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.
- On 3 March 2001, he received the 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv) Award from the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC. Past recipients include 'Mel Gibson (I)' (qv), 'Patrick Stewart (I)' (qv), 'Lynn Redgrave' (qv), 'Kenneth Branagh' (qv) and 'Kevin Kline (I)' (qv).
- He turned down the lead role in _The Saint (1997)_ (qv).
- Good friends with 'Jay-Z' (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).
- Filmed his role as Lord Voldemort in _Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)_ (qv) (2005) in only two days.
- 8th cousin of 'Prince Charles' (qv).
- Older brother of 'Martha Fiennes' (qv) and 'Joseph Fiennes' (qv).