Branagh becomes Johnson

Acclaimed Northern Irish actor Sir Kenneth Branagh is completely un-recognisable in the first trailer for new Sky drama THIS ENGLAND. The Belfast-born director plays Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the five-part series that depicts Johnson’s leadership at the height of the Coronavirus pandemic. Based on Johnson’s “tumultuous first months as UK Prime Minister”, the first trailer shows behind the scenes shots of inside 10 Downing Street before revealing the BAFTA and Academy Award-winner’s incredible transformation into the PM.

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Kenneth Branagh’s BELFAST Oscar

Branagh wins Best Original Screenplay! Thirty-two years after receiving his very first Academy Award nominations for 1989’s HENRY V, actor-director Kenneth Branagh has officially won his first Oscar. Branagh took home Best Original Screenplay for his latest film, BELFAST, during yesterday’s Oscars ceremony. Branagh wrote and directed the semi-autobiographical Belfast, which stars Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, and the young Jude Hill. The film follows a working-class family and the son’s childhood during the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital. 

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