Joseph Fiennes

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Joseph Fiennes in 2009

Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (usually shortened to Joseph Fiennes , pronunciation: 'ʤəʊzɪf' ælbəɹɪk 'twɪsltən' wɪkəm faɪnz ; born May 27, 1970 in Salisbury , Wiltshire , England ) is a British actor and the younger brother of Ralph Fiennes .


After graduating from art school, Joseph Fiennes first worked with the Young Vic Youth Theater and then studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama . His first professional stage appearance was in the West End of London in a performance of The Woman in Black (by Stephen Mallatratt ). He then played on the side of Helen Mirren in A Month in the Country . For two seasons (1992-1993) Fiennes was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company . During this time he appeared in five different plays, both in London and at RST Stratford .

Fiennes first appeared in a television movie in 1995 in the role of Willy in The Vacillations of Poppy Carew . He made his debut in a feature film in 1996 under the direction of Bernardo Bertolucci in Feeling and Seduction - Stealing Beauty . Joseph Fiennes celebrated his greatest success to date with Shakespeare in Love (1998). The film received seven Academy Awards in 1998 , including an Oscar for Best Feature Film . In 2003 he played the title role in the film adaptation of the life of Martin Luther . In 2008 he was supposed to play Antonio Vivaldi in the film of the same name Vivaldi , the realization of which was postponed until further notice.

He has been in a relationship with the Swiss model Maria Dolores Dieguéz since 2005. The two married on August 28, 2009 in Tuscany. His wife gave birth to their first daughter on March 8, 2010 and the second on December 29, 2011.


Joseph Fiennes is the son of photographer Mark Fiennes and writer Jennifer Lash , his twin brother Jacob Mark is a forester . His eldest brother is the actor Ralph Fiennes , further siblings are Magnus Fiennes (composer and music producer), Martha Fiennes (director) and Sophie Fiennes (documentary film director). He is the grandson of the industrialist Maurice Fiennes . As a foster brother, Michael Emery (archaeologist) grew up with them. The explorer and adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes also belongs to the extensive aristocratic family Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes . Joseph and his siblings lived - due to the father's change of occupation - in different places in England and Ireland and lived in West Cork , among others .


Individual evidence

  1. IMDb
  2. Sarah Stähli: " Maria and Joseph finally said yes " - from September 1, 2009.
  3. Schweizer Illustrierte [1]

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