Branagh, Kenneth Biography

biography of Branagh, Kenneth

Kenneth Charles Branagh
10 December 1960, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
5' 9 1/2"
Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, to parents William Branagh, a carpenter born in 1930, and Frances Branagh, also born in 1930. His brother, William Branagh Jr., was born in 1955 and sister, 'Joyce Branagh' (qv), was born in 1970. At 23, Branagh joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he took on starring roles in "Henry V" and "Romeo and Juliet". He soon found the RSC too large and impersonal and formed his own, the Renaissance Theatre Company, which now counts 'Prince Charles' (qv) as one of its royal patrons. At 29, he directed and starred in the film _Henry V (1989)_ (qv), which costarred his then-wife, 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv). The film brought him Best Actor and Best Director Oscar nominations. In 1993, he brought Shakespeare to mainstream audiences again with his hit adaptation of _Much Ado About Nothing (1993)_ (qv), which featured an all-star cast that included 'Denzel Washington' (qv) and 'Keanu Reeves' (qv). At 30, he published his autobiography and, at 34, he directed and starred as "Victor Frankenstein" in the big-budget adaptation of 'Mary Shelley (I)' (qv)'s novel, _Frankenstein (1994)_ (qv), with 'Robert De Niro' (qv) as the monster himself. The bad reviews may have had some effect on his marriage, though, because, in October 1995, he and Thompson announced their plans to divorce. In 1996, Branagh wrote, directed and starred in a lavish adaptation of _Hamlet (1996)_ (qv). In recent years, he starred in a series of non-Bard-related roles in _Celebrity (1998)_ (qv), _Wild Wild West (1999)_ (qv), and as a voice in _The Road to El Dorado (2000)_ (qv).

-   'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv) (20 August 1989 - 1 October 1995) (divorced)

-   'Lindsay Brunnock' (qv) (24 May 2003 - present)

-   Likes to use very long takes (3-4 minutes) at certain points during his films.

-   Frequently casts 'Richard Briers' (qv), 'Brian Blessed' (qv), 'Jimmy Yuill' (qv) and 'Derek Jacobi' (qv).

-   Frequently casts his ex-wife 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv)

-   Frequently gives small roles to 'Patrick Doyle (I)' (qv), his composer

-   Frequently works with Director of Photography 'Roger Lanser' (qv), with whom he has made eight films.

-   Originally cast as the lead in _Amadeus (1984)_ (qv) before the production company decided on casting American actors in the leading roles.

-   Educated at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London

-   Grew up in poverty in the shadow of a tobacco factory in Belfast.

-   At age 23, he became the youngest actor in the Royal Shakespeare Company to ever play the lead in Shakespeare's "Henry V".

-   Co-founded the Renaissance Theatre Company with 'David Parfitt' (qv), with 'Prince Charles' (qv) as a royal patron.

-   Youngest actor to receive the Golden Quill (Gielgud Award), 2000.

-   He allegedly declined the C.B.E. (Commander of the order of the British Empire) in 1994.

-   He was awarded the 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award in 1983 (1982 season) for Most Promising Newcomer for his performance in "Another Country".

-   Was one of the directors considered for _Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)_ (qv). He had appeared in the previous film, _Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)_ (qv).

-   He was nominated for a 2004 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award for Best Actor of 2003 for his performance in "Edmond" at the Royal National Theatre: Olivier Stage.

-   He was awarded the 1988 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Special Award.

-   He was nominated for a 2004 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in "Edmond" at the Royal National Theatre.

-   Claims that 'Derek Jacobi' (qv) is the reason he got into acting, and thus Jacobi became a frequent collaborator with him in most of his movies.

-   Was age 15 when he first saw "Hamlet" performed.

-   A Member of the RADA Council.

-   Appeared with 'Campbell Scott' (qv) in _Dead Again (1991)_ (qv). Scott later starred in and co-directed _Hamlet (2000/II) (TV)_ (qv), and Branagh later starred in and directed _Hamlet (1996)_ (qv).

-   Wrote many of the _In the Bleak Midwinter (1995)_ (qv) characters for specific actors.

-   He was one of the guests at 'Prince Charles' (qv)'s and 'Camilla Parker-Bowles' (qv)' wedding on 9 April 2005.

-   Is a vice-president of Chichester Cinema at New Park. 'Maggie Smith (I)' (qv) and 'Anita Roddick' (qv) are also vice-presidents.

-   In 1990, he received an honorary doctorate in Literature from Queen's University (located in Belfast, Northern Ireland).

-   Former son-in-law of 'Phyllida Law' (qv) and 'Eric Thompson (I)' (qv).

