I don't plan a career. That doesn't work for me. I just have to go with my gut.Ralph Fiennes (b 22 December 1962) is an Academy Award nominatednote Shakespearean English theater and film actor, producer, and director. He became renowned after his role as Amon Göth in Schindler's List, and his role as The Patient in The English Patient. He has also shown up as a lead actor in foreign-language films, such as the Hungarian movie Sunshine in 1999. He probably became most well known when he accepted the role of Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and he went on to play Gareth Mallory/the new M in the James Bond movies starting with SkyfallIn 2011, he directed a critically acclaimed modern-day adaptation of Coriolanus starring himself alongside Jessica Chastain and Gerard Butler.He is the older brother of fellow actor Joseph Fiennes.Oh, and his name is pronounced "Rafe Fines."
Notable roles include:
- Schindler's List - Amon Göth
- Quiz Show - Charles Van Doren
- Strange Days - Lenny Nero
- The English Patient - The Patient, real name Count László de Almássy
- The Prince of Egypt - Rameses II
- The Avengers (1998) - John Steed
- Red Dragon - Francis Dolarhyde
- Spider - Dennis "Spider" Clegg
- The Curse of the Were-Rabbit - Victor Quartermaine
- Harry Potter film series - Lord Voldemort (Goblet of Fire onward, replacing Ian Hart.)
- In Bruges - Harry Waters
- The Hurt Locker - Contractor Team Leader
- Clash of the Titans (2010) and Wrath of the Titans - Hades
- Coriolanus - Coriolanus (also directed and produced)
- Skyfall - Gareth Mallory, The new head of MI6
- The Grand Budapest Hotel - M. Gustave H
- Spectre - Reprising his role from Skyfall.
- Hail, Caesar! - Laurence Lorenz, a film director.