Ralph Fiennes

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  • 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.

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