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Ralph Fiennes is known as a British film and stage actor. He is most famous for his roles in Schindler's List and The English Patient.

Background and Age

Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962, in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Fiennes was the first of seven children; they were all innovatively empowered by their writer mother and photographer father. With dreams of being a painter, Fiennes studied at the Chelsea College of Art and Design. When he discovered acting, he moved to and graduated from London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He joined the Royal National Theater in 1987 and the Royal Shakespeare Company a year later.

Ex-Wife and Partner

Fiennes has stated that his line of work often makes him feel like he shouldn't talk about his personal life. He finished his marriage with actress Alex Kingston after an issue with actress Francesca Annis. After ten years, he cut off that romantic association after a revealed tryst with 31-year-old Romanian singer Cornelia Crisan. In 2007, lookouts spotted Fiennes leaving a plane restroom with an airline steward, which added to his legacy as a Hollywood playboy.

Acting Career and Net Worth

In 1991, Ralph Fiennes made his TV debut in the British series A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia. His first film role followed in 1992 with Wuthering Heights, in which he featured opposite Juliette Binoche. Fiennes' colossal break came when he played the role of Nazi commandant Amon Goeth in Schindler's List in 1993. His performance in the film earned him an Academy Award nomination for best-supporting actor and a British Academy Award.

In 1996, Fiennes got Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for best actor in the wake of assuming the title role in The English Patient (1996). Along with his role opposite Julianne Moore in The End of the Affair in 1999, this film built up Fiennes' notoriety for being a heartthrob.

Fiennes played the role of the devilish wizard Lord Voldemort in the fiercely compelling Harry Potter film franchise. He then starred in The Constant Gardener and The White Countess, both released in 2005, and The Reader opposite Kate Winslet in 2008. Fiennes then appeared in the 2009 Best Picture Oscar winner, The Hurt Locker, and the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall. Afterward, Fiennes was part of the diverse cast of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014) for which the actor earned a Golden Globe nomination. In July 2019, the famous film franchise of James Bond announced that Ralph would join the newest James Bond film, Bond 25. Ralph will play the character of M, which is very prominent.

Date modified: May 21, 2021
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