Kenneth Branagh Knighted

Kenneth Branagh, well-known for his adaptations of Shakespeare for the cinema (Hamlet, Othello, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing) has been knighted in the Queen’s birthday honours’ list. Kate Winslet may have an Oscar, but she only gets a CBE (a much lower award). Sir Kenneth joins the ranks of famous Shakespearean actors such as Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud and Dame Judy Dench.