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SIR KENNETH CHARLES BRANAGH (/ˈbrænə/ ; born 10 December 1960) is a Northern Irish actor, director , producer , and screenwriter originally from Belfast. Branagh trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and in 2015 succeeded Richard Attenborough as its President. He has directed or starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
's plays, including _Henry V _ (1989) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor
Actor
and Best Director ), _ Much Ado About Nothing _ (1993), _Othello _ (1995), _ Hamlet
Hamlet
_ (1996) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Adapted Screenplay ), _Love\'s Labour\'s Lost _ (2000), and _As You Like It _ (2006).

Branagh has also starred in numerous other films and television series including _Fortunes of War _ (1987), Woody Allen's _Celebrity _ (1998), _ Wild Wild West _ (1999), _ The Road to El Dorado
The Road to El Dorado
_ (2000), _Conspiracy _ (2001), _Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets _ (2002), _Warm Springs _ (2005), _Valkyrie _ (2008), _The Boat That Rocked _ (2009), _Wallander _ (2008–present), _My Week with Marilyn _ (2011) as Sir Laurence Olivier ( Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for Best Supporting Actor
Actor
), and as a Royal Navy Commander in the action-thriller _Dunkirk _ (2017). He has directed such notable films as _ Dead Again _ (1991), in which he also starred, _Swan Song _ (1992) ( Academy Award
Academy Award
nominated for Best Live Action Short Film ), _Mary Shelley\'s Frankenstein _ (1994) in which he also starred, _The Magic Flute _ (2006), _Sleuth _ (2007), the blockbuster superhero film _Thor _ (2011), the action thriller _Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit _ (2014) in which he also co-stars, and _Cinderella _ (2015).

He also narrated the BBC
BBC
documentary miniseries' _Walking with Dinosaurs _ (starred in 1999) (as well as _ The Ballad of Big Al _), _ Walking with Beasts _ (2001) and _ Walking with Monsters _ (2005). Branagh has been nominated for five Academy Awards , five Golden Globes , and has won three BAFTAs , and an Emmy . He was appointed a knight bachelor in the 2012 Birthday Honours and was knighted on 9 November 2012.

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life

* 2 Career

* 2.1 Theatre * 2.2 Film * 2.3 Television * 2.4 Radio * 2.5 Other work

* 3 Personal life * 4 Honours * 5 Filmography * 6 Awards and nominations * 7 Collaborations * 8 Discography * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 Further reading * 12 External links

EARLY LIFE

Branagh, the middle of three children, was born and raised in Belfast , the son of working-class Protestant parents Frances (née Harper) and William Branagh, a plumber and joiner who ran a company that specialised in fitting partitions and suspended ceilings. At the age of nine, he moved with his family to Reading, Berkshire , England, to escape the Troubles . He was educated at Grove Primary School, Whiteknights Primary School, then Meadway School, Tilehurst , where he appeared in school productions such as _ Toad of Toad Hall
Toad of Toad Hall
_ and _ Oh, What a Lovely War! _. At school, he acquired Received Pronunciation to avoid bullying . On his identity today he has said, "I feel Irish. I don't think you can take Belfast
Belfast
out of the boy," and he attributes his "love of words" to his Irish heritage. He is known to have attended the (amateur) Reading Cine & Video Society (now called Reading Film but the commercial and critical failure of _Love's Labour's Lost_ ended his directorial career for a time. In 2006, the same year that Branagh's film version of _As You Like It_ was released, he also directed a film version of Mozart 's opera _The Magic Flute _, which has yet to be released in the U.S., where it has not even been shown on cable television or released on a Region 1 DVD. Branagh has also directed the thriller _Sleuth _ (2007), a remake of the 1972 film. At a film promotion for _Valkyrie_ in 2008, Branagh confirmed that he would be directing _Thor _, a film based on the Marvel superhero. _Thor_, Branagh's return to big-budget directing, was released on 6 May 2011. In 2011, Branagh portrayed Sir Laurence Olivier in _ My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
_. Branagh directed Disney's live-action version of _Cinderella _ (2015). Branagh played a Royal Navy Commander in Christopher Nolan 's 2017 action-thriller _Dunkirk _, based on the British military evacuation of the French city of Dunkirk in 1940 during World War II
World War II
. The film also starred Tom Hardy , Mark Rylance , Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles .

