Why Famous: Fiennes first found success onstage as a performer of Shakespeare at the Royal National Theatre.
His many film performances have included SS commandant Amon Göth in Schindler's List (1993) which garnered him several nominations, including Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His role in The English Patient (1996) garnered him a Best Actor nomination.
He is also well recognized for his role as Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films (2001-11).
- 1993-11-30 "Schindler's List", American historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes, premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1994)
- 1996-11-06 "The English Patient" based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Scott Thomas premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1997)