This Harry Potter star is unrecognizable as Boris Johnson! Currently on CANAL+
Newly arrived on myCANAL, the series This England, as well as the films Belfast and Death on the Nile, shine the light on an actor well known to Harry Potter fans. Discover the talent of Kenneth Branagh in all its forms!
All these programs are available on myCANAL.
If the name Gilderoy Lockhart is mentioned, the minds of Harry Potter fans are instantly struck by the image of this blond, narcissistic man with particularly white teeth. This memorable professor of Defense against the Dark Arts, it was none other than Kenneth Branagh who played him in the 2nd part of the saga, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Revealed to the general public by this role and for his appearances in Good Morning England or Dunkirk, the actor, director, screenwriter and producer also deployed the extent of his talents within classic cinema from the 80s, with Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet: Self-Directed Films. Cited 8 times at the Oscars, the Briton who we recently saw in Tenet is honored on CANAL +, through 3 programs not to be missed under any circumstances.
Unveiled on CANAL+ on November 28, This England is the new series that should delight fans of politics. Only a few months after the resignation of Boris Johnson, Michael Winterbottom looks back on the first tumultuous moments of the one who occupied the post of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. All in 6 episodes rooted in reality, thus taking on the air of docu-fiction.
Based on testimonies from people close to the government, the staff of scientific institutes and hospitals, the mini-series can count on the stunning performance of Kenneth Branagh in the title role. Unrecognizable under the features of Johnson, the actor has metamorphosed to blend under the costume of the statesman.
Between make-up, facial prostheses and other special effects to compose her unique look and her combative approach, the physical transformation required no less than 3 hours of work per day!
This England, on CANAL+ and myCANAL.
Crowned with the 2022 Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, Belfast has arrived on CANAL+ and myCANAL to the delight of moviegoers. In this intimate fresco, Kenneth Branagh pushes the doors of his childhood and invites us to discover the path that led him to his passion for cinema.
Unveiled in March 2022 in dark rooms, the feature film immerses us in the Belfast of the 60s, to meet Buddy, a 9-year-old boy from the working class. Pampered by his family and lulled by his admiration for American films, the child will be shaken by the beginning of social revolt and riots. Violence that he will have to face, but which will lead him to fight at all costs to pursue his dream of creating films.
Highlighting all his talent as a director in this autobiographical chronicle sublimated by the black and white photography of Haris Zambarloukos and the music of Van Morrison, Kenneth Branagh hoists a starry cast at the top of the bill with the revelation Jude Hill, Jamie Dornan, Caitiona Balfe, Ciarán Hinds and even Judi Dench.
In addition to his work as an actor in a series and his critical and popular triumph as a director, Kenneth Branagh finds the time to combine his two talents by continuing to adapt the work of Agatha Christie. After Murder on the Orient-Express in 2017, it’s the turn of Death on the Nile to go through the Branagh grinder.
Released in cinemas at the start of the year, and after John Guillermin’s version in 1978, the feature film invites us on board a cruise, during a newlywed honeymoon. But when the wealthy heiress Linnet Ridgeway is found murdered, Hercule Poirot takes charge of the investigation, and all the guests are suspected.
Embark quickly in the company of Gal Gadot, Tom Bateman, Russel Brand, Annette Bening, Emma Mackey or even Rose Leslie, without forgetting Kenneth Branagh behind the mustache of the famous detective! Ready to agitate your little gray cells?