Kenneth Branagh Quotes

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Kenneth Branagh quotes: I am a long-time hide-behind-the-sofa-in-the-early-Doctor Who-in-the-1960s fan. I am a long-time hide-behind-the-sofa-in-the-early-Doctor Who-in-the-1960s fan.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: The elasticity of Shakespeare is extraordinary. The elasticity of Shakespeare is extraordinary.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I am very much looking forward to new adventures - including, I hope, Broadway - sooner rather than later. I am very much looking forward to new adventures - including, I hope, Broadway - sooner rather than later.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: In Northern Ireland, I truly, effortlessly, knew who I was. I knew where I belonged. I felt completely and utterly secure. In Northern Ireland, I truly, effortlessly, knew who I was. I knew where I belonged. I felt completely and utterly secure.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: Shakespeare's always on my dance card if it can be. Shakespeare's always on my dance card if it can be.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: 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. 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.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I certainly have been guilty of trying to sweep things under the carpet. I certainly have been guilty of trying to sweep things under the carpet.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I've always loved the Bond films. I've always loved the Bond films.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I remember the first book I bought, when I was about 11 ... Dad said, 'What have you got that for? What are libraries for?' I remember the first book I bought, when I was about 11 ... Dad said, 'What have you got that for? What are libraries for?'
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I read the final Wallander novel, 'The Troubled Man,' not long after it was published. I read the final Wallander novel, 'The Troubled Man,' not long after it was published.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I liked the fact that 'My Week With Marilyn' wasn't a biopic. I liked the fact that 'My Week With Marilyn' wasn't a biopic.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: It's quite hard for people to just accept that they're very contradictory. It's quite hard for people to just accept that they're very contradictory.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: When you cast someone like Natalie Portman, the character can't just be the love interest. When you cast someone like Natalie Portman, the character can't just be the love interest.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: In the course of my lifetime, that world went from violence to a kind of peace. In the course of my lifetime, that world went from violence to a kind of peace.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I'm just a foul-mouthed Brit. I'm just a foul-mouthed Brit.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: For a nanosecond in the pre-Internet pre-digital age, I was a hot young actor, in the sense of popular, and then it passed. For a nanosecond in the pre-Internet pre-digital age, I was a hot young actor, in the sense of popular, and then it passed.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: 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. 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.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I love thrillers, and I always have. I love thrillers, and I always have.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports. Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: The ferocity of passion that is engendered by people when they don't like what you've done is really tremendous. It's intense. The ferocity of passion that is engendered by people when they don't like what you've done is really tremendous. It's intense.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I'm interested in creating new work. I'm interested in creating new work.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: The BAFTA is both absolutely fantastic and sort of meaningless at the same time. The BAFTA is both absolutely fantastic and sort of meaningless at the same time.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I think the best actors are the most generous, the kindest, the greatest people and at their worst they are vain, greedy and insecure. I think the best actors are the most generous, the kindest, the greatest people and at their worst they are vain, greedy and insecure.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I only got 'War and Peace' on the third attempt. I only got 'War and Peace' on the third attempt.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: The glory of 70mm is the sharpness of the image it offers. The glory of 70mm is the sharpness of the image it offers.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: After Frankenstein, I feel as if I want to make a film about somebody having a nice cup of tea. After Frankenstein, I feel as if I want to make a film about somebody having a nice cup of tea.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: The best actors, I think, have a childlike quality. They have a sort of an ability to lose themselves. There's still some silliness. The best actors, I think, have a childlike quality. They have a sort of an ability to lose themselves. There's still some silliness.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: The director needs to be in command on set because everything crumbles if that's not the case. The director needs to be in command on set because everything crumbles if that's not the case.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: My parents are the reason I wanted to make Shakespeare available to ordinary people. My parents are the reason I wanted to make Shakespeare available to ordinary people.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: My definition of success is control. My definition of success is control.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I'm basically quite a cheerful person. I'm basically quite a cheerful person.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: If you've done a brilliant version it becomes something else. If you've done a brilliant version it becomes something else.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: Life is surreal and beautiful. Life is surreal and beautiful.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I was a big admirer of F.D.R. He saved Britain. I was a big admirer of F.D.R. He saved Britain.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: Truth is like most opinions - best unexpressed. Truth is like most opinions - best unexpressed.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I think television goes through phases, like other creative arts, where suddenly a group of people are producing exciting work all at once. I think television goes through phases, like other creative arts, where suddenly a group of people are producing exciting work all at once.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I'm by no means an opera buff. I'm by no means an opera buff.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: In the hands of a great poet, words have ways of affecting us in ways we don't understand. In the hands of a great poet, words have ways of affecting us in ways we don't understand.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: One of the problems with Shakespeare is that you can never give him a ring. One of the problems with Shakespeare is that you can never give him a ring.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I'm a devotee of Stephen Sondheim. I think he's a genius. I'm a devotee of Stephen Sondheim. I think he's a genius.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: 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. 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.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I did not expect to be allowed to be an actor, to be allowed to eventually direct things. I did not expect to be allowed to be an actor, to be allowed to eventually direct things.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I don't find myself so exercised by a desperation to be new. I don't find myself so exercised by a desperation to be new.