THE ROAD TO ELDORADO
KENNETH BRANAGH (Miguel) is an award-winning actor, director, writer and
producer. He adapted, directed and starred in 1989's "Henry V,"
which brought him dual Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best
Director and for which he won BAFTA and National Board of Review Awards for Best
Director. He was more recently Oscar-nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for
the 1996 release "Hamlet," which he also starred in and directed.
Branagh also received a SAG Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his
role in "Othello," and produced, adapted, directed and starred in
"Much Ado About Nothing," which earned an Independent Spirit Award
nomination for Best Feature. His upcoming film credits include a musical version
of Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost," which he adapted,
directed and stars in.
In addition, Branagh directed and starred
in "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein," which he also produced,
"Peter's Friends" and "Dead Again." His other credits as
an actor include "Alien Love Triangle," "Wild Wild West,"
Robert Altman's "The Gingerbread Man," Woody Allen's
"Celebrity," "The Theory of Flight," "Swing Kids,"
"A Month in the Country" and "High Season." He also narrated
the Oscar-winning documentary "Anne Frank Remembered," and, in 1993,
received an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short for "Swan
Song." That same year, he was honored with the British Academy's Michael
Balcon Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema.
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Branagh
studied at England's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and made his professional
stage debut in "Another Country." Joining the Royal Shakespeare
Company, he was seen in such plays as "Love's Labour's Lost,"
"Hamlet" and "Henry V" before leaving to form his own
successful theatre company. His other stage work includes sold-out productions
of "Hamlet," "King Lear" and "A Midsummer Night's
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