A Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre. Fiennes starred in the Harry Potter film series — , in which he played the franchise's main antagonist, Lord Voldemort. In , Fiennes made his directorial debut with his film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus , in which he also played the titular character. Fiennes was born in Ipswich , England, on 22 December
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The film, which is based on a true story, follows an archaeological dig taking place in the backyard of a dying widow, led by an excavator never properly trained in archeology joined by a rag-tag mix of friends and museum curators. Without ever going over the top with theatrics and excitement, it draws the gaze of its audience to every little detail. The well-mannered, pre-WWII English dialogue is thoughtfully accompanied by a swooning musical arrangement, all building toward the creation of the ideal scene. Every day. There are some things we just can't succeed at no matter how hard we try.
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British actor Ralph Fiennes is known for his stage and film career. Fiennes was the first of seven children, all of whom were creatively encouraged by their novelist mother and photographer father. Once he discovered acting, he transferred to and graduated from London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
It is Big Brother … Every instinct in me finds that horrifying. On a recent trip to Russia, he was told about a written requirement not to employ a homosexual director nor film any gay subject matter. This article was amended on 25 June to make clear that Ralph Fiennes was told of a written requirement about not employing a homosexual director nor filming gay subject matter, but he was not asked to sign it. To contact the MediaGuardian news desk email media theguardian. For all other inquiries please call the main Guardian switchboard on