News Archive: July 2018 - December 2018

 Keen Ken-ners! Lashings of apologies (there's a throw-back line, had to look it up... from The English Patient) for having been AWOL for so long. Will really try for that not to happen again (impediments which I can't always control, alas!).

First, housekeeping: the 2017 news has now all moved to the archive: January 2017 - June 2017 News Archive and July 2017 - December 2017 News Archive.

There are, essentially, a cartload of articles and some photos, but not too too much news. So you get to catch up but haven't missed any salient stuff (unless you were planning to crash Prince Charles' early birthday celebration). Speaking of which, you can read an article here and see some photos here.

The real news is that we will be seeing a film about the latter years of Shakespeare's life made by, and starring, KB Himself. You can read about it in the following articles: Sony Classics Buys Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare Drama ‘All Is True’  --  Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Kenneth Branagh Shakespeare Film 'All Is True'  --  Dame Judi Dench 83, To Play Across From Sir Kenneth Branagh, 57, as William Shakespeare and His Wife Anne in 'Poignant Study' "All Is True"  --  Kenneth Branagh’s William Shakespeare Movie ‘All Is True’ Lands at Sony Classics  --  Kenneth Branagh's Shakespeare Biopic 'All Is True' Sets Awards-Qualifying Release Date  --  Judi Put the Bard in the Dog House  --  Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench To Star As Shakespeare and Wife In Oscar-tipped Film  --  Kenneth Branagh Takes a New Approach to Shakespeare With 'All is True'.

You can see the fist released image here.

Speaking of images, a number of amusing photos of Ken taken in conjunction with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets have been unearthed and released. You can see them here.

And finally, here are the other newly added articles, including the slightly disappointing news that the release of Death On the Nile has been postponed : Why ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’ (1994) Wasn’t Very Successful  --  'Thor' Director Kenneth Branagh Had a Secret Cameo in 'Avengers: Infinity War'  --  Kenneth Branagh Helps Mark Five Years of Warner Bros. Creative Talent Initiative  --  Ken Branagh Brings 'Artemis Fowl' Crew to Northern Ireland's North Coast  --   --  'Death on the Nile' Will Now Avoid 'Star Wars Episode 9' Clash as Release Date Is Moved Back  --  'Artemis Fowl' Will Show Diversity of the Real World: Cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos

That's it for today but hopefully more soon!
(20 November, thanks Jane, Jude, Emma, Renie, Ngoc)