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Birth information

27 May 1970 Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK

Given Name

Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes

Nickname

Joe

How tall is Joseph Fiennes?

1.83 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Maria Dolores Dieguez

Life Story of Joseph Fiennes

Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is one of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Ralph Fiennes, an actor; Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes, a musician; and Sophie Fiennes, a producer. He is of English, Irish, and Scottish origin.

He was brought up in West Cork, Ireland. He left art school, and began working with the Young Vic Youth Theatre, and then went on to train at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His first professional stage appearance was in the West End in The Woman In Black, followed by A Month In The Country. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company for two seasons and performed roles in Dennis Potter's Son Of Man, Les Enfants Du Paradis, Troilus and Cressida, and Peter Whelan's The Herbal Bed.

Significant features of Joseph Fiennes

Frequently plays a character who writes. In most of his films, he has played characters who write either novels, plays, poetry or other literary works.

What movies did Joseph Fiennes play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Fiennes: Return to the Nile (2019) , Altitude (2005) ,
Directors Filmography
The Spirit (2007) ,
Actors Filmography
Cyrano , The Handmaid's Tale (2019) Fred Waterford, Urban Myths (2017) Michael Jackson, On Wings of Eagles (2016) Eric Liddell, Risen (2016) Clavius, Spurlos: Ein Sturm wird kommen (2015) Matthew, Hercules (2014) King Eurystheus, The Games Maker (2014) Morodian, American Horror Story (2013) Monsignor Timothy Howard / Cardinal Timothy Howard, Camelot (2011) Merlin, A Lost and Found Box of Human...

Birth information

27 May 1970 Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK

Given Name

Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes

Nickname

Joe

How tall is Joseph Fiennes?

1.83 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Maria Dolores Dieguez

Life Story of Joseph Fiennes

Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is one of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Ralph Fiennes, an actor; Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes, a musician; and Sophie Fiennes, a producer. He is of English, Irish, and Scottish origin.

He was brought up in West Cork, Ireland. He left art school, and began working with the Young Vic Youth Theatre, and then went on to train at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His first professional stage appearance was in the West End in The Woman In Black, followed by A Month In The Country. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company for two seasons and performed roles in Dennis Potter's Son Of Man, Les Enfants Du Paradis, Troilus and Cressida, and Peter Whelan's The Herbal Bed.

Significant features of Joseph Fiennes

Frequently plays a character who writes. In most of his films, he has played characters who write either novels, plays, poetry or other literary works.

What movies did Joseph Fiennes play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Fiennes: Return to the Nile (2019) , Altitude (2005) ,
Directors Filmography
The Spirit (2007) ,
Actors Filmography
Cyrano , The Handmaid's Tale (2019) Fred Waterford, Urban Myths (2017) Michael Jackson, On Wings of Eagles (2016) Eric Liddell, Risen (2016) Clavius, Spurlos: Ein Sturm wird kommen (2015) Matthew, Hercules (2014) King Eurystheus, The Games Maker (2014) Morodian, American Horror Story (2013) Monsignor Timothy Howard / Cardinal Timothy Howard, Camelot (2011) Merlin, A Lost and Found Box of Human...

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Joseph Fiennes in Forever Mine - Eine verhängnisvolle Liebe (1999)

In 1998, he played two different men in the Elizabethan era: Robert Dudley in Elizabeth (1998) and William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love (1998). Both of these men were cheating on their wives. The "women" he cheated with were both nominated for Best Actress Academy Awards: Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth (1998) and Gwyneth Paltrow (who won) for Shakespeare in Love (1998).

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Joseph Fiennes and Gretchen Mol in Forever Mine - Eine verhängnisvolle Liebe (1999)

Fraternal twin of Jacob Mark Fiennes (a gamekeeper).

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Joseph Fiennes and Gretchen Mol in Forever Mine - Eine verhängnisvolle Liebe (1999)

Son of late novelist Jini Fiennes (aka Jennifer Lash).

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Ray Liotta and Joseph Fiennes in Forever Mine - Eine verhängnisvolle Liebe (1999)

Both Joseph and his brother, Ralph Fiennes, have romanced the same leading lady, Cate Blanchett, in different films; Joseph in Elizabeth (1998) and Ralph in Oscar and Lucinda (1997).

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Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski in The Handmaid's Tale: Der Report der Magd (2017)

While it is already mentioned how Fiennes' characters in Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Elizabeth (1998) were both married and cheating on their wives, there is more. Both the characters failed to tell their lovers that he was married, and both the lovers found out from someone else.

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Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski in The Handmaid's Tale: Der Report der Magd (2017)

Chosen as one of the 50 most sexiest stars by People-magazine in 1999.

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Joseph Fiennes, Elisabeth Moss, etc.

Is the youngest of 6 children - older siblings; Ralph Fiennes (b. 22 Dec 1962), Martha Fiennes (b. 1964), Magnus Fiennes (b. 1965), Sophie Fiennes (b. 1967) and Jacob Mark "Jake" Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (b. 27 May 1970). Jacob is Joseph's fraternal twin, is married to Melanie Plaice and has two children Teale Isabella (b. 24 July 2000) and Nathaniel (b. 17 July 2002). Joseph also has a foster brother, Michael Emery (b. 31 Dec 1952) who has been with the family since he was 11.

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Joseph Fiennes and Elisabeth Moss in The Handmaid's Tale: Der Report der Magd (2017)

Was Roman Polanski's first choice for the main role in The Pianist (2002), but turned it down due to a previous commitment to the theatre.

