Name: Kenneth Brannagh
Birthday: 10 December 1960
From: Belfast, Northern Ireland. Now lives in London.
Family: He has a brother called William and a sister called Joyce.
Showbiz CV: Ever since Kenneth made the move to join the Royal Shakespeare company at the age of 23, he has never had a dull day.
He has starred and directed in many stage productions and films including Much Ado About Nothing and Frankenstein. Harry Potter's Chamber of Secrets is his first Potter film.
Potty about: Shakespeare of course! He 'luvvie' loves the language.
Movie Magic: Kenneth beat Scottish star Alan Cumming (from Spy Kids) to the role.
If he really had magic powers, he would... "share the joy of acting I experienced 20 years ago," he says.