Kenneth Branagh to star in BBC 'Walla...

Kenneth Branagh to star in BBC 'Wallander' series

There are 2 comments on the The Local - Sweden's News in English story from Jan 11, 2008, titled Kenneth Branagh to star in BBC 'Wallander' series. In it, The Local - Sweden's News in English reports that:

“Visually these films are going to be very strong, very picture postcard. Ken Branagh is perfect for the title role”

Celebrated UK actor Kenneth Branagh is set to team up with the BBC for the production of a series of three films based on Henning Mankell's best-selling Wallander crime novels, UK trade magazine Broadcast ... via The Local - Sweden's News in English

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Hull, UK

#1 Jan 14, 2008
Branagh as Wallander. I'ev always hoped for a TV version of these books, but Kenneth Branagh? Why. Jesus.

Ystad, Sweden

#2 Feb 19, 2008
I actually think that Branagh would be a little bit too sophisticated as Wallander, I for one would prefer Albert Finney in the role. The only problem is that the series starts in 1990 at which time Wallander is 42.

We have lived in the Ystad area for the last 2 years and it is great to be familiar with all the places mentioned in the books.

The Swedish movies were also great

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