Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes

Date of Birth: 22 Dec 1962

Country: UK

Biography: Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, known simply as Ralph Fiennes (pronounced /ˈreɪf ˈfaɪnz/; is a British actor. He has appeared in films such as The English Patient, In Bruges, The Constant Gardener, Strange Days and Maid in Manhattan. He is also well known for his portrayals of three infamous villains: Nazi war criminal Amon Göth in Schindler's List, serial killer Francis Dolarhyde in the 2002 film Red Dragon, and Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series...(W

Total Credits at Criticker: 70 (Actor), 3 (Director)

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    The Avengers
    British Ministry agent John Steed, under direction from "Mother", investigates a diabolical plot by arch-villain Sir August de Wynter to rule the world with his weather control machine. Steed investigates the beautiful Doctor Mrs. Emma Peel, the only suspect, but simultaneously falls for her and joins forces with her to combat Sir August. (imdb)
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    The Chumscrubber
    Richly layered and thematically provocative, The Chumscrubber renders a portrait of the fractured and fractious quality of life in American suburbia with crystalline precision. (Newmarket Films)
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    The End of the Affair
    On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix (Ralph Fiennes) has a chance meeting with Henry Miles (Stephen Rea), husband of his ex-mistress Sarah (Julianne Moore), who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his own jealousy and arranges to have her followed. (imdb)
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    The English Patient
    Adapted from Michael Ondaatje's acclaimed novel set against the backdrop of World War II, Anthony Mingehlla's Oscar-winning drama stars Ralph Fiennes as a horribly burned pilot who recounts a tale of doomed romance to the nurse tending him (Juliette Binoche). As his story is revealed via flashback, so too are secrets about his identity and the depth of his passion for the woman he loved.
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    The Good Thief
    Inspired by the Jean-Pierre Melville classic "Bob Le Flambeur," Neil Jordan's clever, sexy caper features a complex plot full of copies and originals. (Fox Searchlight)
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    Maid in Manhattan
    Marisa Ventura (Lopez) is a single mother born and bred in the boroughs of New York City, who works as a maid in a first-class Manhattan hotel. By a twist of fate and mistaken identity, Marisa meets Christopher Marshall (Fiennes), a handsome heir to a political dynasty, who believes that she is a guest at the hotel. Fate steps in and throws the unlikely pair together for one night. When Marisa's true identity is revealed, the two find that they are worlds apart, even though the distance separating them is just a subway ride between Manhattan and the Bronx. (imdb)
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    Onegin
    In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is introduced to the young Tatiana. A passionate and virtuous girl, she soon falls hopelessly under the spell of the aloof newcomer and professes her love for him. (imdb)
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    The Prince of Egypt
    Experience the extraordinary tale of two brothers, one born of royal blood, one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth ultimately sets them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth and the other, the chosen leader of his people. Their final confrontation changes their lives - and the world - forever. (DreamWorks LLC)
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    Quiz Show
    An idealistic young lawyer (Rob Morrow) working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950s discovers that TV quiz shows are being fixed. His investigation focusses on two contestants on the show "Twenty-One": Herbert Stempel (John Turturro), a brash working-class Jew from Queens, and Charles Van Doren (Ralph Fiennes), the patrician scion of one of America's leading literary families. Based on a true story. (imdb)
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    Red Dragon
    The first and most terrifying chapter in the Hannibal Lecter trilogy. (Universal Pictures)
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    Schindler\
    Steven Spielberg's epic drama tells the compelling true story of German businessman Oskar Schindler (Neeson) who comes to Nazi-occupied Poland looking for economic prosperity and leaves as a savior. (History in Film)
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    Spider
    Dennis Clegg is in his thirties and lives in a halfway house for the mentally ill in London. Dennis, nicknamed "Spider" by his mother has been institutionalized with acute schizophrenia for some 20 years. He has never truly recovered, however, and as the story progresses we vicariously experience his increasingly fragile grip on reality. (imdb)
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    Sunshine
    The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career as a champion fencer and Olympic hero, but is caught up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson, after surviving war, revolution, loss and betrayal, realizes that his ultimate allegiance must be to himself and his heritage. (imdb)
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    The Constant Gardener
    Adapted from the novel by John le Carre, this is a gripping romantic thriller that sweeps audiences along one man's emotional and global journey to uncover the truth behind a personal loss and a worldwide conspiracy. (Focus Features)
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    The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
    The cheese-loving Wallace and his ever faithful dog Gromit, the much-loved duo from Aardman's Oscar-winning clay-animated shorts star in an all new comedy adventure, marking their first full-length feature film. (DreamWorks)