-   To date (2008), he has appeared as the title character in five films: _Henry V (1989)_ (qv), _Frankenstein (1994)_ (qv), _Hamlet (1996)_ (qv), _Shackleton (2002) (TV)_ (qv), _"Wallander" (2008)_ (qv).

-   Was considered for the role of Jack Crawford in _The Silence of the Lambs (1991)_ (qv).

-   Ex-brother-in-law of 'Sophie Thompson (I)' (qv) and 'Richard Lumsden' (qv).

-   He can speak Italian.

-   He can play guitar, piano and tap.

-   He and his ex-wife, 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv), have appeared in separate films in the Harry Potter series. Branagh played Gilderoy Lockhart in _Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)_ (qv), and Thompson played Sybil Trelawney in _Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)_ (qv). Depending on what has been cut from the script for the fifth film, _Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)_ (qv) could be the first time both have appeared together in the same film since their divorce. Also appearing in _Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)_ (qv) is his ex-girlfriend, 'Helena Bonham Carter' (qv).

-   Shares two film roles with 'Laurence Olivier' (qv): Henry V and Hamlet. He and Olivier also both directed their own performances in both films. He also directed _Sleuth (2007)_ (qv), a remake of the 1972 film, in which Olivier starred. This time, 'Michael Caine (I)' (qv) played Olivier's part, while 'Jude Law' (qv) played the second of two roles he shared with Caine - having previously appeared in _Alfie (2004)_ (qv). Kenneth Branagh has also played the title role in a Naxos Audiobook CD of "Richard III', by 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv), another role that Olivier also played. Branagh portrayed Laurence Olivier in _My Week with Marilyn (2011)_ (qv) and was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance.

-   The last film he made with 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv) was _Much Ado About Nothing (1993)_ (qv). Their roles had previously been played in an earlier film by 'Robert Stephens (I)' (qv) and 'Maggie Smith (I)' (qv), who were also a couple at the time. Branagh and Thompson appeared together in _"Fortunes of War" (1987)_ (qv) and _Henry V (1989)_ (qv), which also featured Stephens, and in the Harry Potter films with Smith.

-   Has directed two people who have played Batman: 'Christian Bale' (qv) in _Henry V (1989)_ (qv), and 'Michael Keaton' (qv) in _Much Ado About Nothing (1993)_ (qv).

-   One of only three actors to have their names mentioned by a character in the Blackadder series, alongside 'Charles Chaplin' (qv) (_"Blackadder Goes Forth" (1989)_ (qv), and 'Delia Smith' (qv) (_Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)_ (qv)). Blackadder mentioned his name in _Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)_ (qv) whilst talking to William Shakespeare on the topic of 'Hamlet'.

-   Mentioned in the theme song for _The Adventures of George the Projectionist (2006)_ (qv).

-   Was originally considered for the part of the younger Obi-Wan Kenobi in _Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)_ (qv).

-   Won the 2004 Evening Standard Theatre Award as Best Actor for his performance as the title character in Edmond at the Royal National Theatre.

-   Nominated for the 2009 Evening Standard Theatre Award as Best Actor in a play for his role as Ivanov in the play Ivanov at Wyndham's Theatre in London as part of the Donmar West End Season.

-   Has directed many other Harry Potter cast members in his own movies. Ex-wife 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv) appeared with him in _Henry V (1989)_ (qv), _Dead Again (1991)_ (qv), and _Much Ado About Nothing (1993)_ (qv). 'Robbie Coltrane' (qv) appeared in _Henry V (1989)_ (qv). 'Julie Christie (I)' (qv) and 'Timothy Spall' (qv) appeared in _Hamlet (1996)_ (qv). 'Imelda Staunton' (qv) appeared in _Much Ado About Nothing (1993)_ (qv). 'John Cleese' (qv), 'Robert Hardy (I)' (qv), and 'Helena Bonham Carter' (qv) appeared in _Frankenstein (1994)_ (qv).

-   Middle brother of William Branagh Jr. and 'Joyce Branagh' (qv).

-   Was considered for the role of Paul Smecker in _The Boondock Saints (1999)_ (qv). The role ultimately went to 'Willem Dafoe' (qv).

-   Often circles the camera around his actors when they are performing a monologue or having a conversation in one of his Shakespearean films.

-   With his nomination for Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role, he became the third person, along with Warren Beatty and George Clooney, to be nominated for Academy Awards in five different categories. He had previously been nominated for Best Performance By An Actor in a Lead Role (Henry V), Best Director (Henry V), Best Short Film - Live Action (Swan Song) and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (Hamlet).

-   He was awarded the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Drama and to the community in Northern Ireland.

