Kenneth Branagh goes home for ‘Belfast,’ movie about his turbulent childhood

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Kenneth Branagh pours himself a cup of Big Ben tea, and while the downtown Chicago Peninsula Hotel has many plush and refined components, this particular teapot practically dares its user not to spill most of the tea onto the saucer, then the table, then the carpet, no matter how carefully the pourer pours it. A different actor or, in the 60-year-old Branagh’s case, a different actor-writer-director and likely Academy Award recipient, might make improvisational hay on the unscheduled tiny disaster film in progress. But Branagh is too busy remembering the previous night’s Chicago Inte…

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