To think Kenneth Branagh is a bit of a twerp?
CrystalMcPistol · 07/08/2015 23:39
I know he's a Sir but I can't bring myself to put that in the title as 1) the honours system is a load of old hooey and 2) you just know that he refers to himself Sir Kenneth Branagh when ordering a taxi or booking a table in a restaurant. Twerp.
Also his acting is so self conscious, it's very 'look at me, someone once said in 1992 that I was the successor to Olivier's crown. I'm a Very Serious Actor don't you know'. Twerp.
And I've never enjoyed one of his films! Emma Thompson must pat herself on the back every night when she looks across the bed and sees Greg Wise lying there.
annandale · 07/08/2015 23:46
I think he's a very good actor, esp on TV and film - I saw him live as Hamlet and didn't like him as much as him in the Fortunes of War trilogy (he was astounding in that), in the one off drama about the Wannsee conference and in Rabbit Proof Fence. He does psychotic bureaucrats really well I also only wanted Henry V to watch when I was in labour, although in the end it was too quick to really get into it.
Who knows what happened between him and ET. I admire ET's acting as well but think she has a smaller range than he does.
Fishwives · 07/08/2015 23:46
I've been impressed with his Shakespeare directing and acting, though he was awful in Mamet. (Then again, Edmond is an awful play...) Plus I fancy him. He comes under my internal heading of 'not at all good-looking, but very attractive, somehow.' Plus I fancy men with no lips.
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