About Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes is well known English actor, film producer, and director who is popularly known by his role Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series. He has been working from 1985 to till now.

Quick Info
Full NameRalph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
Date of Birth22 December 1962
Birth PlaceIpswich, Suffolk, England
Parent(s)Mark Fiennes (father)
Jennifer Lash (mother)
OccupationActor, Producer, Director
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Alex Kingston
​​(m. 1993; div. 1997)
Francesca Annis (1995–2006)
Net worthUS $30 million

Personal Life

Ralph Fiennes was born on 22 December 1962 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England as the father, Mark Fiennes, and mother, Jennifer Lash. He was the eldest one among his siblings, where there his siblings are known as actor “Joseph Fiennes,” director “Martha Fiennes,” a composer “Magnus Fiennes,” a filmmaker “Sophie Fiennes,” a conservationist “Jacob Fiennes.” His father was a farmer and photographer, where her mother is a writer. On 7 September, he had got the Serbian citizenship.

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Ralph Fiennes was in a relationship with an actress Alex Kingston for ten years where. They were met at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and they got married in 1993 after ten years of relationship. In 1997, they decided to divorce each other, and the reason for divorce was an affair between Francesca Annis and Fiennes. Later, he and Annis agreed to live separately on 7 February 2006 after 11 years of relationship because there was a rumor about an affair with Romanian singer Cornelia Crisan.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Ralph Fiennes holds both British and Serbian nationality, and he belongs from English, Irish and Scottish ancestry. He is currently 57 years old with a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m) and a weight of 79 kg. he had got light brown eyes with blond brown hair. As he was born on 22 December, his zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Early life and Education

In 1973, Ralph Fiennesmoved to Ireland, where he joined at St Kieran’s College, which is only for one year, and later joined in Newton School. Then, he went to Salisbury in England and completed his study in Country Waterford. Before finding out what field he is interested in, he joined at painting college called “Chelsea College of Art.”

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After Ralph Fiennes had been trained for 1983 to 1985, he started his career after appearing at the “Open Aired Theatre, Regent’s Park,” where he had also appeared at the National Theatre. Later, he became famous and earned more fame after he appeared in the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1990, he had been cast into the movie “Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights” in 1992 as Heathcliff.

After that, Ralph Fiennes was seen in the movie “The Baby of Macon,” which was written and directed by “Julia Ormond.” Later, he was seen in the epic historical drama film “Schindler’s List,” where the world had recognized him. He was also nominated for the “Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Later, he could not win the Oscar Award, but he was able to win the “Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Award” for his outstanding performance.

He also became at the number 15 on the AFI’s list of the top 50 film villains. He also had to gain weight to play a role in this movie, and he also declared that he had been disturbed and detracted by that role. 

Later, in 1994, he was seen in the detective docudrama “Quiz Show,” where he had was seen as Charles Van Doren. In 1996, he was nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Actor for epic World War II romantic drama “The English Patient.” He was seen in the different movies whose genre was also other like thrillers “spider,” an animated Biblical epic “the Prince of Egypt,” camp nostalgia “The Avengers,” the romantic comedy “Maid in Manhattan” and also played in the historical drama like “Sunshine.” 

After that, Ralph Fiennes was seen in the title role in the movie “Onegin,” were helped to produce the film, and his sister Martha Fiennes directed the movie as well, as his brother Magnus composed the score. Later in 2002, he played the movie “Red Dragon,” “The Silence of the Lambs,” and also in “Hannibal.” 

He showed himself in the movie “The Constant Gardener,” which is a drama thriller of the year 2005. He also voiced in the animated comedy “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit,” a stop motion clay-animated supernatural comedy movie of the year 2005.

In 2005, Ralph Fiennes had also played the role of a Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a fantasy movie that was world widely popular and famous movie. He reprised his role again in another series movie of “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows” part 2 and part 2.

In 2006, he appeared in the movie “Faith Healer,” where he was nominated for the 2007 Tony Award. After that, he showed himself in the play “Oedipus the King,” and he also played in the movie “The Duchess,” as well as in the film “The Reader,” which was adopted by the novel of the same name. Also, he was seen in the tragedy “Coriolanus” by William Shakespeare. Later in 2009, he was seen in the movie “The Hurt Locker,” and in April 2010, he was seen in the film “Clash of the Titans.” After that, he had appeared in the movie “Skyfall.” Later, he directed the movie “The Invisible Woman,” where he also played in the leading role in 2013.

Ralph Fiennes

In 2014, Ralph Fiennes was seen in the comedy-drama film “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and later, he had been nominated for the Golden Globe Award for “Best Actor-Motion Picture Musical or Comedy” as well as fo the “BAFTA Award for Best Actor” for his outstanding performance. He was also ranked in the 17th Greatest Movie Character of All Time, ranked in Empire Magazine for his role as Gustave.

In 2015, he had been cast in a thriller, “A Bigger Splash,” and he was seen providing the voice-over Raiden in the animated film “Kubo and the Two Strings” in 2016. After that, he delivered his voice in the computer-animated superhero comedy movie “The Lego Batman Movie” and repeated his role in “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” in 2019.

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Ralph Fiennes is $30 million.