About Joseph Fiennes

Joseph Fiennes is a popular and successful English actor who has worked actively since 1993.

Quick Info
Full NameJoseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
Date of Birth27 May 1970
Birth PlaceSalisbury, Wiltshire, England
ParentsMark Fiennes, and Jennifer Lash
PartnerMaria Dolores Dieguez
Net Worth10 million dollars

Personal Life and Relationship

Joseph Fiennes, whose real name is Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, was born on 27 May 1970 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England as a father’s son, Mark Fiennes, and mother, Jennifer Lash. His father used to be a farmer and photographer, where his mother was a writer. He has five siblings: Ralph Fiennes, Martha Fiennes, Sophie Fiennes, Magnus Fiennes, and Jacob Fiennes, where they were actors, directors, composers, and conservationist.

In August 2009, Fiennes married Maria Dolores Dieguez, a model where they gave birth to their two daughters, Sam and Isabel.

Joseph FiennesNationality and Physical Stats

Joseph Fiennes holds an English nationality and belongs to the ethnicity of English, Northern Irish, Irish and Scottish. He is currently 50 years old with a height of 6 feet (1.83 m) and a weight of 73 kg. He had got brown eyes. As he was born on 27 May, his zodiac sign is Gemini.

Early Life and Education

In his early life, Joseph Fiennes was doing his study in the Republic of Ireland, and later, he went to attend Swan School For Boys at Leehurst Swan School. Further, he was seen attending Bishop Wordsworth’s School and also at grammar school. He also joined an art school in Suffolk, and later, he was seen appearing in the Young Vic Youth Theatre. After that, he was trained at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama for three years and completed his graduation in 1993.


Joseph Fiennes started her professional career after she had been cast in a play, “The Woman in Black,” and later, he was also seen playing a role in a game, “A Month in the Country.” He also became a member of the Shakespeare Company for two seasons.

Film Career

Joseph Fiennes started his film career after being cast as Christopher Fox on a drama movie “Stealing Beauty” in 1996, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. After that, he was seen appearing as Laurence in a British romantic comedy movie “Matha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence” in 1998. In the same year, he was also seen playing the roles of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, a British biographical drama movie “Elizabeth,” written by Michael Hirst. He was also seen in a romantic period comedy-drama movie “Shakespeare in Love,” directed by John Madden.

In 1999, she appeared as Manuel Esquema/ Alan Reply on a British-Canadian romantic drama movie “Forever Mine,” written and directed by Paul Schrader. Further, he was cast as Sean Deeney in the film “Rancid Aluminum,” where it was based on the novel of the same name by James Hawes. After that, in 2001, he appeared as Commisar Danilov on a war movie, “Enemy at the Gates,” which was directed, co-written, and produced by Jean-Jacques Annaud. In the same year, he played Elijah’s role in the Western movie “Dust.” Likewise,  he was cast into several films like “Leo,” “Killing Me Softly,” The Merchant of Venice,” “The Great Raid,” “Man to Man,” “Running with Scissors,” “The Darwin Scissors,” “Goodbye Bafana” and “The Escapist.”

Joseph Fiennes was also seen providing his voice over the character Proteus on an American animated adventure movie “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas” in 2003. In that year, he was also seen as Martin Luther in an American-German epic historical drama movie “Luther.” Later, in the year 2008, he appeared as Arthur Roy Brown in a German British biographical action war movie “The Red Baron,” directed by Nikolai Mullerschon. In the same year, he was cast as Narrator on a 15 minutes short film, “You and Captain Longbridge,” where Kenny Doughty directed the movie.

Joseph FiennesFurther, he was seen playing the role of Artur Planck in the movie “Spring 1941” in 2008. In 2009, he was cast as Paul Thompson in an American drama movie, “Against the Current.” Further, he appeared as Morodian on an Argentine-Canadian adventure movie, “The Games Maker,” which was co-written and directed by Juan Pablo in 2014. That year, he was also seen in an American 3D action-adventure movie “Hercules,” directed by Brett Ratner. In 2015, he appeared as Matthew Parker in an Australian-Irish drama suspense movie “Strangerland” 2015. He was also seen appearing as an American man in the film “Psy” in the same year.

In 2016, Fiennes was seen as Clavius on an American biblical drama movie, “Risen,” directed by Kevin Reynolds and written by Reynolds and Paul Aiello. In the same year, he was also seen playing the role of Eric Liddell on a Chinese-Hong Kong-American historical sports drama movie, “One Wing of Eagles. Further, he will be seen in an upcoming drama movie, “The Way of the Wind.”

Television Career

Joseph Fiennes started his television career after being cast into the television series “The VAcilliations of Poppy Carew.” Later, he appeared as Bob Fitzpayne on an unsold TV pilot “Pretty/ Handsome” in 2008. From 2009 to 2010, he played the role of Mark Benford on 22 episodes of an American television series “FlashForward.” In 2011, he was caught on a historical-fantasy-drama television series “Camelot” as Merlin.

From 2012 to 2013, he was cast as Monsignor Timothy Howard on ten episodes of an American FX horror anthology television series “American Horror Story: Asylum.” In 2017, he appeared as Michael Jackson on a British biographical comedy-drama television series “Urban Myths.” From the year 2017, he played the role of Commander Fred Waterford on an American dystopian tragedy television series, “The Handmaid’s Tale.” In 2019, he was seen appearing on three episodes of the series “Fiennes: Return to the Nile,” In the same year, he was seen providing his voice over the character Sheriff Nottingham on an American-Irish-New Zealander computer-animated science fiction web television series “Sherwood.”

Joseph FiennesNet Worth

The estimated net worth of Joseph Fiennes is 10 million dollars.