Ralph Fiennes – Ralph Fiennes Biography


Ralph fiennes is a well-known British-born film, television and stage actor, famous for having been awarded the BAFTA Awards and nominated for Academy Awards.

Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton Wykeham Fiennes He was born on December 22, 1962 in the city of Ipswich, located within the Suffolk region of England.

His family consists of his father Mark Fiennes, an amateur farmer and photographer, and his mother Jennifer lash, a local writer. His brothers are all edges, he being the oldest of the six. They follow him Joseph, Martha, Magnus, Sophie, Jacob Y Michael.

At the age of ten, his parents decided to move to Ireland, first to the West Cork region and later to County Kilkenny. There, leading a farm life, the children were educated at home by their mother.

Upon their return to England, they settled in Salisbury, where Ralph finished his studies at the Bishop Wordsworth’s School. Once he had graduated, he immediately enrolled in the Chelsea College of Art.

Later, to continue his studies in drama, he joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, pursuing better training. Finally, he entered the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1988, becoming the first actor in history to receive a Tony Award for playing Hamlet.

Over the years, he built a flawless reputation in English theater, being one of the most acclaimed actors of the early 90’s. At that time, in 1993, he decided to marry his fellow student Alex Kingston.

After almost ten years of successfully performing on stage, Ralph decided to make the leap to television in 1990, with the home movie “A Dangerous Man: Lawrence Afer Arabia”(A dangerous man, Lawrence after Arabia).

Later, in 1992, he made his debut on the big screens, adapting the classic novel “Wuthering Heights”(Wuthering Heights). In the same, Ralph played Heathcliff, Y Sinead O’Connor acted as Emily Bronte.

Continuing his career in the theater, he returned to the cinema in 1993 to shoot “The Baby of Macon”(Macon’s Baby) which was immediately followed by the highly successful and world-acclaimed production of Steven SpielbergSchidler’s List”(Schindler’s list).

In her, Liam Neeson incarnated Oskar schindler, a real-life character who saved the lives of more than 1000 Jews in the Holocaust. While Ben kingsley took the role of Itzkah Stern, Ralph gave life to the evil officer Amon goth.

Later, continuing on Hollywood, acted under the direction of Robert Redford in the feature film “Quiz Show”(Question show). In the same they also participated Martin Scorsese Y Look sorvino, and was nominated for Oscar for Best Director, Best Adaptation Y Best film.

By 1995, he had already achieved enough notoriety to deserve his exclusive starring role, and so it was with “Strange Days” (Strange Days). On this occasion he was accompanied by Juliette Lewis Y Tom sizemore.

The following year, under the direction of Anthony Minghella, became the protagonist of “The English Patient”(The English Patient), one of the highest grossing films of 1996. At the awards ceremony Oscar, took the statuettes by Best Costume, Best Director, Best Editing, Best music Y Best film.

In 1997 he worked on the adaptation of “Oscar and Lucinda”(Oscar and Lucinda) with Cate blanchett and later was the main star of “The Avengers”(The Avengers) with Uma Thurman. In this adaptation of the cult series, Sean Connery incarnated the evil one Sir August de Wynter.

Later, in 1998, he took his first steps in voice dubbing, when called by the company Dreamworks to embody the pharaoh Ramses on “The Prince of Egypt”(The prince of Egypt). They also worked on it Val kilmer, Michelle pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff goldblum Y Danny glover.

Continuing in his good level of productions, in 1999 he acted with Julianne Moore in the adaptation of the anovela “The End of the Affair”(The end of the adventure). This was immediately followed by “Sunshine”(Shining), where he also performed Rachel Weisz.

Come the new millennium, his first job was dubbing the voice of Jesus Christ in the stop motion film “The Miracle Maker”(The miracle worker), together with Sir Ian Holm. Two years later, in 2002, he was the son of Gabriel byrne on “Spider” (Spider).

Also, he acted with Nick nolte on “The Good Thief“(The good thief), just before entering the filming of”Red Dragon” (Red Dragon). In the latter, he fulfilled the role of Francis Dolarhyde, accompanying Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Harvey Keitel already Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Later, she entered the world of romantic comedies by being the couple of Jennifer Lopez on “Maid in manhattan”(Maid in Manhattan). After this, he withdrew for a time from theaters to return to the theater.

Only in 2005 we could see it again on the big screen, premiering “The Constant Gardener”(The constant gardener) with Rachel Weisz. This was followed by “The Chrumscrubber”With the acclaimed actor Jamie bell.

Finally, that same year, he brought “Chromophobia”(Chromophobia) to Cannes Film Festival, sharing the credits with Ben chaplin, Sir Ian Holm, Kristin Scott Thomas Y Penelope Cruz.

Also, returning to work in the dubbing of voices, he played Lord Victor Quartermaine on “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”(Wallace and Gromit, the curse of vegetables). There, he was accompanied by Helena Bonham in the role of Lady Campanuda Tottington.

Still, surely the whole new generation of movie fans recognize him more for his impressive performance as Lord Voldemort, making his first appearance in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”(Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).

Already in 2006, he acted with Donald sutherland on “Land of the Blind”(The land of the blind) and later with Susan Sarandon on “Bernard and Doris”(Bernard and Doris). So it came to 2007, when it was time to re-launch the dark brand in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”(Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix).

Once again, he shared the credits with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert grint, Emma Watson, Gary oldman, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham, Tom felton, Robbie Coltrane, Maggie smith, Brendan gleeson Y Julie Walters, a true selection of the best in the UK.

In 2008 he will premiere “In Burges” next to Colin farrell Y Brendan gleeson and later join Keira Knightley on “The Duchess” (The Duchess). However, he will surely have the audience’s full attention when he releases “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”(Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) around November.