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Encyclopedia > Joseph Fiennes
Joseph Fiennes

Joseph Fiennes in London, 2005
Born Joseph Alberic Fiennes
May 27, 1970 (1970-05-27) (age 37)
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Years active 1993 - present

Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (pronounced /ˈfaɪnz/ "fines"; born May 27, 1970) is an Screen Actors Guild award-winning English film and stage actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayals of Will Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love and Sir Robert Dudley in Elizabeth. is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Salisbury Cathedral by Constable. ... Not to be confused with Wilshire. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Actor: The Screen Actors Guild Award Statue The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ... The SAG Award for Best Cast in a Motion Picture is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in film. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Elizabeth is an Academy Award-winning 1998 film loosely based on the early reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. ...

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Personal life

Family

Fiennes was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, the son of novelist Jennifer Lash and photographer Mark Fiennes. The youngest of six siblings, he was raised in West Cork, Ireland. He is the brother of actor Ralph Fiennes, film makers Sophie Fiennes and Martha Fiennes, composer Magnus Fiennes and, his twin, Jacob Fiennes, a conservationist. His foster brother, Michael Emery, is an archaeologist. He is a cousin of Sir Ranulph Fiennes and eighth cousin of HRH, the Prince of Wales. Salisbury Cathedral by Constable. ... Not to be confused with Wilshire. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Jennifer Lash photographed by Mark Fiennes Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne Lash (1938-1993 also known as Jini Fiennes) was an English novellist and painter. ... Mark Fiennes (November 11, 1933 - December 30, 2004) is an English photographer and illustrator. ... West Cork (Irish: Iarthar Chorcaí) in south-west Ireland, lies in Irelands largest county, County Cork. ... Ralph Nathaniel Fiennes, (IPA: ), born 22 December 1962) is a Tony Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated and Genie Award-nominated British actor. ... Sophia Victoria Fiennes is an English film director and producer. ... Martha Maria Fiennes (born 5 February 1965 in the UK) is an award winning film director, writer and producer. ... Magnus Fiennes Magnus Hubert Fiennes is an English songwriter and Record producer. ... Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wickham-Fiennes, 3rd Baronet, OBE (usually simply Ranulph Fiennes, born March 7, 1944) is a British explorer and holder of several endurance records. ... “Prince Charles” redirects here. ...


Charities

An avid philanthropist, Fiennes is involved with several charities, focusing mainly on the elimination of poverty and fund raising for breast cancer research. Fiennes traveled to Angola in 2003 to highlight the work of the Christian Aid charity. Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ... The Christian Aid logo Activists from Christian Aid lobbying for Trade Justice. ...


He helped raise funds for the organization by presenting a three part report for BBC News the same year. He is also an ambassador for the Prince's Trust. This article refers to the news department of the British Broadcasting Corporation, for the BBC News Channel see BBC News (TV channel). ... The Princes Trust is a UK based charity headed by HRH The Prince of Wales. ...


Career

After leaving art school, he worked with the Young Vic Youth Theatre. He continued his training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His first professional stage appearance was in the West End in The Woman in Black, followed by A Month in the Country opposite Helen Mirren. Fiennes, then, was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company for two seasons. The Young Vic is a theatre in the South Bank area of central London, which specialises in giving opportunities to young actors and directors. ... Guildhall School of Music and Drama is a music and dramatic arts school which was founded in 1880 in the City of London, UK. The first Guildhall School was housed in an old warehouse in Aldermanbury, but these premises soon proved too small. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Dame Helen Mirren, DBE (born July 26, 1945), is an English stage, television and film actress. ... Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is a British theatre company. ...


He made his television debut as Willy in The Vacillations of Poppy Carew. His first feature film was 1996's Stealing Beauty, co-starring Liv Tyler. In 1998, Fiennes appeared in two films that were nominated at the Academy Awards: he played Robert Dudley opposite Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth and he also portrayed William Shakespeare opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in his most popular film to date Shakespeare in Love, which won the award for Best Picture. Following the success of Shakespeare in Love, Fiennes turned down a 5 picture deal from a major studio and withdrew from mainstream cinema. Instead he chose to return to the theatre. He remains highly selective of his work and has famously turned down major film productions in order to appear on stage. Stealing Beauty is a 1996 Italian/French/British film written and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. ... Liv Tyler (born Liv Rundgren, on July 1, 1977, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, New York[1]) is an American actress and model. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Catherine Élise Cate Blanchett (born May 14, 1969) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning Australian actress and stage director. ... Elizabeth is a 1998 movie about the early reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (born September 27, 1972)[1] is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe- and two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actress. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ...


