Dec. 22nd, 1962
Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK
Ralph Fiennes' Main TV Roles
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Eldest of 6 children born to photographer Mark Fiennes and his wife, Jini - aka Jennifer Lash - a novelist. Siblings are Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus, a musician; Sophie, a producer; and twins Joseph Fiennes, an actor, and Jacob, a gamekeeper. Foster brother Michael (Mick) is an archaeologist. Cousin is British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Attended Bishop Wordsworth Boys' School, the Chelsea College of Art & Design, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Joined Britain's Royal National Theatre in 1987 and the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1988.
- His uncle, Nicholas Lash, is a former priest and Cambridge theology professor, and his great-uncle, Dom Patrick Moore, is a Benedictine monk.
- He and his _The End of the Affair (1999)_ (qv) co- star 'Julianne Moore (I)' (qv) have acted in separate Hannibal Lecter films: he in _Red Dragon (2002)_ (qv) and she in _Hannibal (2001)_ (qv).
- (1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#33).
- Gained several pounds of muscle for his role in _Red Dragon (2002)_ (qv).
- Friend of Liam Neeson.
- His performance as Amon Goeth from his film _Schindler's List (1993)_ (qv) was ranked #15 on the American Film Institute's Villains list in their compilation of the 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains.
- His tattoo in _Red Dragon (2002)_ (qv) took eight hours to apply.
- Filmed his role as Lord Voldemort in _Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)_ (qv) (2005) in only two days.