Sir Kenneth Branagh Named Ambassador for Film Charity in Northern Ireland
Into Film is a lottery-backed charity that encourages the youth of Northern Ireland—which also happens to be where Branagh was born—to get involved in the arts. The charity aims to incorporate film and its facets into the educational development of children and youths between the ages of five and nineteen.
Branagh has previously been associated with the charity. In fact, when the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets star hosted a screening of his film Cinderella earlier this year, the proceeds were passed on to Into Film and the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action.
Branagh was also appointed President of RADA earlier this month and received the Pragnell Shakespeare Birthday Award earlier this year. Needless to mention, this is shaping up to be a year of professional appreciation for him.
Here’s what Branagh said about his most recent appointment:
I’m delighted to be an ambassador for Into Film in Northern Ireland and keen to highlight what a wonderful resource it can be for young people in a country very close to my heart.
Film is an accessible and powerful medium. It can reach young people from every walk of life and inspire them to want to learn and achieve more. I hope I can assist with promoting the education opportunities that Into Film provides in Northern Ireland and getting as many young people as possible inspired by great films.
We are positive Sir Kenneth Branagh will make a spectacular ambassador for the charity. Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander from the much-anticipated Fantastic Beasts film) and Michael Sheen (Underworld) are among other select ambassadors for the charity. What do you think about Sir Kenneth Branagh representing a film charity? Let us know in the comments!