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.
- (1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#33).
- Won the 1995 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "Hamlet" and was nominated for the 2006 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "Faith Healer".
- Huge fan of Professional Wrestling.
- 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.
- Older brother of 'Martha Fiennes' (qv) and 'Joseph Fiennes' (qv).
- His tattoo in _Red Dragon (2002)_ (qv) took eight hours to apply.
- Friend of Liam Neeson.
- He was considered for the role of Robert Langdon in _The Da Vinci Code (2006)_ (qv). 'Tom Hanks' (qv) was cast instead.