Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes

His role as Amon Goeth in 'Schindler's List'
Ralph Nathaniel Fiennes (born December 22, 1962) is a British actor. Born in Suffolk, he is the older brother of actor Joseph Fiennes. Having trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1988. He is the only actor ever to have won a Tony Award for playing Hamlet on Broadway. In 2001 Fiennes received the William Shakespeare Award from the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington.Fiennes' film debut was in 1992, when he played Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights opposite Juliette Binoche. But it was in the following year that he became known internationally, portraying Amon Goeth, the amoral Nazi concentration camp commander in Schindler's List, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1994 he portrayed New England aristocrat Charles Van Doren in Quiz Show, and in 1996 he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for The English Patient.Fiennes' career has gone from horror (Red Dragon) to animated Biblical epic (Prince of Egypt) to campy nostalgia (The Avengers) to romantic comedy (Maid in Manhattan).He married actress Alex Kingston in 1993, but they divorced in 1997. In 1995 he started dating Francesca Annis, his co-star in Hamlet.In 2004 Fiennes was cast to play evil Lord Voldemort in the fourth movie of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, due to be released on November 2005.Source: biographybase.com
It was latent in him. He doesn't change character, ... It's not in his nature to be confrontational or create any tension. Good gardeners have to have a very quiet tenacity and insistence about them. This constancy, this determination, is in Justin, but it's not high octane. I like that, that people don't get it all in the beginning.More Ralph Fiennes quotes [05/30/2006 12:05:00]
Any idealistic activity outside of my work is something confined to a few field trips with UNICEF in Uganda.More Ralph Fiennes quotes [05/30/2006 12:05:00]
Actors use who they are to be someone else, but I would hate to ever think I'm playing myself. It's imagining being someone else that is the key motivating thing for me. So when people want to know about me, it makes me a bit unnerved.More Ralph Fiennes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Going to the movies was a big event in my youth. My father would be the initiator - he'd have me put on a jacket to see a film.More Ralph Fiennes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Justin's journey traces not only what Tessa was investigating, he's also playing detective about their relationship.More Ralph Fiennes quotes [05/30/2006 12:05:00]

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