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Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes


Date of Birth:
Dec 22, 1962

Place of Birth:
Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Actor, Director, Producer

Mark Fiennes,Jennifer Lash

Alex Kingston , (m. 1993; Div. 1997)

Alex Kingston , (m. 1993; Div. 1997)

Years active:

Ralph Fiennes - Summary Details

Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (; born 22 December 1962) is an English actor, film producer and director. A Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre.

Fiennes' portrayal of Nazi war criminal Amon Göth in Schindler's List (1993) earned him nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, and he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. His performance as Count Almásy in The English Patient (1996) garnered him a second Academy Award nomination, for Best Actor, as well as BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations.

Since then, Fiennes has been in a number of notable films, including Quiz Show (1994), Strange Days (1995), The End of the Affair (1999), Red Dragon (2002), The Constant Gardener (2005), In Bruges (2008), The Reader (2008), Clash of the Titans (2010), Great Expectations (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He voiced Rameses in The Prince of Egypt (1998) and Alfred Pennyworth in The Lego Batman Movie (2017). Fiennes is also known for his roles in major film franchises such as the Harry Potter film series (2005–2011), in which he played the villainous Lord Voldemort, and the James Bond series, in which he has played Gareth Mallory / M, starting with the 2012 film Skyfall.

In 2011, Fiennes made his directorial debut with his film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus, in which he also played the title character. Fiennes won a Tony Award for playing Prince Hamlet on Broadway. Since 1999, Fiennes has served as an ambassador for UNICEF UK. One of the highest profile actors in contemporary British popular culture, Fiennes appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the UK.

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Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes was born in Suffolk and grew up in England and Ireland. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), after which he began his professional...

Kristin Scott Thomas and Felicity Jones The Invisible Woman

During the rehearsal, Nelly’s thoughts drift to another time. It is 1865 and Nelly, then in her mid-20s, is on a train. Just as quickly, it is 1857 and the 18 year-old...

Ralph Fiennes The Invisible Woman Interview

During the rehearsal, Nelly’s thoughts drift to another time. It is 1865 and Nelly, then in her mid-20s, is on a train. Just as quickly, it is 1857 and the 18 year-old...

Gerard Butler & Ralph Fiennes Coriolanus

Coriolanus - This passionate political thriller is an adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, set in modern Rome, the story of a banished hero, who allies with a sworn...

Ralph Fiennes & Mike Newell Great Expectations Interview

Young orphan Pip is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London's class ridden world as a gentleman, Pip...

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The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune - all against the back-drop of a suddenly...

Clash of the Titans Review

Clash of the Titans Review - The ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the...

Clash of the Titans A Hero's Journey

In the mythology of "Clash of the Titans," man was created by the gods, and in turn his prayers provided the deities with immortality and strength. And, thanks to...

In Bruges Review

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Clash of the Titans 2 Production Underway

Production on Clash of the Titans 2 is underway with Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson Once Again Gods at War.

The Constant Gardener

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz give electrifying performances in this gripping suspense-thriller. A diplomat on the hunt for his wife's murderer...

The Reader

The Reader is the new film from director Stephen Daldry staring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes. The Reader is from a script by David Hare, and based on the award...

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In Skyfall, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how...

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Her state of mind much improved, Nelly returns to the schoolhouse, slipping in beside her seemingly unsuspecting husband. Broaching the subject of Benham and Dickens,...

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In the fourth and most ambitious film of the Harry Potter franchise, Harry faces his greatest challenges and dangers yet. When he is selected under mysterious...

Niki Caro Clash of the Titans

Director Niki Caro has established herself as a director of some note, her latest film, Clash of the Titans is part melodrama, part fantasy and part bold undertaking,...

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