Mr. Fiennes also has an older foster brother, Michael Emery, who is an archaeologist. From early on, Mr. Fiennes was influenced by recordings of works by Shakespeare performed by artists such as Sir Laurence Olivier.
Stage influences have included the great actor, Paul Scofield. Mr. Fiennes attended the Chelsea School of Art before deciding to become an actor. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.
He began his career at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park and, also during the late 1980s, the National Theatre before becoming a star in the Royal Shakespeare Company. This has been followed by an amazing career on stage and screen as well as audio recordings. His body of work is as follows.... Stage: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (1985) A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1985 & 1986) A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1986) Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (1986) Six Characters In Search Of An Author by Luigi Pirandello (1987) Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev (1987) Ting Tang Mine by Nick Darke (1987) Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (1988) The Plantagenets: Henry VI, The Rise of Edward IV, Richard III His Death by William Shakespeare (1988-1989) King John (1989) The Man Who Came To Dinner by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman (1989) Playing With Trains by Stephen Poliakoff (1989) Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare (1990) King Lear by William Shakespeare (1990) Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare (1991) Hamlet by William Shakespeare (1995) *(Tony Award Winner for Best Actor)* Ivanov by Anton Chekhov translated by David Hare (February-April 1997) Coriolanus by William Shakespeare (2000) Richard II by William Shakespeare (2000) The Play What I Wrote by Hamish McColl, Sean Foley and Eddie Braben (2001) The Talking Cure by Christopher Hampton (2003) Brand by Henrik Ibsen (2003) Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (2005) Faith Healer by Brian Friel (2006) First Love by Samuel Beckett - Sydney Festival 2007 & Lincoln Center Festival 2008 God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza (2008) Oedipus by Sophocles (2008) Films: Prime Suspect (1991) (television series) A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1990) (made for television) Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights (1992) The Baby of Macon (1993) The Cormorant (1993) (made for television) Schindler's List (1993) *(BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role) Quiz Show (1994) Strange Days (1995) "The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century" (1996) (made for television) The English Patient (1996) Oscar and Lucinda (1997) The Avengers (1998) The Prince of Egypt (1998) Sunshine (1999) *(European Film Award for Best European Actor)* Onegin (1999) (directed by Martha Fiennes) The End of the Affair (1999) The Miracle Maker (2000) How Proust Can Change Your Life (2000) (made for television) Spider (2002) The Good Thief (2002) Red Dragon (2002) Maid in Manhattan (2002) "Freedom: A History of Us" (2003) (made for television) The Chumscrubber (2005) Chromophobia (2005) The Constant Gardener (2005) Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) The White Countess (2005) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) Land of the Blind (2006) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Bernard and Doris (2007) In Bruges (2008) The Duchess (2008) The Hurt Locker (2008) The Reader (2008) Audio Recordings: The Postman (Il Postino) Soundtrack When Love Speaks Love Bade Me Welcome Poison Sweet Madeira The Prince of Egypt Soundtrack Rudyard Kipling Readings by Ralph Fiennes Seven Ages: An Anthology of Poetry with Music Poetry Please "Man and Superman" Oscar and Lucinda Audiobook Catching Life by the Throat: How to Read Poetry and Why Alexander Pushkin - The Place Of The Poet The English Patient Audiobook Mr.
Fiennes also contributed to the CD commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Glyndebourne Opera House in 2004. Awards: * 1993 - NYFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor - Schindler's List * 1994 - BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor - Schindler's List * 1994 - NSFC Award, DFWFCA Award, and CFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor - Schindler's List * 1995 - ALFS Award for British Actor of the Year - Schindler's List * 1995 - Tony Award for Best Actor - Hamlet * 1999 - European Film Award for Best Actor - Sunshine * 2005 - Krzysztof Kieślowski Award for his body of work as a thespian * 2006 - Honorary Fellowship of UCD Dramatic Society for services to theatre * 2007 - Spike TV's 2007 Scream Awards for Most Vile Villain - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix * 2007 - The James Joyce Award of the Literary and Historical Society. * 2008 - Variety U.K. Achievement in Film Award Nominations * 1994 - Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor - Schindler's List * 1994 - Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Schindler's List * 1994 - MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance - Schindler's List * 1997 - Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role - The English Patient * 1997 - BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - The English Patient * 1997 - Golden Globe and Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - The English Patient * 1997 - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast - The English Patient * 1999 - Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production - The Prince of Egypt * 1999 - Razzie Award for Worst Actor - The Avengers * 1999 - Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple (shared with Uma Thurman) - The Avengers * 2000 - BAFTA Film Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - The End of the Affair * 2000 - Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Sunshine * 2001 - ALFS Award for British Actor of the Year - The End of the Affair * 2003 - Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor - Red Dragon * 2003 - Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie Liplock (shared with Jennifer Lopez) - Maid in Manhattan * 2006 - BAFTA Award - Best Actor - The Constant Gardener * 2006 - Annie Awards - Best Voice/Animation - Wallace & Gromit - Curse of the Were-Rabbit * 2006 - MTV Movie Awards - Best Villain - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire * 2008 - Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - The Duchess * 2008 - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in TV Movie or Mini-Series - Bernard & Doris * 2008 - Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in TV Movie or Mini-Series - Bernard & Doris *2008 - International Cinephile Society Award for Best Supporting Actor - In Bruges Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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