Search results for "Kenneth Branagh"


Thor (2011) RT 77% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Sep 2011

Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Natalie Portman  •  Tom Hiddleston  •  Anthony Hopkins

Hamlet (1996) RT 95% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Aug 2007

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother now marrying the murderer... his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Julie Christie  •  Judi Dench  •  Gérard Depardieu

Henry V (1989) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Derek Jacobi  •  Brian Blessed  •  James Larkin

Love's Labour's Lost (2000)

An update of the classic Shakespeare story, director Kenneth Branagh shot this movie like a classic 30s musical. Love's Labour's Lost tells the story of four best friends who ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Alessandro Nivola  •  Alicia Silverstone  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Kenneth Branagh

Much Ado About Nothing (1993) RT 91% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jan 1998

In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio's commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Richard Briers  •  Michael Keaton  •  Robert Sean Leonard

Peter's Friends (1992) RT 71% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2008

It is New Year's weekend and the friends of Peter (Fry) gather at his newly inherited country house. Ten years ago, they all acted together in a Cambridge University student ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Emma Thompson  •  Stephen Fry  •  Hugh Laurie

Dead Again (1991) RT 83% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jun 2000

In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an ...  (more)

GENRES: Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Emma Thompson  •  Andy García  •  Robin Williams

In the Bleak Midwinter (1995)

Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save his sister's local church for the community by putting on a Christmas production of Hamlet, somewhat against the advice ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Richard Briers  •  Joan Collins  •  Michael Maloney  •  Nicholas Farrell

Frankenstein (1994) RT 20% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Nov 1993

Based on Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein" tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  Tom Hulce  •  Helena Bonham Carter

As You Like It (2006) RT 36% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Sep 2007

Witty, playful and utterly magical, the story is a compelling romantic adventure in which Rosalind and Orlando's celebrated courtship is played out against a backdrop of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Kevin Kline  •  Romola Garai  •  Adrian Lester




Cinderella (2015) RT 83% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Sep 2015

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Richard Madden  •  Holliday Grainger

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) RT 56% / Audience 53%

DVD release: Jun 2014

Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Chris Pine  •  Kevin Costner  •  Nonso Anozie

Swan Song (1992)

An aging actor remembers his past stage triumphs and contemplates a dim future on the stage of an empty theatre.  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  John Gielgud  •  Richard Briers

Twelfth Night (1988) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: Apr 2007

The tale begins when a brother and sister are separated in a shipwreck, but survive to be washed up on the shore of Illyria. The sister, Viola, disguises herself as a man and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Paul Kafno
CAST:  Frances Barber  •  Christopher Hollis  •  Anton Lesser  •  Richard Briers

The Magic Flute (2006) RT 68% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Jun 2013

During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Joseph Kaiser  •  Amy Carson  •  René Pape  •  Lyubov Petrova

Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet (2016)

Live theatre presentation of Shakespeare's classic play about two teenagers from warring families whose love affair ends in tragedy.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Rob Ashford  •  Benjamin Caron
CAST:  Lily James  •  Richard Madden  •  Derek Jacobi  •  Marisa Berenson

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's the Winter's Tale (2015)

A jealous king jeopardizes his family, friendships and succession.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Rob Ashford  •  Benjamin Caron
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  Miranda Raison  •  Jaygann Ayeh

National Theatre Live: Macbeth (2013)

National Theatre Live will broadcast Manchester International Festival’s electrifying production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) in his first ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Rob Ashford
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Alex Kingston  •  Ray Fearon  •  John Shrapnel

Sleuth (2007)

On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Jude Law  •  Harold Pinter  •  Carmel O'Sullivan