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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: Played Romeo in audio book 'Romeo and Juliet' (unabridged version). See more »

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


6' (1.83 m)

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It's weird. I never hid adolescence. I kind of bypassed it, and I'm a bit angry that I didn't go through all the angst. I had the acne but no angst. From the age of about five to twelve I was very bad, a hideous little terror who beat people up. I was a member of a Rough Gang - we went around and terrorised all the pupils in school. I was this really nasty kid, and then overnight I turned into ... See more »


Graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) in 1993. 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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