Sir Kenneth Branagh on directing Anthony Hopkins in Thor and his love of camp humour | BRYDON &

10 dec. 2020
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In this final episode of Series 2, Rob is joined by the remarkable star of stage and screen, Sir Kenneth Branagh! They chat about Kenneth’s experience of directing Sir Anthony Hopkins, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston in the Marvel blockbuster, Thor. They also talk about their script learning techniques, and what happens when you forget your lines on stage!
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Sir Kenneth Branagh is an actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He is well known for having both directed and starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, including Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello and Hamlet.
Rob Brydon is best known for his work on The Trip, Gavin & Stacey and presenting the BBC One comedy panel show Would I Lie To You?
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  • Another great interview Rob.

    Allan WilsonAllan Wilson13 dagen geleden
  • This was just the best way start to my day - thank you kindly Mr Brydon x

    Somer FablesSomer Fables2 maanden geleden
  • Did Kenneth get to finish his Tony close up story 🤷🏼‍♀️🤔🙆🏻🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️

    The DingoThe Dingo2 maanden geleden
  • Kenneth Branagh has done more for Shakespeare than any other living person. He took the intimidation factor out of it for me when I was 12 and saw his version of Othello on the movie screen. I was blown away

    The DingoThe Dingo2 maanden geleden
  • I realize Sir Anthony is a titan, an Oscar winner etc........ But HOW ON EARTH do you not get BRIAN BLESSED to play Odin!

    Zach H.Zach H.4 maanden geleden
  • Rob is such a pro.

    trumsolontrumsolon4 maanden geleden
  • Gosh, they're all fantastic storytellers.

    t ct c4 maanden geleden
  • Love Welsh accent

    Helen BlakeHelen Blake4 maanden geleden
    • It’s wonderful. So sing-song. Now the Welsh language...😳 Sounds like an orc language.

      Mitz LooMitz Loo3 maanden geleden
  • I only wish for the lockdown to continue so you have time to do these interviews, Rob. Very entertaining! And please call Coogan if you can :D

    fishvandafishvanda4 maanden geleden
  • Love these chats!

    George BassGeorge Bass4 maanden geleden
  • The first time i saw him was in the BBC (I think it was) production of Wallander. I think he was very good in that one.

    Anders LarsenAnders Larsen4 maanden geleden
  • Kenneth was amazeballs in Peter's Friends, such a lovely bittersweet gem, massively underrated as well

    jose sanchezjose sanchez4 maanden geleden
  • I think it’s time for a long form Rob Brydon podcast. I could listen to this for an hour and a half.

    Georgia OverdriveGeorgia Overdrive4 maanden geleden
  • Shakespeare is so wordy how can you not forget something but Kenneth is such a pro you wouldn't notice it if you did. I sat through Hamlet and others before and well I can say I haven't. Happy Birthday Kenneth :)

    Stella Marie Poetry and Green ArtsStella Marie Poetry and Green Arts4 maanden geleden
  • An absolute joy. A consummate professional and a humble man in spite of all his great achievements. Sir Kenneth Branagh not so bad either. We have got to figure out a way to get Rob Brydon's interviews in front of a wider audience in the US. A total fan of both great gents.

    Kevin LanceKevin Lance4 maanden geleden
  • I came here to hear story about Tom Hiddleston

    Svetlana AndrášováSvetlana Andrášová4 maanden geleden
  • Kenneth Branagh is the most genuine person so down to earth.Also he is an outstanding actor.That goes for you Rob as well.Take Care. 🥰🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

    Sam 80Sam 804 maanden geleden
  • I hate every last one of you forever. I wasnt lying to you while you lied to yourself. You can never be forgiven til your dead. Me showing you what's mine doesnt make it yours.

    MyessYallyah AmericusMyessYallyah Americus4 maanden geleden
  • What a nice chap.

    Matthew LeeMatthew Lee4 maanden geleden
  • So enjoyable thank you!

    StrangerThanStringStrangerThanString4 maanden geleden
  • Absolutely brilliant! I was lucky enough to see The Painkiller in Belfast with both of them, around 3 or 4 times in a row in a couple of days at the end of the run. They were fantastic and made all the audience laugh like crazy! About that last story about Ivanov, that didn't happen when I saw it, haha!

    isashaxisashax4 maanden geleden
  • I hope I look as good as Kenneth at 60

    Northern KindNorthern Kind4 maanden geleden
  • Welcome to The Loveyrie 🕺🕺🕺

    Charlemagne 12x12Charlemagne 12x124 maanden geleden
  • Wow he looks gorgeous

    Nervous-NessNervous-Ness4 maanden geleden
  • sir? good god

    John HetheringtonJohn Hetherington4 maanden geleden
  • The more I see and learn of Kenneth Branagh, the more he rises in my estimation. He seems like a great guy.

