Kenneth Branagh's Richard III Makes UK Debut

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The boy wonder of 1980's theatre, Kenneth Branagh, returns to Shakespearean acting March 19 when he appears in Richard III at Sheffield's Crucible theatre, directed by Michael Grandage.

Branagh made his name in Shakespeare during the 1980's, acting for his own production company, Renaissance Theatre. In the 1990's he moved more into film — though this included two of Shakespeare's works (Henry V and Hamlet), but he returned to the stage — albeit as a director — last year with The Play What I Wrote.

If his Richard is well-received by the critics (and it is a box-office hit already), then the production is bound to transfer to London.

—By Paul Webb Theatrenow