Ralph Fiennes young
December 22, 1962
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm
79 kg | 174 lbs
44 in | 111 cm
11 US | 44.5 EU
33 in | 83.5 cm
Ralph Fiennes was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, on December 22, 1962 is an English actor.
Young Ralph Fiennes first started performing during his years at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, in London, England (1983-1985).
He began his professional acting career on stage at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park and at the National Theatre.
He landed his first break with Royal Shakespeare Company.
He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for playing Prince Hamlet in a Almeida Theatre production of "Hamlet" on Broadway (1995).
He got his television debut in British film A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1990) in role as T. E. Lawrence.
He made his big screen debut in drama film Wuthering Heights (1992) in role as Heathcliff.
Ralph's breakthrough performance came as Amon Goeth in historical period drama movie Schindler's List (1993), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
He made his directorial debut with drama thriller film Coriolanus (2011), for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.
The Dig (2020) biography drama in role as Basil Brown, opposite Lily James and Carey Mulligan
No Time to Die (2020) spy in role as Gareth Mallory / M, with Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas
The King's Man (2020) action spy comedy in role as T. E. Lawrence
Dolittle (2020) fantasy comedy in voice role as Barry
Official Secrets (2019) drama mystery in role as Ben Emmerson, opposite Keira Knightley
He voiced Alfred Pennyworth in animated adventure comedy film The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019).
He was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Count Almásy in romantic war drama film The English Patient (1996).
He played Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter film series (2005–2011):
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) Cameo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
He portrayed Gareth Mallory / M, head of MI6 in the James Bond film series:
No Time to Die (2020)
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performances in movies:
The End of the Affair (1999) drama in role as Maurice Bendrix
The Constant Gardener (2005) thriller in role as Justin Quayle
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire in drama film The Duchess (2008).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as M. Gustave in comedy drama movie The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
Onegin (1999) romantic drama opposite Liv Tyler and Lena Headey
Red Dragon (2002) horror thriller with Anthony Hopkins and Edward Norton
Maid in Manhattan (2002) romantic comedy drama with Jennifer Lopez
In Bruges (2008) black comedy crime opposite Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson
The Reader (2008) romantic drama with Kate Winslet
The Hurt Locker (2008) war thriller directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Clash of the Titans (2010) and sequel Wrath of the Titans (2012) action adventure fantasy in role as Hades
Strange Days (1995) science fiction thriller opposite Angela Bassett
Quiz Show (1994) historical drama with John Turturro
Hail, Caesar! (2016) comedy drama directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
The Avengers (1998) action spy opposite Uma Thurman and Sean Connery
A Bigger Splash (2015) drama opposite Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Bernard Lafferty in television comedy drama film Bernard and Doris (2008).
He played Alec Beasley in BBC political thriller drama movies:
Page Eight (2011)
Turks & Caicos (2014)
Salting the Battlefield (2014)
He had a recurring role as Rev. in sitcom Rev. (2011–2014).
Attended St Kieran's College and Newtown School, in Ireland.
Attended Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, in London, England (1983-1985).
He is the eldest of six children.
Has English, Irish and Scottish ancestry.
Huge fan of professional wrestling.
Good friends with actor Liam Neeson and rapper Jay-Z.
He is the 8th cousin of Prince Charles.
He is an Honorary Associate of London Film School.
He got Serbian citizenship in 2017.
He is a UNICEF UK ambassador.
He was honored with Stanislavsky Award in 2019.
He was married to English actress Alex Kingston (1993-1997).
He dated Patti Smith (2009), Ellen Barkin (2006), Amanda Harlech (2006) and Francesca Annis (1996-2006).
As an actor, a part of you expects to be looked at. A part of you wants to be looked at. But when I'm playing a part, in my imagined world, I feel I'm not me. I may be using bits of me, but I love the sense that I'm being someone else.
Actors use who they are to be someone else, but I would hate to ever think I'm playing myself. It's imagining being someone else that is the key motivating thing for me. So when people want to know about me, it makes me a bit unnerved.
Being an actor means asking people to look at you. I guess I accept that. But it's a profession in which the job is to show another world and other people. You may access it through bits of yourself, and your imagination and experience, but actually in the end, you're not playing yourself.
Within the process of filming, unexpected situations occur.
The film depends on the audience's belief in this relationship.
I like to keep fit, but I never lift very heavy weights.
I have grown up loving Shakespeare.
The sets were fantastic. The Harry Potter sets are brilliant. You do get transported for a second.