New Endeavors: Branagh, Levy


Kenneth Branagh and Eugene Levy have signed with Endeavor. Branagh is filming the feature "Valkyrie," in which he plays Henning Von Tresckow. He most recently directed "Sleuth," starring Jude Law, which will be released this year by Sony Pictures Classics, and the HBO Films adaptation of William Shakespeare's "As You Like It," which premieres Aug. 21.

His recent acting credits include the films "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" and "Celebrity" along with HBO's "Warm Springs," A&E's "Shackleton" and HBO/BBC's "Conspiracy," which won him an Emmy in 2001 for best actor in a miniseries or TV movie.

Branagh also directed "The Magic Flute," "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" and "Hamlet," the latter of which earned him an Oscar nomination for adapted screenplay. He continues to be repped by manager Judy Hofflund.

Levy most recently co-starred in the film "For Your Consideration," which he co-wrote with Christopher Guest. He co-wrote and co-starred in three other collaborations with Guest: "A Mighty Wind," "Best in Show" and "Waiting for Guffman."

Levy, a Second City Theater and "Second City TV" alum, also has appeared in such films as the "American Pie" franchise, "Bringing Down the House," "Serendipity" and "Father of the Bride" as well as the TV series "Mad About You" and "The Drew Carey Show." He continues to be repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney Jared Levine.