Best Known For
Ralph Fiennes is a British film actor best known for his performances in Schindler's List, The English Patient and The Constant Gardener.
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
British actor Ralph Fiennes was born into an aristocratic English family and is the eighth cousin of Prince Charles. His film debut was in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and his later performances in Schindler's List,
The English Patient and The Constant Gardener brought him great notoriety as an actor and has earned him many awards and nominations.
Actor, born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, UK, the eldest of seven children, including brother of Joseph Fiennes. He is an eighth cousin of Prince Charles.
Fiennes studied drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London before joining the National Theatre (1987) and the Royal Shakespeare Company (1989??90). His film debut was in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights (1991), and his compelling performance in Schindler's List (1993) earned him a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Other films include The Baby of Macon (1993), The English Patient (1996, Oscar nomination), Oscar and Lucinda (1997), The End of the Affair (1999), and Spider (2002). He was cast in the role of the wicked wizard Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). Later films include The Constant Gardener and The White Countess, both 2005, In Bruges, The Duchess, and The Reader, all in 2008.
Fiennes dated actress Alex Kingston for ten years. The couple married in 1993, but divorced in 1997.
© 2013 A+E Networks. All rights reserved.
profile name: Ralph Fiennes profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.
Your Friends' Connections
Included In These Groups
What is it with celebrities and sex scandals? Like love and marriage, famous people and sex scandals just seem to go hand in hand. They're some of society's most powerful people, but these actors, politicians, athletes and musicians just can't seem to control their desires. These days it seems like if you open the closet of nearly any celebrity, some kind of (sexy) skeleton is sure to fall out. Here are the famous people who have had their naughty indiscretions—often plastered all over the front page of the newspaper.
Famous People Involved in Sex Scandals 105 people in this group
In true Albus Dumbledore fashion, Biography.com examines and provides insight on the cast of the illustrious Harry Potter film series, based on the popular books by author J.K. Rowling. Debuting with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and ending with the two-part Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the eight-part film series continues to wow fans with its tales of witchcraft and wizardry. It also includes a gamut of stars, from Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the famous Harry; to Emma Watson, who plays Harry's best friend, Hermione; to Alan Rickman, known for his villainous role as Severus Snape; to Robert Pattinson, who plays the attractive Cedric Diggory, Harry's Triwizard Tournament rival; and more.
Cast of Harry Potter Movies 15 people in this group
Get more on the cast of Skyfall, the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise directed by Sam Mendes, and released in 2012. The film stars an array of acclaimed actors and actresses, including Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ben Whishaw, Albert Finney and Ralph Fiennes. Peruse this group for full biographies, photos and videos of Skyfall cast members.
Cast of Skyfall 7 people in this group