Filming with Sir Kenneth Branagh
Going through our files this morning I realised it was four years ago yesterday (25th January 2012) that we had the pleasure of filming with actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Sir Kenneth Branagh.
It was awful weather and we were filming on the Pleinmont headland in Guernsey, at points we could barely keep the camera steady on the tripod. Myself (Warren Mauger) and our cameraman were fairly apprehensive of working with such an experienced and successful film maker but we were put at ease straight away.
Our task was to film a number of pieces with Ken Branagh talking to the camera.
We only worked together for that morning and the footage was edited together for the film studios which they seemed to be happy with. Later that morning we were just finishing off and I was taking the mic off Sir Ken when he got the news that he was nominated for an Oscar for My Week With Marilyn. It’s probably the closest I’ll get to an Oscar but I resisted the temptation to ruffle his hair and say, “Well done you.”