-   He has been a fan of "Thor" since childhood. When Marvel Studios selected Branagh as the director of the Film adaptation, they sent him the complete collection of the Marvel Thor comics series as reference material for the character.

-   His top ten films of all time are: _Napoléon (1927)_ (qv), _Citizen Kane (1941)_ (qv), _Brief Encounter (1945)_ (qv), _Black Narcissus (1947)_ (qv), _The Third Man (1949)_ (qv), _The Searchers (1956)_ (qv), _Manhattan (1979)_ (qv), _Raging Bull (1980)_ (qv), _Tootsie (1982)_ (qv) and _Au revoir les enfants (1987)_ (qv).

-   Was knighted by 'Queen Elizabeth II' (qv) on November 9, 2012 at Buckingham Palace.

-   Co-founded the Renaissance Theatre Company in 1987. Performed in "Public Enemy" which he also wrote and directed (1987), as the title role in Shakespeare's "Hamlet", Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing", Touchstone in "As You Like It" (all 1988), Jimmy in "Look Back In Anger" by 'John Osborne (II)' (qv) (1989), Edgar in Shakespeare's "King Lear" and Quince in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" both of which he also directed (1990), and the title role in Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" (1992). Also directed "Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" (1991).

-   (autobiography) "Beginning", London: Chatto and Windus (1989)

-   His play "Public Enemy" was published by Faber in 1988.

-   (1989) Book: "Henry V" by 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv) - a screen adaptation by Kenneth Branagh, London, Chatto & Windus, 1989.

-   (1993) Book: "Much Ado About Nothing" by 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv) - screenplay, introduction and notes on the making of the film by Kenneth Branagh, London, Chatto & Windus, 1993.

-   Directed and wrote the West End and Broadway smash hit, "The Play What I Wrote", a new tribute to Morecambe and Wise.

-   Played the title role in "Edmond" by 'David Mamet' (qv), directed by Edward Hall -National Theatre (Olivier stage), London (2003).

-   His Royal Shakespeare Company credits include: the title role in "Henry V", Laertes in "Hamlet", the King in "Love's Labour's Lost", Mike in "Golden Girls" a new play by (1984) and the title role in "Hamlet" (1992).

-   Performed excerpts from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (playing several roles) on a CD recording of Felix Mendelssohn's incidental music for the play. Claudio Abbado conducted.

-   Has recorded "The Diary of Samuel Pepys" in 1994. It is available in a seven disc set on CD, and also available on cassette tape.

-   (2003) Narrator for the unabridged audiobook version of "The Magician's Nephew" from the 'C.S. Lewis' (qv) series The Chronicles of Narnia.

-   Directed "The Life of Napoleon" by 'John Sessions' (qv) - Pheonix Theatre, London (1987).

-   Played St Francis of Assisi in "Francis" by 'Julian Mitchell (I)' (qv) - Greenwich Theatre, London (1983).

-   His one man show "The Madness" based on the poem "Maud" by 'Alfred Lord Tennyson' (qv) premiered at the Upstream Theatre Club, London in 1983.

-   Played Judd in "Another Country" by 'Julian Mitchell (I)' (qv) - Queen's Theatre, London (1982).

-   Directed "Ducktastic!, a new play which premiered at the Theatre Royal Newcaste in 2005.

-   (2003) Played the title role in 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s "Richard III" - Crucible Theatre, Sheffield (2003).

-   (2008) Played the title role in 'Anton Chekhov' (qv)'s "Ivanov" - Wyndham's Theatre, London (2008).

-   (2001) He directed "The Play What I Wrote," with Sean Foley, Hamish McColl, at the Wyndham's Theatre in London, England.

-   (1987) He directed William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night," in a Renaissance Theatre Company production at the Birmingham Repertory Studio Theatre in Birmingham, England and the Tour with Frances Barber, Richard Briers, Christopher Ravenscroft, James Saxon, Abigail McKern, James Simmons, Anton Lesser, Caroline Langrishe, and Shaun Prendergast in the cast.

-   (August 1988) He acted in 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s play, "Hamlet", in a Renaissance Theatre Company production during the Renaissance Shakespeare Festival at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with 'Kenneth Branagh' (qv), 'Samantha Bond (I)' (qv), 'Richard Easton (II)' (qv), 'Edward Jewesbury' (qv), 'David Lloyd Meredith' (qv), 'Dearbhla Molloy' (qv), 'David Parfitt' (qv), 'Shaun Prendergast' (qv), 'Sophie Thompson (I)' (qv), 'Jay Villiers' (qv) and 'Jimmy Yuill' (qv) in the cast. 'Derek Jacobi' (qv) was the director.

