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Joseph Fiennes


Joseph Fiennes was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire. 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 Black, followed by A Month In The Country... 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 Strangerland (post-production)
Matthew Parker
 2014 Hercules
King Eurystheus
 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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Other Works:

Theatre: Played Troilus in 'Troilus and Cressida' (RSC, Stratford on Avon and London, 1996/1997). 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:

Who has gone through their lives without those ups and downs, whether they are a journalist or an actor or a painter or an accountant? There are always going to be times when it doesn't flow as much as you were hoping. So of course I'm going to fail. And when I do fail I hope I fail better and better, again and again. I am happy to fail. See more »

Trivia:

Was due to play Iago in the West End in a production of "Othello" back in 2001, which was to be directed by Michael Grandage, after having successfully teamed up with the director in Christopher Marlowe's "Edward II", where Fiennes played the title role. 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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