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Ralph Fiennes

Actor 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 89 nominations. See more awards »

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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Schindler's List
Schindler's List Amon Goeth
The English Patient
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 2016 Kubo and the Two Strings
Moon King (voice)
 2016 The Works (Short)
 2015/I Spectre
 2015 James Bond: World of Espionage (Video Game)
 2015 National Theatre Live: Man and Superman (TV Movie)
John Tanner / Don Juan
 2011-2014 Rev. (TV Series)
Bishop of London
 2014 Turks & Caicos (TV Movie)
Alec Beasley
 2013 National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage (TV Movie)
Lambert Le Roux
 2013 The Invisible Woman
Charles Dickens (as Mr. Ralph Fiennes)
 2011 Page Eight (TV Movie)
Alec Beasley
 2008 In Bruges
 2005 Chromophobia
Stephen Tulloch
 2004 Ten Days to D-Day (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
John D. Rockefeller / Barton Simonson / DeWitt Clinton / ...
- Working for Freedom (2003) ... Barton Simonson
- Wake Up America (2003) ... DeWitt Clinton
- Revolution (2003) ... James Wilson
 2002/I The Good Thief
Tony Angel (uncredited)
 2002 Spider
 2000 The Miracle Maker
Jesus (voice)
 1999 Onegin
 1999 Sunshine
Ignatz Sonnenschein / Adam Sors / Ivan Sors
 1998 The Prince of Egypt
Rameses (voice)
 1997 Oscar and Lucinda
Oscar Hopkins
 1996 1914-1918 (TV Mini-Series)
Wilfred Owen
- Total War (1996) ... Wilfred Owen (voice)
- Mutiny (1996) ... Wilfred Owen (voice)
- Explosion (1996) ... Wilfred Owen (voice)
 1993 The Baby of Mâcon
The Bishop's Son
 1993 Screen Two (TV Series)
John Talbot
- The Cormorant (1993) ... John Talbot
 1991 Prime Suspect (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Michael
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Michael
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Other Works:

PLayed Alain in the UK premiere of "The God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza - Gielgud Theatre, London (2008). See more »

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17 Interviews | 17 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 16 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Mr. Ralph Fiennes


5' 11" (1.81 m)

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My parents were very financially-challenged. All of us children have the memory of being told that there was no money, we have to sell this, there's no presents for Christmas. Of being in the front line of that constant worry; the atmosphere in the home always charged with anxiety. 'What do we do? What do we do?' See more »


He has English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Many of his recent ancestors lived in India, during the British colonial period. He has said that his surname, "Fiennes", is of Norman origin. See more »


Often plays mysterious characters with equally mysterious pasts See more »

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