He became renowned after his role as the nazi 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 Skyfall.
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 - John Steed
- Red Dragon - Francis Dolarhyde
- Maid in Manhattan - Christopher Marshall
- Spider! - Dennis "Spider" Clegg
- The Constant Gardener - Justin Quayle
- The Curse of the Were-Rabbit - Victor Quartermaine
- Harry Potter series - Tom Marvolo Riddle / Lord Voldemort
- In Bruges - Harry Waters
- The Hurt Locker - Contractor Team Leader
- Clash of the Titans and Wrath of the Titans - Hades
- Coriolanus - Coriolanus (also directed and produced)
- James Bond - Gareth Mallory / M
- The Grand Budapest Hotel - M. Gustave H
- Hail, Caesar! - Laurence Laurentz, a film director.
- Kubo and the Two Strings - The Moon King
- The LEGO Batman Movie - Alfred Pennyworth
- Holmes & Watson - Moriarty
- The King's Man - TBA