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Joseph Fiennes is a Actor British born on 27 may 1970 at Salisbury (United-kingdom)

Joseph Fiennes

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Birth name Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 27 may 1970 (53 years) at Salisbury (United-kingdom)

Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (/ˈfaɪnz/; b. 27 May 1970) is an English film and stage actor.

He is known for his portrayals of William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love, Sir Robert Dudley in Elizabeth, Commisar Danilov in Enemy at the Gates, and for starring as Monsignor Timothy Howard in the second season of the TV series American Horror Story.


Fiennes married María Dolores Diéguez, a Swiss model, in a Roman Catholic ceremony in Tuscany in August 2009. They have two daughters.

Fiennes was one of the celebrities, including Tom Hiddleston, Jo Brand, E. L. James 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 during May 2014.

Best films

Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Elizabeth (1998)
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

Usually with

Brian Cox
Brian Cox
(2 films)
Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy
(1 films)
Kenny Doughty
Kenny Doughty
(3 films)
Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(2 films)
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Filmography of Joseph Fiennes (26 films)

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The Way of the Wind
Directed by Terrence Malick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Géza Röhrig, Mark Rylance, Matthias Schoenaerts, Joseph Fiennes, Douglas Booth, Ben Kingsley

Filmé au sud de Rome dans la réserve naturelle de Tor Caldara, le film aborderait des passages de la vie du Christ sous formes de paraboles évangéliques.
Risen (2016)
, 1h42
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis, Leonor Watling, María Botto
Roles Clavius
Rating62% 3.1484553.1484553.1484553.1484553.148455
Clavius, a powerful Roman Centurion, is charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate the rumors of a risen Jewish messiah and to locate the missing body of Yeshua (Jesus of Nazareth) in order to quell an imminent uprising in Jerusalem during the first 40 days following Christ's resurrection.
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about children
Actors Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Lisa Flanagan, Maddison Brown
Roles Matthew Parker
Rating52% 2.602392.602392.602392.602392.60239
Catherine and Matthew Parker move with their children Lily and Tom to the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari. Although the family is unhappy with the move, Matthew and Tom blame Lily for forcing them to leave Canberra. When he can't sleep, Tom sometimes walks around the neighborhood at night, an activity his parents discourage. One night, Matthew sees Tom leave the house, followed by Lily. He says nothing and goes back to sleep. Catherine oversleeps, and when she can not find the kids, calls Matthew at work. He reassures her that they must have gone to school before she woke up. When the school calls to report that Tom and Lily have not been attending, she once again becomes worried, as a sandstorm is scheduled to hit the town. Matthew discourages her from contacting anyone, as he does not wish the family's business to once again become public knowledge. Against his wishes, Catherine contacts several people and finally the police.
Hercules (2014)
, 1h38
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Tobias Santelmann, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes
Roles King Eurystheus
Rating59% 2.9972452.9972452.9972452.9972452.997245
Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) is the leader of a band of mercenaries comprising the spear-wielding prophet Amphiaraus (Ian McShane) of Argos, the knife-throwing thief Autolycus (Rufus Sewell) of Sparta, the feral warrior Tydeus (Aksel Hennie) of Thebes, the Amazon archer Atalanta (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) of Scythia and his nephew storyteller Iolaus (Reece Ritchie) of Athens. Hercules is said to be the demigod son of Zeus, who completed the legendary Twelve Labors, only to be betrayed by Hera who drove him insane and caused him to murder his wife Megara (Irina Shayk) and their children during a visit to King Eurystheus (Joseph Fiennes). Throughout the film, it is not clearly established that Hercules is truly the son of Zeus, and many are skeptical of the claim as well as of the stories of Hercules' famous Twelve Labors. Despite this, Hercules is frequently seen displaying unusual strength and nigh-unmatched skill in combat. Hercules is frequently haunted by the memory of the deaths of his wife and daughters by his hand, as well as visions of Cerberus.
Against the Current, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Joseph Fiennes, Pell James, Justin Kirk, Elizabeth Reaser, Martin Shakar, Mary Tyler Moore
Roles Paul Thompson
Rating60% 3.048473.048473.048473.048473.04847
