Received the diploma of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the firstborn of the family Fiennes some time to establish itself as a stage actor. The Royal Shakespeare Company he played several seasons and was even awarded the prestigious prize among stage actors "Tony". However, the film is also said to the handsome Rafe their rights: in 1990, the Briton made his debut on the big screen as Lawrence of Arabia, and then began to appear in the series "Prime Suspect."
A breakthrough in his career Fiennes became drama "Schindler's List": Ralph received the "Oscar" for Best Supporting Actor, as well as a host of other awards and nominations. Three years later he decorated the house and the other cherished statuette: this time for the main male role in the drama "The English Patient", where Fiennes starred opposite Juliette Binoche.
In 2005, along with other prominent British actors Ralph starred in the film, which became a cult classic among children and adolescents around the world. From now on all the target audience under fifteen years knew him only as Lord Voldemort in "Harry Potter". The culmination was the recognition of Youth Award MTV Movie Awards - «Best kinozlodeyu."
Ralph Fiennes visited Russia twice, once as chairman of the Jury "Mirror" Tarkovsky, the second - with the show thriller "Coriolanus", loosely based on Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name. By the way, in "Coriolanus," Fiennes has acted not only as an actor but also as a director. And being the home of his beloved Dostoevsky, neodnoklatno admitted to journalists that wants to film "Idiot".
Personal life of the famous British actor rarely becomes public. After her divorce from actress Alex Kingston "star" of the series "ER," Fiennes officially listed a bachelor.