Kenneth Branagh's autobiography, about the life and career of a theatrical phenomenon of his time. He talks about failure and success, family and friends, his association with Prince Charles and the Renaissance Company.Kenneth Branagh's autobiography, about the life and career of a theatrical phenomenon of his time. He talks about failure and success, family and friends, his association with Prince Charles and the Renaissance Company.Read Less
New. This item is printed on demand. As both star and director of the acclaimed film Henry V, young Branagh has had his career compared to that of Lawrence Olivier. Full of charm, humor, and insight into an actor's craft, Branagh's intriguing autobiography te.
Publishers Weekly, 1991-04-12 Critically acclaimed Branagh, 28, details his career, which has so far included a stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company, television stardom and direction of his own role in a film version of Henry V . ``His book has charm because of the delight he takes in the theater and in working with such great actors as Derek Jacobi and Paul Scofield,'' said PW. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1990-03-16 Branagh acknowledges that it is presumptuous to write an autobiography at age 28, but he also notes that since youth has not deterred him from achieving his other goals, he might as well attempt this as well. He tells of his Irish family, his studies at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, acting with the Royal Shakespeare Company and his later decision to leave that prestigious institution and form his own troupe, the Renaissance Theater Company. He has performed to critical acclaim all the major Shakespearean roles on stage, become a television star and directed and acted in a highly praised movie, Henry V . Branagh writes as he apparently lives, rushing from project to project. His book has charm because of the delight he takes in the theater and in working with such great actors as Derek Jacobi and Paul Scofield. In his role as an author, Branagh, rightly, is likely to garner yet more acclaim. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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