Branagh is to direct and star in a film adaptation of Agatha Christie 's detective novel _Murder on the Orient Express _. Production began in London
London
in November 2016, and will also star Judi Dench , Daisy Ridley and Johnny Depp .

TELEVISION

Branagh has also been involved in several made-for-TV films . Among his most acclaimed portrayals is that of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the film _Warm Springs _ (2005), for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. Though the film received 16 Emmy nominations, winning five (including Best Made-For-Television Film), Branagh did not win the award for his portrayal. He did, though, receive an Emmy for his portrayal of SS leader Reinhard Heydrich in the TV film _Conspiracy _ (2001), a depiction of the Wannsee Conference , where Nazi
Nazi
officials decided on the Final Solution
Final Solution
. In 2002 Branagh starred in the two-part television movie _Shackleton_ , a dramatization of the 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 's battle for survival, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA award and an Emmy. In 1998 he narrated the twenty-four episode documentary series _Cold War_ . Branagh also narrated the BBC
BBC
documentaries _ Walking with Dinosaurs _, _ World War 1 in Colour _, _ Walking with Beasts _ and _Walking with Monsters _, and the BBC
BBC
miniseries _Great Composers_.

Branagh is the star of the English-language _Wallander _ television series, adaptations of Henning Mankell 's best-selling _Wallander _ crime novels. Branagh plays the eponymous Inspector Kurt Wallander and also serves as the executive producer of the series. The first series of three episodes were broadcast on BBC
BBC
One in November and December 2008. Branagh won the award for best actor at the 35th Broadcasting Press Guild Television and Radio Awards (2009). It was his first major television award win in the UK. He received his first BAFTA TV on 26 April 2009 for the British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series . For his performance in the episode _One Step Behind_, he was nominated in the Outstanding Actor, Miniseries or Movie category of the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards . The role also gained him a nomination for Best Actor
Actor
at the 2009 Crime Thriller Awards . The second _Wallander_ series of three episodes aired initially in January 2010 on the BBC, and the third season aired in July 2012. The fourth and final series was shot from October 2014 to January 2015 and premiered on German TV, dubbed into German, in December 2015; it aired in the UK, with its original English soundtrack, in May and June 2016.

RADIO

Branagh has also played the title role in BBC
BBC
radio broadcasts of _Hamlet_ and _Cyrano de Bergerac _, and the role of Edmund in King Lear .

OTHER WORK

Branagh has narrated several audiobooks , such as _The Magician\'s Nephew _ by C. S. Lewis . Branagh in July 2009 at the Roma Fiction Fest, where he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award

Branagh participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony portraying Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
during the Industrial Revolution segment, giving the speech from The Tempest
The Tempest
originally read by the character Caliban
Caliban
.

PERSONAL LIFE

From 1989 to 1995, Branagh was married to actress Emma Thompson . They appeared together in _Fortunes of War _, _Look Back in Anger_, _Henry V_, _Much Ado About Nothing_, _ Dead Again _, and _Peter\'s Friends _. More recently, they both appeared in _The Boat That Rocked _, though with no shared scenes. During their marriage, and while directing and co-starring with Helena Bonham Carter in _Mary Shelley\'s Frankenstein _, he began an affair with her. After Thompson divorced him, he and Bonham-Carter were in a well-publicised relationship for several years. In 2003, he married film art director Lindsay Brunnock, whom he met during the shooting of _Shackleton_.

He is a fan of English football club Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur
and Scottish football club Rangers .

Branagh stated that listening to Laurence Olivier 's narration of the Bible made him much more religious.

HONOURS

Branagh has been nominated for five Academy Awards , the first man to be nominated for five different categories. His first two nominations were for _Henry V _ (one each for directing and acting). He also received similar BAFTA Award nominations for his film work, winning one for his direction. His first BAFTA TV award came in April 2009, for Best Drama Series (Wallander). Branagh's two other Academy Award nominations were for the 1992 film short subject _Swan Song_ and for his work on the screenplay of _Hamlet_ in 1996. His most recent is for his portrayal of Lord Laurence Olivier in _ My Week With Marilyn
My Week With Marilyn
_.

He is Honorary President of NICVA (the Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Council for Voluntary Action). He received an honorary Doctorate in Literature from Queen\'s University of Belfast
Belfast
in 1990. He is also a patron for the charity Over The Wall.

