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Mix Up Star: RALPH FIENNES


Age: 58

Birthday: 22nd December


Ralph Fiennes is an English actor, film producer, and director. A Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre. He made his film debut playing Heathcliff in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights (1992).



Fiennes's portrayal of Nazi war criminal Amon Göth in Schindler's List (1993) earned him nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, and he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. His performance as Count Almásy in The English Patient (1996) garnered him a second Academy Award nomination, this time for Best Actor, as well as BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations.



Fiennes has appeared in a number of other notable films, including Quiz Show (1994), The End of the Affair (1999), Maid in Manhattan (2002), The Constant Gardener (2005), Clash of the Titans (2010), Great Expectations (2012), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He voiced Rameses in The Prince of Egypt (1998), Lord Victor Quartermaine in Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) and Alfred Pennyworth in The Lego Batman Movie (2017). Fiennes starred in the Harry Potter film series (2005–2011), in which he played the franchise's main antagonist, Lord Voldemort. He stars in the James Bond series, in which he has played Gareth Mallory / M, starting with the 2012 film Skyfall.


In 2011, Fiennes made his directorial debut with his film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus, in which he also played the titular character. In 1995, he won a Tony Award for playing Prince Hamlet on Broadway.





ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 2

1997 - Best Leading Actor: THE ENGLISH PATIENT

1994 - Best Supporting Actor: SCHINDLER'S LIST


BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 6 WINS: 1

2015 - Best Leading Actor: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

2012 - Best Debut (as Director): CORIOLANUS

2006 - Best Leading Actor: THE CONSTANT GARDENER

2000 - Best Leading Actor: THE END OF THE AFFAIR

1997 - Best Leading Actor: THE ENGLISH PATIENT

1994 - WINNER: Best Supporting Actor: SCHINDLER'S LIST


GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS: 5

2015 - Best Leading Actor: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

2009 - Best Supporting Actor: THE DUCHESS

2009 - Best TV Actor: BERNARD AND DORIS

1997 - Best Leading Actor: THE ENGLISH PATIENT

1994 - Best Supporting Actor: SCHINDLER'S LIST






How do you rate Ralph Fiennes' movies?






 

WATCH RALPH FIENNES THIS WEEK




ON TV:


FILM: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Sunday 1st August, ITV, 6:15pm

MIX UP THEATRE TOP 30 MOVIES: #23

Fiennes makes his first terrifying appearance as Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter series.


FILM: FILM: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Friday 6th August, Film4, 2:40pm

MIX UP THEATRE TOP 30 MOVIES: #7

Another creepy performance as the Moon King in this stop-motion animation.

ON AMAZON PRIME & NETFLIX...

FILMS: Clash of the Titans (2010) / Wrath of the Titans (2015) (Age 12)

Fiennes stars as Hades, the Lord of the Underworld in these takes on the Greek Myths.

We spotting a theme here?...



What's your favourite Ralph Fiennes movie / performance?





 

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