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Joseph Fiennes

Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is one of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Ralph Fiennes, an actor; Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes, a musician; and Sophie Fiennes, a producer. He is of... 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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 2016 Risen (completed)
 2016 The Last Race (post-production)
Eric Liddell
 2015 Strangerland
Matthew Parker
 2011 Camelot (TV Series)
- 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)
 2008 Spring 1941
Artur Planck
 2008 Pretty/Handsome (TV Movie)
Bob Fitzpayne
 2008 The Red Baron
 2008 The Escapist
Lenny Drake
 2005 The Great Raid
Major Gibson
 2005 Man to Man
Jamie Dodd
 2002 Leo
 2001/I Dust
 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)
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Other Works:

Audio: Narrated the story 'The Emperor's New Clothes', by Hans Christian Andersen (Charity tape, 2002). See more »

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


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Being the youngest makes you long for more of a voice. You find that voice early in theatrics of the kitchen. I was the one screaming, 'Hey, where is my food?'. See more »


In 1998, he played two different men in the Elizabethan era: Robert Dudley in Elizabeth (1998) and William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love (1998). Both of these men were cheating on their wives. The "women" he cheated with were both nominated for Best Actress Academy Awards: Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth (1998) and Gwyneth Paltrow (who won) for Shakespeare in Love (1998). See more »


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.



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