    John HensonJohn Henson4 maanden geleden
  • What do you mean 'final episode of series 2'?!!! Thank you for sharing these great conversations with us, Mr Brydon. Any idea when series 3 will start?

    1969Kismet1969Kismet4 maanden geleden
  • Steve may have an Oscar nom, but Rob has some very impressive friends.

    Spencer Vanderkley | ComposerSpencer Vanderkley | Composer4 maanden geleden
  • Sir Kenneth Branagh....sooooo sexy !

    Olaf KerstenOlaf Kersten4 maanden geleden
  • Underrated actor and director , directed Thor , which was a difficult film to make a success , national treasure

    Curious MindCurious Mind4 maanden geleden
    • Knighted for theatre work, he is underrated in the movie world

      Curious MindCurious Mind3 maanden geleden
    • He is the last person I would refer to as underrated. He is very well respected in the industry - I mean, he wasn’t knighted for nothing.

      Mitz LooMitz Loo3 maanden geleden
    • Wow ~ d'ya think that's why the poster is there???

      Mike OllierMike Ollier4 maanden geleden
  • I am The Goddess of Thunder as I had Brussel sprouts for dinner 🇬🇧

    anita hargreavesanita hargreaves4 maanden geleden
  • It’s a bit annoying to have the back of that computer in shot. Weird choice.

    Stephen HockingStephen Hocking4 maanden geleden
  • I did not like his chat show.But this format works so much better.I think he seems far more like able and I don't know why.

    marcus O'realyusmarcus O'realyus4 maanden geleden
  • I love when Rob gets a compliment and gives a look to the camera

    tobydammittobydammit4 maanden geleden
  • Kenneth's hair looks super stylish. Rob - what's your favourite Brannagh performance? 🎭

    Ando MandoAndo Mando4 maanden geleden
  • A review of The Painkiller, made a negative of the fact that the farce would work "if the two men were totally improbable homosexual companions...."

    David LoganDavid Logan4 maanden geleden
  • Keep them coming Rob👍🏻

    tobimaxxtobimaxx4 maanden geleden
  • Sorry, but all marvel fims are all candy floss. Fine for kids or retarded adults. . But that is the problem of Hollywood. It's work for the actors and crew, and they love it, of course. but you need the mental age of 12 to enjoy it.

    Jim ClarkJim Clark4 maanden geleden
    • As an adult who enjoys both candy floss and marvel films, I take issue with your statement. Marvel films are easy-going entertainment, which people need every now and then! You need to lighten up.

      Mitz LooMitz Loo3 maanden geleden
  • I always though old Kenneth was a bit pompous but bugger me he's actually a thoroughly decent chap and comes across very well , I owe you an apology Mr Brannagh , this is the beauty of these longer format interviews , can we have David Mitchell next ?

    gabriel hubbygabriel hubby4 maanden geleden
  • Why the pencil portrait of Babe Ruth?

    WhiteCamryWhiteCamry4 maanden geleden
  • I saw these 2 in a comedy play a couple of years ago and it was the funniest comedy I have ever seen , they were so good together and had great comedic timing !

    BellaBella4 maanden geleden
    • @Bella Yes, went to Belfast to see it...hilarious!

      Theatre GoerTheatre Goer4 maanden geleden
    • The Painkiller -it was great !

      BellaBella4 maanden geleden
    • What was it?

      Ando MandoAndo Mando4 maanden geleden
  • Lovely way to pass a half hour, thanks.

    John NicholsonJohn Nicholson4 maanden geleden
  • Sometimes it's easy with "chuckles" to forget how supremely accomplished he is mostly due to him seeming so grounded and approachable.

    michelle parkermichelle parker4 maanden geleden
  • 'Something went wrong.. probably you' 🤣 Classic

    Richard DR76Richard DR764 maanden geleden
  • Love this

    Rosey KyronRosey Kyron4 maanden geleden
  • “…I’m not telling you…” 😆

    MartinMartin4 maanden geleden
  • These are luvvy-ly beyond parody. 'But going back to when we worked together...'

    sartoresartussartoresartus4 maanden geleden
  • Sir Ken and Rob - two gentlemen who are always, always, full of child-like joy. Lovely interview!

    SandyQueueSandyQueue4 maanden geleden
    • help me in my work. answer that questionnaire. my grade depends on it.

      Elo da PazElo da Paz4 maanden geleden
  • This was a wonderful interview! Rob, you are a brilliant interviewer. You bring out stories from your guests that they have never or rarely shared before. Thank you for doing this.

