RALPH FIENNES has been honored for his work on the stage and on screen. In 2008,
Fiennes earned dual British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nominations, for Best
Supporting Actor, for his roles in THE DUCHESS, opposite Keira Knightly, for
which he also received a Golden Globe nomination; and for IN BRUGES with Colin
Farrell. Also in 2008, Fiennes starred in the acclaimed drama THE READER,
opposite Kate Winslet, and in the six-time Academy Award-winning THE HURT
LOCKER, directed by Kathryn Bigelow. That same year, Fiennes received Golden
Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations for his performance in the
HBO movie BERNARD AND DORIS opposite Susan Sarandon.
Fiennes was most recently seen reprising the role of Lord Voldemort in the
conclusion of the HARRY POTTER series, HARRY POTTER AND DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2.
Fiennes recently completed production on CLASH OF THE TITANS 2.
A two-time Academy Award nominee, Fiennes received his first nomination in 1994
for his performance in Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning Best Picture,
SCHINDLER'S LIST. His portrayal of Nazi Commandant Amon Goeth also brought him a
Golden Globe nomination and a BAFTA Award, as well as Best Supporting Actor
honors from numerous critics groups, including the National Society of Film
Critics, and the New York, Chicago, Boston and London Film Critics.
Fiennes earned his second Oscar nomination in 1997 for the title role in Anthony
Minghella's, THE ENGLISH PATIENT. Fiennes also garnered Golden Globe and two
BAFTA Award nominations, as well as SAG nominations, one for Best Actor and
another shared with the cast. He later won a British Independent Film Award, an
Evening Standard British Film Award and a London Film Critics Circle Award, and
earned a BAFTA Award nomination, for his work in the acclaimed 2005 drama THE
CONSTANT GARDENER, directed by Fernando Meirelles.
Fiennes additional film credits include; CEMETERY JUNCTION; NANNY MCPHEE AND THE
BIG BANG; CLASH OF THE TITANS; THE WHITE COUNTESS; WALLACE AND GROMIT AND THE
CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT; RED DRAGON; THE END OF THE AFFAIR; THE GOOD THIEF;
SPIDER; CHROMOPHOBIA; ONEGIN; SUNSHINE; MAID IN MANHATTAN; THE PRINCE OF EGYPT;
THE AVENGERS; OSCAR AND LUCINDA; STRANGE DAYS; QUIZ SHOW and WUTHERING HEIGHTS,
in which he made his feature film debut.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Fiennes began his career on the
London stage. He joined Michael Rudman's company at the Royal National Theatre
and later spent two seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). In 1995,
Fiennes opened as Hamlet in Jonathan Kent's production of the play, winning a
Tony Award for his performance when the production moved to Broadway. He
reunited with Kent in the London production of "Ivanov, " later taking the play
In 2000, Fiennes returned to the London stage in the title roles of "Richard II
and "Coriolanus. " In 2002, he originated the role of Carl Jung in Christopher
Hampton's "The Talking Cure " at the Royal National Theatre and, the following
year, played the title role in Ibsen's "Brand " at the RSC. Fiennes played Mark
Anthony in Deborah Warner's 2005 production of "Julius Caesar, " before reuniting
with director Jonathan Kent to star in Brian Friels' "Faith Healer. " The play
opened in 2006 in Dublin and later went to Broadway, where Fiennes earned a Tony
Award nomination for his performance.
In 2009, Fiennes opened in the Yasmina Reza play "God of Carnage " in London's
West End and then starred in Kent's production of "Oedipus " at the National
Theatre. Fiennes can next be seen on stage at the Royal Haymarket Theatre in a
limited run of "The Tempest, " opening in early September.
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