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Kenneth Branagh, Ciaran Hinds Test Positive for COVID-19, Says Jude Hill

Belfast director Kenneth Branagh and co-star Ciarán Hinds have tested positive for COVID-19, Jude Hill told The Hollywood Reporter at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday. Attending to honor the film, Hill, the young actor who stars as Buddy in Branagh’s semi-autobiographical feature, said of the night ahead, “We have the Focus Features team, and […]

11-Year-Old ‘Belfast’ Star Jude Hill Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

Jude Hill, the young breakout star of Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical drama Belfast, has been signed by UTA and Berwick & Kovacik in all areas. Selected from 300 hopefuls to play the lead role of Buddy, based on Branagh’s younger self, Hill joined an all-star cast that included Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan and Ciaran […]

Kenneth Branagh to Be Honored at the Oscar Wilde Awards (Exclusive)

Kenneth Branagh, the five-time Oscar nominee who has a major Academy Award contender in the running this year with his semiautobiographical Belfast, will be honored at the Oscar Wilde Awards. On March 24, three days before the Oscars — where he is a strong favorite to contend in the original screenplay, directing and best picture […]

Telluride Awards Analysis: Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Belfast,’ a Favorite of Critics and Audiences, Has Major Oscar Potential

One of the standout achievements and fan favorites at this year’s Telluride Film Festival is Kenneth Branagh‘s Belfast, an autobiographical film about Branagh’s childhood in Northern Ireland as the Troubles quite literally exploded around him. The dramedy had its world premiere here in the Rockies on Thursday and has been screening to huge applause ever […]