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Ralph Fiennes

 
Birth Place:
Suffolk, ENGLAND
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: December 22, 1962 (59)

Birth Place: Suffolk, ENGLAND

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
2021
Performer
  [London]
The National Theatre, London, 2018
Antony
  [West End]
Theatre Royal Haymarket Company Production, 2011
Prospero
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2006
Frank
  [Broadway]
1995
Hamlet

Productions

 
[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
Call List[Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
2021
Performer

  [London]
The National Theatre, London, 2018
Antony

  [West End]
Theatre Royal Haymarket Company Production, 2011
Prospero

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2006
Frank

  [Broadway]
1995
Hamlet

Productions

Director[Replacement]

Call List[Replacement]

Ralph Fiennes Biography

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.

Ralph Fiennes Awards and Nominations

 
Evening Standard Awards - 2015 - Best Actor
Ralph FiennesMan And Superman
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Ralph Fiennes, Faith Healer
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Ralph Fiennes, Richard II
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Ralph Fiennes, Hamlet
 
Theatre World Awards - 1995 - Performance Gold Star
Ralph Fiennes, Hamlet
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Ralph Fiennes , Hamlet

Ralph Fiennes News

VIDO: Anya Taylor-Joy & Ralph Fiennes Star in THE MENU Trailer Photo VIDO: Anya Taylor-Joy & Ralph Fiennes Star in THE MENU Trailer
by Michael Major - Aug 10, 2022

A couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises. Watch the new video trailer now!

MY POLICEMAN Cast to Receive  2022 TIFF Tribute Award for Performance Photo MY POLICEMAN Cast to Receive 2022 TIFF Tribute Award for Performance
by Michael Major - Aug 8, 2022

The ensemble cast of My Policeman — Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson, and Rupert Everett — will be honoured with the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance. As previously scheduled, My Policeman by director Michael Grandage will have its World Premiere at this year’s Festival.

Jessica Chastain & Eddie Redmayne Star in THE GOOD NURSE on Netflix Photo Jessica Chastain & Eddie Redmayne Star in THE GOOD NURSE on Netflix
by Michael Major - Jul 21, 2022

The Good Nurse is based on Charles Graeber's book of the same name. Based on true events, the film stars Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne, also featuring Nnamdi Asomugha, Kim Dickens, Malik Yoba, Alix West Lefler, and Noah Emmerich.

Judith Light, Luke Kirby & More Join the Cast of the Disney+ OUT OF MY MIND Original  Photo Judith Light, Luke Kirby & More Join the Cast of the Disney+ OUT OF MY MIND Original Movie
by Michael Major - Jul 18, 2022

Disney+ announced that acclaimed actress Rosemarie DeWitt (“The Staircase”), and Emmy® Award-winning actors Luke Kirby (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) and Judith Light (“American Crime Story”) have been added to the cast of “Out of My Mind,” a Disney+ Original movie adaptation of Sharon Draper’s award-winning novel of the same name.

Photos: Get a Behind The Scenes Look At NUREYEV LEGEND AND LEGACY Photo Photos: Get a Behind The Scenes Look At NUREYEV LEGEND AND LEGACY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022

Take a look behind the scenes at dancers performing in Nureyev Legend and Legacy as they rehearse in London. Shows from 5-12 September at Theatre Royal Drury Lane will see an international cast of 22 leading ballet dancers come together to celebrate the legacy of the great Rudolph Nureyev. See photos here!

Royal & Derngate Announces Made in Northampton Season 2022-2023 Photo Royal & Derngate Announces Made in Northampton Season 2022-2023
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2022

James Dacre, the Artistic Director at Royal & Derngate Northampton, has announced the theatre’s new Made in Northampton season, featuring eighteen productions. The programme encompasses plays, musicals, a feature film, On Demand theatre, podcasts and a new interactive digital work.

Wake Up With BWW 6/28: JIMMY AWARDS, First Look at LEMPICKA, MOCKINGBIRD Tour, and Mo Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/28: JIMMY AWARDS, First Look at LEMPICKA, MOCKINGBIRD Tour, and More!
by - Jun 28, 2022

Today's top stories include an inside look at the 2022 Jimmy Awards, photos from Lempicka, To Kill a Mockingbird, and more! Plus, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Antonio Banderas have announced the creation of a new joint venture, Amigos Para Siempre.

Ralph Fiennes to Star in US Premiere of STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY at The Shed Photo Ralph Fiennes to Star in US Premiere of STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY at The Shed
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022

The US premiere and strictly limited, nine-week New York engagement of David Hare’s new play, Straight Line Crazy, starring Ralph Fiennes as Robert Moses and directed by Nicholas Hytner and Jamie Armitage, will be presented this fall at The Shed.

