Kenneth Branagh is most famous for adapting, directing and acting in several films of Shakespeare plays, and starring in Wallander. He also directed the big Marvel movie Thor (2011).
It must be noted that Kate Winslet, who received a CBE in Queen's Birthday Honours, actually starred in Kenneth Branagh's version of Hamlet (1996).
To find out what Kenneth Branagh thought of receiving the honour, check out the BBC interview.
I suppose this will mean I'll have to do a review of Kenneth Branagh's films now...!