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Ralph Fiennes

Birth Place: Suffolk, ENGLAND

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A Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre.
Fiennes's portrayal of Nazi war criminal Amon Göth in Schindler's List (1993) earned him nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, and he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. His performance as Count Almásy in The English Patient (1996) garnered him a second Academy Award nomination, this time for Best Actor, as well as BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations.
Fiennes has appeared in a number of other notable films, including Quiz Show (1994), Strange Days (1995), The End of the Affair (1999), Red Dragon (2002), Maid in Manhattan (2002), The Constant Gardener (2005), In Bruges (2008), The Reader (2008), Clash of the Titans (2010), Great Expectations (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He voiced Rameses in The Prince of Egypt (1998), Lord Victor Quartermaine in Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) and Alfred Pennyworth in The Lego Batman Movie (2017). Fiennes starred in the Harry Potter film series (2005–2011), in which he played the franchise's main antagonist, Lord Voldemort. He stars in the James Bond series, in which he has played Gareth Mallory / M, starting with the 2012 film Skyfall.
In 2011, Fiennes made his directorial debut with his film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus, in which he also played the title character. In 1995, he won a Tony Award for playing Prince Hamlet on Broadway. Since 1999, Fiennes has served as an ambassador for UNICEF UK. Fiennes is also an Honorary Associate of London Film School. For his work behind the camera, in 2019 he received the Stanislavsky Award.

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Off-Broadway Premiere, 2022
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The National Theatre, London, 2018

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Theatre Royal Haymarket Company Production, 2011

Broadway Revival, 2006


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The National Theatre's Learning Activity is Now in Every Local Authority in the UK

The National Theatre’s Learning activity is now present in every local authority across the UK through its in-person and digital programmes. The NT’s active engagement with schools, teachers and young people is a key part of its mission to support the next generation of theatre makers and creators across the UK. The NT aims to inspire creativity, fire imaginations and boost skills for the future workforce of the sector and to build a more creative nation. 

Video: Watch Wes Anderson's THE WONDERFUL STORY OF HENRY SUGAR Trailer

The short film stars Ralph Fiennes, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley, and Richard Ayoade. The film is based on a beloved Roald Dahl short story about a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes and then sets out to master the skill in order to cheat at gambling. Watch the video trailer now!

FLEABAG, OTHELLO, HEX, and More Join National Theatre at Home's Autumn Streaming Lineup

The National Theatre has revealed its autumn season on the National Theatre at Home streaming platform. Learn more about the productions available to stream this autumn here!

BERNIE DIETER'S CLUB KABARETT is the Inaugural Production at Underbelly Boulevard, Soho

Underbelly has announced that BERNIE DIETER’S CLUB KABARETT will be the inaugural production at Underbelly Boulevard, Soho. Learn more about the production, this new venue, and how to purchase tickets here!

Wake Up With BWW 7/27: Inside Opening Night of THE COTTAGE, BACK TO THE FUTURE Gala, and More!

Top stories: We're taking you inside opening night of The Cottage, the gala celebration of Back to the Future, and more!

Tickets Now on Sale for MACBETH Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma at The Depot, Liverpool 

Tickets are now on sale for MACBETH starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma at The Depot, Liverpool from 18 November – 16 December 2023. 

THE MATCHBOX MAGIC FLUTE Comes to Shakespeare Theatre Company Next Year

Shakespeare Theatre Company and Artistic Director Simon Godwin have announced the final show of the 23/24 Season: Mary Zimmerman's The Matchbox Magic Flute. 

Meredith 'Max' Hodges Appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Shed

Meredith 'Max' Hodges has been appointed as The Shed's new Chief Executive Officer.

