Ralph Fiennes

61, from Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK

Artwork for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2Image of Ralph Fiennes

Biography

Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (born December 22, 1962) is an English actor, film producer, and director. Since 1999, Fiennes has served as an ambassador for UNICEF UK. A Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre. He made his film debut playing Heathcliff in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights.

A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre. Fiennes' portrayal of Nazi war criminal Amon Göth in Schindler's List (1993) earned him nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, and he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. His performance as Count Almásy in The English Patient (1996) garnered him a second Academy Award nomination, for Best Actor, as well as BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations.

Since then, Fiennes has been in a number of notable films, including Quiz Show (1994), Strange Days (1995), The End of the Affair (1999), Red Dragon (2002), The Constant Gardener (2005), In Bruges (2008), The Reader (2008), Clash of the Titans (2010), Great Expectations (2012), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He voiced Rameses in The Prince of Egypt (1998).

Fiennes is most known for his role in the major film franchise series of Harry Potter films (2005–2011), in which he played the main villain, Lord Voldemort. In the James Bond series he played Gareth Mallory / M, starting with the 2012 film Skyfall.

In 2011, Fiennes made his directorial debut with his film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus, in which he also played the title character. Fiennes won a Tony Award for playing Prince Hamlet on Broadway.

Timeline

2025Future projects

  • Poster for 28 Years Later

    (Unknown)

2024Aged 62

  • Poster for The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Three More

    Roald Dahl / The Policeman / Rat Man (archive footage)

  • Poster for Macbeth

    Macbeth

  • Poster for The Return

    Odysseus

  • Poster for Conclave

    Cardinal Lawrence

2023Aged 61

  • Poster for The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    Roald Dahl / Policeman

  • Poster for The Swan

    Roald Dahl

  • Poster for The Rat Catcher

    Rat Man / Roald Dahl

  • Poster for Poison

    Roald Dahl

2022Aged 60

  • Poster for Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

    Self

  • Poster for Backstage: Ralph Fiennes Straight Line Crazy

    Himself

  • Poster for National Theatre Live: Straight Line Crazy

    Robert Moses

  • Poster for The Forgiven

    David Henninger

  • Poster for Four Quartets

    Self

  • Poster for The Menu

    Chef Slowik

2021Aged 59

  • Poster for The Dig

    Basil Brown

  • Poster for Being James Bond

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for No Time to Die

    M

  • Poster for Beat the Devil

    David Hare

  • Designing Bond

    Self

  • Poster for The King's Man

    Orlando Oxford

2020Aged 58

  • Poster for Dolittle

    Barry (voice)

2019Aged 57

  • Poster for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

    Alfred Pennyworth (voice)

  • Poster for Official Secrets

    Ben Emmerson

  • Poster for Coup 53

    Self - Actor / Norman Darbyshire

2018Aged 56

  • Poster for My Astonishing Self: Gabriel Byrne on George Bernard Shaw

    Himself

  • Poster for The White Crow

    Alexander Pushkin

  • Poster for National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra

    Antony

  • Poster for Emmet's Holiday Party: A LEGO Movie Short

    Alfred Pennyworth (voice)

  • Poster for Holmes & Watson

    Prof. James Moriarty / Jacob Musgrave

2017Aged 55

  • Poster for The Lego Batman Movie

    Alfred Pennyworth (voice)

  • Poster for André: The Voice of Wine

    Narrator

  • Poster for Spielberg

    Self

  • Poster for Sea Sorrow

    Self

2016Aged 54

  • Poster for Hail, Caesar!

    Laurence Laurentz

  • Poster for Shakespeare Lives: The Works

    Jaques

  • Poster for Almeida Theatre Live: Richard III

    Richard III

  • Poster for Kubo and the Two Strings

    Moon King (voice)

  • Poster for Butterflies

    himself

2015Aged 53

  • Poster for National Theatre Live: Man and Superman

    Jack Tanner/Don Juan

  • Poster for Spectre

    M

  • Poster for A Bigger Splash

    Harry Hawkes

2014Aged 52

  • Poster for The Grand Budapest Hotel

    M. Gustave

  • Poster for Turks & Caicos

    Prime Minister Alec Beasley

  • Poster for Salting the Battlefield

    Prime Minister Alec Beasley

  • Poster for Two Women

    Mikhail Rakitin

2013Aged 51

  • Poster for Muse of Fire

    Self

  • Poster for National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage

    Lambert Le Roux

  • Poster for The Invisible Woman

    Charles Dickens

2012Aged 50

  • Poster for Wrath of the Titans

    Hades

  • Poster for Skyfall

    Gareth Mallory

  • Poster for Great Expectations

    Abel Magwitch

2011Aged 49

  • Poster for Coriolanus

    Caius Martius Coriolanus

  • Poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    Lord Voldemort

  • Poster for Page Eight

    Alec Beasley

  • Poster for When Harry Left Hogwarts

    Self

2010Aged 48

  • Poster for Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

    Lord Gray

  • Poster for Clash of the Titans

    Hades

  • Poster for Cemetery Junction

    Mr. Kendrick

  • Poster for The Wildest Dream

    George Mallory (voice)

  • Poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

    Lord Voldemort

2008Aged 46

  • Poster for In Bruges

    Harry Waters

  • Poster for The Duchess

    Duke of Devonshire

  • Poster for The Hurt Locker

    Contractor Team Leader

  • Poster for The Reader

    Michael Berg

2007Aged 45

  • Poster for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Lord Voldemort

2006Aged 44

  • Poster for Anatomy of a Global Thriller: Behind the Scenes of The Constant Gardener

    Self

  • Poster for Land of the Blind

    Joe

  • Poster for Chromophobia

    Stephen Tulloch

  • Poster for Bernard and Doris

    Bernard Lafferty

2005Aged 43

  • Poster for The Chumscrubber

    Mayor Michael Ebbs

  • Poster for The Constant Gardener

    Justin Quayle

  • Poster for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Victor Quartermaine (voice)

  • Poster for The White Countess

    Todd Jackson

  • Poster for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Lord Voldemort

2004Aged 42

  • Poster for Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust

    Self

  • Poster for Ten Days to D-Day

    Narrator

2003Aged 41

2002Aged 40

  • Poster for The Making of 'Gosford Park'

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Red Dragon

    Francis Dolarhyde / Red Dragon

  • Poster for Spider

    Spider

  • Poster for Maid in Manhattan

    Christopher Marshall

2000Aged 38

1999Aged 37

  • Poster for Sunshine

    Ignatz/Adam/Ivan Sors

  • Poster for The Prince of Egypt: From Dream to Screen

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for The End of the Affair

    Maurice Bendrix

  • Poster for Onegin

    Onegin

1998Aged 36

  • Poster for The Avengers

    John Steed

  • Poster for The Prince of Egypt

    Rameses (voice)

1997Aged 35

  • Poster for Oscar and Lucinda

    Oscar Hopkins

1996Aged 34

  • Poster for The English Patient

    Count László de Almásy

1995Aged 33

  • Poster for Strange Days

    Lenny Nero

1994Aged 32

  • Poster for Quiz Show

    Charles Van Doren

1993Aged 31

  • Poster for The Cormorant

    John Talbot

  • Poster for The Baby of Mâcon

    The Bishop's Son

  • Poster for Schindler's List

    Amon Goeth

1992Aged 30

  • Poster for A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia

    T.E. Lawrence

  • Poster for Wuthering Heights

    Heathcliff

Year unknown