Ralph Fiennes

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  • Name: Ralph Fiennes ( Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wickham-Fiennes )
  • Date of birth: 22 December 1962.
  • Age: 54 years
  • Place of birth: Ipswich, UK
  • Height: 180
  • Activities: actor, Director
  • Marital status: divorced

    Ralph Fiennes: the biography

    Ralph Fiennes was born in the English town of Ipswich, located in Suffolk. He became the first child in the family of the writer Jennifer lash and photographer Mark Fiennes. Father Ralph came from an impoverished aristocratic family and a photo unsuccessfully tried his hand at farming and construction. But the first-born Mark and Jennifer had five children. Sons, Joseph, was also a famous actor, Magnus, the future composer, and Jacob, a fighter for animal rights and environmental preservation. Daughter — Sophie March who become successful film Directors. In addition parents raised a foster boy, Michael, who was in family at 11 years of age.

    Endowed with talents and other close relatives of Ralph. Of the most famous may be noted cousin-traveler ranulf Twisleton-Wickham-Fiennes, cousin of the writer William Fiennes and his nephew, hero Fiennes-Tiffin, who played the character of Ralph Fiennes as a child in the Saga of Harry Potter.

    When Ralph was 11 years old, the family moved to Ireland where the boy began to attend school. Prior to that, he was homeschooled. After graduating from high school, Fiennes is itself returned to England and entered the London College of art, where he began to study painting. But very quickly finds the other passion is theatre, so after a year of study dropping out of College and begins to study at the Royal Academy of dramatic art.

    During training took part in many productions, playing mainly classical plays. After graduation from the Academy becomes a member of the troupe of the National theatre, and after 2 years in the troupe of the Royal Shakespeare theatre. For roles in plays such as «hamlet», «Henry VI», «Richard II,» «King Lear», «Smith», «Coriolanus» and «love’s labour’s lost» was awarded the theatre award «Tony».


    Debut on television for Ralph finnes was the main role in the historical drama «a Dangerous man: Lawrence after Arabia» in 1990. Immediately went to the crime series «Prime suspect» in which he played the role of Michael in one episode.

    The experience of playing dramatic characters helped Ralph to get on the big screen. In 1991, he starred in the role of Heathcliff in a film adaptation of the famous novel by Emily Bronte «Wuthering heights». Then there was the scandalous film on a religious theme, «Child of Macon», and in 1993, the actor came to international fame after the release of the acclaimed military biography «Schindler’s List» in which he played the commandant of a Nazi concentration camp. For this role, Fiennes received the award the British Academy of film and television arts for best supporting actor and was nominated for «Oscar» and «Golden globe».

    Then there were a few undistinguished or unsuccessful films, of which is only fiction Thriller «Strange days,» for which the actor was nominated for the award «Saturn». In 1996, Ralph Fiennes again excites everyone and makes you talk about yourself after the execution of the title role of count Laszlo Almasy in the film adaptation of the novel by Michael Ondaatje «the English patient». He waited for another nomination for «Oscar», and the film itself has received this prestigious award.

    After this success, the actor was able to choose scenarios, so almost all his films have been successful: romance «Oscar and Lucinda», the film adaptation of Pushkin’s novel «Eugene Onegin», which was directed by the sister of actor Mar, Thriller «Spider», Thriller, «Red dragon», melodramatically Comedy «maid in Manhattan», the black Comedy «the Chumscrubber», suspense drama «gardener» and other films.

    For participation in these films, the actor has been nominated for numerous different awards in the UK, Europe and the United States, but received only the award of the European film Academy for his starring role in the historical drama «Taste of sunshine».

    In 2005, Ralph Fiennes agrees on the role of the main villain Voldemort in «Harry Potter and the goblet of fire», later he will take part in all the proceedings of this teenage movie – «Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix» and two parts «Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows». This role brought the actor a MTV Movie Awards as the best chinatoday.

    Besides fantasy series the actor starred in the historical drama «the Duchess» and «the Reader», played the role of Hades in the fantasy action movie «machete», took part in the film adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel «Great expectations», playing in the Comedy «nanny McPhee 2» and «Hotel «Grand Budapest».

    Last kinorabotoy today for Rafe Fans was the role of the head of the secret service MI6, Gareth Mallory in the latest film about the adventures of superspy James bond «007: Spectrum».

    Personal life

    In 1983, while studying at the Royal Academy of dramatic arts Ralph Fiennes meets with a student Alex Kingston, with which it has relations. The pair met 10 years and only in 1993 officially signed. But after 2 years the actor gets new novel, and the family disintegrates. The official divorce was issued in 1997.

    In spring 1995, Fiennes started Dating actress Francesca Annis, who is older than him by 17 years. They lived in a civil marriage 11 years and broke up in 2006 because of the new novel the Wraith with the singer from Romania Cornelia Crisan. But a new relationship only lasted a few months.

    Ralph Fiennes is a goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.


    • 1992 — Wuthering heights
    • 1993 — Schindler’s List
    • 1996 — the English patient
    • 1999 — the Taste of sunshine
    • 2002 — maid in Manhattan
    • 2005 — Harry Potter and the goblet of fire
    • 2007 — Bernard and Doris
    • 2008 — the Duchess
    • 2010 — clash of the titans
    • 2012 — Great expectations
    • 2014 — The Hotel «Grand Budapest»


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