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Ralph Fiennes Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
December 22, 1962 (58)
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 (58)

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)

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‚Äď2011), 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

(winners are in red)

 
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