Ralph Fiennes(1962-), Actor
Sitter in 4 portraits
Actor; appeared with the Royal National Theatre (1987) and the Royal Shakespeare Company (1988), but claimed world wide attention with Schindler's List (1993) and The English Patient (1996) for which he was nominated for Academy Awards. He appeared in Onegin (1999) which he produced and which was directed by his sister, Martha. Films include Coriolanus (2011), which he also directed, Skyfall (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He is also known for his role as Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series. Stage productions include Hamlet (1995) and Man and Superman (2015)
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
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