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Sir Kenneth Branagh Podcasts

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sir Kenneth Branagh. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sir Kenneth Branagh, often where they are interviewed.

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sir Kenneth Branagh. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sir Kenneth Branagh, often where they are interviewed.

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Sir Kenneth Branagh Becomes the Bard

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Oscar nominated actor and director Sir Kenneth Branagh is the greatest living interpreter of the works of William Shakespeare, and today he talks about his life long love of Shakespeare and stepping into the shoes of his hero for his new film All Is True.  Branagh discusses why he chose to focus on the three years following Shakespeare’s retirement and why he wasn’t afraid to deviate from the accepted biography and embrace the mystery around the man.  He talks about teaming up with writer Ben Elton, forgoing digital graphics in favor traditional matte painting techniques, and the makeup that transformed Kenneth Branagh into the bard himself.  Plus he weighs in on the rumors that the mysterious "dark lady" in Shakespeare’s love sonnets might not have been a lady at all, the sex scandals that embroiled Shakespeare's family in his final years, and speculation that William Shakespeare wasn't the real author of his famous plays.

Kenneth Branagh's film All Is True opens in New York and LA on Friday, May 10 followed by a wide release.  Check your local listings for showtimes.  Subscribe to Kickass News on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review, follow us on Twitter at @KickassNewsPod, and take our short listener survey at www.podsurvey.com/kick.

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May 10 2019 · 36mins
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IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK + ALL IS TRUE | feat. Barry Jenkins & Sir Kenneth Branagh

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On this week's episode of the Curzon Film Podcast we speak to Moonlight director, Barry Jenkins, about his new film, If Beale Street Could Talk, and we discuss All Is True with none other than Sir Kenneth Branagh.

We start with If Beale Street Could Talk. Adapted from the novel by celebrated author, James Baldwin, it follows the romance between Fonny and Tish, two young lovers living in 1970s Harlem, New York. Their love is tested to its limits when Fonny is wrongly imprisoned, and the fight for justice takes a heavy toll on the young couple's lives. Once again taking social realist material and blending it with a poetic eye, Jenkins’ film simply glows off the screen.

Later in the episode we look at Sir Kenneth Branagh’s All Is True, which tells the little known story of Sir William Shakespeare’s humble retirement. Written by Ben Elton and directed by Sir Kenneth, this is a new take on Shakespeare that collects together the cream of British acting talent (including Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench) and is shot with an elegance and beauty, as well as a pitched honesty, that is a tribute to the Bard.

Discussing the films this week are Kelly Powell, Ella Kemp, Jake Cunningham and Steven Ryder

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@irma_pep - Steven

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Produced by Jake Cunningham

Edited by Mark Towers

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Feb 07 2019 · 32mins

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Chris Ramsey, Sara Pascoe, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Ben Elton

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This week Chris's guests include comedians Chris Ramsey and Sara Pascoe plus Hollywood sparkle from Sir Kenneth Branagh, Ben Elton and Billy Zane. From comedy tour titles to fitness DVDs and having a Shakespeare-off in new movie 'All is True', they've got it covered. Hear the best bits now.

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Feb 01 2019 · 38mins
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Richard E. Grant, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Jo Brand and Busted

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Bonus Eps 002 (Option 2) - Patrick Doyle and Sir Kenneth Branagh (Murder on the Orient Express)

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Gordon Burkell interviews Kenneth Branagh and Patrick Doyle about composing music and specifically composing the song Never Forget from the film Murder on the Orient Express. NOTE: Kenneth is difficult to hear due to phone service. If you are interested in the content and want to hear what Patrick has to say without Kenneth, go to option 1 in your feed.
Dec 22 2017 · 22mins
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Sir Kenneth Branagh's No Nonsense Guide To Shakespeare

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Not sure about Shakespeare? Listen to Sir Kenneth Branagh and you may change your mind. He was a guest on the Danny Baker Show for a chat about his new London stage play, Painkiller. #bbc5live #dannybaker #sirkennethbranagh #lynseyhipgrave #londonstage #Painkiller

Mar 15 2016 · 3mins
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Sir Kenneth Branagh, Musician Dan Navarro And Allison From WanderWe

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Sir Kenneth Branagh talks about Russia and Spies, musician Dan Navarro shares his music… and insider travel tips, and Allison from WanderWe.com puts your own personal travel concierge… in the palm of your hand. That, and the top 3 most romantic restaurants in the World, and in LA, and romantic hotels to target for the upcoming fabricated holiday of Valentine’s Day.
Jan 30 2014 · 1hr 15mins
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Sir Kenneth Branagh; Michael Symmons Roberts; Sensing Spaces

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With Mark Lawson

Sir Kenneth Branagh talks about his latest film: the return of Tom Clancy's iconic creation, Jack Ryan. In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, the CIA analyst is up against a ruthless Russian oligarch, played by Branagh - who also directed the thriller. He discusses the parallels between directing multi-million dollar action films and stage-productions of Shakespeare, and the influence of Laurence Olivier.

Costa poetry prize winner Michael Symmons Roberts discusses his latest collection, Drysalter. The book is his sixth collection of poetry, consisting of 150 poems, each one fifteen lines long. He explains why it was helpful to have formal constraints to hold the poems together, and the social uses of poetry.

The main galleries of the Royal Academy have been transformed by its latest exhibition, Sensing Spaces, in which seven architectural practices from around the world have been commissioned to allow visitors to engage with structures, perspectives, sounds, textures - even scents. Mark visits the exhibition, together with author and critic Rachel Cooke.

Producer: Gabriella Meade.
Jan 23 2014 · 28mins