Ralph Fiennes is an English actor, film producer, and director. A Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre. He made his film debut playing Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights.
His portrayal of Nazi war criminal Amon Goth in Schindler's List earned him nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, and he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. His performance in The English Patient garnered him a second Academy Award nomination, this time for Best Actor as well as BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations.
He has appeared in a number of other notable films, including Quiz Show, Strange Days, The End of the Affair, Red Dragon, Maid in Manhattan, The Constant Gardener, In Bruges, The Reader, Clash of the Titans, Great Expectations, The Grand Budapest Hotel, A Bigger Splash, Hail Caesar!, Harry Potter and James Bond series, The Dig and The King's Man. He lent his voice to The Prince of Egypt, Wallace & Grommit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Lego Batman Movie, and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
Ralph made his directorial debut with his film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus, in which he also played the titular character. He won a Tony Award for playing Prince Hamlet on Broadway. Since 1999, Fiennes has served as an ambassador for UNICEF UK.