Who is Ralph Fiennes?

Ralph Fiennes is an English actor who rose into prominence with the role of the Nazi war criminal, Amon Goth in the 1993 American epic historical drama movie, ‘Schindler’s List’. This performance secured him an Academy Award nomination as well as the Golden Globe Award nomination.

Quick Info
Full NameRalph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
Date of BirthDecember 22, 1962
Birth PlaceIpswich, United Kingdom
Parent(s)Jennifer Lash
Mark Fiennes
ProfessionActor, Producer, Director,
SpouseAlex Kingston (1993-1997)
Net worthUS $30 million

Likewise, his second nomination for the Academy award came in the form of the role of Count Almásy in the 1996 British-American epic romantic war drama movie, ‘The English Patient’. Since then, Ralph Fiennes has been a familiar face in the entertainment industry with him starring in movies like ‘The Constant Gardener’ in 2005 in which he played the role of Justin Quayle and ‘The Duchess’ in the year 2008 where he played the role of William Cavendish, the 5th Duke of Devonshire. He has also performed the antagonizing character of Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films.

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Ralph Fiennes’ full name is Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes. He was born on 22 December 1962 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England to his mother, Jennifer Lash who was a writer, and to his father, Mark Fiennes who was a farmer and a photographer. He was born and raised in Ireland alongside five younger siblings namely Joseph Fiennes who is an English actor, Martha Fiennes who is a director, writer, and producer, Magnus Fiennes who is a composer, Sophie Fiennes who is a filmmaker and Jacob Fiennes who is a conservationist. Besides this, Ralph Fiennes is presently 58 years old with the zodiac sign of Capricorn.


Nationality and Physical Stats

Ralph Fiennes holds an English nationality and descends from English, Irish and Scottish ancestry. He was born and raised as a Catholic but as an adult, he has abandoned the idea of being religious. Besides this, he attains a height of 5 feet and 11 inches (1.8m/180cms) tall and weighs around 79kgs (173lbs). Furthermore, Ralph Fiennes has a slim body figure with a pair of blue colored eyes with light brown colored hair.



Ralph Fiennes studied in St. Kieran’s College, a Roman Catholic secondary school located in Kilkenny County, Ireland for a year and then studied in the Newtown School, a multidenominational coeducational independent school located in Waterford, Ireland. He completed his high school from the Bishop Wordsworth’s School, a Church of England boys’ grammar school located in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and for further studies, he studied painting at the Chelsea College of Art, a constituent college of the University of the Arts London located in London but later decided to pursue his career in acting.


Personal Life

Ralph Fiennes was married to Alex Kingston, an English actress back in the year 1993. The couple separated in the year 1997 after Ralph’s relationship with Francesca Annis, another English actress was exposed. Ralph was involved in a relationship with Francesca from the year 1995 but separated in the year 2006 after being together for over 11 years. Ralph Fiennes has not had any children to date.



Ralph Fiennes is not active on social media platforms but does have a lot of fan-made accounts dedicated to the actor.

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Ralph Fiennes made his debut in the movie industry with the role of Heathcliff in the movie, ‘Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights’ in the year 1992. Following the success of this role, he went on to star in movies like ‘The Baby of Macon’ and ‘Schindler’s List’ in the year 1993, ‘Quiz Show’ in the year 1994, ‘Strange Days’ in the year 1995, ‘The English Patient’ in the year 1996, ‘Oscar and Lucinda’ in the year 1997, ‘The Avengers’ and ‘The Prince of Egypt’ in the year 1998, ‘Sunshine’, ‘Onegin’, ‘The End of the Affair’ and ‘Seasons of Giving’ in the year 1999, ‘The Miracle Maker’ in the year 2000, ‘Spider’, ‘The Good Thief’, ‘Red Dragon’ and ‘Maid in Manhattan’ in the year 2002.

Further, His other moves include ‘The Chumscrubber’, ‘Chromophobia’, ‘The Constant Gardener’, ‘Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit’, ‘The White Countess’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ in the year 2005, ‘Land of the Blind’ in the year 2006, ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ in the year 2007, ‘In Bruges’, ‘The Duchess’ and ‘The Reader’ in the year 2008, ‘The Hurt Locker’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ in the year 2009 and ‘Cemetary Junction’, ‘Clash of the Titans’, ‘Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang’, ‘The Wildest Dream’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1’ in the year 2010.

Ralph Fiennes kicked off the year 2011 with the roles of Lord Voldemort and Coriolanus in the movies, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’ and ‘Coriolanus’ respectively. Moreover, he went on to star in movies like ‘Wrath of the Titans’, ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Great Expectations’ in the year 2012, ‘The Invisible Woman’ in the year 2013, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘Two Women’ in the year 2014.

He has also played in the films like ‘A Bigger Splash’ and ‘Spectre’ in the year 2015, ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ in the year 2016, ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ and ‘Sea Sorrow’ in the year 2017, ‘The White Crow’ and ‘Holmes and Watson’ in the year 2018, ‘Official Secrets’ and ‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ in the year 2019 and ‘Dolittle’ in the year 2020.

Likewise, he is also playing the role of Basil Brown in the upcoming movie, ‘The Dig’, Duke of Oxford in the upcoming movie, ‘The King’s Man’, Gareth Mallory in the upcoming movie, ‘No Time to Die’, and David Henninger in the upcoming movie, ‘The Forgiven’.

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Television and Interviews

Ralph Fiennes made his debut on television when he played the role of T.E. Lawrence in the 1990 British television movie, ‘A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia’ in the year 1990. Following this role, he has gone on to star in numerous television movies like ‘Prime Suspect’ in the year 1991, ‘Bernard and Doris’ in the year 2008, ‘Page Eight’ in the year 2011 and ‘Turks and Caicos’ and ‘Salting the Battlefield’ in the year 2014. Moreover, he has also played the role of the Bishop of London for two episodes of the 2011 British television sitcom, ‘Rev.’


Video Games

Ralph Fiennes has played the voice role of Lord Voldemort in the 2005 and 2007 installment of the Harry Potter video game franchise. Moreover, he has also played the voice role of M in the 2015 mobile game, ‘James Bond: World of Espionage’.



Ralph Fiennes has won the British Academy Film Awards’ Best Actor in a Supporting Role award in the year 1994 for his work in ‘Schindler’s List’. Likewise, he is also a recipient of the Tony Awards’ Best Actor in a Play award for his work in ‘Hamlet’ in the year 1995. Ralph Fiennes was also honored with the Stanislavsky Award in the year 2019.


Net Worth

As of the year 2021, Ralph Fiennes has an approximate net worth of $30 million.