Kenneth Branagh honored with handprint at TCL Theater (8 images)

Actor and director Kenneth Branagh joined the Hollywood elite Thursday, adding his hand-
and footprint outside the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles.

The 56-year-old actor has been nominated for five Academy Awards, the first person to be nominated in five different categories. He won a BAFTA in 1989 for directing "Henry V." Photos by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Updated: Oct. 27, 2017 at 1:18 PM
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Kenneth Branagh, who hails from Northern Ireland, told fans at his ceremony, "This would be an amazing gift for any fan of the movies and it is a cosmic treat for me."
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The actor/director said he fell in love with Hollywood when he arrived there three decades ago. He called Thursday's honor "surreal" and "wondrous."
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Kenneth Branagh is next slated to appear in and direct an adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery Murder on the Orient Express.
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Kenneth Branagh received Academy Award nominations for his work in Henry V (Best Actor and Best Director), Swan Song (Best Live Action Short Film), Hamlet (Best Adapted Screenplay) and My Week with Marilyn (Best Supporting Actor.
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Kenneth Branagh played the titular role of Hamlet in 1996 and he recently completed three weeks directing the Shakespeare play starring Tom Hiddleston.
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Kenneth Branagh's last movie to hit theaters was Dunkirk, in which he played a British officer attempting to evacuate World War II soldiers from France.
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Hamlet wasn't the only time Kenneth Branagh worked with a Shakespeare play. He has directed or starred in adaptations of Henry V, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, Love's Labour's Lost and As You Like It.
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