    Renuka DhinakaranRenuka Dhinakaran4 maanden geleden
  • Just discovered your chanel here Rob. So happy.

    meredith jonesmeredith jones4 maanden geleden
  • Hard to believe he was born and rared in Belfast.

    Allison M MackieAllison M Mackie4 maanden geleden
  • That was unexpected, could have listened to these two talk for hours

    seth1455seth14554 maanden geleden
  • Yet another conversation that I could eavesdrop on for hours! What a fantastically interesting gent. Thanks Rob and team for bringing this! Dave J

    d jd j4 maanden geleden
  • Thanks to youtube, I have 2 of his speeches from Henry V in my favourites album. Fabulous actor and immensely likeable person.

    AlexJ59AlexJ594 maanden geleden
  • See, not even Sir Kenneth Branagh attaches his Ikea furniture to the wall. We're fine

    LeewiseLeewise4 maanden geleden
    • Think he was in someone else’s office!

      Theatre GoerTheatre Goer4 maanden geleden
  • Loved Kenneth I’m Wallander.

    Jennifer FairlessJennifer Fairless4 maanden geleden
    • The real Wallander?! Pleasure to meet you Jenny Wallander 😉

      Ando MandoAndo Mando4 maanden geleden
  • Great interview/conversation. Thank you! One hopefully constructive piece of feedback - it feels a little odd during the intro when you cut to a side angle. We (the viewers) feel that you are speaking directly to us, then suddenly we are watching you speak to someone off-screen, instead of to us. It jumps us in and out of the conversation, which is subliminally jarring. Interestingly, it’s not a problem during the interview, because in that section we are clearly observers rather than participants. It’s not a big thing, but worth a mention.

    bad1dobbybad1dobby4 maanden geleden
    • I suggest talk to the audience in the side cam only

      LeewiseLeewise4 maanden geleden
  • Great stuff!

    Tim RidingTim Riding4 maanden geleden
  • These podcasts are the highlight of my week. Ive adored every single one of them. Thanks Rob

    mandy millichampmandy millichamp4 maanden geleden
    • I'm loving them Mandy!

      Ando MandoAndo Mando4 maanden geleden
  • He is sooooo handsome. No Rob Brydon but still very handsome 😉

    mandy millichampmandy millichamp4 maanden geleden
  • I know most wax lyrical about his Shakespeare but for me his absolute best work was in wallander. Yes it was well received but not sure his actual acting in that was given the recognition it deserved.

    Slapshot 007Slapshot 0074 maanden geleden
    • @Ando Mandoenjoy them, the quality continues through the subsequent series right to the end.

      Slapshot 007Slapshot 0074 maanden geleden
    • I really enjoy Wallander - I've watched series one. Looking forward to delving deeper.

      Ando MandoAndo Mando4 maanden geleden
  • Genius! Love these chats.

    Ian JamesIan James4 maanden geleden
  • To all the folks who made this interview happen, thank you. I adore these two together. Can't wait to see them working together again one day.

    sjsj4 maanden geleden
  • I looked up Kenneth Branagh's age, and he's 60 today, so happy birthday. He looks a lot younger to me.

    sharpvidtubesharpvidtube4 maanden geleden
    • He looks like he is in his mid 40s

      CeoilCeoil4 maanden geleden
  • Wonderful Kenneth Branagh -- I so enjoyed this! As an actor myself, it's fabulous to hear actors talking about the craft, especially when all our theatres and pubs are closed, so there's no gathering at the pub afterwards to discuss everything that went wrong in the show. I was wondering which farce they were talking about, and will have to look it up. Honestly, I don't know how I'm going to live without "ROB BRYDON" if this comes to an end at the end of COVID! Please don't let it come to an end...

    Bernadette NasonBernadette Nason4 maanden geleden
    • @paramarky Not to worry. Happy Christmas to you, too!

      Bernadette NasonBernadette Nason4 maanden geleden
    • @Bernadette Nason My bad Bernadette, I went a bit off piste. Happy Christmas!

      paramarkyparamarky4 maanden geleden
    • @paramarky Hope I'm not opening a can of worms here, but I'm not sure what you're referring to.

      Bernadette NasonBernadette Nason4 maanden geleden
    • You're an actress love, learn the english language

      paramarkyparamarky4 maanden geleden
  • Love Kenneth Branagh!

    D KingD King4 maanden geleden
  • How very interesting . Great to hear lovely stories from stage and film. True talent. Thankyou both for sharing

    Douglas hearnDouglas hearn4 maanden geleden
  • Has Wales annexed Ireland? If I'm not mistaken, first non-Welsh guest on this show!

    shvat26shvat264 maanden geleden
    • Will Ferrel.