-   (August 1988) He acted in 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s play, "As You Like It", in a Renaissance Theatre Company production during the Renaissance Shakespeare Festival at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with 'Kenneth Branagh' (qv), 'Samantha Bond (I)' (qv), 'Richard Easton (II)' (qv), 'Edward Jewesbury' (qv), 'David Lloyd Meredith' (qv), 'Dearbhla Molloy' (qv), 'David Parfitt' (qv), 'Shaun Prendergast' (qv), 'Sophie Thompson (I)' (qv), 'Jay Villiers' (qv) and 'Jimmy Yuill' (qv) in the cast. 'Geraldine McEwan' (qv) was the director.

-   (August 1988) He acted in 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s play, "Much Ado About Nothing", in a Renaissance Theatre Company production during the Renaissance Shakespeare Festival at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with 'Kenneth Branagh' (qv), 'Samantha Bond (I)' (qv), 'Richard Easton (II)' (qv), 'Edward Jewesbury' (qv), 'David Lloyd Meredith' (qv), 'Dearbhla Molloy' (qv), 'David Parfitt' (qv), 'Shaun Prendergast' (qv), 'Sophie Thompson (I)' (qv), 'Jay Villiers' (qv) and 'Jimmy Yuill' (qv) in the cast. 'Judi Dench' (qv) was the director.

-   (1991) He and Peter Egan directed the Renaissance Theatre Company Tour of Anton Chekhov's play, "Uncle Vanya," with Richard Briers, Peter Egan, Sian Thomas, Annabel Arden, and Patrick Godfrey in the cast.

-   (2002) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Richard III," at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England with Danny Webb, Robert Demeger, Barbara Jefford, Michael Jenn, Richard Durden, Avril Elgar, Gerard Horan, Claire Price, Phyllis Logan, Robert East, Gideon Turner, and William Rycroft in the cast. Michael Grandage was director.

-   (1994) Directed and starred as Romeo in a BBC radio dramatization of Romeo & Juliet.

-   (1984) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Roger Rees, Brian Blessed, and Virginia McKenna in the cast. Ron Daniels was director.

-   (1984) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Henry V," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Ian McDiarmid and Patricia Routledge in the cast. Adrian Noble was director.

-   (1984) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Love's Labour's Lost," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Roger Rees, Edward Petherbridge, Amanda Root, Frances Barber, Emily Richard, Harold Innocent, Kate Buffery, Josette Simon, Frank Middlemass, and Alphonsia Emmanuel in the cast. Barry Kyle was director.

-   (2008) Radio Play - Title role in Cyrano de Bergerac on BBC Radio 3.

-   (1987) He directed the play, "The Life of Napoleon," at the Albery Theatre in London, England with John Sessions in the cast.

-   (1989) He acted in 'John Osborne (II)' (qv)'s play, "Look Back in Anger", at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv), 'Siobhan Redmond' (qv), 'Gerard Horan' (qv) and 'Edward Jewesbury' (qv) in the cast. 'Judi Dench' (qv) was the director.

-   "Ken & Em: a biography of Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson", by Ian Shuttleworth, London, Headline, 1994

-   I feel more Irish than English. I feel freer than British, more visceral, with a love of language. Shot through with fire in some way. That's why I resist being appropriated as the current repository of Shakespeare on the planet. That would mean I'm part of the English cultural elite, and I am utterly ill-fitted to be.

-   I think the best actors are the most generous, the kindest, the greatest people and at their worst they are vain, greedy and insecure.

-   I'm just a foul-mouthed Brit.

-   My definition of success is control.

-   Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.

-   It's very strange that the people you love are often the people you're most cruel with.

-   There is some mysterious thing that goes on whereby, in the process of playing Shakespeare continuously, actors are surprised by the way the language actually acts on them.

-   Variety is very, very good. Going from medium to medium - if you get the chance to do it - from theater to television to film, which are all distinctly different, keeps me sharp. What works in one doesn't work in the other, and you have to be looking for the truth of the performance, whatever way that medium might demand.

-   [on being told he is to be knighted by 'Queen Elizabeth II' (qv)] I was very, very, very surprised and I was very touched. 'Michael Caine (I)' (qv) and 'Roger Moore (I)' (qv), both of whom I've worked with, offered only the insight that it's handy to have the 'kneeling stool with the handle'. Roger Moore, who has a dodgy knee, was terrified on the way to the ceremony that, having knelt down, he wouldn't be kneeling back up again. You don't want to move suddenly while that sword's being wielded, I'm sure. I haven't read of [Her Majesty] having knicked someone on the ear just yet, but perhaps I'll be the first.

-   (August 2003) Starring in the National Theatre's production of 'David Mamet' (qv)'s "Edmond"; National Theatre, Olivier, London.

