Kenneth Branagh on Working in Australia


>>Jimmy: I’M IMPRESSED YOU’RE HERE, YOU FLEW IN FROM AUSTRALIA TODAY?>>I GOT IN FROM AUSTRALIA THIS MORNING. BECAUSE — IT BAFFLES ME, THEY’RE 18 HOURS AHEAD. SO I ARRIVED FOUR HOURS BEFORE I LEFT.>>Jimmy: THAT’S TRUE, THAT’S TRUE. >>THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS. THEN YOU FILL IN THE WRONG DATE ON THE FORM YOU HAVE TO SIGN, YOU GET SEPTEMBER TO THE BACK OF THE LINE BECAUSE YOU SAID IT WAS TOMORROW, WHEN IN FACT IT WAS YESTERDAY.>>Jimmy: THEY SEND YOU TO THE BACK OF THE LINE. >>BECAUSE YOU’RE WASTING THEIR TIME. THE NUMBERS ARE WRONG.>>Jimmy: THE PRESIDENT HAS SOME TOUGH NEW IMMIGRATION LAWS, SO –>>EXACTLY. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE YOU GO TO THE END OF THE LINE. >>YOU COME FROM AUSTRALIA, IT’S LIKE BEING IN YOUR OWN SCI-FI FILM. >>Jimmy: IS IT REALLY? DID YOU LIKE AUSTRALIA?>>I LOVE AUSTRALIA. >>Jimmy: HAVE YOU BEEN THERE BEFORE?>>MANY, MANY YEARS AGO. AS A YOUNG ACTOR. AND MADE LOTS OF GREAT FRIENDS. AND SO IT WAS TERRIFIC TO BE BACK THERE. IT’S THE ONE LACE IN THE WORLD WHERE THEY CALL ME KENNY. EVERYBODY CALLS ME KENNY. >>Jimmy: DO THEY REALLY?>>THEY DO, YEAH, YEAH. >>Jimmy: THEY KNOW YOU’RE A SIR, RIGHT? THEY CALL YOU KENNY?>>THEY SAY, “KENNY, MATE.” “KENNY, IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK AUSTRALIAN, YOU PUT AN “E” ON THE END, KENNY, OR AN “O” ON THE END, YOU WOULD BE JIMMO. JIMMO KIMMELO. >>Jimmy: IF THERE’S AN E SOUND AT THE END OF YOUR NAME, YOU GET AN O, OTHERWISE YOU GET AN E?>>I GUESS EO AT TIMES. >>Jimmy: THAT’S VERY INTERESTING. HOW ABOUT THAT. NOBODY CALLED ME JIMMO BUT I DIDN’T KNOW ANYBODY OVER THERE. I THINK IT’S MORE FUN TO GO SOMEPLACE WHEN THERE ARE PEOPLE YOU KNOW THERE AND YOU CAN STAY WITH. HOW LONG WERE YOU THERE?>>A COUPLE OF WEEKS. WE MET A LOT OF FRIENDS AND A LOT OF KANGAROOS. DID YOU MEET KANGAROOS?>>Jimmy: I DIDN’T MEET KANGAROOS BUT I WENT TO THE ZOO AND SAW SOME. YOU SAW SOME IN THE WILD?>>YEAH. >>Jimmy: I DON’T LIKE THAT I LIKE ANIMALS TO BE CONTAINED IN A VERY SECURE THING. >>I FEEL A LOT OF THEM HAVE BEEN TO GYM, A LOT OF UPPER-BODY STRENGTH, THEY DO. THEY’RE VERY, VERY CROSS ABOUT HAVING SHORT ARMS. [ LAUGHTER ] SO THEY OVERCOMPENSATE. EVERYTHING’S OUT OF WHACK, IT’S USEFUL FOR BEING A KANGAROO BUT ANNOYING WHEN YOU COMPARE YOURSELF WITH OTHER BEINGS. THEY’VE GOT THE BIG, ENORMOUS LEGS AND THEN THEY HAVE TO USE THE TRIPOD TAIL AS WELL. SLIGHTLY IRRITATING FOR THEM. THEY COME ACROSS SURLY.>>Jimmy: DID ANY MESS WITH YOU?>>THEY GAVE ME SOME ROUGH LOOKS, JIMMY. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: THEY DID, REALLY. >>THERE’S A REACH CALLS A WALLEROO AND THE MALE HAS VERY DARK FUR, VERY SCARY. THERE’S EASILY GOING TO BE A NEW HORROR FILM “WALLEROO.”>>Jimmy: PART WALLABY, PART KANGAROO?>>PART MONSTER I FELT. >>Jimmy: WEIRD THING ABOUT KANGAROOS, THEY’RE THE ONLY ANIMAL THAT PUNCHES HUMANS. >>WAY BACK I HAD TO DO A FIGHT WITH A ONE-ARMED, ONE-EYED KANGAROO. [ LAUGHTER ] NOT SO MUCH A FIGHT, MORE SORT OF A GRAPPLE. LIKE A MILD GRAPPLE. BUT NEVERTHELESS, THEY’RE SCARY INDIVIDUALS TO BE CLOSE — UP CLOSE WITH. >>Jimmy: WAS IT A TRAINED ANIMAL?>>IT WASN’T A TRAINED, BUT BORED WORKING WITH ME. >>Jimmy: I SEE. >>DO YOU FIND THIS DISTURBING?>>Jimmy: YES, WHATEVER IT IS, YES. [ LAUGHTER ]>>INSIDE THE POUCH, WHICH YOU IMAGINE TO BE FULL OF THE MOST CHARMING KIND OF, YOU KNOW, SORT OF WALT DISNEY KIND OF WARMTH FOR THE LITTLE JOEY. IT’S ACTUALLY LIKE THE INSIDE OF A MOUTH. SO IT’S ALL SLALIVA-Y. ALL THE DREAMS YOU HAD OF BEING IN THERE WITH LITTLE JOEY, MOMMY LOOKING AFTER YOU, YOU DON’T WANT TO BE IN THERE. >>Jimmy: HOW INTENSELY WERE YOU GRAPPLING WITH THIS ANIMAL? [ LAUGHTER ] THAT YOU KNOW THAT? DID YOU HAVE RELATIONS WITH A KANGAROO?>>I’VE GOT TOO CLOSE TO THAT