      Toby HartToby Hart4 maanden geleden
    • @Welsh Cat - you're right, of course. I guess my memory was flooded with all the great Welsh guests. All due honor to Jimmy, Alison, Matt.

      shvat26shvat264 maanden geleden
    • Jimmy Carr, Alison Steadman, Matt Lucas?

      Welsh CatWelsh Cat4 maanden geleden
  • Wow, really appreciate the gift this man is....

    Jeanette CampbellJeanette Campbell4 maanden geleden
  • Amazing as always Mr. Brydon

    Maazin5Maazin54 maanden geleden
  • Am not sure Sir Kenny Lovey Dovey will thank me but I thought it was John Terry at first

    Paul FletcherPaul Fletcher4 maanden geleden
  • Pure enjoyment! These are not really interviews, just friends chatting, and catching up. There are no nerves, or hesitant moments, which make them easy to listen too. Also liking the mustard trousers with the amazing blue shirt Rob, nice combination!

    Vanessa IsomVanessa Isom4 maanden geleden
  • Fantastic. My sister who is a trained actress met Kenneth Branagh and said he is the sweetest most down to earth guy, devoid of any airs and graces, totally humble and chatty...just as he is here...she liked him immesnsely. Two good guys question.

    Stephen SwinglerStephen Swingler4 maanden geleden
  • Better than most other chat shows around

    Rob JonesRob Jones4 maanden geleden
  • Happy birthday Ken!

    Wenda JonesWenda Jones4 maanden geleden
  • Final episode...oh no! Please come back soon Rob! These interviews have been a joy to watch! Merry Christmas!

    WENDY PERRYWENDY PERRY4 maanden geleden
    • Merry Christmas Wendy! Don't worry, we won't be gone for long 😊 - Alex, Channel Manager

      Rob BrydonRob Brydon4 maanden geleden
  • Just wow! I saw this and was! Looking forward to watching later.

    Tracy4aminuteTracy4aminute4 maanden geleden
  • Another magical interview.... they just get better and better. Please keep them coming ....

    Mary MellorMary Mellor4 maanden geleden
  • Your top ten Carry On films Sir Ken.......and GO

    Mardi RaunMardi Raun4 maanden geleden
  • And yet another person I'd invite to the famous hypothetical dinner party. I'd love to bend his ear about the film of Othello that he was in. And I promise NOT to bring up Artemis Fowl. ;-)

    CosmicNana1CosmicNana14 maanden geleden
  • Branagh was filming in Merthyr- maybe 98. The theory of flight, very good film. He filmed some scenes in Cyfartha park. Thing is, I was playing tennis in the background (never spoke to crew). So is that me playing tennis, or is that me playing a character who is playing tennis in the world if the film. So, did I cease to exist whist filmed and become a chsracter? And can I now create a character name retrospectively?

    Nathan MorganNathan Morgan4 maanden geleden
    • @Neil Maidmanhe seems a really nice guy - down to earth. Maybe his humble origins, certainly for a man of his stature, are part of it. I enjoyed the movie; especially his performance, but I always do.

      Nathan MorganNathan Morgan4 maanden geleden
    • I was there that day. Sitting on the benches in the terrace. He walked past me and smiled. I was not expecting the man to be there. I had seen him and Emma Thompson in look back in anger at the lyric theatre in about 87 or 88. Both brilliant. They got married the day after. By this point he was Helena BC. Who also walked past me that day. Almost fell of my bench. The Theory of Flight. Rubbish film but what a day that was at my old school taking in the sunshine. June 1998 I think.

      Neil MaidmanNeil Maidman4 maanden geleden
  • He didn't really, I was just attention seeking.

    Spock the DogSpock the Dog4 maanden geleden
  • Ken Branagh used to live near the bloke who did my uncles garden.

    Spock the DogSpock the Dog4 maanden geleden
  • I love Kenneth Branagh but the shoddy workmanship of that bookcase is very distracting 😂

    Nicole KayeNicole Kaye4 maanden geleden
  • Best episode yet. Thank you Mr Brydon. Thank you Mr Branagh.

    Pai WakketPai Wakket4 maanden geleden
  • Yessss, this is amazing! Thank you for this lovely interview, Rob x

    Agustina CesioAgustina Cesio4 maanden geleden
  • Very good really enjoyed that Cheers

    Michael MannMichael Mann4 maanden geleden
  • Nice to see the telefunken U47 on Mr Brydons desk, and doesn't it make the difference? .. .. ..

