A native of Salisbury, United Kingdom, Joseph Fiennes is a well-known English actor in television, stage, and film. Considered the “go-to actor for English cultural history”, Fiennes is particularly known for his period pieces and versatility.
Joseph Fiennes Age
Fiennes is 52 years old as of 2022. He was born on 27 May 1970 in Salisbury, United Kingdom. He celebrates his birthday on 27 May every year.
Joseph Fiennes Height
Fiennes stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m) tall and weighs 73 kg (161 lbs).
Joseph Fiennes Education
Fiennes was shortly educated in the Republic of Ireland, then at Swan School For Boys (now known as Leehurst Swan School, following a coalition with another school), an autonomous school in Salisbury, before passing his 11+ exam and resuming Bishop Wordsworth’s School, a voluntary-aided state day grammar school, in the Cathedral Close of the city.
He then attended art school in Suffolk for a year, before joining the Young Vic Youth Theatre. He thereafter trained for three years at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 1993.
Joseph Fiennes Family
Fiennes was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, the son of Jennifer Lash a writer, and Mark Fiennes a photographer and farmer. He has pan-British Isles ancestry. His grandfathers were industrialist Brigadier Henry Alleyne Lash and Sir Maurice Fiennes.
His siblings are actor Ralph Fiennes; directors Sophie Fiennes and Martha Fiennes; conservationist Jacob Fiennes and composer Magnus Fiennes, Joseph’s twin brother. His foster brother, Michael Emery, is an archaeologist.
Joseph Fiennes Wife
Fiennes is happily married to his loving and caring wife María Dolores Diéguez, a Swiss model of Spain/Galician origin, in a Roman Catholic ceremony in Tuscany in August 2009. They were blessed with two daughters named Isabel and Sam.
Joseph Fiennes Net Worth
Fiennes has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars.
Joseph Fiennes Charity Work
Fiennes was one of the superstars, including E. L. James, Jo Brand, Tom Hiddleston, and Rachel Riley, to design and sign his own card for the UK-based charity Thomas Coram Foundation for Children. The cards were auctioned off on eBay in May 2014.
Joseph Fiennes Career
Fiennes is a well-known English actor who has emerged in films and on stage. He is best known for his depiction of William Shakespeare in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love. He was nominated for both the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for this performance.
Also, he is known for performing Sir Robert Dudley in Elizabeth in 1998, Commisar Danilov in Enemy at the Gates in 2001, and Monsignor Timothy Howard in the second season of American Horror Story. Similarly, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in the 2017 TV drama series The Handmaid’s Tale.
He made his skilled stage debut in the West End production of The Woman in Black. Following that, he starred alongside Helen Mirren in A Month in the Nation. For two seasons, Joseph was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. In addition, Joseph Fiennes made his television debut in The Vacillations of Poppy Carew as Willy. Then, in 1996, Joseph had his first feature film. It had anything to do with the film Stealing Beauty. Joseph starred alongside actress Liv Tyler in this film.
In the year 1998, he starred in two films that earned Academy Award nominations. Elizabeth and Shakespeare are in love. In the former, he played Robert Dudley, who worked alongside Cate Blanchett. He starred in the latter as William Shakespeare, opposite Gwyneth Paltrow.
Then, in 2001, he made his film debut in Enemy at the Gates. He starred in the indie film Killing Me Softly a year later. In 2003, he loaned his voice to the DreamWorks animated film Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas as “Proteus.”
He also emerged in Luther the same year, in which he played Martin Luther and played the role of Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice. In the year 2006, the actor returned to the stage. It was for a one-man show called Unicorns, Almost. At the Old Vic, it’s about World War II poet Keith Douglas.
He made an impression in the films The Darwin Awards and Goodbye Bafana in 2006. Bille August directed the latter film. They shot this in South Africa, and it was released in 2007. In this film, he played James Gregory. Goodbye Bafana: Nelson Mandela, My Prisoner, My Friend is James’s first novel.
FlashForward starred Fiennes an ABC science fiction show that premiered on September 24, 2009. This series lasted until the 27th of May, 2010. He takes on the role of Mark Benford for this project. Similarly, the actor played the wizard Merlin in Starz’s 10-part series Camelot.
Joseph Fiennes Movies and Tv Shows
Shakespeare in Love 1998
The Handmaid’s Tale Since 2017
Killing Me Softly 2002
Enemy At The Gates 2001
The Merchant of Venice 2004
The Great Raid 2005
2009 – 2010
On Wings of Eagles 2016
Forever Mine 1999
Stealing Beauty 1996
American Horror Story Since 2011
Goodbye Bafana 2007
Running With Scissors 2003
Mother 2022 Spring 1941 2008
The Darwin Awards 2006
Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence 1998
La Servante écarlate
The Escapist 2008
The Games Maker 2014
Man to Man 2005
The Red Baron 2008
Pretty/ Handsome 2008
Egypt With The World’s Greatest Explorer Since 2019