ENEMY AT THE GATES
JOSEPH FIENNES (Danilov) rose to international fame in roles such as Will Shakespeare (opposite Gwyneth
Paltrow) in the Academy Award-winning Shakespeare in Love and Sir Robert Dudley (opposite Cate
Blanchett) in Elizabeth, directed by
He made his screen debut in Bernardo Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty and subsequently enjoyed success with Film Four's Martha Meets Frank, Daniel and Laurence. Recently, he completed
Killing Me Softly, directed by Kaige Chen, in which he stars with Heather Graham.
Fiennes spent three seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing in plays including Troilus and
Cressida, Les Enfants du paradis, As You Like It and Dennis Potter's Son of Man, in which he played Jesus. This spring, he stars in the title role of Edward II in Sheffield.
Prior to his work with the RSC, he appeared in the West End production of A Month in the Country (opposite Helen
Mirren) and as Rudolfo in A View From the Bridge. His most recent theatre role was in the Royal Court's highly successful production of Real Classy Affair.
Born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, Fiennes attended art school in Suffolk for a year before joining the Young Vie Youth Theatre. He subsequently trained for three years at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 1993.
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