Quick Facts of

  • First NameKenneth Branagh
  • Net Worth$ 12 million
  • CareerActor, Director

Four-time BAFTA Awards Sir Kenneth Branagh is an Irish actor, director, filmmaker, and screenwriter who is best known for his roles as Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, as Detective Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express, and as King Henry V in Henry V.

Appointed Knight Bachelor he has acted in movies like Dunkirk, Thor, The Magic Flute, My Week with Marilyn, The Boat That Rocked, and Woody Allen’s Celebrity.

How much is Kenneth Branagh worth? 

The Primetime Emmy Awards-winning actor cum producer has accumulated a small fortune of $60 million which he earned mostly from his career in movies, theatres, and TV series.

According to Rated Post, he receives an annual salary of $12 million. There is no information regarding the house and car he owns but he resides in his home city Belfast in North Ireland.

Kenneth Branagh’s Movies and TV Shows

He made his career debut with an uncredited role in Chariots of Fire in 1981. Kenneth has starred and directed several films adapted from William Shakespeare dramas like Othello, Love’s Labour’s Lost,  Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, and Hamlet, the latter which got him nominated for the Academy Award in the category of Best Adapted Screenplay.

Branagh’s most notable roles can be found in films like Wild Wild West, starring Will Smith and Salma Hayek, Conspiracy, The Road to El Dorado, Valkyrie, alongside Tom Cruise, and The Boat That Rocked.

He played Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Maggie Smith, Gary Oldman, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, and as Hercule Poirot in the movie adaption of Agatha Christie‘s Murder on the Orient Express, featuring Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz. 

Kenneth directed films like Dead Again, Swan Song, Dunkirk, and the Marvel superhero film Thor, starring Chris Hemsworth.

Kenneth’s Short Bio

He was born as Kenneth Charles Branagh on 10th December 1960 in Belfast in Northern Island to William Branagh and Frances Branagh. He has a sister named Joyce Branagh and a brother William. He is of Irish nationality and his ethnicity is white.

Kenneth studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

The 59-years-old Irish actor is married to film art director Lindsay Brunnock since 2003. Before that, he was married to actress Emma Thompson from 1989 to 1989 but his relationship with Helena Bonham Carter led to their divorce.

Box Office Success

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) – $879.2 million
  • Dunkirk (2017) –  $526.9 million
  • Thor (2011) – $449.3 million
  • Murder on the Orient Express (2017) – $352.8 million
  • Wild Wild West (1999) –  $222.1 million