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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    Harry finds himself selected as an underaged competitor in a dangerous multi-wizardary school competition. (imdb)
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    The White Countess
    Shanghai, 1936 was a crossroads for political intrigue, refugees escaping turmoil, gathering military forces, international business and underworld culture. Two people caught in this maelstrom forge a bond on the brink of the Japanese invasion: a beautiful Russian countess (Richardson), reduced by circumstances to supporting her family as a bar girl and taxi dancer, and a blind former diplomat (Fiennes)... (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    Strange Days
    A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles. (imdb)
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    Land of the Blind
    A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.
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    Wuthering Heights
    Cathy Earnshaw is Heathcliff's foster sister; more than that, she is his other half. When forces within and without tear them apart, Heathcliff wreaks vengeance on those he holds responsible, even into a second generation. (imdb)
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    Chromophobia
    Every family has its secrets and tries to hold them hidden within domestic walls. However, those of the family of Marcus Aylesbury are in order to become public because of the family's long date friend Trent, a journalist faithful to his ideals who, put under pressure by his editor, is looking for a "sexy-scoop"... (imdb)
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    Oscar and Lucinda
    In mid-1800's England, Oscar (Ralph Fiennes) is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel. As a boy, even though from a strict Pentecostal family, he felt God told him through a sign to leave his father and his faith and join the Church of England... (imdb)
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    The Baby of Mâcon
    A movie about the corruption in all levels of society. A baby is born from a supposed-to-be virgin woman, so a chain of hysteria about divine intervention in the birth takes place. (imdb)
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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts only to discover that much of the wizarding community has been led to believe that the story of the teenager's recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort is a lie, putting Harry's integrity in question. Worse, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, has appointed a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, the duplicitous Professor Dolores Umbridge... (imdb)
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    The Miracle Maker
    The story of Jesus Christ. (imdb)
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    In Bruges
    Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.
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    Bernard and Doris
    Sympathetic look loosely based on the relationship between tobacco heiress, Doris Duke (1912-1993) - think Duke University - and her shy butler, Bernard Lafferty... (imdb)
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    The Duchess
    A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life. (imdb)
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    The Reader
    In postwar Germany, a young man's decades-long obsession with an older woman runs headlong into a war crimes trial, where he learns an awful truth.
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    The Hurt Locker
    Iraq. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb. (imdb)
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    Clash of the Titans
    The mortal son of the god Zeus embarks on a perilous journey to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens.
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    Prime Suspect
    Prime Suspect (1991) - TV Mini-Series
    A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.
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    Nanny McPhee Returns
    Nanny McPhee (Thompson) arrives to help a harried young mother (Gyllenhaal) who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons. (imdb)
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    Cemetery Junction
    A 1970s comedy set in small-town England following an upstart young man working at an insurance company and his two odd friends as they try to make sense of their world and make lives of their own.
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    The Wildest Dream
    Could Mallory have succeeded in reaching the summit before he and fellow climber Andrew Sandy Irvine disappeared in 1924? In the quest for answers, Conrad Anker finally returns to Everest in 2007 with British climbing prodigy Leo Houlding, replicating as closely as possible Mallorys ill-fated expedition. The men retrace the North East Ridge Route, even removing the ladder from the infamous Second Step to free climb this dangerous 90-foot sheer rock wall as Mallory did 83 years ago. (imdb)
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
    Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned. (imdb)
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    Coriolanus
    A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.
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    A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia
    Lawrence and Feisal go to argue for Arab independence at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. (imdb)
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
    In the second installment of the two-part conclusion to the überpopular Harry Potter series, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his best friends, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's formidable skills.
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    Page Eight
    Page Eight (2011) - TV Movie
    Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. (imdb)
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    Wrath of the Titans
