Ralph Fiennes

Born Dec 22, 1962

Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton Wykeham Fiennes, better known as Ralph Fiennes, is an English theatre and film actor. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage in the Royal National Theatre. Fiennes' portrayal of Nazi war criminal Amon Goeth in Schindler's List (1993), earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.… Read More

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1962 Birth Fiennes was born in Ipswich, on 22 December 1962. … Read More
1973 10 Years Old The Fiennes family moved to Ireland in 1973, living in West Cork and County Kilkenny for some years. … Read More


1983 20 Years Old Fiennes trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art between 1983 and 1985. … Read More
1990 27 Years Old Fiennes first worked on screen in 1990 and then made his film debut in 1992 as Heathcliff in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights opposite Juliette Binoche.


1993 30 Years Old 1 More Event
1993 was his "breakout year". … Read More
1994 31 Years Old In 1994, he portrayed American academic Charles Van Doren in Quiz Show.
1996 33 Years Old In 1996 he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the epic World War II romance The English Patient, in which he starred with Kristin Scott-Thomas. … Read More
1999 36 Years Old In 1999, Fiennes had the title role in Onegin, a film which he also helped produce. … Read More


2005 42 Years Old 1 More Event
The Constant Gardener was released in 2005, with Fiennes in the central role. … Read More
2006 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Fiennes' 2006 performance in the play Faith Healer gained him a nomination for a 2007 Tony Award.
2008 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Fiennes worked with frequent collaborator director Jonathan Kent, playing the title role in Oedipus the King by Sophocles, at the National Theatre in London.
2009 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2009, Fiennes was the special guest of the Belgrade's Film Festival FEST. … Read More
2010 47 Years Old In April 2010, he played Hades in Clash of the Titans, a remake of the 1981 film of the same name.
2011 48 Years Old In 2011, Fiennes made his directorial debut with his film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus, in which he also played the title character. … Read More
2012 49 Years Old In 2012, he starred in the twenty-third James Bond film, Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes. … Read More


2014 51 Years Old Though he is not noted as a comic actor, in 2014 he made an impression for his farcical turn in The Grand Budapest Hotel. … Read More
2015 52 Years Old In 2015, Fiennes starred in Luca Guadagnino's thriller A Bigger Splash. … Read More
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