9 Celebrity Scandals that Have Rocked the UK

2009 BAFTA Television Awards

In this day and age the terms “celebrity” and “scandal” are nearly synonymous. But even in a celebrity culture filled with mishaps and misfortunes there are still some scandals that make waves.

Below are the top nine celebrity scandals that have rocked the United Kingdom.

1.Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh has appeared in many films including “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” and is an extremely classy English actor.

At least, that’s what everybody thought until he set tabloids ablaze.

He had been married to his very elegant and lovely wife for over six years when he made his place on this list of scandalous celebrities.

The UK was aghast in 1995 when Kenneth Branagh irreverently dumped his classically gorgeous wife of six years, Emma Thompson, for gothic wild child Helena Bonham Carter, of Harry Potter fame. The two reportedly began secretly dating during the filming of “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.”

It was almost unthinkable the Branagh to ever leave his wife as the two always seems so close and cozy in public. But perhaps the most shocking part in all was that he left her for somebody that seemed so unlike him.

While the pair seems completely unmatched and the circumstances surrounding their coupling are still a matter of contention for many in the United Kingdom, it appeared that Kenneth Branagh and Helena Boham Carter were quite happy together. However, the couple’s whirlwind romance seemed to end as soon as it began.

Branagh married actress Lindsay Brunnock in 2003 and the couple are still together.

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