Dec. 22nd, 1962
Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK
Ralph Fiennes' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Cemetery Junction
2010 - Clash of the Titans
2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
2010 - Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
2008 - The Duchess
2008 - The Reader
2008 - In Bruges
2008 - The Hurt Locker
2007 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2006 - Land of the Blind
2005 - The White Countess
2005 - The Constant Gardener
2005 - The Chumscrubber
2005 - Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
2005 - Chromophobia
2005 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2002 - Spider
2002 - Red Dragon
2002 - Maid in Manhattan
1999 - The End of the Affair
1999 - Onegin
1999 - Sunshine
1998 - The Avengers
1998 - The Prince of Egypt
1997 - Oscar and Lucinda
1996 - The English Patient
1995 - Strange Days
1994 - Quiz Show
1993 - The Baby of Mâcon
1993 - Schindler's List
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Guest
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.
- Appeared in two Best Picture winners from the 1990s: _Schindler's List (1993)_ (qv) and _The English Patient (1996)_ (qv).
- A Member of the RADA Council.
- His tattoo in _Red Dragon (2002)_ (qv) took eight hours to apply.
- He and his brother, 'Joseph Fiennes' (qv), have both worked with 'Cate Blanchett' (qv) (_Oscar and Lucinda (1997)_ (qv) and _Elizabeth (1998)_ (qv)), 'Rachel Weisz' (qv) (_The Constant Gardener (2005)_ (qv) and _Enemy at the Gates (2001)_ (qv)) and 'Liv Tyler' (qv) (_Onegin (1999)_ (qv) and _Stealing Beauty (1996)_ (qv)).
- Is the oldest of 6 children - younger siblings; 'Martha Fiennes' (qv) (b. 1964), Magnus Hubert Fiennes (b. 1965), Sophia Victoria Fiennes (b. 1967) and Jacob Mark Fiennes & 'Joseph Fiennes' (qv) (fraternal twins) (b. 27 May 1970). He also has a foster brother, Michael Emery (b. 31 Dec 1952) who has been with the family since he was 11.
- Friend of the late Natasha Richardson.
- He was a guest of a Belgrade Film Festival - FEST 2009.
- 8th cousin of 'Prince Charles' (qv).