Ralph Fiennes

BirthDay:

22 Dec 1962

BirthPlace:

Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK

BirthName:

Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes

Bio:

Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes, a musician; Sophie Fiennes, a producer; and Joseph Fiennes, an actor. He is of English, Irish, and Scottish origin.

Fiennes has been honored with two Academy Award nominations, the first in 1994 for his performance in Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning Best Picture, Schindler's List (1993). Fiennes' chilling portrayal of Nazi Commandant Amon Goeth also brought him a Golden Globe nomination and a BAFTA Award, as well as Best Supporting Actor honors from numerous critics groups, including the National Society of Film Critics, and the New York, Chicago, Boston and London Film Critics associations. Four years later, Fiennes earned his second Oscar nomination, for Best Actor, in another Best Picture winner, Anthony Minghella's The English Patient (1996). He also garnered Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations, as well as two Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations, one for Best Actor and another shared with the film's ensemble cast.

His long list of film credits also includes the award-winning drama The Reader (2008), co-starring Kate Winslet; Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar®-winning The Hurt Locker (2008); the Neil Jordan-directed films The End of the Affair (1999) and The Good Thief (2002); István Szabó's Sunshine (1999); Maid in Manhattan (2002); the animated The Prince of Egypt (1998); Oscar and Lucinda (1997); Robert Redford's Quiz Show (1994); and Wuthering Heights (1992), which marked his film debut. Fiennes notably portrayed of the evil Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter blockbuster film franchise. His nephew, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin played Tom Riddle, the young Lord Voldemort, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009).

Fiennes made his feature film directorial debut with a contemporary version of Shakespeare's political thriller Coriolanus (2011), in which he also starred with Gerard Butler and Vanessa Redgrave. He will star next in Mike Newell's screen adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations (2012), with Helena Bonham Carter and Jeremy Irvine, and in the highly anticipated Skyfall (2012), the next film in the Bond series, from director Sam Mendes.
Filmography

Actor ( 106 credits )

The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) (voice)
Hail, Caesar! (2016) Laurence Lorenz
A Bigger Splash (2015) Harry
National Theatre Live: Man and Superman (2015) John Tanner / Don Juan
Two Women (2014)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) M. Gustave
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Invisible Woman (2013) Charles Dickens
The Frame (2013)  Lord Voldemort (archive footage) (1 episode, 2013)
Great Expectations (2012) Magwitch
Skyfall (2012) Gareth Mallory
Wrath of the Titans (2012) Hades
Special Look (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Coriolanus (2011) Caius Martius Coriolanus
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Lord Voldemort
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) Lord Voldemort
Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) Lord Gray
Cemetery Junction (2010) Mr Kendrick
Clash of the Titans (2010) Hades
Rev. (2010)  Bishop of London (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
Daybreak (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
National Theatre Live (2009)  Howard Brenton / ... (1 episode, 2013)
The Hurt Locker (2008) Contractor Team Leader
The Reader (2008) Michael Berg
The Duchess (2008) The Duke
In Bruges (2008) Harry
Masterpiece Contemporary (2008)  Prime Minister (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2011-201
Entertainers with Byron Allen (2008)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Lord Voldemort
Xposé (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Bernard and Doris (2006) Bernard Lafferty
Land of the Blind (2006) Joe
The Fabulous Picture Show (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Chromophobia (2005) Stephen Tulloch
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) Lord Voldemort
The White Countess (2005) Todd Jackson
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Victor Quartermaine (voice)
The Constant Gardener (2005) Justin Quayle
The Chumscrubber (2005) Mayor Michael Ebbs
Sunday AM (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Planet Voice (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Imagine (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Shootout (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Freedom: A History of Us (2003)  Barton Simonson / ... (6 episodes, 2003)
The Good Thief (2002) Tony Angel (uncredited)
Maid in Manhattan (2002) Christopher Marshall
Spider (2002) Spider
Red Dragon (2002) Francis Dolarhyde
Reflections of Evil (2002) Amon Goeth (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Page to Screen (2002)  Himself (1 episode)
The Miracle Maker (2000) Jesus (voice)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Sunshine (1999) Ignatz Sonnenschein / Adam Sors / Ivan Sors
Onegin (1999) Onegin
The End of the Affair (1999) Maurice Bendrix
The Directors (1999)  Himself (1 episode)
ITV Evening News (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Prince of Egypt (1998) Rameses (voice)
The Avengers (1998) John Steed
Oscar and Lucinda (1997) Oscar Hopkins
The View (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2013)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Metropolis (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The English Patient (1996) Count Laszlo de Almásy
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Magacine (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Cyberspace (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 1996)
The Works (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Continuarà... (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Strange Days (1995) Lenny Nero
Quiz Show (1994) Charles Van Doren
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Schindler's List (1993) Amon Goeth
The Baby of Mâcon (1993) The Bishop's Son
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Wuthering Heights (1992) Heathcliff
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (5 episodes, 1998-2007)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (3 episodes, 2009-2014)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest / ... (8 episodes, 1999-2013)
Moving Pictures (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2014)
Screen Two (1985)  John Talbot (1 episode, 1993)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (3 episodes, 2009-2014)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
60 Minutes (1979)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Great Performances (1971)  T. E. Lawrence (1 episode, 1992)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
BBC Look North (1968)  Heathcliff (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
Spectre (0) M (rumored)
Flying Horse (0) Eadweard Muybridge

Producer ( 2 credits )

Coriolanus (2011) producer
Onegin (1999) executive producer

Director ( 2 credits )

The Invisible Woman (2013)
Coriolanus (2011)