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Ralph Fiennes

Actor Date of birth 22nd December 1962
Place of birth Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Year of debut 1992
First feature film Wuthering Heights

Awards

  • Academy Awards nominated2
  • BAFTA Awards won1
  • BAFTA Awards nominated5
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated3
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Biography

Ralph Fiennes began acting while studying at the Chelsea School of Art. He trained at RADA. He went on to act at the National Theatre and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1993 he earned a BAFTA for his breakthrough performance in Schindler’s List. His movie repertoire ranges from serious roles including The English Patient and The Reader to comic parts such as Maid In Manhattan. He has also portrayed the villain Voldemort in the Harry Potter movies.

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Ralph Fiennes's films

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Packshot for the film The Grand Budapest Hotel
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
97 Mins
Released
2014

Wes Anderson comedy starring Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jude Law, Tom Wilkinson and Bill Murray. Strong language, sex references and brief gory images.

Rent for £3.99
Packshot for the film The Invisible Woman
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
107 Mins
Released
2014

The story of Charles Dickens' (Ralph Fiennes) secret mistress. With Felicity Jones and Kristin Scott Thomas. Moderate sex, moderate sex references.

Rent for £3.49
Packshot for the film Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
125 Mins
Released
2011

Young wizard Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) faces Voldemort for the last time. With Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. Moderate threat, injury detail and language.

Rent for £2.75
Packshot for the film Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
140 Mins
Released
2010

Teen wizard Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends (Emma Watson, Rupert Grint) take on the evil Voldemort. With Bill Nighy. Moderate fantasy violence and threat.

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Packshot for the film Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
133 Mins
Released
2007

Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) clashes with a new teacher while training a group of wizards to battle Lord Voldemort. Supernatural scares, violence and mild language.

Rent for £2.75
Packshot for the film Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
151 Mins
Released
2005

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) competes in a wizardry tournament. Co stars Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Robert Pattinson. Moderate fantasy violence.

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Packshot for the film Clash Of The Titans
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
101 Mins
Released
2010

Perseus (Sam Worthington) must lead a group of warriors to defeat the evil god Hades (Ralph Fiennes). With Jason Flemyng and Gemma Arterton. Contains moderate fantasy violence.

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Packshot for the film Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
104 Mins
Released
2009

A magical nanny (Emma Thompson) helps a family on a farm. With Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor. No material likely to offend or harm. Brief scene of flashing lights.

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Packshot for the film The Duchess
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
105 Mins
Released
2008

Keira Knightley stars as an 18th century aristocrat with a very public personal life. Contains moderate sex.

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Did you know?

  • In 1995, Ralph Fiennes won a Tony award for his portrayal of Hamlet.
  • He was born Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes.
  • In Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince, his nephew, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, played his character Voldemort at the age of eleven.
  • He has voiced characters in several animations including The Prince Of Egypt and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit.
  • After ten years together, he married actress Alex Kingston in 1993. They divorced in 1997.

Awards

  • 2 Academy Awards nominated

    • 1996 Actor in a Leading Role - The English Patient
    • 1993 Actor in a Supporting Role - Schindler's List
  • 1 BAFTA Awards won

    • 1993 Actor in a Supporting Role - Schindler's List
  • 5 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2012 Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer - Coriolanus
    • 2005 Actor in a Leading Role - The Constant Gardener
    • 1999 Actor in a Leading Role - The End Of The Affair
    • 1996 Actor in a Leading Role - The English Patient
    • 1993 Actor in a Supporting Role - Schindler's List
  • 3 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2009 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - The Duchess
    • 1997 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - The English Patient
    • 1994 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Schindler's List