Casting Update Announced For JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at The Bridge Theatre Starring Simo Photo Casting Update Announced For JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at The Bridge Theatre Starring Simon Russell Beale
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

Simon Russell Beale plays the title role in Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman, in a new version by Lucinda Coxon. Joining him are Clare Higgins as Gunhild Borkman and Lia Williams as Ella Rentheim. 

Hammer Theatre Center to Present National Theatre Live Screening of STRAIGHT LINE CRA Photo Hammer Theatre Center to Present National Theatre Live Screening of STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY Starring Ralph Fiennes
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

Hammer Theatre Center will present the National Theatre Live Screening of Straight Line Crazy starring Ralph Fiennes at 7:00pm, Thursday, September 15 and 2:00pm, Sunday, September 18.

Ralph Fiennes Videos

VIDEO: Jessica Chastain Shows Off Her Voice in THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE Trailer VideoVIDEO: Jessica Chastain Shows Off Her Voice in THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE Trailer
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

The film also stars Andrew Garfield as Jim Bakker.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE DIG Starring Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE DIG Starring Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes
by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2020

As WWII looms, a wealthy widow (Carey Mulligan) hires an amateur archaeologist (Ralph Fiennes) to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.

VIDEO: Meet Safin, Rami Malek's Villain From NO TIME TO DIE VideoVIDEO: Meet Safin, Rami Malek's Villain From NO TIME TO DIE
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2020

Is the mysterious Safin (Rami Malek) 007’s most terrifying adversary yet?

VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For Upcoming Bond Film NO TIME TO DIE VideoVIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For Upcoming Bond Film NO TIME TO DIE
by Stage Tube - Sep 3, 2020

The second trailer has been released for the upcoming Bond film, No Time to Die!

BWW TV: Watch Daphne Rubin-Vega, Ralph Fiennes & More in Highlights from Epic Shakesp VideoBWW TV: Watch Daphne Rubin-Vega, Ralph Fiennes & More in Highlights from Epic Shakespeare Marathon
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 24, 2020

Viewers were treated with performances from Hollywood actors Ralph Fiennes (Schindler's List, Harry Potter), Lea DeLaria(Orange is the New Black) and John Ventimigia (The Sopranos, Blue Bloods), to Broadway Stars Cady Huffman (TONY winner, The Producers) and Daphne Rubin-Vega (TONY nominee Original Mimi in Rent), to musicians Rufus Wainwright and Kenyon Phillips, to principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre James Whiteside and more.

VIDEO: Watch Ralph Fiennes, Rufus Wainwright, Lea DeLaria Perform in 8-Hour Shakespea VideoVIDEO: Watch Ralph Fiennes, Rufus Wainwright, Lea DeLaria Perform in 8-Hour Shakespeare Marathon
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2020

What better way to celebrate the bard's birthday than with a marathon? While the doors of Irondale Ensemble Project remain closed amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, the company launched a 8 hour Shakespeare sonnet marathon in honor of Shakespeare's birthday, performing for over nearly 2,000 people throughout the day. Over 110 participants, spanning from age 9-90 joined the company to read and contribute.

VIDEO: Daniel Craig is James Bond in the Trailer for NO TIME TO DIE VideoVIDEO: Daniel Craig is James Bond in the Trailer for NO TIME TO DIE
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2019

In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

VIDEO: Daniel Craig Reveals NO TIME TO DIE Will Be His Final Bond Film VideoVIDEO: Daniel Craig Reveals NO TIME TO DIE Will Be His Final Bond Film
by Stage Tube - Nov 23, 2019

Daniel Craig appeared on last night's episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where he revealed that No Time To Die will be his last James Bond film.

VIDEO: Watch Robert Downey Jr. in the Official Trailer For DOLITTLE VideoVIDEO: Watch Robert Downey Jr. in the Official Trailer For DOLITTLE
by Stage Tube - Oct 13, 2019

Robert Downey Jr. stars in Dolittle, an adaptation of the 1920s children's book by Hugh Lofting, Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.

Release Date and Title Announced for New JAMES BOND Film VideoRelease Date and Title Announced for New JAMES BOND Film
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 20, 2019

James Bond Producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today released the official title of the 25th James Bond adventure, No Time To Die. The film, from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM), and Universal Pictures International is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, True Detective) and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fifth film as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade (Spectre, Skyfall), Cary Joji Fukunaga, Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Killing Eve, Fleabag) No Time To Die is currently in production. The film will be released globally from April 3, 2020 in the U.K. through Universal Pictures International and in the U.S on April 8, from MGM via their United Artists Releasing banner.


Ralph Fiennes Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ralph Fiennes been in?
Ralph Fiennes has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Ralph Fiennes been in?
Ralph Fiennes has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

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

What awards has Ralph Fiennes been nominated for?
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 .

What awards has Ralph Fiennes won?
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.