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I'm involved in Northern Ireland Screen and have been for a long time, so I keep my eyes open and ears to the ground. I'm involved in Northern Ireland Screen and have been for a long time, so I keep my eyes open and ears to the ground.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: A brother who is unhappy is a dangerous relative to have. A brother who is unhappy is a dangerous relative to have.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I went to a comprehensive school and didn't go to university. I went to a comprehensive school and didn't go to university.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I did 'Love's Labour's Lost' in the theater and found it to be riotously funny. I did 'Love's Labour's Lost' in the theater and found it to be riotously funny.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: So many plays with magic in them that would be a terrific invitation to an imaginative animation team. So many plays with magic in them that would be a terrific invitation to an imaginative animation team.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: Certainly, I'm excited by epic subjects. It doesn't particularly frighten me. Certainly, I'm excited by epic subjects. It doesn't particularly frighten me.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: A lot of the films I've done have links to other movies that I've directed in the past. A lot of the films I've done have links to other movies that I've directed in the past.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: Do you know what I feel about Dr. Who's? I feel the same way as I do about the Bonds. I love them all. I love them all! I don't Do you know what I feel about Dr. Who's? I feel the same way as I do about the Bonds. I love them all. I love them all! I don't have favorites.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: Even in the case of a god, audiences - paradoxically - enjoy recognizing the human traits. Even in the case of a god, audiences - paradoxically - enjoy recognizing the human traits.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: When I'm acting, I'm in the director's hands. I'm very happy to be. I like to be focused on what I'm doing. When I'm acting, I'm in the director's hands. I'm very happy to be. I like to be focused on what I'm doing.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I did 'Celebrity' by Woody Allen. I did 'The Gingerbread Man' with Robert Altman. These were big talents. I did 'Celebrity' by Woody Allen. I did 'The Gingerbread Man' with Robert Altman. These were big talents.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I went to Moscow and met some slightly powerful and scary people. I went to Moscow and met some slightly powerful and scary people.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: If it's good art, it's good. If it's good art, it's good.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I think that a lot of exciting elements are finding a place where a film is happily, truly about something. I think that a lot of exciting elements are finding a place where a film is happily, truly about something.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I don't think Hamlet is mad, nor is he predisposed to be a gloomy or tragic figure. I don't think Hamlet is mad, nor is he predisposed to be a gloomy or tragic figure.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: The Chinese say, 'It's good to live in interesting times.' The Chinese say, 'It's good to live in interesting times.'
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I'm always interested in contemporary fiction. I'm always interested in contemporary fiction.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: What happens is that with difficult processes on a film, they get very intensely compressed because a clock is ticking. What happens is that with difficult processes on a film, they get very intensely compressed because a clock is ticking.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: There's always something to think about in terms of problems that are dark and important and immediate and scary. There's always something to think about in terms of problems that are dark and important and immediate and scary.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I fondly remember good times working on 'Thor.' I fondly remember good times working on 'Thor.'
Kenneth Branagh quotes: Even when a film is finished, when I direct a film, sometimes it's a dark profession, but it requires a peculiar form of courage that I admire. Even when a film is finished, when I direct a film, sometimes it's a dark profession, but it requires a peculiar form of courage that I admire.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: Adults are just children who earn money. Adults are just children who earn money.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I come from the theatre; my bones are in the theatre. It's as natural as breathing to want to be in the theatre. I come from the theatre; my bones are in the theatre. It's as natural as breathing to want to be in the theatre.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: Actually I think 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' could sit very very perfectly in the middle of a Disney world I think. Actually I think 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' could sit very very perfectly in the middle of a Disney world I think.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I've lived a lot of my life in London, so I often feel that I am a Londoner. I've lived a lot of my life in London, so I often feel that I am a Londoner.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: What you want is the opportunity to work and an audience. Prizes after that are just a great big bonus. What you want is the opportunity to work and an audience. Prizes after that are just a great big bonus.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: Mozart had a tremendously fertile and creative ear for a catchy tune. Mozart had a tremendously fertile and creative ear for a catchy tune.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I live in the English countryside, so I'm surrounded by magpies. I live in the English countryside, so I'm surrounded by magpies.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I'm just a normal working class boy from Belfast. I'm just a normal working class boy from Belfast.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I suppose that was my first bit of acting, the acquisition of an English accent. It was really just an attempt to be understood. I suppose that was my first bit of acting, the acquisition of an English accent. It was really just an attempt to be understood.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: It's very strange that the people you love are often the people you're most cruel to. It's very strange that the people you love are often the people you're most cruel to.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: You can't live in nostalgia-land. You can't live in nostalgia-land.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: At the end of every stage performance, the audience all applaud me for doing my job, but I have friends who work in offices who don't get that. At the end of every stage performance, the audience all applaud me for doing my job, but I have friends who work in offices who don't get that.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: 'Frankenstein' feels like an ancient tale, the kind of traditional story that appears in many other forms. 'Frankenstein' feels like an ancient tale, the kind of traditional story that appears in many other forms.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: 'Jack Ryan' is a very fast-paced, very contemporary, very action-driven thriller. 'Jack Ryan' is a very fast-paced, very contemporary, very action-driven thriller.
Kenneth Branagh quotes: I think we love the escapism of something like 'Cinderella,' and I think we do with 'Thor.' I think we love the escapism of something like 'Cinderella,' and I think we do with 'Thor.'
Kenneth Branagh quotes: For what it's worth, I enjoy 'Dexter,' 'Modern Family,' 'True Blood' and 'Breaking Bad.' I've enjoyed the wonderful 'The Pacific.' For what it's worth, I enjoy 'Dexter,' 'Modern Family,' 'True Blood' and 'Breaking Bad.' I've enjoyed the wonderful 'The Pacific.'