-   (November 2004) Filming _Warm Springs (2005) (TV)_ (qv) in Georgia and Atlanta, USA, playing 'Franklin D. Roosevelt' (qv).

-   (2007) Filming his scenes for 'Bryan Singer' (qv)'s movie _Valkyrie (2008)_ (qv) on location in Germany.

-   (2008) Filming his scenes for TV series _"10 Days to War" (2008)_ (qv) on location in Jordan.

-   (April 2008) Filming and producing the three part _"Wallander" (2008)_ (qv) series for BBC TV, on location in Sweden. The series is based on three of the 'Kurt Wallander' novels by Swedish writer 'Henning Mankell' (qv). The three novels on which the series is based are called: "Sidetracked", "One Step Behind" and "Firewall".

-   (March 2008) Filming scenes for 'Richard Curtis (I)' (qv)' _The Boat That Rocked (2009)_ (qv).

-   (October 2008) Currently starring in 'Tom Stoppard' (qv)'s version of 'Anton Chekhov' (qv)'s "Ivanov", at the Donmar West End at Wyndhams Theater in London.

-   (1995) Release of the book, "Ken & Em: A Biography of Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson" by 'Ian Shuttleworth (I)' (qv).

-   (June 2012) Berkshire, England: Actor

-   "TV Guide" (USA), August 2007, Vol. 55, Iss. 34, pg. 58, by: Erica Silberstein, "Q&A with Kenneth Branagh"

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 6 May 2005, Vol. 1, Iss. 817, pg. 18, by: Rich, Joshua, ""Ruling Class: Kenneth Branagh gets presidential""

-   "TV Filmes" (Portugal), August 1999, Iss. 37, pg. 68-71, by: Avik Gilboa, "Na pele de um estranho"

-   "Cineaste" (USA), Winter 1998, Vol. 24, Iss. 1, pg. 34-41, by: Gary Crowdus, "Sharing an Enthusiasm for Shakespeare"

-   "Premiere" (USA), December 1996, Vol. 10, Iss. 4, pg. 60, by: Al Weisel, "Idol Chatter"

-   "The Advocate" (USA), 20 February 1996, Iss. 701, pg. 42-49, by: Mark Huisman, "Prince of Players"

-   "Starlog" (USA), February 1995, Iss. 211, by: Ian Spelling, "Horrors of Frankenstein"

-   "Fangoria" (USA), November 1994, Iss. 138, pg. 26-31,+90, by: Mark Salisbury, "Kenneth Branagh: Bringing Life to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"

-   "Cinema" (Hungary), February 1994, Iss. 27, pg. 27, by: Klaus Dahm/Roland Huschke, "Shakespeare is örömét lelte volna benne"

-   "Empire" (UK), 1994, Iss. 66, pg. 98-109

-   "The Independent Arts & Books" (UK), 31 October 2009, Iss. 6883, pg. 38 - 39, by: Michael Coveney, "The Branagh enigma"

-   "The Times" (UK), 29 November 2008, by: Paul Hoggart, "Kenneth Branagh is Kurt Wallander"

-   "The Independent" (UK), 18 September 2008, Iss. 6842, pg. 11, by: Paul Taylor, "Branagh goes back to spectacular beginnings [First Night: Ivanov, Wyndham's Theatre, London]"

-   "The Economist" (UK), 2 August 2003, Vol. 368, Iss. 8335, pg. 72, "Not just a blonde wizard"

-   "Heat" (UK), 2 February 2002, pg. 36, "Kenneth Branagh stars in new Harry Potter film"

-   "Total Film" (Hungary), October 1999, Iss. 7, pg. 24, by: Gergely Zöldi

-   "Premiere" (USA), June 1999, Vol. 12, Iss. 10, pg. 102, by: Andy Webster, "Filmography"

-   "Madison magazine" (USA), December 1998

-   "Hörzu" (Germany), 8 May 1998, Iss. 19, pg. 116-115, by: Roland Huschke, "Zwei Filme, ein Problem"

-   "TV-Spielfilm" (Germany), 1997, Vol. 12, pg. 244-246, by: Volker Bleeck

-   "Esquire" (UK), December 1994

-   "Premiere" (USA), September 1991, Vol. 5, Iss. 1, pg. 74-78, by: Martin Booe, "Ken Again"

-   "TVFilm" (Netherlands), 19 December 2009, Vol. 26, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"

-   "Playboy" (USA), November 1994, Vol. 41, Iss. 11, pg. 139, by: Bruce Williamson, "Sex In Cinema 1994"

-   "The Plain Dealer TV Week" (USA), 24 April 2005

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 22 November 2002, Vol. 1, Iss. 683

