Kenneth Branagh (born 10 December 1960) is an actor, director, producer and screenwriter.

He has directed or starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare’s plays, including Henry V (1989) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Othello (1995), Hamlet (1996) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000), and As You Like It (2006).

He formed the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company in April 2015, launching with a season of five shows at London’s Garrick Theatre from October 2015 – November 2016.

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