Kenneth Branagh Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace
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by BWW News Desk
When the knighthood was announced during the Queen's Birthday Honours on June 15, Branagh told the BBC: "I feel very humble about it…In the jubilee year, I'm sure anybody else that's had the good fortune to be recognized would feel as I do. Very, very special."
Branagh was recently nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Laurence Olivier in My Week With Marilyn. A celebrated Shakespeare actor, he has appeared in Renaissance Theatre Company's Hamlet in 1988, played opposite Emma Thompson in Renaissance's Look Back in Anger, and later as Richard III in a Sheffield production.