    Perseus embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, who has been targeted for capture by his traitorous son, Ares, and his brother, Hades. (imdb)
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    Great Expectations
    An outstanding roster of British acting talent -- including Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Sally Hawkins, Jason Flemyng, Ewen Bremner -- bring Charles Dickens' universe to life in this magnificent new screen version of the classic novel from director Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral). (tiff.net)
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    Skyfall
    Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
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    The Invisible Woman
    At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death. (imdb)
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    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. (imdb)
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    Turks & Caicos
    Following on from the events of Page Eight, Johnny Worricker is hiding out from his work at MI5 on the tax-exile Turks and Caicos Islands. Trouble comes knocking when an encounter with a CIA agent forces him into the company of some dubious American businessmen. (en.wikipedia.org)
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    Salting the Battlefield
    Johnny Worricker and Margot Tyrell are now on the run together across Europe. With the net fast closing in, Worricker knows his only chance of resolving his problems is to return home and confront his nemesis - the prime minister, Alec Beasley. (bbc.co.uk)
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    Spectre
    A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. (imdb)
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    Hail, Caesar!
    A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line. (imdb)
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    A Bigger Splash
    The vacation of a famous rock star and a filmmaker is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter. (imdb)
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    Kubo and the Two Strings
    Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior. (imdb)
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    The Lego Batman Movie
    Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.
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    The Rat Catcher
    The Rat Catcher (2023) - Short Film
    In an English village, a reporter and a mechanic listen to a rat catcher explain his clever plan to outwit his prey. (imdb)
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    The White Crow
    The story of Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West. (imdb)
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    Holmes & Watson
    A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. (imdb)
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    Antony & Cleopatra
    Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. (imdb)
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    Official Secrets
    The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. (imdb)
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    Dolittle
    A physician discovers that he can talk to animals. (imdb)
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    No Time to Die
    James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
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    The King\
    In the early years of the 20th century, the Kingsman agency is formed to stand against a cabal plotting a war to wipe out millions.
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    Coup 53
    Theatrical feature documentary on the story of Operation Ajax, the CIA/MI6 staged coup in 1953 in Iran that overthrew Prime Minister Mossadegh. (imdb)
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    The Dig
    An archaeologist embarks on the historically important excavation of Sutton Hoo in 1938. (imdb)
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    Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
    Cast members from all "Harry Potter" films reunite in a retrospective special to celebrate the anniversary of the first film, including interviews and cast conversations (imdb.com).
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    The Forgiven
    The Forgiven takes place over a weekend in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, and explores the reverberations of a random accident on the lives of both the local Muslims, and Western visitors to a house party in a grand villa.
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    The Menu
    A young couple travel to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises. (imdb)
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    National Theatre Live: Straight Line Crazy
    Fiennes is brilliant portraying Robert Moses (1888 - 1981), a very powerful and charismatic urban planner, whose career spanned over 40 years. Early in his career, Moses claimed to want to give all New Yorkers easy access to the outdoors, but with time, his motives were revealed to be less pure. David Hare's script is based on a biography by Robert Caro.
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    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
    Chronicles a variety of stories, but the main one follows Henry Sugar, who is able to see through objects and predict the future with the help of a book he stole (imdb.com).
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    The Swan
    The Swan (2023) - Short Film
    A small brilliant boy is tormented by two large idiotic bullies. (imdb)
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    Poison
    Poison (2023) - Short Film
    A man discovers a poisonous snake asleep in his bed in this well-known Roald Dahl short story. (Netflix)
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    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Three More
    Four tales unfold in writer-director Wes Anderson's anthology of short films adapted from Roald Dahl's beloved stories. (imdb)
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