Kenneth Branagh filmography

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Branagh at the Roma Fiction Fest in July 2009
Branagh at a press conference for Thor in London in April 2011

The following is the filmography for actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Kenneth Branagh.

Acting roles[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
1981 Chariots of Fire Cambridge Student Uncredited
1987 A Month in the Country James Moon
High Season Rick
1989 Henry V Henry V
1991 Dead Again Mike Church / Roman Strauss
1992 Peter's Friends Andrew Benson
1993 Much Ado About Nothing Benedick
Swing Kids Herr Knopp, Gestapo Uncredited
1994 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein
1995 Othello Iago
1996 Hamlet Prince Hamlet
1998 The Gingerbread Man Rick Magruder
The Theory of Flight Richard
Celebrity Lee Simon
The Proposition Father Michael McKinnon
The Dance of Shiva[1] Colonel Evans Short film
1999 Alien Love Triangle Steven Chesterman
Wild Wild West Dr. Arliss Loveless
2000 Love's Labour's Lost Berowne
The Road to El Dorado Miguel
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Peter McGowen
Periwig Maker The Periwig Maker Short film
2001 Schneider's 2nd Stage Joseph Barnett
2002 Rabbit Proof Fence A.O. Neville
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Gilderoy Lockhart
2004 Five Children & It Uncle Albert
2007 Sleuth Man on TV Uncredited
2008 Valkyrie Henning von Tresckow
2009 The Boat That Rocked Sir Alistair Dormandy
2011 My Week with Marilyn Laurence Olivier
2012 Stars in Shorts[2] Mark Snow Short Film, episode: "Prodigal"
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Viktor Cherevin
2016 Mindhorn Himself Cameo
2017 Dunkirk Commander Bolton
Murder on the Orient Express Hercule Poirot
2018 Avengers: Infinity War Asgardian Distress Caller
All Is True William Shakespeare
2020 Tenet Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1982 Play for Tomorrow Student Episode: "Easter 2016"
Play for Today Billy Martin 3 episodes
1983 To the Lighthouse Charles Tansley Television film
Maybury Robert Clyde Moffat 2 episodes
1984 The Boy in the Bush Jack Grant Miniseries
1985 Coming Through D.H. Lawrence Television film
1987 The Lady's Not for Burning Thomas Mendip
Lorna Billy
Theatre Night Oswald Episode: "Ghosts"
Fortunes of War Guy Pringle 7 episodes
1988 Thompson Various roles 6 episodes
American Playhouse Gordan Evans Episode: "Strange Interlude"
1989 Look Back in Anger Jimmy Porter Videotaped TV drama
1995 The Shadow of a Gunman Donal Davoren Episode: "Shadow of a Gunman"
2001 Conspiracy Reinhard Heydrich Television film
2002 Shackleton Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
2005 Warm Springs Franklin D. Roosevelt
2008 10 Days to War Colonel Tim Collins Episode: "Our Business is North"
2008–2016 Wallander Kurt Wallander 12 episodes
2018 Upstart Crow Colin /
The Stranger
Episode: "A Crow Christmas Carol"


Year Title Notes
1995 Anne Frank Remembered Documentary
1996 Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood Six-part TV special
1997 Great Composers TV mini series
1998 Cold War TV series
1999 Walking with Dinosaurs
2001 The Science of Walking with Beasts Two-part TV special
The Ballad of Big Al TV special
Walking with Beasts TV series
2002 The Tramp and the Dictator Documentary
2005 Walking with Monsters: Life Before Dinosaurs TV series
Goebbels-Experiment, Das[3] Documentary
IMAX: Galapagos
World War 1 in Colour
2006 The American Experience TV documentary (Episode: "The Man Behind Hitler")
2011 A Poem is... TV series

Directed films[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Year Title Director Producer Writer Notes
1988 Twelfth Night Yes No No TV Film, Recording of Stageplay
1989 Henry V Yes No Yes BAFTA Award for Best Direction
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Director
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actor
1991 Dead Again Yes No No
1992 Peter's Friends Yes Yes No
1993 Much Ado About Nothing Yes Yes Yes
1994 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Yes No No
1995 In the Bleak Midwinter Yes Yes No
1996 Hamlet Yes No Yes Nominated - Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
2000 Love's Labour's Lost Yes Yes Yes
2006 The Magic Flute Yes No Yes
As You Like It Yes Yes Yes
2007 Sleuth Yes Yes No
2011 Thor Yes No No
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Yes No No
2015 Cinderella Yes No No
2017 Murder on the Orient Express Yes Yes No
2018 All Is True Yes No No
2020 Artemis Fowl Yes Yes No Post-production[4]
Death on the Nile Yes Yes No Pre-production[5]

Short films[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Notes
1992 Swan Song Yes No Nominated - Academy Award for Best Short Film
2003 Listening Yes Yes


  1. ^ "The Dance of Shiva". Stephanie Sinclair Art. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  2. ^ Davis, Edward (27 January 2012). "First Look: Kenneth Branagh In Sci-Fi Short 'Prodigal'". Indie Wire. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Dr. Goebbels Speaks". Top Documentary Films. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Disney announces dates for new Star Wars movies, MCU Phase 4, and more". May 7, 2019.
  5. ^ McNary, Dave (2018-10-17). "Film News Roundup: 1963 U.S. Naval Academy Football Team to Get Doc Treatment". Variety. Retrieved 2018-10-19.