Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh (born December 10, 1960) is a Northern Irish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He has directed numerous adaptations of Shakespearean plays such as Henry V, Othello and Hamlet.

For Disney, he directed the 2015 live-action remake of Cinderella, and he will direct Artemis Fowl. He also played Herr Knopp and Gestapo in Swing Kids.