    Johnny RoadcrewJohnny Roadcrew4 maanden geleden
  • Get a room jesus :)

    Jimmy SandwichesJimmy Sandwiches4 maanden geleden
  • Rob you need to get on one of his Agatha Christie adaptations!

    Manav SridharanManav Sridharan4 maanden geleden
    • @Stanley13 Stan go find a hobby other than trolling about MOTE. Thanks

      Emma MahonyEmma Mahony4 maanden geleden
    • His first one was dreadful.

      Stanley13Stanley134 maanden geleden
    • Ooh yes

      Teresa HTeresa H4 maanden geleden
  • Lovely interview👏🏻. And now we know why: "there is something rotten in the State of Dunhill" 😉😁

    Janet StokerJanet Stoker4 maanden geleden
  • A down to earth knight if ever there were one.

    David C - ActorDavid C - Actor4 maanden geleden
  • I love these videos, so different from talk show interviews. It's more like I'm sitting at the table next to 2 friends catching up and reliving great memories.

    natalieeddy0274natalieeddy02744 maanden geleden
  • Another great interview Rob! A natural interviewer.

    Dan MDan M4 maanden geleden
    • @Rob Brydon thanks Alex. You also have done a great job this series! #InterviewAlex.

      Dan MDan M4 maanden geleden
    • Thanks Dan! Glad you loved the series so much 😊 - Alex, Channel Manager

      Rob BrydonRob Brydon4 maanden geleden
    • Even though I know nothing of the craft of acting, I love these conversations. Rob is charming, kind, and so talented.

      Anna LAAnna LA4 maanden geleden
  • The greatest living Shakespeare actor. A man of profound, faustian talent; deep emotional depths. And such a cute smile.

    Nathan MorganNathan Morgan4 maanden geleden
    • @Micheal Beckett he’s just a dick pure and simple.

      The DingoThe Dingo2 maanden geleden
    • @Stanley13 And what logic did you use to figure out that I'm American? Assumption? Because that doesn't sound very logical to me, especially considering that I'm not even American lmao. I think I've heard enough sentences from you to know that you just have an incredibly crappy personality. Good luck out there in the real world friend.

      Micheal BeckettMicheal Beckett4 maanden geleden
    • And the universe sighed, as more of her time was wasted.

      Nathan MorganNathan Morgan4 maanden geleden
    • @Tin A Apology accepted.

      Stanley13Stanley134 maanden geleden
    • @Stanley13 i didnt think it was bad, sorry i have bad taste. 😊

      Tin ATin A4 maanden geleden
  • Kenneth some of the Apostles of jesus were ‘sons of Thunder’. When will you make an honest film on God of the Bible? Do you cower in FEAR to people in your industry about your next film funds but scoff fearing God? Did you not learn anything about respect working with fictional gods?

    Graham JeacockeGraham Jeacocke4 maanden geleden
    • @Leewise you are the DELUSIONAL people. Atheists. You believe you can change ppl. You need to do what jesus DID. I will add a video exposing how flawed you were with that remark.

      Graham JeacockeGraham Jeacocke4 maanden geleden
    • @Leewise actually 3000 years ago god put the command to LOVE people in the LAW. no country has done similar. God put the command to show compassion to the most despised and vulnerable people in society. WIDOWS and ORPHANS. what do you do?

      Graham JeacockeGraham Jeacocke4 maanden geleden
    • @Leewise jesus understood. So your summary is proved pointless.for humans do not have hope in humans but God thats why humans suffer. They believe in themselves.

      Graham JeacockeGraham Jeacocke4 maanden geleden
    • @Leewise What're YOU blathering about, now?

      Đ.J. βυττεһ FíпgízĐ.J. βυττεһ Fíпgíz4 maanden geleden
    • Well done you two for proving in December 2020 that the human race has learned absolutely nothing in 5000 years

      LeewiseLeewise4 maanden geleden
  • Happy 60th BIrthday to Sir Ken today !!!

    Carole GeggieCarole Geggie4 maanden geleden
  • He was a great villain in Tenet..... I think?

    Andy TurnerAndy Turner4 maanden geleden
  • One of our greatest living actors, also nice to see Ken Branagh too. x

    Gwyn EvansGwyn Evans4 maanden geleden
    • Is that you Rob?

      Stuart SmithStuart Smith4 maanden geleden
    • Nice :)

      CeoilCeoil4 maanden geleden
    • Well played sir and good on ye.

      chenzenzochenzenzo4 maanden geleden
    • Boom , boom ...👍🏻

      jon warrenjon warren4 maanden geleden
  • I love Sir Kenneth Branagh's work. Excellent director.

    Heath Bros. ProductionsHeath Bros. Productions4 maanden geleden