Ralph Fiennes Biography (1962-)

Name is pronounced "Rafe Fines"; full name, Ralph Nathaniel Fiennes; born December 22, 1962, in Ipswich, Suffolk, England; son of Mark (a farmer and photographer) and Jennifer "Jini" (a writer; maiden name, Lash) Fiennes; brother of Martha (a director), Sophia Victoria (a producer and director), and Joseph(an actor) Fiennes; married Alex Kingston (an actress), 1993 (divorced, 1997); companion of Francesca Annis (an actress). Addresses: Agent: Larry Dalzell Associates, 91 Regent St., London W1R 7TB, England.

Actor, producer
Birth Details
December 22, 1962
Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights (also known as Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights), Paramount, 1991
  • Amon Goeth, Schindler's List, Universal, 1993
  • Bishop's son, The Baby of Macon (also known as Das Wunder von Macon), Channel 4 Films, 1993
  • Charles Van Doren, Quiz Show, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Lenny Nero, Strange Days, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • Count Laszlo de Almasy, The English Patient, Miramax, 1996
  • Oscar Hopkins and Oscar's great-grandson, Oscar and Lucinda, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • John Steed, The Avengers, Warner Bros., 1998
  • Voice of Rameses, The Prince of Egypt (animated), DreamWorks, 1998
  • Ignatz/Ivan/Adam Sonnenschein, The Taste of Sunshine (also known as Sunshine), Alliance Pictures, 1999
  • Evgeny Onegin (title role), Onegin (also known as Eugene Onegin), Samuel Goldwyn, 1999
  • Maurice Bendrix, The End of the Affair, Columbia/Sony Pictures, 1999
  • Francis Dolarhyde, Red Dragon, United International Pictures, 2002
  • The Chambermaid, 2002
  • Title role, Spider, Odeon, 2002
  • The Honest Thief, A & A, 2002
  • Film Work
  • Producer
  • Onegin (also known as Eugene Onegin), Samuel Goldwyn, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • T. E. Lawrence, "A Dangerous Man: Lawrence after Arabia," Great Performances, PBS, 1992
  • John Talbot, The Cormorant, 1993
  • Marcel Proust, How Proust Can Change Your Life, 2000
  • Voice of Jesus, The Miracle Maker (animated), ABC, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Voice of Wilfred Owen, The Great War and the Shaping of the TwentiethCentury (also known as The Great War), PBS, 1996
  • Specials
  • Voice of Nicholas, Last of the Czars, The Discovery Channel, 1996
  • The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Michael, "Prime Suspect," Mystery!, PBS, 1992
  • Stage Appearances
  • Twelfth Night, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London, 1985
  • Ring around the Moon, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, 1985
  • Lysander, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, 1985 and 1986
  • Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, 1986
  • Son, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Royal National Theatre, London, 1987
  • Arkady, Fathers and Sons, Royal National Theatre, 1987
  • Lisha Ball, Ting Tang Mine, Royal National Theatre, 1987
  • Henry VI, The Plantagenets, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1988
  • Claudio, Much Ado about Nothing, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1988
  • Gant, Playing with Trains, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1989
  • Troilus, Troilus and Cressida, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1990
  • Edmund, King Lear, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1990
  • Bert Jefferson, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1991
  • Title role, Hamlet, Almeida Theatre, London, then Hackney Empire Theatre, later Belasco Theatre, New York City, all 1995
  • Love in a Cold Climate, Laura Pels Theatre, New York City, 1996
  • Ivanov, Almeida Theatre, 1997
  • Title roles, Richard II and Coriolanus, Almeida Theatre, 2000
  • Appeared in the title role, Henry VI, and as Berowne, Love's Labour's Lost, both Royal Shakespeare Company; as Theseus and Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, New Shakespeare Company's European Tour and the Dauphin in King John; in Night and Day, See How They Run, Me Mam Sez, Don Quixote, and Cloud Nine, all Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Theatre productions. Also appeared with Theatre Clwyd,Wales.
  • Audiotapes
  • Read the audiotape versions of The English Patient, Oscar and Lucinda, and Man and Superman.
  • Essays
  • Players of Shakespeare 3, edited by Russell Jackson, Cambridge University Press, 1994

Further Reference


    • International Dictionary of Film and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 1996
    • Newsmakers, Issue 2, Gale, 1996
    • Los Angeles, November, 1997, pp. 102
    • TV Guide, August 15, 1998, pp. 22-27

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