Fiennes has also worked in other mediums. In 2003 he lent his voice as Proteus in the DreamWorks animated film Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas opposite Brad Pitt. The same year he starred in the limited-release film Luther, playing Martin Luther, and he also appeared in The Merchant of Venice , in which he portrayed Bassanio. This article is about Proteus in Greek mythology. ... DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. ... Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas is an animated movie produced by DreamWorks SKG and released in 2003. ... William Bradley Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an Academy award-nominated American actor, film producer, and social activist. ... Luther is a 2003 biopic about the life of Martin Luther (1483-1546). ... Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a German monk,[1] priest, professor, theologian, and church reformer. ... Title page of the first quarto (1600) The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written sometime between 1596 and 1598. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 2006, he appeared in The Darwin Awards opposite Winona Ryder, and in Running With Scissors, once again teaming him up with Gwyneth Paltrow. Fiennes will return to the theatre again this year in the one-man play Unicorns, Almost about World War II poet Keith Douglas at the Old Vic . The Darwin Awards is a comedy film based on the website of the same name. ... Winona Laura Horowitz[1] (born October 29, 1971), better known under her professional name Winona Ryder, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American actress. ... Running with Scissors is the tenth album by song parodist Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1999. ... Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (born September 27, 1972)[1] is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe- and two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actress. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Keith Douglas (January 24, 1920 - June 9, 1944), was an English poet of World War II. He was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and educated at Christs Hospital and at the University of Oxford. ... The exterior of the Old Vic from the corner of Baylis Road and Waterloo Road. ...


In Spring 2006, he was in South Africa filming Goodbye Bafana with director Bille August.The film was released in 2007. Fiennes portrayed James Gregory, author of the book Goodbye Bafana: Nelson Mandela, My Prisoner, My Friend. Goodbye Bafana is a 2007 drama film about the relationship between Nelson Mandela and James Gregory, one of his prison guards, based on the allegedly fraudulent book Goodbye Bafana: Nelson Mandela, My Prisoner, My Friend by James Gregory. ... Bille August (born November 9, 1948) is a Danish film and television director. ... Several notable persons have been named James Gregory: James Gregory (astronomer and mathematician) James Gregory (mineralogist) James Gregory (actor) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


In October, 2007, it was announced that Fiennes will star in a new FX series to begin shooting at the end of October. Fiennes will play Bob, a married man with two kids, who will eventually realize he's a transsexual. Fiennes is set to co-star opposite Blythe Danner and Robert Wagner. FX may refer to: FX (TV network), a cable/satellite television network FX (UK), a television channel in the United Kingdom, Italy and Portugal. ... A transsexual (sometimes transexual) person establishes a permanent identity with the opposite gender to their assigned (usually at birth) sex. ... Blythe Katherine Danner (born February 3, 1943) is a prolific two time Emmy-winning American actress who has appeared in numerous stage, screen, and film roles. ... For other persons named Robert Wagner, see Robert Wagner (disambiguation). ...


He was also offered a role in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film), but turned it down. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a 2008 fantasy adventure film, based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ...


