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.
- 8th cousin of 'Prince Charles' (qv).
- Of the roughly one dozen actors to play "Hamlet" on Broadway, he is the first to win a Tony Award for doing so, in the 1995 Almeida Theatre production directed by 'Jonathan Kent (I)' (qv).
- 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".
- Appeared in two Best Picture winners from the 1990s: _Schindler's List (1993)_ (qv) and _The English Patient (1996)_ (qv).
- Has appeared in two Best Picture winners (_Schindler's List (1993)_ (qv) and _The English Patient (1996)_ (qv)), and a Best Animated Feature winner (_Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)_ (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.
- Filmed his role as Lord Voldemort in _Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)_ (qv) (2005) in only two days.
- (1995 - 2006) Partner 'Francesca Annis' (qv).