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Ralph Fiennes

Birth Place: Suffolk, ENGLAND

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Ralph Fiennes 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 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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[West End]

The National Theatre, London, 2018

[West End]
Theatre Royal Haymarket Company Production, 2011

Broadway Revival, 2006


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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

Ralph Fiennes, Richard II

Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Actor - Play

Ralph Fiennes, Hamlet

Theatre World Awards - 1995 - Performance

Ralph Fiennes, Hamlet

Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Ralph Fiennes , Hamlet

Ralph Fiennes Videos

Ralph Fiennes News

THE SHROUD MAKER Comes to Pleasance 10Dome

THE SHROUD MAKER comes to Pleasance 10Dome, Written and Directed by Ahmed Masoud, and Performed by Julia Tarnoky.
Interview: Theatre Life with Simon Godwin

Today’s subject Simon Godwin is currently living his theatre life as the Artistic Director of DC’s Tony Award winning Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC). He assumed the position in 2019 succeeding the company’s founder Michael Kahn after a stunning 33-year reign.
Judi Dench Criticizes Use of Trigger Warnings: 'If You're That Sensitive, Don't Go to the Theatre'

Judi Dench is the latest performer to speak out on the topic of the usage of trigger warnings in the theater. Dench expressed her understanding for the reason why they are used, before going on to criticize people who need them.
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Starring Sarah Snook To Hit Broadway in 2025

The speculated Broadway transfer of the West End production of The Picture of Dorian Gray, starring Succession's Sarah Snook, has been confirmed.
Jessica Lange to Receive CineMerit Award at the Munich Film Festival

Jessica Lange, who is currently starring on Broadway in Mother Play, will be receiving the CineMerit Award this summer at the Munich International Film Festival. The award recognizes high achievement in the world of cinema. Past winners of the award include Ralph Fiennes, Antonio Banderas, and Emma Thompson.
Interview: Simon Godwin on How MACBETH Can Connect to Audiences Today

Simon Godwin is no stranger to the work of Shakespeare. Until May 5, his production of Macbeth is playing in D.C. with a cast led by Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma. The film version of this same production will hit theaters on May 2. BroadwayWorld sat down with Godwin to discuss his take on Shakespeare’s tragedy, Fiennes’ performance, and what the play means for contemporary audiences.
Director Rebecca Aparicio To Receive SDCF's 2024 Barbara Whitman Award

Established by theatrical producer Barbara Whitman in 2021, this award recognizes a woman, trans, or non-binary director who has developed a clear and distinctive artistic voice and demonstrated unique vision in their theatrical work.
Review: MACBETH IN CINEMAS, Filmed at Dock X

An intense and well filmed release of an atmospheric production of Macbeth. Showing in cinemas from 2 May.
28 YEARS LATER Casts Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ralph Fiennes

Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ralph Fiennes are all in talks to star in the 28 Years Later, which serves as a sequel to the 2002 Boyle horror flick. Boyle is returning to direct, which features a script by Alex Garland who also penned the original. At this time, it is unknown who the three actors will play in the film, which is said to be the first of a new trilogy.
Exclusive: Watch Ralph Fiennes Perform Soliloquy in MACBETH- In Cinemas This May

Director Simon Godwin's brand-new critically-acclaimed  production of Macbeth starring Tony and BAFTA Award winner Ralph Fiennes and Olivier Award winner Indira Varma will be released in cinemas from May 2. In this exclusive video taken from his first soliloquy in Act 1 Scene 3, a battle-scarred Macbeth wrestles with his conscience after the Witches' prophecy that he will become Thane of Cawdor comes to pass.
Review: MACBETH at Shakespeare Theatre Company

STC’s Macbeth highlights brutal pairs: war and domestic life, grief and humor, brief words and permanent consequences. While the setting could feel unassuming—indeed, audiences must make their way through the parking lot of a Home Depot when arriving via metro—it also shows how extravagant it is to create a theatre space from scratch. This over-the-top, hollowed-out aesthetic fits the world of the play, where titles and status belie a fear of impermanence. Combined with raw, vulnerable performances, this is a powerful take on the timeless tragedy.
MACBETH Starring Ralph Fiennes To Screen At Park Theatre

Renowned actor Ralph Fiennes takes on the iconic role of Macbeth in a new production at Park Theatre.
Video: Director Mary Zimmerman on THE MATCHBOX MAGIC FLUTE at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Shakespeare Theatre Company's final show this season is Mary Zimmerman's The Matchbox Magic Flute. Watch as adapter and director Mary Zimmerman describes what makes The Matchbox Magic Flute a unique operatic experience. 
Laverne Cox and Jessica Hecht to Join Shakespeare Theatre Company Gala

Shakespeare Theatre Company has added presenters Laverne Cox and Jessica Hecht to its lineup for the Company’s annual fund-raising Gala. See who else is taking part and learn how to purchase tickets.
Biko's Manna & Mfundo Comes to Arena Stage This Week

The viral sensations Biko’s Manna & Mfundo last seen on The Jennifer Hudson Show in their world premiere solo concert will be appearing at Arena Stages’ Kogod Cradle Theater on April 3rd and 4th at 7:30pm for DC Jazz Fest.
GRACE PERVADES and AS YOU LIKE IT Set For The Ralph Fiennes / Theatre Royal Bath Season

Theatre Royal Bath has announced the opening productions of the Ralph Fiennes / Theatre Royal Bath season taking place from June 2025. Learn more about both upcoming shows here!
MACBETH With Ralph Fiennes & Indira Varma Coming to Cinemas

Tony and BAFTA Award-winner Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra, Schindler's List, Coriolanus) and Olivier Award-winner Indira Varma (Present Laughter, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luther) star in this production of the epic Shakespeare tragedy. Watch the video trailer and get tickets to see the movie in theaters now!
Review: FAITH HEALER, Lyric Hammersmith

Frank Hardy has a problem. He’s an Irish faith healer without faith in his power to heal. It comes, it goes and he only knows for sure when it is not going to happen. With his wife Grace and manager Teddy, their tour of Wales and Scotland in a battered van has seen his abilities steadily failing him. A last throw of the die sees him return to his homeland. What could go wrong?
Ronald Rand Will Lead LET IT BE ART! at Greece's Lithographeion Theatre in Patras

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand, during his 24th year touring around the world to 26 countries will perform in his celebrated solo play, LET IT BE ART! as Harold Clurman, 'the Elder Statesman of the American Theatre,' on March 31st at the renowned Lithographeion Theatre in Patras, Greece.
MACBETH With Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma is Coming to Cinemas

Shakespeare’s Macbeth is coming to cinemas across the UK, the US, Australia and selected international territories from 2nd May. Learn more about where to catch the production here!


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?

Ralph Fiennes has been nominated for several awards throughout his career, including Best Actor at the Evening Standard Awards for "Man And Superman," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Faith Healer," Outstanding Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Richard II" and "Hamlet," Performance at the Theatre World Awards for "Hamlet," and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Hamlet."

What awards has Ralph Fiennes won?

Ralph Fiennes has won several awards for his performances in various plays. These include Outstanding Actor - Play awards from the Drama Desk Awards for "Richard II" and "Hamlet," a Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for "Hamlet," and a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for "Hamlet."

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