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Kenneth Branagh Discusses Directing and Playing "Henry V."

Actor and director Kenneth Branagh (rhymes with "Savanah"). Branagh has just made a new film adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry the Fifth," with himself in the title role. Branagh was born in Northern Ireland, studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, spent two years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as acting, managing, and directing other groups and working on several BBC productions. The new "Henry the 5th" also stars Derek Jacobi, Paul Scofield and Ian Holm.

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Other segments from the episode on October 25, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 25, 1989: Interview with James Abourezk; Interview with Kenneth Branagh; Review of Jane Smiley's novellas "Ordinary Love" and "Good Will."

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