Joseph Fiennes, biography, news, photos


Joseph Fiennes
English Joseph Fiennes

Fiennes in 2018.
Birth nameJoseph Alberic Twistleton-Wyckham-Fiennes
Date of BirthMay 27, 1970 (1970-05-27) ... (49 years old)
Place of Birth
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire, Wiltshire, South West England, England, UK
  • Great Britain
Career1993 - present
Direction Shakespeare's comedy d
IMDbID 0001212
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Joseph Alberic Twistleton-Wykeham Fiennes (English Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, born May 27, 1970, Salisbury) is a British (English) theater, film and television actor.


Fiennes was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He is the son of writer Jennifer Lash and photographer Mark Fiennes. The youngest of six children, he was raised in West Cork, Ireland. His brothers are actor Ralph Fiennes, composer Magnus Fiennes and nature conservationist Jacob Fiennes. His sisters Sophie Fiennes and Martha Fiennes are directors. His adoptive brother Michael Emery is an archaeologist. He is the second cousin to Sir Ranulf Fiennes.


Fiennes studied in Ireland, then at Liverst Swan School, Salisbury's private school, after which he continued his studies at a humanitarian school. Then he studied at the art school in Suffolk for a year, after which Fiennes entered the Guildhall School of Music and Theater, which he graduated in 1993.

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The early years, childhood and the family of Joseph Fiennes

Returning directly to our today's hero, we note that most of the actor’s childhood was spent on the road. He lived in London, Dublin, Wiltshire and some other cities. The future actor began to attend high school in Ireland, after which he transferred to a private school in Salisbury. However, here Joseph lingered for a relatively short time. As a teenager, he began attending an art academy in Suffolk, where he spent a little over a year.

For the first time, our today's hero began to perform professionally on stage by joining the Young Vic Youth Theater troupe. In parallel, Joseph Fiennes attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at London. He graduated from this institution in 1993.

Joseph Fiennes in Motion Picture and Television Films

In 1995, a talented English actor made his first debut on television. During this period, he played a rather large role in the television melodrama Indecision Poppy Carew, which became the first item on the long list of his works.

The first work of Joseph Fiennes did not bring him much popularity or success. However, a year later, our today's hero managed to more than fix it. In 1996, he starred with Liv Tyler in the film “Elusive Beauty”, which was subsequently presented in the main program of the Cannes Film Festival. This dramatic melodrama brought the actor great success, and therefore for the next few years he became the cherished goal of all producers and filmmakers.

The best roles of Joseph Fiennes

The last of these works brought Joseph the US Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as the MTV Channel Award and BAFTA nomination. It was at this moment that the actor’s career reached its climax.

As it is not surprising, subsequently the format of the roles of the famous actor began to gradually fade. No, Joseph Fiennes continued to be a real star of modern cinema, but he only had to dream about filming in Oscar-winning films.

In the 2000s, our today's hero presented the audience a whole series of his new films. Among these, the most famous paintings were “Enemy at the Gates”, “Kill Me Tenderly”, historical dramas “Luther” and “Venetian Merchant”, “Against the Current”. The last of these tapes was especially successful and brought its creators prizes at festivals in Sundance, Woodstock and Seattle. High praise was also awarded to the acting of Joseph Fiennes himself.

Joseph Fiennes is currently

In the past few years, our today's hero is shot exclusively in television projects. In 2008, he played the role of a transvestite named Bob in the film “Pretty / Beautiful”, and then appeared in more popular television projects - the TV series “Remember what will happen” and “Camelot”, where Eva Green became his shooting partner.

One of the last works of the actor remains the role in one of the seasons of the popular mystical series American Horror Story. According to some reports, in the near future three more films with the participation of Joseph Fiennes should be released. However, the Heracles, Not Holy, and Argentinean The Games Maker projects are currently under development.

Joseph Fiennes

For most viewers, Joseph Fiennes is known for his roles in films such as Shakespeare in Love, Elizabeth, and Prison Break. Today, the actor can be seen on secondary roles in American blockbusters. Joseph was born into the family of a photographer and writer, which is remarkable, he was one of the six children of his parents, and all of them became famous in the world of cinema and music.

