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  • Ralph Fiennes

    Born on December 22, 1962 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England

awards & nominations

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Ralph Fiennes as "M. Gustave H."

In the 1930s, the Grand Budapest Hotel is a popular European ski resort, presided over by concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes). Zero, a junior lobby boy, becomes Gustave's friend and protege. Gustave prides himself on providing first-class service to the hotel's guests, including satisfying the sexual needs of the many elderly women who stay there. When one of Gustave's lovers dies mysteriously, Gustave finds himself the recipient of a priceless painting and the chief suspect in her murder.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014) Nominated Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2014) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Coriolanus (2011)

Ralph Fiennes as "Caius Martius "Coriolanus""

Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes), is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother (Vanessa Redgrave) to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with certain colleagues (James Nesbitt, Paul Jesson). When a riot results in his expulsion from Rome, Coriolanus seeks out his sworn enemy, Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler). Together, the pair vow to destroy the great city.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011) Nominated Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

The Hurt Locker (2008)

Ralph Fiennes as "Contractor Team Leader"

Staff Sgt. William James (Jeremy Renner), Sgt. J.T. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty) are members of a bomb-disposal unit in Baghdad. As their tour of duty enters its final weeks, the men face a set of increasingly hazardous situations, any of which could end their lives in an explosive instant.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Duchess (2008)

Ralph Fiennes as "The Duke of Devonshire"

Though adored by the people, the Duchess of Devonshire (Keira Knightley) is not content to sit as a pretty figurehead. Determined to be a major player in affairs of state, she rises to the forefront of the Whig Party and helps usher in reform in late-1700s England. The one thing it seems she cannot do is win the heart of her husband (Ralph Fiennes).

Golden Globe (2008) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

The Constant Gardener (2005)

Ralph Fiennes as "Justin Quayle"

Assigned to a new post, reserved British diplomat Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes) relocates to Kenya with his lovely young wife, Tessa (Rachel Weisz), an activist for social justice. When Tessa is found murdered out in the wilderness, circumstances point to her friend, Dr. Arnold Bluhm (Hubert Koundé), but it is soon clear that he's not the killer. Grief-stricken and angry, Justin sets out to uncover the truth behind Tessa's murder -- and in the process, he unearths some disturbing revelations.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role

The End of the Affair (1999)

Ralph Fiennes as "Maurice Bendrix"

In the years following World War II, writer Maurice Bendrix (Ralph Fiennes) has an unexpected run-in with Henry Miles (Stephen Rea) and his wife, Sarah (Julianne Moore), with whom he once shared a passionate affair. Henry, who never knew, confides in Maurice that he suspects Sarah of adultery, leading to the hiring of a detective (Ian Hart) to follow her. As Sarah never explained why she called off their affair, Maurice follows the investigation closely, his feelings for her reawakened.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role

The English Patient (1996)

Ralph Fiennes as "Count Laszlo de Almásy"

The sweeping expanses of the Sahara are the setting for a passionate love affair in this adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's novel. A badly burned man, Laszlo de Almasy (Ralph Fiennes), is tended to by a nurse, Hana (Juliette Binoche), in an Italian monastery near the end of World War II. His past is revealed through flashbacks involving a married Englishwoman (Kristin Scott Thomas) and his work mapping the African landscape. Hana learns to heal her own scars as she helps the dying man.

Academy Award (1996) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1996) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Schindler's List (1993)

Ralph Fiennes as "Amon Goeth"

Businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from World War II, which has just started. After joining the Nazi party primarily for political expediency, he staffs his factory with Jewish workers for similarly pragmatic reasons. When the SS begins exterminating Jews in the Krakow ghetto, Schindler arranges to have his workers protected to keep his factory in operation, but soon realizes that in so doing, he is also saving innocent lives.

Academy Award (1993) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993) Won Actor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1993) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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