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Ralph Fiennes


Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes, a musician; Sophie Fiennes, a producer; and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 36 wins & 101 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Grand Budapest Hotel
(2014)
The Constant Gardener
The Constant Gardener Justin Quayle
(2005)
Schindler's List
Schindler's List Amon Goeth
(1993)

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  Hallelujah! (pre-production)
George Frideric Handel
  Official Secrets (filming)
Ben Emmerson
 2019 The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (filming)
Barry (voice)
 2018 The White Crow (post-production)
Pushkin
 2017 The Lego Batman Movie
Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
 2016 Kubo and the Two Strings
Moon King (voice)
 2016 Richard III
Richard III
 2016 The Works (Short)
Jaques
 2016 Hail, Caesar!
Laurence Laurentz
 2015 World of Espionage (Video Game)
M
 2015/I Spectre
M
 2015 A Bigger Splash
Harry Hawkes
 2015 National Theatre Live: Man and Superman
John Tanner / Don Juan
 2014 Two Women
Mikhail Rakitin
 2014 Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts (Short)
Lord Voldemort
 2014 The Hogwarts Express (Short)
Lord Voldemort
 2011-2014 Rev. (TV Series)
Bishop of London
- Episode #3.5 (2014) ... Bishop of London
- Episode #2.1 (2011) ... Bishop of London
 2014 Salting the Battlefield (TV Movie)
Alec Beasley
 2014 Turks & Caicos (TV Movie)
Alec Beasley
 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel
M. Gustave
 2013 The Invisible Woman
Charles Dickens (as Mr. Ralph Fiennes)
 2012 Skyfall
Gareth Mallory
 2012 Great Expectations
Magwitch
 2012 Wrath of the Titans
Hades
 2011 Page Eight (TV Movie)
Alec Beasley
 2011 Coriolanus
Caius Martius Coriolanus
 2010 Cemetery Junction
Mr Kendrick
 2010 Clash of the Titans
Hades
 2010 Nanny McPhee Returns
Lord Gray
 2008 The Reader
Michael Berg
 2008 The Hurt Locker
Contractor Team Leader
 2008 The Duchess
The Duke
 2008 In Bruges
Harry
 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Video Game)
Lord Voldemort (voice)
 2006 Bernard and Doris
Bernard Lafferty
 2006 Land of the Blind
Joe
 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Video Game)
Lord Voldemort (voice)
 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Lord Voldemort
 2005 The White Countess
Todd Jackson
 2005 The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Victor Quartermaine (voice)
 2005 The Constant Gardener
Justin Quayle
 2005 Chromophobia
Stephen Tulloch
 2005 The Chumscrubber
Mayor Michael Ebbs
 2004 Ten Days to D-Day (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
John D. Rockefeller / Barton Simonson / DeWitt Clinton / ...
- Yearning to Breathe Free (2003) ... John D. Rockefeller
- Working for Freedom (2003) ... Barton Simonson
- Wake Up America (2003) ... DeWitt Clinton
- Revolution (2003) ... James Wilson
- Liberty for All (2003) ... William Bradford
 2002 Maid in Manhattan
Christopher Marshall
 2002 Red Dragon
Francis Dolarhyde
 2002 The Good Thief
Tony Angel (uncredited)
 2002 Spider
Spider
 2000 The Miracle Maker
Jesus (voice)
 2000 How Proust Can Change Your Life (TV Movie)
Marcel Proust
 1999 The End of the Affair
Maurice Bendrix
 1999 Onegin
Onegin
 1999 Sunshine
Ignatz Sonnenschein / Adam Sors / Ivan Sors
 1998 The Prince of Egypt
Rameses (voice)
 1998 The Avengers
John Steed
 1997 Oscar and Lucinda
Oscar Hopkins
 1996 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Wilfred Owen
- Total War (1996) ... Wilfred Owen (voice)
- Mutiny (1996) ... Wilfred Owen (voice)
- Explosion (1996) ... Wilfred Owen (voice)
 1996 The English Patient
Almásy
 1995 Strange Days
Lenny Nero
 1994 Quiz Show
Charles Van Doren
 1993 Schindler's List
Amon Goeth
 1993 The Baby of Mâcon
The Bishop's Son
 1993 Screen Two (TV Series)
John Talbot
- The Cormorant (1993) ... John Talbot
 1992 Wuthering Heights
Heathcliff
 1992 A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (TV Movie)
T. E. Lawrence
 1991 Prime Suspect (TV Mini-Series)
Michael
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Michael
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Michael
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Other Works:

PLayed Alain in the UK premiere of "The God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza - Gielgud Theatre, London (2008). See more »

Publicity Listings:

17 Interviews | 17 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 16 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Ralph Fiennes

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

As an actor, a part of you expects to be looked at. A part of you wants to be looked at. But when I'm playing a part, in my imagined world, I feel I'm not me. I may be using bits of me, but I love the sense that I'm being someone else. See more »

Trivia:

He has worked with 7 directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: Steven Spielberg, Robert Redford, Kathryn Bigelow, Anthony Minghella, Sam Mendes, and Joel Coen & Ethan Coen. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays menacing, sadistic villains See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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