Ralph Fiennes is an English actor who has gained global stardom through his work in films and stage productions. He is best known for his roles in Schindler’s List and The English Patient as he got Academy Award nominations for these roles. His full name is Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes but in the film industry, he is known as Ralph Fiennes. He was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. In childhood, Fiennes had a passion for painting he studied at Chelsea College of Arts and Design but he made a transition from painting to acting. Following his acting passion, he went to London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Right after graduation, he took part in the Royal National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company.
Fiennes gave numerous breakthrough performances in his acting career, starting from his television debut in the British series A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia to his film debut in Wuthering Heights. Then in 1993, he gave his vast fame-gaining performance by playing the role of Nazi commandant Amon Goeth in Schindler’s List, this part got him an Academy Award nomination and a British Academy Award. Followed by this in 1995 he received the Tony Award for a Broadway production of Hamlet.
His other breakthrough performance in The English Patient garnered him the nominations for Oscar and Golden Globe awards. Ralph Fiennes is a versatile actor who showed his acting skills professionally in all genres of films, ranging from soldier to Hamlet and from dark characters of the Spider to romantic roles in Maid in Manhattan. He has also produced and directed several movies, such as Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and Invincible Women. Lastly coming to his personal life, Ralph Fiennes was married to actress Alex Kingston for ten years. Later on, he’s had romantic linkups with artists like Francesca Annis, and Patti Smith.
Ralph Fiennes Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
- Nicknames: Ralph, Rafe
- Date of Birth: December 22, 1962
- Birthplace: Ipswich, United Kingdom
- Nationality: British
- Occupation: Actor, Producer, Director
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Race/ Ethnicity: White
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Light Brown
Ralph Fiennes Height Weight Shoe Size Body Measurements Stats
Ralph Fiennes Family Details:
- Father: Mark Fiennes (Photographer)
- Mother: Jennifer Lash (Writer)
- Siblings: Jacob Fiennes, Magnus Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes (Younger Brothers), Martha Fiennes and Sophie Fiennes (Younger Sisters)
- Spouse Name: Alex Kingston (m. 1993–1997)
- Children Name: None
Ralph Fiennes Relationships History:
- Alex Kingston – Actor (1983–1997)
- Francesca Annis – Actress (1995–2006)
- Ellen Barkin – Actress (2006)
- Patti Smith – Singer (2009)
Ralph Fiennes Career Highlights:
- First Film: Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights (1992)
- First TV Show: A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1990)
Ralph Fiennes Distinctive Features:
- Blue eyes
- Rich mellifluous voice
- Often plays mysterious characters
Ralph Fiennes Body Measurements:
The following list contains actor Ralph Fiennes height, weight, shoe size, and other body measurements complete statistics.
- Build: Slim
- Height in Feet: 5′ 11″
- Height in Centimeters: 180 cm
- Weight in Kilogram: 82 kg
- Weight in Pounds: 181 pounds
- Feet/ Shoe Size: 11 (US)
Ralph Fiennes Interesting Facts:
- He is the eighths cousin of Prince Charles.
- Ralph Fiennes is a huge fan of wrestling.
- In 2007, he was granted Serbian citizenship.
- His villain role in Red Dragon took him eight hours to apply his theme tattoo on his body.
- Ralph has a talented family background as his mother was a novelist and his father was a photographer.