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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
The English Patient Count Laszlo de Almásy


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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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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Plantagenets," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with David Waller, Oliver Cotton, David Calder, Anton Lesser, Simon Dormandy, David Morrissey, Robert Demeger, Penny Downie, Mark Strong, Joanne Peace, and Ken Bones in the cast. ... See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Mr. Ralph Fiennes


5' 11" (1.81 m)

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[on doing full frontal nudity in A Bigger Splash (2015)] I liked [the nudity] because it was in the service of illustrating extreme spontaneity in Harry's character. All my nude scenes are extremely spontaneous and appropriate for the situations in which my character is. My nudity is a function of the film's plot. I knew I'd run around naked, so I had to physically prepare, to tighten the muscles. See more »


As of 2015, has appeared in six films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Schindler's List (1993), Quiz Show (1994), The English Patient (1996), The Reader (2008), The Hurt Locker (2008) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). Of those, Schindler's List (1993), The English Patient (1996) and The Hurt Locker (2008) are winners in the category. See more »


Often plays menacing, sadistic villains See more »

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