Filmography

Films

Stealing Beauty is a 1996 Italian/French/British film written and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... Elizabeth is an Academy Award-winning 1998 film loosely based on the early reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. ... Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (also released as The Very Thought of You) is a romantic comedy film first released in 1998. ... Joseph Fiennes and Gretchen Mol in Forever Mine Forever Mine is a 1999 film written and directed by Paul Schrader. ... Enemy at the Gates is a 2001 motion picture directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, starring Jude Law and Ed Harris. ... Dust (Macedonian: Прашина; Transliteration: Prashina) is a 2001 Macedonian film starring Joseph Fiennes, David Wenham, Adrian Lester,Anne Brochet,Nikolina Kujaca, Vera Farmiga and Rosemary Murphy. ... Killing Me Softly is a 2002 film directed by Chen Kaige and starring Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes. ... Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas is an animated movie produced by DreamWorks SKG and released in 2003. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... Luther is a 2003 biopic about the life of Martin Luther (1483-1546). ... The Merchant of Venice is a 2004 movie based on Shakespeares play with the same name. ... The Great Raid is a 2005 war film which tells the story of the January 1945 liberation of the Cabanatuan Prison Camp during World War II. It is directed by John Dahl and stars Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Fiennes, James Franco and Connie Nielsen with Filipino actor Cesar Montano. ... For the song by Gary Allan, see Man to Man (song). ... Running With Scissors is a 2006 film directed by Ryan Murphy. ... The Darwin Awards is a comedy film based on the website of the same name. ... Goodbye Bafana is a 2007 drama film about the relationship between Nelson Mandela and James Gregory, one of his prison guards, based on the allegedly fraudulent book Goodbye Bafana: Nelson Mandela, My Prisoner, My Friend by James Gregory. ... The Red Baron (German title: Der Rote Baron) is an upcoming 2007 feature film about legendary fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen. ...

Plays

The Woman in Black is a novel written in 1983 by Susan Hill and is a ghost story about a menacing spectre that haunts a small English town. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... A Month in the Country is a novel by J. L. Carr, first published in 1980 and nominated for the Booker Prize. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... A View from the Bridge is a play by Arthur Miller originally produced as a one-act verse drama on Broadway in 1955. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... For other uses, see Son of man (disambiguation). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This article is about Children of Paradise, the film. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For the Chaucer poem, see Troilus and Criseyde. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Herbal Bed is a play by Peter Whelan, written specifically for the Royal Shakespeare Company. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Walter Deverell,The Mock Marriage of Orlando and Rosalind, 1853 William Shakespeares As You Like It is a pastoral comedy written in 1599 or early 1600. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... For other uses, see Othello (disambiguation). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... For the film, see Loves Labours Lost (2000 film). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Poster for the 2005 production of Epitaph for George Dillon Epitaph for George Dillon is an early John Osborne play, one of two he wrote in collaboration with Anthony Creighton (the other is Personal Enemy). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Awards

Won

Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... Blockbuster franchise in Porto, Portugal Tippett ad for Blockbuster Blockbuster Video, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA, is the name of the largest chain of video tape, video game and DVD rental shops in North America, with shops in countries like Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, and Taiwan. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... Elizabeth is an Academy Award-winning 1998 film loosely based on the early reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. ... The Chicago Film Critics Association is an American film critic association. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV. Categories Best Movie Best Male Performance Besy Female Performance Most Desirable Male Most Desirable Female Best Breakthrough Performance (Male and Female) Best On-Screen Duo Best Villain Best Comedic Performance Best Song From a Movie (Best musical... Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (born September 27, 1972)[1] is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe- and two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actress. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ...

Nominations

Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... Blockbuster franchise in Porto, Portugal Tippett ad for Blockbuster Blockbuster Video, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA, is the name of the largest chain of video tape, video game and DVD rental shops in North America, with shops in countries like Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, and Taiwan. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... Elizabeth is an Academy Award-winning 1998 film loosely based on the early reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. ... The Chicago Film Critics Association is an American film critic association. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV. Categories Best Movie Best Male Performance Besy Female Performance Most Desirable Male Most Desirable Female Best Breakthrough Performance (Male and Female) Best On-Screen Duo Best Villain Best Comedic Performance Best Song From a Movie (Best musical... Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (born September 27, 1972)[1] is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe- and two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actress. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV. Categories Best Movie Best Male Performance Besy Female Performance Most Desirable Male Most Desirable Female Best Breakthrough Performance (Male and Female) Best On-Screen Duo Best Villain Best Comedic Performance Best Song From a Movie (Best musical... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... The Satellite Awards are an annual award given by the International Press Academy. ... The Merchant of Venice is a 2004 movie based on Shakespeares play with the same name. ...

External links

For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... The British Film Institute (BFI) is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to encourage the development of the arts of film, television and the moving image throughout the United Kingdom, to promote their use as a record of contemporary life and manners, to promote education about film, television and... screenonline is a website devoted to the history of British film and television, and to social history as revealed by film and television. ... Michael Caine in Get Carter (1971). ... This is a list of some of the more notable British films. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ...

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