Branagh was the youngest actor to receive the Golden Quill (also known as the Gielgud Award) in 2000. In 2001 he was appointed an honorary Doctor of Literature at the Shakespeare Institute of The University of Birmingham ; the Shakespeare Institute Library keeps the archive of his Renaissance Theatre Company and Renaissance Films.

Alongside Roberto Benigni , he is one of only two non-American actors to be nominated for Oscars for acting, writing, and directing, and one of eight actors to have achieved this honour. The other six are Orson Welles , Woody Allen , Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
, George Clooney , John Huston and John Cassavetes . On 10 July 2009, Branagh was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the RomaFictionFest.

He was appointed a knight bachelor in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to drama and to the community in Northern Ireland. He received the accolade at Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
on 9 November 2012; afterwards, Branagh told a BBC
BBC
reporter that he was "humble, elated, and incredibly lucky" to be knighted.

In October 2015, it was announced that Branagh would be the new President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), succeeding the late Lord Attenborough . As the President of RADA and one of the highest profile actors and filmmakers in contemporary British popular culture , Branagh appeared on Debrett\'s 2017 list of the most influential people in the UK.

FILMOGRAPHY

Main article: Kenneth Branagh filmography

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

AWARD YEAR PROJECT CATEGORY RESULT

ACADEMY AWARDS 1989 _Henry V _ Best Actor
Actor
in a Leading Role Nominated

Best Director Nominated

1992 _Swan Song _ Best Live Action Short Film Nominated

1996 _ Hamlet
Hamlet
_ Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated

2011 _ My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
_ Best Actor
Actor
in a Supporting Role Nominated

BAFTA AWARDS 1987 _Fortunes of War _ Best Actor
Actor
– Television Nominated

1989 _Henry V _ Best Actor
Actor
in a Leading Role – Film Nominated

Best Direction – Film Won

2001 _Conspiracy _ Best Actor
Actor
– Television Nominated

_Shackleton _ Best Actor
Actor
– Television Nominated

2008 _Wallander : One Step Behind_ Best Drama Series – Television Won

2009 Best Actor
Actor
– Television Won

2011 _ My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
_ Best Actor
Actor
in a Supporting Role – Film Nominated

BROADCAST FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS 2011 _ My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
_ Best Supporting Actor
Actor
Nominated

BROADCASTING PRESS GUILD 2008 _Wallander : One Step Behind_ Best Actor Won

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 1993 _ Much Ado About Nothing _ Palme d\'Or Nominated

CAPRI AWARD 2011 _ My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
_ Best Ensemble Cast Won

CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS 1989 _Henry V _ Best Actor
Actor
Nominated

1996 _ Hamlet
Hamlet
_ Best Actor
Actor
Nominated

DETROIT FILM CRITICS SOCIETY 2011 _ My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
_ Best Supporting Actor Nominated

EMMY AWARDS 2001 _Conspiracy _ Outstanding Lead Actor
Actor
in a Miniseries or a Movie Won

2002 _Shackleton _ Outstanding Lead Actor
Actor
in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated

2005 _Warm Springs _ Outstanding Lead Actor
Actor
in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated

2009 _Wallander : One Step Behind_ Outstanding Lead Actor
Actor
in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated

EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 1990 _Henry V _ European Actor
Actor
of the Year Won

Best Director Won

Young European Film of the Year Won

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS 1993 _ Much Ado About Nothing _ Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Nominated

2001 _Conspiracy _ Best Actor
Actor
– Miniseries or Television Film Nominated

2005 _Warm Springs _ Best Actor
Actor
– Miniseries or Television Film Nominated

2009 _Wallander : One Step Behind_ Best Actor
Actor
– Miniseries or Television Film Nominated

2011 _ My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
_ Best Supporting Actor
Actor
– Motion Picture Nominated

GOLDEN RASPBERRY AWARD 1999 _ Wild Wild West _ Worst Supporting Actor
Actor
Nominated

INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS 1993 _ Much Ado About Nothing _ Best Film Nominated

LONDON FILM CRITICS\\' CIRCLE 1993 _ Much Ado About Nothing _ British Producer of the Year Won

2002 _Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets _ British Supporting Actor
Actor
of the Year Won

