood from the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to drama and the community of Northern Ireland. The Oscar-nominated actor, director and screenwriter, is best known for his Shakespearean works...

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