Joseph Fiennes personal life

Films with Joseph Fiennes were successful not only among critics, but also among women. He was and remains the favorite of the beautiful half of humanity. Especially the army of his fans increased in the 2000s, when he began acting in American blockbusters and playing brutal heroes.

He is credited with a large number of novels, but in 2009 he broke the hearts of his fans and got married to the Swiss model Maria Dolores Dieges. Now they are happily married and have two daughters.

Hiro Fiennes Tiffina and his girlfriend - photo

Toddler Tom Riddle from Harry Potter grew up, matured, turned into a strong 21-year-old man. Hiro confidently stands on his feet, builds a career and, like all young people, thinks about finding a soul mate.

Many colleagues and fans believe that the girl Hiro Fiennes Tiffina looks like his sister Mercy. He adores his sister, devotes a lot of time to her. In general, mutual understanding reigns in this family.

In fact, it’s hard to find a photo of the girl Hiro Fiennes Tiffin on the network, since the guy belongs to the category of enviable singles in the acting environment. On his page on Instagram, he shares pictures only with friends and relatives.

Actor now

The time will come, and Hiro Fiennes Tiffin and the girl will announce their engagement. So far, the actor is working, passionate about his favorite job, because he is young and ambitious. The artist speaks very little about his girlfriend’s personal life, it’s almost impossible to find any information about how he spends his free time.

In the biography of Hiro Fiennes Tiffin, many interesting meetings with famous colleagues with whom he became friends on the set. In particular, they became friends with Daniel Radcliffe. The heroes of the films, whose fate he lives on the “blue screen”, teach him a lot: listen to your heart, understand others, put yourself in the place of the characters.

He considers his picture “Remember” to be his favorite film with a very unpredictable ending, which keeps it in great tension almost until the very last minutes. Hiro Fiennes Tiffin likes instructive psychological, deep thrillers with an unexpected denouement. In terms of music, he prefers hits by Lana Del Rey, Irish folk.

The guy, despite his young age, was used to working hard to get the proper result. Hiro Fiennes Tiffin belongs to the category of people who do not use or relate to family ties. He came to his Olympus of popularity on his own, sparing no strength. There were days when you had to spend the night on the set.

Actor's career - Joseph star roles

Joseph did not fail his parents either. Having been educated at the Guildhall School of Music and Theater, the guy immediately began an acting career. Fiennes's first place of work was the Royal Theater. Shakespeare, and already in the mid-90s, the aspiring actor appeared on the big screen.

Joseph's debut work was a small role in the film “Indecision Poppy Carew”, after which the guy was invited to the picture “Elusive Beauty”. These two projects brought Fiennes experience on the set, but he did not receive noticeable fame.

In 1998, Joseph Fiennes made a breakthrough in his career. Having played the main character in the tragicomedy film “Shakespeare in Love”, he attracted the attention of the whole world. The role was performed so magnificent that the actor was awarded a number of prestigious film awards. As a result, the film made Joseph famous and ensured the successful continuation of his creative activity.

The actor received the next starring role in 2002. After casting in the place of the protagonist in the thriller "Kill Me Tenderly", Fiennes did not suspect that the tape would become so successful. Although the picture received negative reviews from critics, it was warmly received by the audience.

To date, the actor managed to star in 25 feature films. He played the most prominent roles in such films as “The Merchant of Venice”, “The Great Raid”, “Darwin Award”, “Prison Break” and “Risen”.

The film actor is removed not only in full-length films, but also in serial films. He took part in the filming of seven television series, including Camelot and American Horror Story: Psychiatric Hospital. Joseph played the leading role in the series “Remember what will happen,” but the project closed ahead of schedule due to low ratings. One of the brightest works of the actor was filming in the series “The Handmaid's Tale”, which premiered in 2017.

Joseph Fiennes Family: Beloved Wife and Two Daughters

The personal life of an attractive actor is under the scrutiny of journalists. According to Joseph himself, he never experienced romantic feelings for partners in the filming process. His heart belongs to one woman for many years. For 10 years, Fiennes has been married to the model of Maria Dolores Dieges. Spouses raise two daughters - Sam and Isabella.

Joseph Fiennes's career continues to grow rapidly. The actor will also please fans with new roles, because now he is working on several new projects at once.