-   "Madison" (USA), December 1998

-   "The Advocate" (USA), 20 February 1996, Iss. 701

-   "FilmMagasinet" (Norway), February 1995, Iss. 5

-   "Empire" (UK), December 1994, Iss. 66

-   "Esquire" (UK), December 1994

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  57. "Cinetipp" (2002) {Radio Rock Revolution}
  58. "The Charlie Rose Show" (1991) {(2009-05-12)}
  59. "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (2005) {(#5.144)}
  60. "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (2005) {(#6.43)}
  61. Kenneth Branagh Films 'The Magic Flute' (2008) (V)
  62. Valkyrie (2008)
  63. "10 Days to War" (2008) {Our Business Is North (#1.8)}
  64. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (2003) {(#6.176)}
  65. "Sunday AM" (2005) {(#4.5)}
  66. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#16.214)}
  67. "Wallander" (2008) {Firewall (#1.2)}
  68. "Wallander" (2008) {One Step Behind (#1.3)}
  69. "Wallander" (2008) {Sidetracked (#1.1)}
  70. Sleuth (2007)
  71. Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out (2007) (TV)
  72. "CBS News Sunday Morning" (1979) {(2007-07-08)}
  73. "Continuarà..." (1996) {(2007-04-08)}
  74. "Eigo de shabera-night" (2001) {(2007-06-11)}
  75. "Entertainment Tonight" (1981) {(2007-10-03)}
  76. "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993) {(2007-10-03)}
  77. "Parkinson" (1971) {(2007-11-17)}
  78. "Secrets of the Dead" (2000) {Battle for the Bible (#6.2)}
  79. "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (2005) {(#4.168)}
  80. "Up Close with Carrie Keagan" (2007) {(2007-10-10)}
  81. As You Like It (2006)
  82. "The American Experience" (1987) {The Man Behind Hitler (#18.13)}
  83. Das Goebbels-Experiment (2005)
  84. The Royal Wedding of HRH the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles (2005) (TV)
  85. Warm Springs (2005) (TV)
  86. "Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (2003) {(2005-04-05)}
  87. "Walking with Monsters" (2005) {Clash of Titans (#1.3)}
  88. "Walking with Monsters" (2005) {Reptile's Beginnings (#1.2)}
  89. "Walking with Monsters" (2005) {Water Dwellers (#1.1)}
  90. A Tribute to Joe Mantegna (2004) (TV)
  91. Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic (2004) (TV)
  92. Five Children and It (2004)
  93. Build a Scene (2003) (V)
  94. Interviews with Professors & More (2003) (V)
  95. Interviews with Students (2003) (V)
  96. "The Charlie Rose Show" (1991) {(2003-05-22)}
  97. "World War 1 in Colour" (2003) {Blood in the Air (#1.3)}
  98. "World War 1 in Colour" (2003) {Catastrophe (#1.1)}
  99. "World War 1 in Colour" (2003) {Killers of the Sea (#1.4)}
  100. "World War 1 in Colour" (2003) {Mayhem on the Eastern Front (#1.5)}
  101. "World War 1 in Colour" (2003) {Slaughter in the Trenches (#1.2)}
  102. "World War 1 in Colour" (2003) {Victory and Despair (#1.6)}
  103. Following the Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) (TV)
  104. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  105. Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute (2002) (TV)
  106. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
  107. Shackleton (2002) (TV)
  108. The Tramp and the Dictator (2002)
  109. "HBO First Look" (1992) {Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (#9.18)}
  110. "Omnibus" (1967) {Robert Altman in England}
  111. Conspiracy (2001) (TV)
  112. Schneider's 2nd Stage (2001)
  113. Short6 (2001)
  114. The Beasts Within (2001) (TV)
  115. Triumph of the Beasts (2001) (TV)
  116. "Walking with Beasts" (2001) {Land of Giants (#1.3)}
  117. "Walking with Beasts" (2001) {Mammoth Journey (#1.6)}
  118. "Walking with Beasts" (2001) {New Dawn (#1.1)}
  119. "Walking with Beasts" (2001) {Next of Kin (#1.4)}
  120. "Walking with Beasts" (2001) {Sabre Tooth (#1.5)}
  121. "Walking with Beasts" (2001) {The Beasts Within (#1.8)}
  122. "Walking with Beasts" (2001) {Triumph of the Beasts (#1.7)}
  123. "Walking with Beasts" (2001) {Whale Killer (#1.2)}
  124. Behind the Scenes: Road to El Dorado (2000) (V)
