Kenneth Branagh in Avengers Infinity War
Kenneth Branagh is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe more than you realize. He is the director for Thor (2011). Credits: Marvel Studios

Kenneth Branagh is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe more than you realize. He is the director for Thor (2011).

In Avengers: Infinity War (2018), he did a short voice cameo for the movie.

Branagh was the voice actor who did the Asgardian distress signal when Thor was attacked by Thanos’ forces.


Kenneth Branagh is a British actor, filmmaker, and director, his talents are well recognized in the industry and he even performed for Queen Elizabeth II in the 80s.

He has directed over 19 films including Thor (2011), Hamlet (1996), and most well-known for Henry V (1989).

One of the most famous lines in Hamlet: “To be or not to be, that is the question

He was knighted by the Queen in 2012.

Why did Kenneth Branagh withdraw from Thor 2?

Branagh was supposed to be the director for Thor 2 but he felt that his schedule was not able to meet the fast production schedules of Marvel.

This led to Patty Jenkins taking over the role as the director of Thor’s sequel.

Which Marvel film did Kenneth Branagh direct?

Kenneth Branagh directed Thor and that was the only Marvel movie he directed.

His works in Thor were well-received by audiences, even though the next few Thor movies were not directed by him, he set a standard for the success of future Thor films.

The next installment of Thor: Love and Thunder, will be out in theatres on 8 July 2022, the movie is directed by Taika Waititi.

He later stated in an interview that wanted to direct Thor: The Dark World. However, he wanted to take a break as he did not want to spend a few years making the film.

Thor: The Dark World was directed by Alex Taylor.

Thor is only a small part of his portfolio that he had directed, he has directed a lot of movies such as Artemis Fowl (2020), Cinerella (2015), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), and the more recent movie, Belfast (2021).

Belfast is a movie about the life of a working-class family and a 9-year-old boy who prepares for adulthood, Belfast is both written and directed by Branagh (and yes, Branagh was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland).

The movie was released on September 2 in the UK and November 12 in the US.

Who did Kenneth Branagh play in Harry Potter?

Kenneth Branagh playing in Harry potter
Credits: Warner Bros

Branagh played Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Gilderoy is a temporary professor at Hogwarts who stands in as a Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor.

He is also a celebrity in the world of Harry Potter and the author of several books.

Where can I find the Asgardian distress signal scene in Avengers: Infinity War?

If you’re watching it on Disney Plus, you can start hearing his voice at 22 seconds into the movie.

He did the cameo in the first few lines in the movie: “This is the Asgardian refugee vessel Statesman. We are under assault,”

No one noticed that it was Kenneth Branagh’s voice until much later as it was not stated in the credits of Avengers: Infinity War.

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