Childhood and youth

On May 27, 1970, in one of the Salisbury hospitals, twins were born, named Jacob and Joseph. The boys became the youngest children in the Fiennes family, where Rafe, Magnus, Sophie, and Martha were growing up. Later, the large couple will have an adopted child - a boy named Michael Emery. Children grew up in a creative atmosphere. Joseph's mother wrote books, and his father earned his living by photography.

Ralph Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes

Due to the specific work of the parents, the family often moved. Joseph went to school in West Cork, and after the first classes, the local psychologist diagnosed the boy with an unpleasant diagnosis - dyslexia.

But the persistence with which Joseph's family rushed to solve the problem, defeated the disease and allowed the boy to get a decent education. In addition, the child found an outlet for himself - a school theater, in which the younger Fiennes was brought by a teacher, wanting to make Joseph friends with classmates.

Joseph Fiennes in his youth

After the next move (the boy replaced 12 schools), the child enrolled in the Lherst Swan School private school, at the end of which he decided, like his elder brother (Rafe Fiennes), to study acting. Surprisingly, Jacob Fiennes linked his life to a completely different direction - Joseph's twin was carried away by ecology.

In 1993, after graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Theater, the young man enters the service at the Young-Wick Youth Theater. The next step in the career of a young actor was the Royal Shakespeare Theater, specializing in the work of the famous writer and his contemporaries.


Cinema in the biography of the actor appeared in 1995. Joseph was invited to a small role in the movie Indecision Poppy Carew. In the same year, the young man transforms into Christopher - the character of the film “Escaping Beauty”. The filming partners were Liv Tyler and Jeremy Irons.

Joseph Fiennes in the movie Shakespeare in Love

The real popularity came to Fiennes in 1998 after the premiere of the movie "Shakespeare in Love". Joseph played the main role and got used to the image so well that he received 5 diverse film awards, among which the MTV nomination “Best Kiss” is listed.

After such a successful start, proposals for filming rained down on Joseph in huge numbers. But the next memorable role came to the actor only in 2002. The man played in the thriller "Kill Me Tenderly." The artist appeared in the image of the mysterious lover of the main character, relations with which bring the girl out of happy balance.

Joseph Fiennes and Heather Graham in the movie “Kill Me Tenderly”

Critics and viewers met Fiennes' new work coolly, but realistic bed scenes made journalists talk about Joseph's secret romance with his shooting partner Heather Graham. In a subsequent interview after the premiere, the man admitted that he never falls in love with colleagues on the site and knows how to distinguish cinema from his personal life.

In 2009, the series “Remember what will be” was released, where the actor played an FBI agent investigating strange events related to the eclipse. The film crew expected the series to receive 3 full seasons, but the project was closed in 2010 due to low ratings.

In 2012, the creator of "American Horror Story" Ryan Murphy, whom the actor met during his early work, offered the artist a role in season 2 of the series. Joseph played the priest Timothy Gordon, who bought an old building and opened a psychiatric hospital.

The movie “Alien Country”, which premiered in 2015, was warmly received at the Sundance festival. Critics particularly liked the duet Kidman and Fiennes, who portrayed a couple trying to escape from problems.

Joseph Fiennes in the movie American Horror Story

One of Joseph’s last successful works was the role in the series “The Handmaid's Tale”. The show of the serial film began in April 2017.

The actor, who played the main male role, admitted that he was shocked by some scenes, including the scene of the first sex of his character with a maid. In an interview, Joseph noted how strong the idea of ​​the film is and how glad he is that it can become part of such an important feminist project.

Joseph Fiennes Now

In 2018, the second season of the series “The Handmaid's Tale” started in Russia, in which the actor played the commander Fred Waterford. And after the premiere series of the new part of the exciting thriller was released, it became known that the serial film was extended for another season. In connection with this news, in March a photo of an attractive actor graced the cover of the American Esquire magazine.

Joseph Fiennes in 2018

And in the second half of 2018, shooting of the thriller “The Unholy” will begin. The plot and other details of the future movie are unknown, but information leaked to the press that Joseph got the main role.

Another new project, where Fiennes will transform into the main character, will be the film "Wings of Eagles". The film is based on real events and tells the story of a missionary who came to China in the midst of World War II.


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