9:33 pm - 11/09/2012

Kenneth Branagh knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON — Kenneth Branagh, who has played royalty on stage and screen, has been made a real-life knight by Queen Elizabeth II.

The British actor said he was pleased to be honored in the year of the queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics. He said that "it's been a hell of a year for the U.K. and I feel very honored to be a tiny part of it."

Belfast-born Branagh was knighted at a Buckingham Palace ceremony Friday for services to drama and for his charity work in Northern Ireland.

Best known as a Shakespearean actor and as TV detective "Wallander," Branagh joins the pantheon of theatrical knights alongside the late Sir Laurence Olivier — whom Branagh played in "My Week With Marilyn."

He has also directed films including "Henry V."
dmclaire 9th-Nov-2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
yeah their site says it was back in September. I had no idea season 3 had even aired in the UK yet but it says it was out in July there
cruel_fortuna 9th-Nov-2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
Well son of a bitch!
I missed it!

Any chance they'll replay it before Downton starts airing in January would you think?
dmclaire 9th-Nov-2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
I checked their schedule and so far it's not listed :( they usually do rerun their shows eventually. Netflix has it to rent
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