Kenneth Branagh to Get BAFTA Tribute

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Simon Emmett


LONDON – Actor and director Kenneth Branagh is the latest star to be the subject of a Life in Pictures event, hosted and organized by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Branagh will be the subject of a celebration of his work on the silver screen, on both sides of the camera, at an event at the British organization’s central London headquarters Nov 18.

Branagh is being touted during awards season for his return in front of the camera with his role as Laurence Olivier in Simon Curtis' My Week With Marilyn, alongside Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe.

It is distributed in the U.S. by The Weinstein Company and by Entertainment Film Distributors in the U.K.

Branagh’s efforts behind the lens as director of Thor last year will also form part of the evening’s celebration.

He has just completed a sell-out run on stage in Belfast of a new comedy The Painkiller in which he co-starred with Rob Brydon and starred in BBC Radio 4's epic adaptation of Vasili Grossman's Life and Fate.

Branagh is currently shooting the third season of the BBC's BAFTA award-winning Wallander in which he plays Henning Mankell's best-selling Swedish detective.

Branagh’s Life in Pictures follows hot-on-the-heels of one for Oscar-winner Charlize Theron earlier this month.