  125. Big Al Uncovered (2000) (TV)
  126. How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
  127. Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000) (TV)
  128. Love's Labour's Lost (2000)
  129. The 54th Annual Tony Awards (2000) (TV)
  130. The Ballad of Big Al (2000) (TV)
  131. The Periwig-Maker (2000)
  132. The Road to El Dorado (2000)
  133. William Shakespeare (2000)
  134. "Aleph, lectures contades" (1999) {William Shakespeare}
  135. "Funny Turns" (1999) {Richard Briers: A Good Life}
  136. "HBO First Look" (1992) {The Road to Eldorado (#7.4)}
  137. "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993) {(2000-06-07)}
  138. "Parkinson" (1971) {(2000-03-11)}
  139. "The Charlie Rose Show" (1991) {(2000-06-09)}
  140. "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996) {(2000-06-06)}
  141. Alien Love Triangle (1999)
  142. Galapagos: The Enchanted Voyage (1999)
  143. The BBC and the BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Tribute to Richard Attenborough (1999) (TV)
  144. The Book That Wrote Itself (1999)
  145. The Making of 'Walking with Dinosaurs' (1999) (TV)
  146. The Will Smith Music Video Collection (1999) (V)
  147. Wild Wild West (1999)
  148. "HBO First Look" (1992) {It's a Whole New West: The Making of 'Wild, Wild West' (#6.4)}
  149. "Walking with Dinosaurs" (1999) {Cruel Sea (#1.3)}
  150. "Walking with Dinosaurs" (1999) {Death of a Dynasty (#1.6)}
  151. "Walking with Dinosaurs" (1999) {Giant of the Skies (#1.4)}
  152. "Walking with Dinosaurs" (1999) {New Blood (#1.1)}
  153. "Walking with Dinosaurs" (1999) {Spirits of the Ice Forest (#1.5)}
  154. "Walking with Dinosaurs" (1999) {Time of the Titans (#1.2)}
  155. Celebrity (1998)
  156. The Dance of Shiva (1998)
  157. The Gingerbread Man (1998)
  158. The Proposition (1998)
  159. The Theory of Flight (1998)
  160. Universal Horror (1998) (TV)
  161. "Cold War" (1998) {After Stalin (#1.7)}
  162. "Cold War" (1998) {Backyard (#1.18)}
  163. "Cold War" (1998) {Berlin (#1.4)}
  164. "Cold War" (1998) {China (#1.15)}
  165. "Cold War" (1998) {Comrades (#1.1)}
  166. "Cold War" (1998) {Conclusions (#1.24)}
  167. "Cold War" (1998) {Cuba (#1.10)}
  168. "Cold War" (1998) {Detente (#1.16)}
  169. "Cold War" (1998) {Freeze (#1.19)}
  170. "Cold War" (1998) {Good Guys, Bad Guys (#1.17)}
  171. "Cold War" (1998) {Iron Curtain (#1.2)}
  172. "Cold War" (1998) {Korea (#1.5)}
  173. "Cold War" (1998) {M.A.D. (#1.12)}
  174. "Cold War" (1998) {Make Love Not War (#1.13)}
  175. "Cold War" (1998) {Marshall Plan (#1.3)}
  176. "Cold War" (1998) {Red Spring (#1.14)}
  177. "Cold War" (1998) {Reds (#1.6)}
  178. "Cold War" (1998) {Soldiers of God (#1.20)}
  179. "Cold War" (1998) {Spies (#1.21)}
  180. "Cold War" (1998) {Sputnik (#1.8)}
  181. "Cold War" (1998) {Star Wars (#1.22)}
  182. "Cold War" (1998) {The Wall (#1.9)}
  183. "Cold War" (1998) {The Wall Comes Down (#1.23)}
  184. "Cold War" (1998) {Vietnam (#1.11)}
  185. "The Charlie Rose Show" (1991) {(1998-11-12)}
  186. "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996) {(1998-01-16)}
  187. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(1998-10-28)}
  188. Dennis Pennis R.I.P. (1997) (V)
  189. The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997) (TV)
  190. To Be on Camera: A History with Hamlet (1997) (V)
  191. "Great Composers" (1997) {Beethoven}
  192. "Great Composers" (1997) {Giacomo Puccini 1858 - 1924}
  193. "Great Composers" (1997) {Johann Sebastian Bach}
  194. "Great Composers" (1997) {Mahler}
  195. "Great Composers" (1997) {Richard Wagner 1813 - 1883}
  196. "Great Composers" (1997) {Tchaikovsky}
  197. "Great Composers" (1997) {Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791}
  198. 100 Years of Horror: Baron Frankenstein (1996) (V)
  199. 100 Years of Horror: The Frankenstein Family (1996) (V)
  200. Hamlet (1996)
  201. Looking for Richard (1996)
  202. Making 'Hamlet' (1996) (V)
  203. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1996) (TV)
