Produced on December 22, 1962, British actor Ralph Fiennes is famous for his stage and movie career. Other movies that have acquired Fiennes recognition comprise The Reader (2008), the 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall as well as the Harry Potter franchise, where he played the part of Lord Voldemort.
Fiennes was the first of seven kids, all of whom were creatively motivated by their novelist mother and photographer dad. With dreams of being a true painter, Fiennes studied in the Chelsea College of Art and Design. Once the painter found performing, he transferred to and graduated from London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. The painter joined the Royal National Theatre in 1987 as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company a year later.
His first movie character followed in 1992 with Wuthering Heights, where he starred opposite Juliette Binoche. Fiennes’s big break came next: the part of Nazi commandant Amon Goeth in Schindler’s List (1993). His performance in the movie garnered him an Academy Award nomination (best supporting actor) as well as a British Academy Award.
Then he returned to the stage, and earned a Tony Award in 1995 to get a Broadway production of Hamlet.
This movie, in addition to his character alongside Julianne Moore in The End of the Affair (1999), acquired Fiennes’s reputation as a heartthrob.
Fiennes played black, disturbed characters in 2002’s Spider and Red Dragon. The exact same year, he showed off his versatility as the romantic attraction for Jennifer Lopez in Maid in Manhattan.
Around now, Fiennes was notably cast as the wicked sorcerer Lord Voldemort in the extremely successful Harry Potter franchise. Fiennes subsequently appeared in the 2009 Best Picture Oscar winner, The Hurt Locker, as well as the 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall.
Fiennes started directing in 2012 having a movie version of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. Next came The Invisible Woman (2013), about Charles Dickens’s relationship using a young performer.
Fiennes acknowledges the film industry frustrates him; he’s uncomfortable with celebrity, preferring to not discuss his private life in the press. British actor Ralph has, nevertheless, become fodder for the tabloids. Fiennes stopped his union with actress Alex Kingston after an relationship with actress Francesca Annis. Ten years later, Ralph stopped that relationship following a reported tryst with 31-year old Romanian vocalist Cornelia Crisan. In 2007, Fiennes was supposedly seen leaving a airplane toilet having a flight attendant.