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A Celebration Of British Actor Ralph Fiennes

By: Anders Frejdh
Ralph Fiennes M SPECTRE Skyfall
A celebration of the talented and much loved British actor Ralph Fiennes, member of the 'James Bond family' since 2012.

With this special page, From Sweden with Love would like to celebrate Ralph Fiennes on his birthday.

"Dear Ralph, happy birthday and keep up the great work."

About Ralph Fiennes:
Ralph Fiennes (born 1962 in Suffolk, England) has conquered every area of the acting world, appearing in lauded Shakespeare productions on stage, critically-acclaimed independent films and record-breaking blockbuster movies. Ralph trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and quickly became a star of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Across his career he has played, among many others, Romeo, Hamlet, Coriolanus, Mark Anthony and Prospero.

His movie breakout came in 1993, when he played the horrifying Amon Göth in Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. The role brought a BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination. He was again nominated for both a BAFTA and an Academy Award for his leading role in Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient. Throughout his distinguished career, Ralph has also worked with Istvan Szabo (Sunshine), Neil Jordan (The End of the Affair), David Cronenberg (Spider), Fernando Mereilles (The Constant Gardener), Nick Park (Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit), Martin McDonagh (In Bruges), Stephen Daldry (The Reader) and Kathryn Bigelow (Strange Days and The Hurt Locker), among many others. In 2014, he starred as M. Gustave in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

In 2005, he played one of the most feared villains in modern literature: Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He played the role to huge fan delight until the series’ conclusion with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.

2011 saw Ralph make his directorial debut, a contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, in which he played the title role. The film received huge critical acclaim.

His second film as director, The Invisible Woman (about Charles Dickens secret love affair with the 27 years younger Nelly), premiered in Sweden at Göteborg International Film Festival (GIFF) on January 25, 2014.

Ralph Fiennes returns for the second time as M in SPECTRE (2015) after taking over the role from Dame Judi Dench in Skyfall (2012) (2012).

Photo above:
Ralph Fiennes in Skyfall. Photo by Francois Duhamel. © 2014 EON Productions Ltd. All rights reserved.

For more information about Ralph Fiennes, check out his profile on IMDB:



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