Top 5000
Up 47 this week

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 »

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 12 images
updated 3 weeks ago
a list of 20 images
updated 03 Feb 2016
a list of 12 images
updated 28 Jan 2015

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 people
created 4 months ago
a list of 45 people
created 24 Feb 2015
a list of 46 people
created 20 Feb 2016
list image
a list of 35 people
created 5 months ago
a list of 35 images
created 7 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Joseph Fiennes's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love Will Shakespeare
The Merchant of Venice
Elizabeth Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
Enemy at the Gates
Enemy at the Gates Commisar Danilov


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (37 credits)
 2017-2018 The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series)
Fred Waterford
- Episode #2.12 (2018) ... Fred Waterford
- Episode #2.11 (2018) ... Fred Waterford
- Episode #2.10 (2018) ... Fred Waterford
- Episode #2.9 (2018) ... Fred Waterford
- Episode #2.8 (2018) ... Fred Waterford
 2017 Urban Myths (TV Mini-Series)
Michael Jackson
- Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon ... Michael Jackson
 2016 On Wings of Eagles
Eric Liddell
 2016 Risen
 2015 Strangerland
 2014/I Hercules
King Eurystheus
 2014 The Games Maker
 2012-2013 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Monsignor Timothy Howard / Cardinal Timothy Howard
- Madness Ends (2013) ... Cardinal Timothy Howard
- Continuum (2013) ... Cardinal Timothy Howard
- Spilt Milk (2013) ... Monsignor Timothy Howard
- The Name Game (2013) ... Monsignor Timothy Howard
- The Coat Hanger (2012) ... Monsignor Timothy Howard
 2011 Camelot (TV Series)
- Reckoning (2011) ... Merlin
- The Battle of Bardon Pass (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)
 2009-2010 Flashforward (TV Series)
Mark Benford
- Future Shock (2010) ... Mark Benford
- Countdown (2010) ... Mark Benford
- The Negotiation (2010) ... Mark Benford
- Course Correction (2010) ... Mark Benford
- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (2010) ... Mark Benford
 2009 Against the Current
Paul Thompson
 2008 You Me and Captain Longbridge (Short)
 2008 Pretty/Handsome (TV Movie)
Bob Fitzpayne
 2008 Der rote Baron
 2008 The Escapist
Lenny Drake
 2007 Spring 1941
Artur Planck
 2007 The Color of Freedom
James Gregory
 2006 Running with Scissors
Neil Bookman
 2006 The Darwin Awards
Michael Burrows
 2005 The Great Raid
Major Gibson
 2005 Man to Man
Jamie Dodd
 2004 The Merchant of Venice
 2003 Luther
Martin Luther
 2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
Proteus (voice)
 2002 Leo
 2002 Killing Me Softly
Adam Tallis
 2001/I Dust
 2001 Enemy at the Gates
Commisar Danilov
 2000 Rancid Aluminum
Sean Deeny
 1999 Forever Mine
Manuel Esquema / Alan Riply
 1998 Animated Epics: Beowulf (TV Short)
Beowulf (voice)
 1998 Shakespeare in Love
Will Shakespeare
 1998 Elizabeth
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
 1998 The Very Thought of You
 1996 Stealing Beauty
 1995 The Vacillations of Poppy Carew (TV Movie)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (48 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Theatre: Played Edward II in Christopher Marlowe's 'Edward II' (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, directed by Michael Grandage, 2001). See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 7 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


6' (1.83 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've always believed that you shouldn't want to mend a broken heart, because that's someone you don't want to forget. Scars can be good. See more »


(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 »


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.



Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page