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Ralph Fiennes

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, a producer; and Joseph Fiennes,... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 31 wins & 80 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Hail, Caesar! (completed)
Laurence Lorenz
 2015 James Bond: World of Espionage (Video Game)
 2015 National Theatre Live: Man and Superman
John Tanner / Don Juan
 2014 Two Women
Mikhail Rakitin
 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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He is one of many actors who recite poetry on the 2-CD Naxos set "Seven Ages". 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" (1.8 m)

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[on A Bigger Splash (2015)] I'd never been asked to play a guy who dances and gets naked and sings karaoke! I don't believe I ever played a part like Harry... It was a very special kind of film. See more »


The Hurt Locker (2008) marks the third best picture Oscar winning film that Ralph Fiennes has co-starred in. In addition, the other two, Schindler's List (1993); Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee) and The English Patient (1996); Best Actor Oscar nominee), were also dramas set during wartime. See more »


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