BODY 115 Comes to Hope Theatre as Part of Camden Fringe

Body 115, an energetic blend of theatre and richly lyrical poetry, written and performed by Jan Noble returns to the Hope Theatre, London as part of Camden Fringe from 20 August (Press night 21 August). Adapted for the stage by award winning writer and director Justin Butcher (Scaramouche Jones, The Madness of George Dubya), Body 115 is a tale of inner and outer journeys in explicit homage to Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Tickets On Sale For MACBETH in Edinburgh and London, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma

Tickets are now on sale for MACBETH starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma This brand-new production of one of Shakespeare's most iconic plays will be staged like never before in custom built theatre spaces unique to this production in Edinburgh at the Royal Highland Centre (13 – 27 January 2024) and in London at Dock X, Canada Water (10 February – 23 March 2024), giving audiences the chance to be even closer to the action.

Video: Tim Lutkin Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Lighting Design of a Play'

On Sunday night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Tim Lutkin took home a Tony Award for 'Best Lighting Design of a Play' for his outstanding work on Life of Pi (currently running at the Schoenfeld Theatre). After leaving the stage at the United Palace, Tim checked in with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share his initial reaction!

Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma Will Lead Shakespeare's MACBETH in Liverpool, Edinburgh, London, and Washington, D.C.

Tony and BAFTA Award-winning Ralph Fiennes will star as Macbeth and Olivier Award-winning Indira Varma will star as Lady Macbeth in an intimate new production of William Shakespeare's MACBETH which will open in Liverpool this November.

BODY 115 Comes to The Hope Theatre in May

Body 115, an energetic blend of theatre and richly lyrical poetry, written and performed by Jan Noble opens at the Hope Theatre, London on 5 May (Press night 9 May).

BACK TO THE FUTURE North American Tour to Launch Summer 2024

The 2022 Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical, BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Musical will launch a North American Tour in the summer of 2024. See tour stops, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Jessica Chastain to Lead THE SAVANT on Apple TV+

After finishing her Broadway run in A Doll's House on Broadway, Oscar winner Jessica Chastain will star in “The Savant,” a new, eight-episode limited series on Apple TV+. Chastain will executive produce through Freckle Films, and FIFTH SEASON (“Severance,” “Chief of War,” “Lady in the Lake”). The storyline and character details are under wraps

National Theatre Live Broadcasts Return to the Town Hall Theater

Back by popular demand, Town Hall Theater is bringing back London’s National Theatre broadcasts for the first time since the pandemic. Join in for two powerful upcoming shows.

All The World's A Stage For Irondale's Open Mic SHAKESPEARE SONNET MARATHON In Cuyler Gore Park, April 1

Irondale, now celebrating forty years of artistically ambitious, cutting-edge theatre, celebrates the birthday and impact of William Shakespeare with the Shakespeare Sonnet Marathon- Take 2, April 1, 2023.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Sets 23/24 Season Featuring EVITA Directed by Sammi Cannold & More

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the upcoming 23/24 Season: Greater Wonders. The 23/24 Season opens with the long-awaited production of EVITA. 

Review: THE WINTER'S TALE, Shakespeare's Globe

“A sad tale’s best for winter.” There may be moments of poignancy and outright tragedy in this late Shakespeare play, but Sean Holmes’ vibrant production ensures that the audience is given more than their fair share of comedy and levity throughout.

Tony Shalhoub & Johanna Day Will Lead Reading of Rob Sedgwick's PLEASE LEAVE

Rob Sedgwick and Tony Award-Winning Actor Anthony Crivello have announced that they will present a private industry reading of Mr. Sedgwick's new play Please Leave. Directed by Bob Balaban, the reading will feature Emmy and Tony Award-Winning actor Tony Shalhoub, David Rasche, Clark Johnson, and Tony Award-Nominee Johanna Day. 


Ralph Fiennes has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Ralph Fiennes has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

Ralph Fiennes's first West End show was The Tempest which opened in 2011

Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for Man And Superman , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Faith Healer , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Richard II , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Hamlet Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Hamlet and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Hamlet .

Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Richard II, Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Hamlet Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Hamletand Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Hamlet.

Ralph Fiennes's next show will be Straight Line Crazy which opens on 10/26/2022 on Off-Broadway.

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