Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh, Kt. is an actor, director, producer and screenwriter from Northern Ireland. He has directed or starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, including Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost, and As You Like It. He has also starred in numerous other films and television series including Fortunes of War, Wild Wild West, The Road to El Dorado, Conspiracy, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Warm Springs, Valkyrie, Wallander, and My Week with Marilyn as Sir Laurence Olivier. He has directed such notable films as Dead Again, Swan Song, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, The Magic Flute, Sleuth, the blockbuster superhero film Thor and the action thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.