Kenneth Branagh & Isambard Kingdom Brunel
a pic of the lovely Kenneth Branagh as Isambard Kingdom Brunel in the opening ceremony
Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) as Isambard Kingdom Brunel quoting Shakespeare at the Olympics Ceremony
is fascinated with the achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and is watching the multi-part program about him on YouTube, hosted by Jeremy Clarkson. Not sure who Brunel is? Think about the Olympics Opening Ceremony, and why Kenneth Branagh wore a top hat.
Yo!!! READ THIS! Sergio Santana remember what we talked about?! After the Olympic bell was rung, a song named Jerusalem was sung by a young boy before he was joined by a children’s choir. “And did those feet in ancient time walk upon England’s mountains green? And was the holy Lamb of God on England’s pleasant pastures seen? And did the countenance divine shine forth upon our clouded hills? And was Jerusalem builded here among these dark Satanic Mills” The children’s choir continued to sing as men with mutton-chops wearing traditional top hats and black suits gathered around a British meadow. A tree that was raised on a hill before Kenneth Branagh (dressed as Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a famous British engineer) read from Shakespeare’s The Tempest. For Shakespeare expert James Shapiro (an English professor at Columbia University), it was a strange choice. “Why you would choose Caliban’s lines as — in a sense — a kind of anthem for the Olympics, I’m not sure. Why give him the lines Sh ...
Was it Bradley Wiggins who won the cycling gold today, or was it Sir Kenneth Branagh as Isambard Kingdom Brunel?
Kenneth Branagh is Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The other toppers are his peers I guess
Cam has introduced me to something wonderful. Go over to YouTube and request the show about Isambard Kingdom Brunel by Jeremy Clarkson. He's the guy Kenneth Branagh was portraying in the Opening Ceremonies -the second most famous Brit behind Winston Churchill- fascinating watching. Now I'm going to watch Jeremy's Inventions series. Enjoy...
"Actor Kenneth Branagh performs as Shakespeare's Isambard Kingdom Brunel" Must be true. It's on the website
Good to know that Beth doesn't know who Kenneth Branagh or Isambard Kingdom Brunel are?!
I did shriek a bit when Kenneth Branagh showed up in a big top hat, because l am a total Isambard Kingdom Brunel fangirl.
Americans who are unfamiliar with Isambard Kingdom Brunel got him confused with one of the most famous of U.S. presidents, Abraham Lincoln
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS (/ˈɪzəmbɑrd bruːˈnɛl/; 9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was an English mechanical and civil engineer who built bridges and dockyards including the construction of the first major British railway, the Great Western Railway; a series of steamships, including the first pr...
What a fantastic opening ceremony- The Sex Pistols, the NHS, Windrush, the Suffragettes-everything we should celebrate.Although my favourite bit has been American commentators thinking Kenneth Branagh's Isambard Kingdom Brunel was Abraham Lincoln.
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