Thunder struck

Kenneth Branagh, once dubbed ‘the next Olivier’, has just finished directing a most unlikely project: a blockbuster adaptation of the Marvel Comics superhero Thor.

16th April, 2011

It’s a wonderful story, and one that must have charmed the pants off the big guns at Marvel Comics.The way Kenneth Branagh tells it, it was the late 1960s in his native Belfast as he and his older brother,William Jr, were about to spend their hard-earned pocket money - having just dropped off their parents’ collection plate money to the local church - on some sweets.For the young Kenneth Charles Branagh, the treat of choice...

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