JOSEPH FIENNES was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire; and was
brought up in West Cork, Ireland. After leaving art school, he
worked with the Young Vic Youth Theatre, and then went on to train
at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
His first professional stage appearance was in the West End in
THE WOMAN IN BLACK, followed by A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, opposite
Helen Mirren, directed by Bill Bryden.
Subsequently, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company for two
seasons. During that time, he performed roles in Dennis Potter's
SON OF MAN, LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS (directed by Simon Callow),
TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, and Peter Whelan's award-winning THE HERBAL
Fiennes made his film debut as Christopher in Bernardo Bertolucci's
STEALING BEAUTY. He will next be seen opposite Gwyneth Paltrow
in John Madden's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE; and as Laurence in MARTHA
-- MEET FRANK, DANIEL, AND LAURENCE, directed by Nick Hamm.
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