Why Famous: Joseph Fiennes is the youngest of six children. His siblings include the actor Ralph Fiennes and the director Martha Fiennes.
Fiennes' career began in theatre but the actor rose to prominence after appearing in two 1998 Oscar-nominated films "Shakespeare in Love" opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and "Elizabeth" starring Cate Blanchett.
Fiennes went on to feature in a number of big budget films including "Enemy at the Gates" (2001) with Jude Law and "The Merchant of Venice" (2004).
From 2009 Fiennes has concentrated on television appearing in Flashforward" and "American Horror Story". From 2017 Fiennes has starred in "The Handmaid's Tale" opposite Elizabeth Moss for which he has been nominated for a number of awards.
- 2009-08-15 Actor Joseph Fiennes (39) weds model María Dolores Diéguez in Tuscany, Italy
- 1998-11-03 "Shakespeare in Love" directed by John Madden and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes premieres in New York (Best Picture 1999)
- 2017-04-26 "The Handmaid's Tale" debuts on Hulu starring Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski, based on the book by Margaret Atwood
- 2017-09-18 69th Emmy Awards: hosted by Stephen Colbert, "The Handmaid's Tale", Elisabeth Moss, Sterling K Brown, Julia Dreyfus, Donald Glover win
- 2018-01-07 75th Golden Globes: "Ladybird", "The Handmaid's Tale", Elisabeth Moss, Sterling K. Brown among the winners, Oprah Winfrey accepts Lifetime award with powerful speech