A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre. Fiennes first worked on screen in 1990 and then made his film debut in 1992 as Heathcliff in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights (1992), opposite Juliette Binoche. Fiennes has been in a number of notable films, including Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List and Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. He is also known for his roles in major film franchises such as the Harry Potter film series (2005-2011), in which he played the evil Lord Voldemort. He received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, as well as two Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations In 2011, Fiennes made his directorial debut with his film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy political thriller Coriolanus (2011), in which he also played the title character, opposite Gerard Butler and Vanessa Redgrave. Fiennes has won a Tony Award for playing Prince Hamlet on Broadway. Since 1999, Fiennes has served as an ambassador for UNICEF UK.
A poetry reading by Ralph Fiennes @ 5x15
Fiennes is an English actor, director and producer. He earned Oscar nominations for his roles in Schindler's List