Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes is an English actor, producer and director. As a performer of Shakespeare, he achieved success on stage for the first time at the Royal National Theater. The Nazi war crime role Amon Göth in the Schindler de Fiennes list earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, and he won the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor in a supporting actor. His performance as Count Almásy in The English Patient earned him his second Oscar nomination, this time for Best Actor, as well as BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations. Fiennes has appeared in a number of other notable movies including Quiz Show, Strange Days, The End of the Affair, Red Dragon, Maid in Manhattan, The Constant Gardener, In Bruges, The Reader, Clash of the Titans, Great Expectations and The Grand Hotel in Budapest.
|Born||Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, December 22, 1962, Ipswich, East Suffolk, England|
|Citizenship||United Kingdom, Serbia|
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Occupation||Actor, producer, director|
|Partner(s)||Francesca Annis (1995–2006)|
|Parents||Mark Fiennes (father), Jennifer Lash (mother)|
|Relatives||Martha Fiennes (sister), Magnus Fiennes (brother), Sophie Fiennes (sister), Joseph Fiennes (brother), Hero Fiennes-Tiffin (nephew), Sir Ranulph Fiennes (third cousin, once removed)|
Actor best known for portraying Nazi captain Amon Goeth in the 1993 film Schindler's List and as the frightening Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter movie. He starred as M in the James Bond films Spectre and Skyfall in 2015. The Constant Gardener, In Bruges, The Reader, and Red Dragon are among his many other cinematic credits.
He began his career as a Shakespearean actor in the Open Air Theatre, where he received classical training.
For his part in Wes Anderson's 2014 film The Grand Budapest Hotel, he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy.
Naturalized citizens of Serbia. European Film Award for Best Actor. Those educated at Bishop Wordsworth School. BAFTA Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor. The Fiennes family. British Actor Shakespearean. Royal Shakespeare Company members. OK_TM_VZ Drama Table Award Winner! Male English voice actor. English-speaking film director. British director