Actor and director who portrayed Hamlet in the 1996 film and has directed several films based on Shakespeare's plays.
He picked up an English accent to deter bullies.
His work on the film adaptation of Henry V earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Director.
He married actress Emma Thompson on August 20, 1989, and later married Lindsay Brunnock on May 24, 2003.
He is perhaps best known for adaptations of works by William Shakespeare.
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