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Kenneth Branagh in Hamlet

Kenneth Branagh (1960 -)

Film Deaths[]

  • Dead Again (1991) [Roman Strauss/Mike Church]: Playing a dual role, "Roman Strauss" is executed (off-screen) by the electric chair (after being set up for murder by Gregor Hesse); we only see him being led to the execution chamber. (His present-day character "Mike Church" survives the movie.)
  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) [Victor Frankenstein]: Dies of exhaustion and hypothermia at the Arctic Circle, after telling his story to Aidan Quinn. His body is prepared for a funeral pyre, which is finally set ablaze by Robert De Niro (setting fire to himself as well) as the ice floe drifts off.
  • Hamlet (1996) [Prince Hamlet]: Slashed on the arm with a poisoned blade (fencing sword) during a swordfight with Michael Maloney; he dies shortly after killing both Michael and Derek Jacobi in turn, and given his final words and requests to Nicholas Farrell. His body is then carried away by Rufus Sewell's soldiers, while Rufus takes his place as the new King of Denmark. His body is shown in open coffin during his funeral.
  • Wild Wild West (1999) [Dr. Arliss Loveless]: Falls to his death from his giant mechanical spider at the end of a fight with Will Smith.
  • Valkyrie (2008) [Major General Henning von Tresckow]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by blowing himself up with a hand grenade; we only see him holding the grenade to his throat.
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) [Viktor Cherevin]: Shot with a silenced pistol by Mikhail Baryshnikov's men as they drive past in their car, as an execution for his failure.
  • All Is True (2018) [William Shakespeare]: Dies (off-screen) of an unspecified illness; he develops a persistent cough after staying out in the cold all night while coming to terms with the years-earlier death of his son (Sam Ellis), and his death is mentioned in the on-screen text at the end of the movie.
  • Tenet (2020) [Andrei Sator]: Shot in the chest by Elizabeth Debicki, and then thrown off his boat into the sea.

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