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Ralph Fiennes

Actor Ralph Fiennes
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Full Name: Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
Profession: Actor

Nationality:
England
English

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).

Born: December 22, 1962
Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Age: 57 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn

Events in the Life of Ralph Fiennes

  • 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)

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