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In which country of the United Kingdom was Kenneth Branagh born?
Kenneth Branagh showed an early aptitude for drama, and starred in a school production of "Toad of Toad Hall." Which drama college did he later attend?
Central School of Speech and Drama
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
Bristol Old Vic
Kenneth Branagh's breakthrough performance in the UK was in the BBC's "Fortunes of War", a drama set during the Second World War. What was Ken's character's name?
It was on the set of "Fortunes of War" that Kenneth Branagh met his future wife. Her name?
Helena Bonham Carter
Ken's first major stage role was with the RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) in Stratford. He played a king, whom he was also to portray on film a few years later, a role which earnt him an Academy Award nomination. Which king?
Kenneth Branagh began his own theatre company in 1987. The first production was Branagh's own play, "Public Enemy". Later that year, the company went on tour with three of Shakespeare's plays, "Much Ado About Nothing", "As You Like It" and "Hamlet". Branagh gathered a fine group of actors and directors for these plays, and the media dubbed him "the new Olivier", much to his disgust. What was the name of his new company?
Kenneth Branagh starred with his wife in several films. Which of these movies did not feature both of them?
"Much Ado About Nothing"
"Sense and Sensibility"
What role did Kenneth Branagh play in the making of "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"?
He starred, directed and adapted the screenplay
He directed and co-produced
He directed, starred and co-produced
He directed and starred
In 1996 Kenneth Branagh adapted, directed and starred in a movie version of one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. It was not a great hit in cinemas, as it lasted for over four hours. However, it was a critical success, and has become popular on video and DVD. The play?
"Much Ado About Nothing"
In which early movie of Kenneth Branagh's did he play an archeologist, working in a small English village?
"A Month in the Country"
In which movie series has Kenneth Branagh played a part?
"Lord of The Rings"
In which film, released in 2002, does Ken play a civil servant involved in the abduction of three young girls from their families?
"How To Kill Your Neighbor's Dog"
"Rabbit Proof Fence"
Which British hero did Kenneth Branagh portray in a TV series in 2002?
Sir Robert Scott
Sir Ernest Shackleton
In 2001 Kenneth Branagh played a charming, charismatic and thoroughly evil army general in the TV movie "Conspiracy". In which historical period was it set?
The Gulf War
World War I
World War II
The Napoleonic Wars
In 2001-2002, Kenneth Branagh directed "The Play What I Wrote" for London's West End. It is a touching and hilarious tribute to which well-known and well-loved British double-act?
Little and Large
French and Saunders
Cleese and Palin
Morcambe and Wise
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