100 Replies to “Kenneth Branagh on Working in Australia

  1. Jimmy is alredy quite Aussiefide so it would be Jim Jimbo James or with the surname of Kimmel he could get Kimmy Kimbo we have a dry dog food brand that rhymes with Kimmel called Kibble so Kibble or Kibbie might be an option.

  2. Stop stereotyping Australians…they are far more sophisticated than what "celebrities" portray…and it's boring.

  3. To bad in 1788 Botany Bay was plum full of American,English,& European criminals. And do you EVER SEE PHOTOS OF ABORIGINES ? THAT IS WHY FUX IS NOT ALLOWED TO TELL AMERICANS HOW TO LIVE. #F&%KAUSTRALIA

  4. You know we have more than kangaroos and adding an o or e on the end of your name. We even have telephones and colour TVs. Oh and this thing called the interweb.

  5. Up here in northern NSW Australia we have a James we call Jimmy and a Jimmy we call Jimbo.Go figure.

  6. we would call him jim,jimmy or jimbo. a kangaroos pouch is nothing like a mouth not wet inside at all.

  7. Jimbo, not Jimmo. And we don't like pretentious cunts, unlike those ass eating, clap-at-anything Americans, and their over-glorified "celebrities". Hence Kenny.

  8. Jimmbo mate Kangaroos don't punch you they grab you with their front claws then rock back on their tails and kick you with the back legs with a lot of force their claws are sharp they can rip your soft belly open and gut you.

  9. I had to slow down to let a koala cross the road this morning. I was lucky it didn't stop in the middle of the road to pick its toenails because they're so high they just don't see the world around them like other animals.

  10. Kenny's talking shite. The inside of a kangaroo's pouch isn't wet – it's just skin, with a little bit of hair. It's nice and warm and cozy for the joeys.

  11. The mucus in the kangaroo pouch can overcome antibiotic resistant bacteria… maybe because the bacteria finds it so gross.

  12. He calls himself Jimmy and THAT is what he would be referred to. ONLY if he called himself Jim or James would he then be called Jimbo or Jimmy.

  13. My experience is Jimmy is the nickname for James- so I’d just stick with that. But we do have lots of possible variations to mix it up for fun!!

  14. Kangaroos? Oh god. You don’t see them unless you go out bush like 5 hours out of Sydney or Melbourne . Americans sound stupid when they think about other places outside America

  15. Hello Jimmy ,
    Well I live in the wild ,remote outback Australia, with the kangaroos …
    And am a genuine bushman .
    I am living the ".recluse's dream " in the land of contentment.

  16. Kenneth Branagh is very cool. He has done some amazing work and I love to hear about his impressions of Australia.

  17. American male TV hosts seem whimpy around animals these days. What's happening to the male gender thing guys. "There's a spider" & runs ten feet…

  18. The era of the World War Two diggers, they were the last true Aussies!… now their mostly into social media, or cooking, or drugs, or not being able to decide if their a bloke or a sheila, or backstabbing anyone and everyone, or effeminate, or sad sacks, or having turned English with their incessant whingeing gossiping and backstabbing!!!. R.I.P Aussies… thanks for the memories!!!

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