2011 _ My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
_ Supporting Actor
Actor
of the Year Won

OLIVIER AWARDS 1982 _Another Country _ Best Newcomer Won

1985 _Henry V _ Best Actor
Actor
Nominated

1988 _ As You Like It _ Best Comedy Performance Nominated

2004 _Edmond _ Best Actor
Actor
Nominated

2016 _The Winter\'s Tale _ Best Actor
Actor
Nominated

PHOENIX FILM CRITICS SOCIETY AWARD 2011 _ My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
_ Best Supporting Actor Nominated

SAN DIEGO FILM CRITICS SOCIETY AWARD 1996 _ Hamlet
Hamlet
_ Best Actor Won

SANT JORDI AWARD 1989 _Henry V _ Best Foreign Actor Won

SATELLITE AWARDS 2005 _Warm Springs _ Best Actor
Actor
– Miniseries or Television Film Nominated

2009 _Wallander : One Step Behind_ Best Actor
Actor
– Miniseries or Television Film Nominated

2011 _ My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
_ Best Supporting Actor
Actor
– Motion Picture Nominated

SATURN AWARDS 1994 _Frankenstein _ Best Actor
Actor
Nominated

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS 1995 _Othello _ Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor
Actor
in a Supporting Role Nominated

2005 _Warm Springs _ Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor
Actor
in a Miniseries or Television Movie Nominated

2011 _ My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
_ Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor
Actor
in a Supporting Role Nominated

VANCOUVER FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 2011 _ My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
_ Best Supporting Actor Nominated

WASHINGTON D.C. AREA FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARD 2011 _ My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
_ Best Supporting Actor Nominated

COLLABORATIONS

Branagh has frequently collaborated with certain actors on multiple films, most notably Brian Blessed , Patrick Doyle , Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
, Jimmy Yuill , Emma Thompson , and the late Richard Briers .

ACTOR _HENRY V _ (1989) _DEAD AGAIN _ (1991) _SWAN SONG _ (1992) _PETER\\'S FRIENDS _ (1992) _MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING _ (1993) _MARY SHELLEY\\'S FRANKENSTEIN _ (1994) _IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER _ (1995) _HAMLET _ (1996) _LOVE\\'S LABOUR\\'S LOST _ (2000) _LISTENING _ (2003) _THE MAGIC FLUTE _ (2006) _AS YOU LIKE IT _ (2006) _SLEUTH _ (2007) _THOR _ (2011) _JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT _ (2014) _CINDERELLA _ (2015) _MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS _ (2017)

NONSO ANOZIE

Y Y

BRIAN BLESSED Y

Y

Y

Y

RICHARD BRIERS Y

Y

Y Y Y Y Y

Y

HELENA BONHAM CARTER

Y

Y

JUDI DENCH Y

Y

Y

PATRICK DOYLE 1 Y Y

Y Y Y

Y

Y

RICHARD EASTON Y Y

NICHOLAS FARRELL

Y Y

JOHN GIELGUD

Y

Y

IAN HOLM Y

Y

DEREK JACOBI Y Y

Y

Y Y

MICHAEL MALONEY Y

Y Y

JOHN SESSIONS Y

Y

STELLAN SKARSGåRD

Y

Y

TIMOTHY SPALL

Y Y

IMELDA STAUNTON

Y Y

EMMA THOMPSON Y Y

Y Y

ROBIN WILLIAMS

Y

Y

JIMMY YUILL 2 Y

Y Y

Y Y

Y Y

1Although Doyle has composed music for many of Branagh's films, he is listed in the above table for his appearances as an actor. 2Although Yuill has also composed music for multiple Branagh films, he is listed in the above table for his appearances as an actor.

DISCOGRAPHY

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FURTHER READING

* Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(1990 ) _Beginning_, London: Chatto and Windus, ISBN 0-7011-3388-0 ; New York: W. W. Norton & Co, ISBN 0-393-02862-3 . * Ian Shuttleworth (1994) _Ken " rowspan="1">Preceded by The Lord Attenborough PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ART

