Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes known as Ralph Fiennes, born on December 22, 1962, is an English television as well as a film actor.
The pronunciation of his name is Rafe Fines. He is a popular Shakespeare interpreter and first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre.
He initially gained international fame for his character of Nazi war criminal, Amon Goeth in the movie Schindler’s List. He is a successful English actor with a net worth of $30 million.
Ralph was born in Ipswich and is the eldest child of Mark Fiennes, a farmer and photographer and Jennifer Lash, a writer. He is from English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry and his surname are of Norman origin.
His grandfathers, Sir Maurice Fiennes and Brigadier Henry Alleyne Lash, were an industrialist. Ralph is the eighth cousin of the Prince of Wales and third cousin of adventurer Ranulph Fiennes and author William Fiennes.
He is the eldest brother of six children, and his other siblings are an actor (Joseph Fiennes), director (Martha Fiennes), composer (Magnus Fiennes), filmmaker (Sophie Fiennes), conservationist (Jacob Fiennes) and archaeologist (Michael Emery).
His family moved to Ireland when he was 11 years old and lived in West Cork and County Kilkenny for some time. Ralph got his education from St Kieran’s College followed by Newtown School and later finished his school after moving to England at the Bishop Wordsworth’s School.
He later went to pursue painting at Chelsea College of Art before getting into acting. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and started his career at the Open Air Theatre and National Theatre before achieving prominence at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
He served on screen and made his debut after some years in 1992 in a movie called Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights as Heathcliff.
The year 1993 was his breakout year with a major role in the movie called The Baby of Macon and later became internationally known for portraying the amoral Nazi concentration camp commandant Amon Goeth in the movie Schindler’s List.
For the movie, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor where he won the Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Award for his character.
He was also listed in the Top 50 Movie Villains By American Film Institute. His other movies works include Quiz Show, The English patient, Oscar and Lucinda, The Avengers, Red Dragon and much more. His other TV shows include Prime Suspect, Bernand, and Doris and Rev., etc.
Ralph is currently 54 years old and still looks attractive. He is a tall and handsome guy with 44 inches chest and 32 inches waist sizes. He has a height of 5 feet 11 inches and has a weight of 79kg.
His blue eyes make him look gorgeous and sexy. He looks stunning in his shirtless pictures. He has a very interesting dating career as he has dated Alex Kingston, Francesca Annis, Gina Gershon, Lady Amanda Harlech, Ellen Barkin, Lisa Robertson and Patti Smith.
He is not gay as he married Alex Kingston in 1993. His wife later divorced him in 1997. His current girlfriend is Lady Amanda Harlech. For more details on his biography, we can always check any wiki sites.
Caption: Actor Ralph Fiennes, his sister director Martha Fiennes, actress Penelope Cruz and actor Rhys Ifans attend a photocall promoting the film ‘Chromophobia’ at the Palais during the 58th International Cannes Film Festival May 21, 2005, in Cannes, France.
For his short bio, we can check on IMDb. He also has his Twitter account where he posts his daily activities. His fan pages are available on Facebook and Instagram where more details of his characters are available.