Facts about Kenneth Branagh

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Kenneth Branagh is a famous Actor from Ireland, he is 58 years old and still alive, born December 10, 1960.

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He is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 26 quotes who is written / told by Kenneth.

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Famous quotes by Kenneth Branagh (26)


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"We're self obsessed and mad and stupid - not that other people can't be the same way - but the extremes are kind of honest in some mad way. Anyway, I like them"
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"I like to cast actors I admire, one's that are talented. Each one will bring something new to the part. This play has been done thousands of times and now certain characters are too familiar"
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"I do think that, for instance, we've been very lucky to have theatrical careers and be associated with Shakespeare which sometimes gives you a kind of bogus kudos"
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"Actors are the best and the worst of people. They're like kids. When they're good, they're very very good. When they're bad they're very very naughty"
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"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"
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"I don't think Hamlet is mad, nor is he predisposed to be a gloomy or tragic figure"
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"The best actors, I think, have a childlike quality. They have a sort of an ability to lose themselves. There's still some silliness"
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"One of the things that makes Hamlet unique among Shakespeare's characters is his courage to face up to the darker elements of his personality"
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"I don't know that there is too far, actually. I think there's only too bad. If it's bad you've gone too far"
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"I certainly have been guilty of trying to sweep things under the carpet"
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"The long version of the play is actually an easier version to follow. In all of the cut versions the intense speeches are cut too close together for the audience and the actors"
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"I did not make this a long film for its own sake. I wanted to make an entertaining film and offer it out there for those who want to see it. If word of mouth suggests there is an audience out there, hopefully their cinema will show it"
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"Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports"
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"The glory of 70mm is the sharpness of the image it offers"
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"So many plays with magic in them that would be a terrific invitation to an imaginative animation team"
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"I think A Midsummer Night's Dream would be terrific because of the transformations that occur. Or The Tempest, things like that. Extraordinary larger than life or supernatural element"
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"My definition of success is control"
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"Music and language are a vital element. We, as actors and directors, offer it to people who want to experience it. Sometimes the actual meaning is less important than the words themselves"
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"It's very strange that the people you love are often the people you're most cruel to"
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"It's quite hard for people to just accept that they're very contradictory"
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"In the hands of a great poet, words have ways of affecting us in ways we don't understand"
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"If you've done a brilliant version it becomes something else"
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"If it's good art, it's good"
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"The elasticity of Shakespeare is extraordinary"
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"I think the best actors are the most generous, the kindest, the greatest people and at their worst they are vain, greedy and insecure"
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"I only really cast people who are desperate to be in it - who were dying to be in it, whose talent I believed in and were dead ready to do the work that was necessary"


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