Kenneth Branagh is an Ulster actor and director whose acting career started in the 1980s. In 1989, he had his first lead role in the movie Henry V. In the ’90s, he had notable performances in the movies Much Ado About Nothing, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Othello, Hamlet, and Wild Wild West. In the 2000s, he portrayed Franklin D. Roosevelt in the made-for-television film Warm Springs. He also played Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Henning von Tresckow in Valkyrie. In 2011, he portrayed Laurence Olivier in the film My Week with Marilyn. The rest of the 2010s saw him perform in the movies Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Dunkirk, and Murder on the Orient Express. As a director, he’s best known for directing Thor, Cinderella, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and Murder on the Orient Express.