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Joseph Fiennes and Jamie Campbell Bower in Camelot (2011)

Has toyed with the idea of being a painter, and still carries a sketchbook around.

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Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green in Camelot (2011)

Often plays characters who write either novels, plays, poetry or other literary works.

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Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green in Camelot (2011)

Is involved in a number of charities and causes, including The Prince's Trust, of which he's an ambassador.

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Joseph Fiennes in Camelot (2011)

Greatly skilled at swimming, horse riding, tennis and rock-climbing.

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Joseph Fiennes and Alfie Davis in Camelot (2011)

Was tipped to play mountaineer George Mallory on film (2001).

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Joseph Fiennes in Camelot (2011)

Is reported to have been in talks to re-unite with Gwyneth Paltrow in a new British-backed production of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi.

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Joseph Fiennes, Philip Winchester, Tamsin Egerton, Eva Green, Peter Mooney, Clive Standen, etc.

Was the first choice for the role of Lord Darlington in Mike Barker's A Good Woman (2004), starring Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson. Turned it down to play Bassanio in Michael Radford's adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" (2004).

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Joseph Fiennes in Camelot (2011)

Reported to have been in talks with Bernardo Bertolucci to star in a film based on the life of 16th-century artist Gesualdo da Venosa.

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Joseph Fiennes in Camelot (2011)

Brother-in-law of George Tiffin.

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Joseph Fiennes and Claire Forlani in Camelot (2011)

Ex-brother-in-law of Alex Kingston.

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Joseph Fiennes in Camelot (2011)

Tipped to play a father in search of his young son in the period thriller Jeremy Brock.

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Joseph Fiennes and Jamie Campbell Bower in Camelot (2011)

Tipped to star as Lord Byron on film, after having played the poet for the BBC radio series 'Byron's Women'.

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Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green in Camelot (2011)

Was considered to play the role of The Abbe du Coulmier in Quills (2000), alongside twice co-star and friend Geoffrey Rush.

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Joseph Fiennes and Jamie Campbell Bower in Camelot (2011)

Was due to play Iago in the West End in a production of "Othello" back in 2001, which was to be directed by Michael Grandage, after having successfully teamed up with the director in Christopher Marlowe's "Edward II", where Fiennes played the title role.

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Joseph Fiennes in Camelot (2011)

Was set to succeed Omar Sharif as Yuri Zhivago, in a remake of the classic Doctor Zhivago (1965).

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Joseph Fiennes in Camelot (2011)

4th cousin of Lord Saye & Sele, owner of Broughton Castle, which appears in Shakespeare in Love as Viola's house.

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Joseph Fiennes and Jamie Campbell Bower in Camelot (2011)

8th cousin to HRH The Prince of Wales.

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Joseph Fiennes, Claire Forlani, and Jamie Campbell Bower in Camelot (2011)

Attended art school in Suffolk, England at the age of 17.

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Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mooney, and Jamie Campbell Bower in Camelot (2011)

Graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) in 1993.

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Joseph Fiennes and Elizabeth Reaser in Against the Current (2009)

Sister Sophie Fiennes is a documentary film-maker. Brother Magnus Fiennes is a composer.

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Joseph Fiennes and Elizabeth Reaser in Against the Current (2009)

(2002-2003) Met Filipina-Australian girlfriend Natalie Mendoza in Queensland, Australia, while filming The Great Raid (2005) in 2002. He got her to take acting classes at the Bristol Old Vic, and move in with him to Notting Hill, West London in September 2002.

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Joseph Fiennes in Against the Current (2009)

Lost 21 pounds in order to play POW Major Gibson in The Great Raid (2005).

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Joseph Fiennes, Mary Tyler Moore, and Elizabeth Reaser in Against the Current (2009)

He turned down a lucrative five-picture deal with Miramax after the success of Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Elizabeth (1998). He traveled to India instead.

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Joseph Fiennes in Luther (2003)

Moved 14 times during his childhood between London, Wiltshire and Ireland.

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Joseph Fiennes and Bruno Ganz in Luther (2003)

Was offered the leading role in Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth (2007).

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Joseph Fiennes in Luther (2003)

He and his brother Ralph Fiennes have also both worked with Rachel Weisz, in Enemy at the Gates (2001) and The Constant Gardener (2005).

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Joseph Fiennes and Bruno Ganz in Luther (2003)

Is dyslexic.

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Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton in Auferstanden (2016)

Uncle of Hero Fiennes Tiffin.

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Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes in Spurlos: Ein Sturm wird kommen (2015)

Has 2 daughters Sam born March 8, 2010 and Isabel born December 29, 2011.

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Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, and Hugo Weaving in Spurlos: Ein Sturm wird kommen (2015)

Cousin to Sir Ranulph Twistleton-Wykeham Fiennes the polar explorer.

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Joseph Fiennes in Spurlos: Ein Sturm wird kommen (2015)

As of 2018, the only two films he appeared in that were nominated for Best Picture Oscars, Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Elizabeth (1998), were both released in 1998. Shakespeare in Love won in the category.

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Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes in Spurlos: Ein Sturm wird kommen (2015)

Nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category for his role as Fred Waterford in The Handmaid's Tale (2017), but lost to Peter Dinklage from Game of Thrones (2011).

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Joseph Fiennes in Hercules (2014)

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Joseph Fiennes and Matthias Schweighöfer in Der rote Baron (2008)

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