Fast Facts

  • One of six children. Siblings include actor Joseph Fiennes and director Martha Fiennes.
  • Studied painting before turning to a full-time acting career.
  • Third cousin is famed British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
  • Eighth cousin of Prince Charles.
  • Feature debut was 1992's Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, co-starring with Juliette Binoche.
  • Gained 30 pounds for his role as Amon Goeth in Schindler's List.
  • Sang "The Plagues" on the soundtrack for The Prince of Egypt.
  • Sister Martha directed him in the 1999 film Onegin.
  • Nephew Hero Fiennes-Tiffin played the younger version of Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
  • Served as UNICEF UK ambassador.

Awards

  • 2005, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1999, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1995, Tony — Actor (Play): Winner
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2015, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1999, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Nominee
  • 1999, European Film Awards — European Actor: Winner
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2006, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 1996, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1993, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Nominee
  • 1993, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1996, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Alex Kingston — Ex-wife
  • Jacob Mark Fiennes — Brother
  • Magnus Fiennes — Brother
  • Michael Emery — Brother
  • Jini Fiennes — Mother
  • Mark Fiennes — Father
  • Martha Fiennes — Sister
  • Hero Fiennes Tiffin — Nephew
  • Joseph Fiennes — Brother
  • Sophia Victoria Fiennes — Sister
  • Francesca Annis — Ex-significant Other