Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh

Branagh in 2015, photo by PR Photos

Birth Name: Kenneth Charles Branagh

Place of Birth: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Date of Birth: 10 December, 1960

Ethnicity: Northern Irish/Ulster-Scots

Kenneth Branagh is a Northern Irish-born actor, writer, director, and producer. He was born to a Protestant family in Belfast, and was raised in England.

Kenneth is married to film art director Lindsay Brunnock.

Kenneth’s paternal grandfather was William Robert Branagh (the son of William Branagh and Mary Anne/Annie Ellis). Kenneth’s grandfather William was born in Belfast, Antrim. Kenneth’s great-grandfather William was the son of John Branagh. Mary Anne was the daughter of John Ellis.

Kenneth’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Harold Maguire (the daughter of Thomas Maguire and Mary Isabella/Isabelle Craig). Elizabeth was born in Belfast. Thomas was the son of Skelton Maguire and Ellen Hood Hooke. Mary Isabella was the daughter of William Craig and Eliza Thompson.

Kenneth’s maternal grandfather was named Martin “Speedy” Harper.

Kenneth’s maternal grandmother was named Sarah Anne.

Source: Genealogy of Kenneth Branagh –

3 Responses

  1. toddandrew says:

    Wonder if he’s Ulster Scots?

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