2015– INCUMBENT

* v * t * e

Films directed by Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh

* _Henry V _ (1989) * _ Dead Again _ (1991) * _Swan Song _ (1992) * _Peter\'s Friends _ (1992) * _ Much Ado About Nothing _ (1993) * _Mary Shelley\'s Frankenstein _ (1994) * _In the Bleak Midwinter _ (1995) * _ Hamlet
Hamlet
_ (1996) * _Love\'s Labour\'s Lost _ (2000) * _Listening _ (2003) * _ As You Like It _ (2006) * _ The Magic Flute _ (2006) * _Sleuth _ (2007) * _Thor _ (2011) * _Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit _ (2014) * _Cinderella _ (2015) * _Murder on the Orient Express _ (2017)

AWARDS FOR KENNETH BRANAGH

* v * t * e

BAFTA Award for Best Direction

* Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1968) * John Schlesinger (1969) * George Roy Hill (1970) * John Schlesinger (1971) * Bob Fosse (1972) * François Truffaut (1973) * Roman Polanski (1974) * Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1975) * Miloš Forman (1976) * Woody Allen (1977) * Alan Parker (1978) * Francis Ford Coppola (1979) * Akira Kurosawa (1980) * Louis Malle (1981) * Richard Attenborough (1982) * Bill Forsyth
Bill Forsyth
(1983) * Wim Wenders (1984) * no award (1985) * Woody Allen (1986) * Oliver Stone (1987) * Louis Malle (1988) * Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(1989) * Martin Scorsese (1990) * Alan Parker (1991) * Robert Altman (1992) * Steven Spielberg (1993) * Mike Newell (1994) * Michael Radford
Michael Radford
(1995) * Joel Coen (1996) * Baz Luhrmann (1997) * Peter Weir (1998) * Pedro Almodóvar (1999) * Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000) * Peter Jackson (2001) * Roman Polanski (2002) * Peter Weir (2003) * Mike Leigh (2004) * Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) * Paul Greengrass (2006) * Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) * Danny Boyle (2008) * Kathryn Bigelow (2009) * David Fincher (2010) * Michel Hazanavicius (2011) * Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) * Alfonso Cuarón (2013) * Richard Linklater (2014) * Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) * Damien Chazelle (2016)

* v * t * e

BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor
Actor

1955–1959

* Paul Rogers (1955) * Peter Cushing (1956) * Michael Gough (1957) * Michael Hordern (1958) * Donald Pleasence (1959)

1960–1979

* Patrick McGoohan (1960) * Lee Montague (1961) * Rupert Davies (1962) * Harry H. Corbett (1963) * Alan Badel (1964) * Patrick Wymark (1965) * Alan Badel (1966) * Warren Mitchell (1967) * Eric Porter (1968) * Roy Dotrice (1969) * Edward Woodward (1970) * Keith Michell (1971) * John Le Mesurier (1972) * Anthony Hopkins (1973) * Frank Finlay (1974) * Peter Barkworth (1975) * John Hurt (1976) * Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1977) * Peter Barkworth (1978) * Edward Fox (1979)

1980–1999

* Alec Guinness (1980) * Denholm Elliott (1981) * Anthony Andrews
Anthony Andrews
(1982) * Alec Guinness (1983) * Alan Bates (1984) * Tim Pigott-Smith (1985) * Bob Peck (1986) * Michael Gambon (1987) * David Jason
David Jason
(1988) * Ray McAnally (1989) * John Thaw (1990) * Ian Richardson (1991) * Robert Lindsay (1992) * John Thaw (1993) * Robbie Coltrane (1994) * Robbie Coltrane (1995) * Robbie Coltrane (1996) * Nigel Hawthorne (1997) * Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(1998) * Tom Courtenay (1999)

2000–2019

* Michael Gambon (2000) * Michael Gambon (2001) * Michael Gambon (2002) * Albert Finney (2003) * Bill Nighy (2004) * Rhys Ifans (2005) * Mark Rylance (2006) * Jim Broadbent (2007) * Andrew Garfield (2008) * Stephen Dillane (2009) * Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2010) * Daniel Rigby (2011) * Dominic West (2012) * Ben Whishaw (2013) * Sean Harris (2014) * Jason Watkins (2015) * Mark Rylance (2016) * Adeel Akhtar (2017)

* v * t * e

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
Actor
in a Limited Series or Movie