  204. "Días de cine" (1991) {(1996-06-07)}
  205. "Film '72" (1971) {(1996-01-29)}
  206. "HBO First Look" (1992) {Hamlet (#3.9)}
  207. "The Charlie Rose Show" (1991) {(1996-12-23)}
  208. "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996) {(1996-12-18)}
  209. "Very Important Pennis" (1995) {Very Important Pennis: Part 1 (#1.2)}
  210. 39 premis Sant Jordi de cinematografia (1995) (TV)
  211. Anne Frank Remembered (1995)
  212. Othello (1995)
  213. "Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood" (1995) {Art's Promised Land (#1.2)}
  214. "Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood" (1995) {End of an Era (#1.6)}
  215. "Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood" (1995) {Opportunity Lost (#1.5)}
  216. "Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood" (1995) {The Music of Light (#1.4)}
  217. "Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood" (1995) {The Unchained Camera (#1.3)}
  218. "Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood" (1995) {Where It All Began (#1.1)}
  219. "Performance" (1992) {Shadow of a Gunman (#5.1)}
  220. "The Charlie Rose Show" (1991) {(1995-12-28)}
  221. Frankenstein (1994)
  222. It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein (1994) (TV)
  223. Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes (1993) (TV)
  224. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
  225. Swing Kids (1993)
  226. "The Charlie Rose Show" (1991) {(1993-05-28)}
  227. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#2.119)}
  228. Peter's Friends (1992)
  229. Symphony for the Spire (1992)
  230. "Cinema 3" (1984) {(1992-02-26)}
  231. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#1.148)}
  232. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#3.192)}
  233. Dead Again (1991)
  234. "Late Night with David Letterman" (1982) {(1991-08-01)}
  235. Discovering Hamlet (1990) (TV)
  236. The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) (TV)
  237. The European Film Awards (1990) (TV)
  238. "Cinema 3" (1984) {(1990-03-07)}
  239. Henry V (1989)
  240. Look Back in Anger (1989) (TV)
  241. "American Playhouse" (1981) {Strange Interlude (#7.1)}
  242. "Thompson" (1988) {(#1.1)}
  243. "Thompson" (1988) {(#1.2)}
  244. "Thompson" (1988) {(#1.3)}
  245. "Thompson" (1988) {(#1.4)}
  246. "Thompson" (1988) {(#1.5)}
  247. "Thompson" (1988) {(#1.6)}
  248. A Month in the Country (1987)
  249. High Season (1987)
  250. Lorna (1987) (TV)
  251. The Lady's Not for Burning (1987) (TV)
  252. "Fortunes of War" (1987) {Egypt: April 1941 (#1.5)}
  253. "Fortunes of War" (1987) {Egypt: September 1942 (#1.6)}
  254. "Fortunes of War" (1987) {Greece: October 1940 (#1.4)}
  255. "Fortunes of War" (1987) {Romania: January 1940 (#1.2)}
  256. "Fortunes of War" (1987) {Romania: June 1940 (#1.3)}
  257. "Fortunes of War" (1987) {The Balkans: September 1939 (#1.1)}
  258. "Fortunes of War" (1987) {The Middle East: January 1943 (#1.7)}
  259. "Theatre Night" (1985) {Ghosts (#2.5)}
  260. "Wogan" (1982) {(1986-08-11)}
  261. Coming Through (1985) (TV)
  262. "Boy in the Bush" (1984)
  263. "Play for Today" (1970) {A Coming to Terms for Billy (#14.3)}
  264. To the Lighthouse (1983) (TV)
  265. "Maybury" (1981) {New Gods for Old: Part 1 (#2.1)}
  266. "Maybury" (1981) {New Gods for Old: Part 2 (#2.2)}
  267. "Play for Today" (1970) {A Matter of Choice for Billy (#13.17)}
  268. "Play for Today" (1970) {Too Late to Talk to Billy (#12.16)}
  269. "Play for Tomorrow" (1982) {Easter 2016 (#1.6)}
  270. Chariots of Fire (1981)


  1. As You Like It (2006) (adaptation)
  2. The Magic Flute (2006) (adapted for the screen by) <2,1,1>
  3. The Magic Flute (2006) (screenplay) <4,1,1>
  4. Listening (2003) (writer)
  5. Love's Labour's Lost (2000) (screenplay) <2,1,1>
  6. Hamlet (1996) (screenplay) <2,1,1>
  7. In the Bleak Midwinter (1995) (written by) <1,1,1>
  8. Much Ado About Nothing (1993) (screenplay) <2,1,1>
  9. Henry V (1989) (adapted for the screen by) <2,1,1>