Sir Ken gets his freedom
SIR Kenneth Branagh has said he is humbled to receive the freedom of his native Belfast.
The film director and actor receives the honour after leaving the city aged nine. He played a central role in the 1980s ‘Billy’ plays which portrayed a Protestant working-class family in Belfast.
Sir Kenneth ( said he had been shaped by Belfast and added: “It is very humbling and frankly amazing to follow in the footsteps of so many extraordinary people including very fine artists and particularly, and especially last year, the nurses of Belfast.”