Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes


12/22/1962, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Birth Name

Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham Fiennes


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Ralph is the eldest of 6 children. His father is photographer, Mark Fiennes and his mother, Jini, is novelist, Jennifer Lash. Ralph and his brother Joseph Fiennes are actors. His sister, Martha Fiennes is a director and his sister, Sophie Fiennes is a producer. His brother Magnus Fiennesmore


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Theatre Awards

      Drama Desk Awards
      Outstanding Actor in a Play for Hamlet (1995) (Won).
      Outstanding Actor in a Play for Richard II (2001) (Nomination).

      Theatre World
      For Hamlet (1995) (Won).

      Tony Awards
      Best Actor in a play for Hamlet (1995) (Won).
      Best Actor in a play for Faith Healer (2006) (Nomination).

    • Ralph was made a UK UNICEF Ambassador in 2001.

    • In February 2007, a Qantas airline steward was accused of having sex with Ralph in a toilet while flying to India from Australia. The airline attendant claims Ralph became amorous towards her during the flight. The couple were caught out after other crew members waited outside to use the toilet.

    • Ralph starred as Stephen Tulloch in his sister's, Martha Fiennes, 2005 film, Chromophobia.

    • Ralph is 6' tall.

    • Ralph's name is pronounced "Rafe Fines."

    • Ralph has some unusual family connections:

      * His great uncle, Dom Patrick Moore, is a Benedictine monk.
      * His uncle, Nicholas Lash, is a former Cambridge Theology Professor, and former priest.
      * His 8th cousin, is His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales (Prince Charles).
      * His 4th cousin is the owner of Broughton Castle, Lord Saye and Sele.

    • Ralph is a member of the RADA Council.

    • Ralph gained several pounds for his role in the 2002 film entitled Red Dragon.

    • Ralph received the William Shakespeare Award from the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC on March 3, 2001.

    • In October, 1997, Ralph was ranked number 34 on Empire magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

    • Ralph appeared in 1995 in a Broadway production directed by Jonathan Kent. He also appeared on Broadway in Faith Healer (2006). In 2008, he appeared in another Jonathan Kent production, this time in the West End - Oedipus.

    • In 1995, Ralph was ranked number 33 on Empire magazine's "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History."

    • Ralph performed the song entitled The Plagues in The Prince of Egypt; although, he is not a singer.

    • The tattoo on Ralph's back in Red Dragon took 8 hours to apply.

  • Quotes

    • Ralph Fiennes: I veer away from trying to understand why I act. I just know I need to do it.

    • Ralph Fiennes: The theatre is quite grounding. You can't cheat an audience. You can't cut away. You can't have another close-up.

  • If there is anything that must be said about Ralph Fiennes it's that he is a VERY versatile performer.

    Born into the British aristocracy, Ralph is an actor wwho can tackle any type of role and make a huge success of it. From playing evil villains in films such as 'Schinler's List' and several times in the 'Harry Potter' franchise, to a dying man in 'The English Patient' and 'Hamlet' on stage, Ralph has done just about everything there is and it doesn't look like he is going to stop anytime soon as his range and the types of roles he is willing to take on keeps on growing and growing.

    With his magnetic voice and a superb ability with accents, Ralph is always in demand and willing to stretch himself even further. For this reason, there will be PLENTY of Ralph Fiennes in the years ahead, both on stage and screen. Thank goodness for that!moreless
  • He's a hero, he's a villian, he's...neither, he's generally adored by women everywhere. Unless he messes up again in an airline toilet with another stewardess.

    The trouble with Ralph is that he's so smart as well as so cute, and then you add that accent... It's irresistable. He does a bunch of decent movies, and then he does a flop like the Avengers, which I actually loved, but apparently nobody else did. I'm glad he's gone Voldemort - playing the evil guy - because he was in danger fo being pigeonholed as the romantic lead in a bunch of sappy movies after "The English Patient" and "The Constant Gardner". He's got intense down pat though; that subtle not-overacting intense that just gives us girls goosebumps. Definitely my cup of tea, even if some of his movies aren't.moreless