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 nephew, 'Hero Fiennes-Tiffin' (qv), will be playing the 11-year-old version of his character Tom Riddle a.k.a. "Lord Voldemort" in _Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)_ (qv).
- (1995 - 2006) Partner 'Francesca Annis' (qv).
- Good friends with 'Jay-Z' (qv).
- 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)).
- 8th cousin of 'Prince Charles' (qv).
- Huge fan of Professional Wrestling.
- He was considered for the role of Robert Langdon in _The Da Vinci Code (2006)_ (qv). 'Tom Hanks' (qv) was cast instead.