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Joseph Fiennes


Joseph Fiennes was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, of English, Irish, and Scottish origin. He was brought up in West Cork, Ireland. He left art school, and began working with the Young Vic Youth Theatre, and then went on to train at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His first professional stage appearance was in the West End in The Woman In ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Clavius (filming)
 2015 Strangerland (post-production)
Matthew Parker
 2011 Camelot (TV Mini-Series)
Merlin
- Reckoning (2011) ... Merlin
- Igraine (2011) ... Merlin
- The Long Night (2011) ... Merlin
- Three Journeys (2011) ... Merlin
 2010 A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation (Short)
Boy (voice)
 2009 Against the Current
Paul Thompson
 2008 You Me and Captain Longbridge (Short)
Narrator
 2008 Spring 1941
Artur Planck
 2008 Pretty/Handsome (TV Movie)
Bob Fitzpayne
 2008 The Red Baron
Brown
 2008 The Escapist
Lenny Drake
 2005 The Great Raid
Major Gibson
 2005 Man to Man
Jamie Dodd
 2002 Leo
Stephen
 2001/I Dust
Elijah
 2000 Rancid Aluminum
Sean Deeny
 1999 Forever Mine
Manuel Esquema / Alan Riply
 1998 Animated Epics: Beowulf (TV Short)
Beowulf (voice)
 1995 The Vacillations of Poppy Carew (TV Movie)
Willy
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Radio: Played Captain Nolan in the radio play 'The Charge of the Light Brigade', by John Osborne (BBC, June 2002). See more »

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8 Interviews | 4 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

"Well, that's his journey. I know that I might have only got Shakespeare in Love (1998) because someone else turned it down; it's a very small marketplace. So it would feel weird to say, 'Oh, yeah I could have been there on Oscar night', because the whole chemistry of the film is built around that particular actor. Who knows if it would have had the same effect with a different cast. It's a ... See more »

Trivia:

(2002-2003) Met Filipina-Australian girlfriend Natalie Mendoza in Queensland, Australia, while filming The Great Raid (2005) in 2002. He got her to take acting classes at the Bristol Old Vic, and move in with him to Notting Hill, West London in September 2002. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays a character who writes. In most of his films, he has played characters who write either novels, plays, poetry or other literary works.

Nickname:

Joe

Star Sign:

Gemini

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