Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (born 22 December 1962), best 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. Since then, he has portrayed characters such as Nazi war criminal Amon Goeth in Schindler's List.
English actor Ralph Fiennes incurred the wrath of a Belgium hotel boss after he reportedly frolicked naked in a swimming pool with four women. British newspaper The Sun reports The English Patient star, 44, and his female companions disturbed guests at the Hotel Tuilerieen in Bruges.
Now that nightmare has come true. Following revelations last week about her (Francesca Annis's) partner Ralph Fiennes's affair with a young Romanian singer, the press has had a field day.
The Qantas stewardess who claimed she rejected an amorous Ralph Fiennes on a flight to India has admitted having sex with him in an aircraft lavatory.
Fiennes grew up in the ancient town of Salisbury, the eldest of six, bright eclectic children. (His sister Martha is now a director; his brother Joseph an actor, best known for “Shakespeare in Love.”) It was an artistic but “financially challenged” family — Fiennes’ father was a photographer, his mother the novelist Jennifer Lash — and drama and literature were always encouraged.
As soon as a thrilling Ralph Fiennes appears on “Coriolanus,” it’s clear why he chose this lesser-known Shakespeare tragedy for his directing debut.
"Skyfall" will be the last film for Dench as the movie will detail M's retirement as well as the training for her replacement -- and the new M will be none other than Ralph Fiennes.
Speaking at the BFI London Film Festival awards in Old Street, London, the actor said that modern language "is being eroded" and blamed "a world of truncated sentences, soundbites and Twitter."
Fiennes studied drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London before joining the National Theatre (1987) and the Royal Shakespeare Company (1989??90). His film debut was in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights (1991), and his compelling performance in Schindler's List (1993) earned him a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
The oldest of six children, Fiennes was born in Suffolk on December 22, 1962. His father was a self-taught photographer and his mother a novelist who wrote under the pen name Jennifer Lash, professions which virtually ensured a unique upbringing.
Ralph Fiennes is the archetypal screen villain who has been doing his best to terrify audiences for almost 20 years.