* Robert Cummings (1955) * Lloyd Nolan (1956) * Jack Palance (1957) * Peter Ustinov (1958) * Fred Astaire (1959) * Laurence Olivier (1960) * Maurice Evans (1961) * Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1962) * Trevor Howard (1963) * Jack Klugman (1964) * Alfred Lunt (1965) * Cliff Robertson (1966) * Peter Ustinov (1967) * Melvyn Douglas (1968) * Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1969) * Peter Ustinov (1970) * George C. Scott (1971) * Keith Michell (1972) * Laurence Olivier (1973) * Anthony Murphy (1973) * Hal Holbrook (1974) * William Holden (1974) * Laurence Olivier (1975) * Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1975) * Anthony Hopkins (1976) * Hal Holbrook (1976) * Ed Flanders (1977) * Christopher Plummer (1977) * Fred Astaire (1978) * Michael Moriarty (1978) * Peter Strauss (1979) * Powers Boothe (1980) * Anthony Hopkins (1981) * Mickey Rooney (1982) * Tommy Lee Jones (1983) * Laurence Olivier (1984) * Richard Crenna (1985) * Dustin Hoffman (1986) * James Woods (1987) * Jason Robards (1988) * James Woods (1989) * Hume Cronyn (1990) * John Gielgud (1991) * Beau Bridges (1992) * Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1993) * Hume Cronyn (1994) * Raúl Juliá (1995) * Alan Rickman (1996) * Armand Assante (1997) * Gary Sinise (1998) * Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(1999) * Jack Lemmon (2000) * Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2001) * Albert Finney (2002) * William H. Macy (2003) * Al Pacino (2004) * Geoffrey Rush (2005) * Andre Braugher (2006) * Robert Duvall (2007) * Paul Giamatti (2008) * Brendan Gleeson (2009) * Al Pacino (2010) * Barry Pepper (2011) * Kevin Costner (2012) * Michael Douglas (2013) * Benedict Cumberbatch (2014) * Richard Jenkins (2015) * Courtney B. Vance (2016)

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European Film Award for Best Actor
Actor

* Max von Sydow (1988) * Philippe Noiret (1989) * Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(1990) * Michel Bouquet (1991) * Matti Pellonpää (1992) * Daniel Auteuil (1993) * Ian McKellen (1996) * Bob Hoskins (1997) * Roberto Benigni (1998) * Ralph Fiennes (1999) * Sergi López (2000) * Ben Kingsley (2001) * Sergio Castellitto (2002) * Daniel Brühl (2003) * Javier Bardem (2004) * Daniel Auteuil (2005) * Ulrich Mühe
Ulrich Mühe
(2006) * Sasson Gabai (2007) * Toni Servillo (2008) * Tahar Rahim (2009) * Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2010) * Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2011) * Jean-Louis Trintignant (2012) * Toni Servillo (2013) * Timothy Spall (2014) * Michael Caine (2015) * Peter Simonischek (2016)

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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play

* Edward Duke (1980) * Alice Krige (1981) * Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(1982) * John Retallack (1983) * Tim Flavin (1984) * Cheek by Jowl Company (1985) * Sally Dexter (1986) * Suzan Sylvester (1987) * Richard Jones (1988) * Jeremy Northam (1990) * Debbie Tucker Green (2004) * Tom Hiddleston (2008)

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London
London
Film Critics\' Circle Award for Supporting Actor
Actor
of the Year

* Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2011) * Philip Seymour Hoffman (2012) * Barkhad Abdi (2013) * J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) * Mark Rylance (2015) * Mahershala Ali / Tom Bennett (2016)

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London
London
Film Critics\' Circle Award for British Supporting Actor
Actor
of the Year

* Rupert Everett (1997) * Nigel Hawthorne (1998) * Michael Caine (1999) * Albert Finney (2000) * Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany
(2001) * Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2002) * Bill Nighy (2003) * Phil Davis (2004) * Tom Hollander (2005) * Michael Caine (2006) * Tom Wilkinson (2007) * Eddie Marsan (2008) * Michael Fassbender (2009) * Andrew Garfield (2010)

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Society of London
London
Theatre Special
Special
Award

* Laurence Olivier (1979) * Ralph Richardson (1980) * Charles Wintour (1982) * Joan Littlewood (1983) * John Gielgud (1985) * Alec Guinness (1988) * Peggy Ashcroft (1991) * Ninette de Valois (1992) * Kenneth MacMillan
Kenneth MacMillan
(1993) * Sam Wanamaker
Sam Wanamaker
(1994) * Harold Pinter
Harold Pinter
(1996) * Marg