The film follows the story of Paul Thompson (Joseph Fiennes) who is a writer that lost his wife and child a few years back. He and his best friend, Jeff (Justin Kirk), have talked about swimming the length of the Hudson River since they were just kids. One day, Paul asks Jeff to come along with him on his trip to finally swim the whole river. Jeff agrees and brings along one of his friends, Liz (Elizabeth Reaser). Paul is determined to reach the end of the river by a certain date, August 28. Jeff and Liz have no idea the importance of the date Paul has chosen until they have already started. They realize that the date they are supposed to finish the swim is the anniversary of his family's death. Paul tells them that on that date, he is planning on killing himself. Paul's confession causes Jeff to remember a moment about five years ago when he saved Paul from committing suicide. Jeff told him that he should wait five years and if he still wanted to end his life, he would support him in it. Now, five years later, Jeff and Liz have to decide whether they should let Paul continue with his plan or try to convince him to keep living.
The Escapist, 1h35
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films
Actors Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Seu Jorge, Dominic Cooper, Steven Mackintosh
Roles Lenny Drake
Rating66% 3.3462553.3462553.3462553.3462553.346255
The film runs two narratives simultaneously, preparation of the escape and the escape itself.
The Red Baron, 1h40
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Matthias Schweighöfer, Joseph Fiennes, Til Schweiger, Lena Headey, Maxim Mehmet, Volker Bruch
Roles Captain Roy Brown
Rating63% 3.1524753.1524753.1524753.1524753.152475
In 1906, a young Baron Manfred von Richthofen (Tomáš Koutník) is out hunting deer, with his younger brother and younger cousin, Lothar and Wolfram, when they hear an aeroplane overhead. Enchanted, he follows it on horseback, waving his arms.
Goodbye Bafana, 1h57
Directed by Bille August
Origin Belgique
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism, Political films
Actors Dennis Haysbert, Joseph Fiennes, Diane Kruger, Mehboob Bawa, Terry Pheto
Roles James Gregory
Rating70% 3.5475453.5475453.5475453.5475453.547545
The young revolutionary Nelson Mandela is arrested, and it is the task of censor James Gregory to watch him. He has long since moved to South Africa with the family for his work in the prison of Robben Island, and slowly he clashes with the politics and racist culture of his countrymen and the people of his own race. Gregory begins to express hatred for South African apartheid. In time, Gregory challenges his superiors, and seeks to improve Mandela's life until he is released from prison after twenty-seven years of imprisonment, and is elected president of South Africa.
The Darwin Awards, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder, David Arquette, Josh Charles, Juliette Lewis, Wilmer Valderrama
Roles Michael Burrows
Rating58% 2.9480552.9480552.9480552.9480552.948055
The movie opens with a car with a JATO rocket strapped to it. The movie then shifts to Michael Burrows, a criminal profiler for the San Francisco Police Department. Shot in documentary style, the film is ostensibly a dissertation by a film school grad that follows Michael throughout the story. Fired from the police force after his hematophobia allows a serial killer to get away, Michael wallows in a deep depression for several weeks before coming up with a way to combine his Darwin Awards obsession with his talent for profiling. He will help insurance companies detect people more likely to accidentally end their own lives, so they are not sold insurance policies. After impressing an insurance company manager with his profiling talent, Michael is paired up with Siri, a specialist in strange insurance cases.
Running with Scissors, 1h56
Directed by Ryan Murphy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about psychiatry, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin, Jill Clayburgh
Roles Neil Bookman
Rating60% 3.048583.048583.048583.048583.04858
The film is a semi-autobiographical account of Augusten Burroughs' (Joseph Cross) childhood. His mother, Deirdre (Annette Bening), who wishes to become a famous poet, suffers from severe mood swings and erratic behavior. Augusten's alcoholic father, Norman (Alec Baldwin), proves to be of no help. By the time he is a teenager, Augusten no longer feels safe in his own house because of his parents. Deirdre claims that Norman is the reason for her unhappiness, and that he desires to kill her. She ultimately places Augusten under the care of her psychiatrist, Dr. Finch (Brian Cox), the eccentric patriarch of an oddball family, which consists of his submissive wife Agnes (Jill Clayburgh), religious daughter Hope (Gwyneth Paltrow), and his rebellious youngest child Natalie (Evan Rachel Wood).
The Great Raid, 2h12
Directed by John Dahl
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Fiennes, James Franco, Logan Marshall-Green, Marton Csokas, Connie Nielsen
Roles Major Gibson
Rating65% 3.299793.299793.299793.299793.29979
In 1944, American forces were closing in on the Japanese-occupied Philippines. The Japanese held around 500 American prisoners who had survived the Bataan Death March in a notorious POW camp at Cabanatuan and subjected them to brutal treatment and summary execution, as the Japanese view surrender as a disgrace. Many prisoners were also stricken with malaria.
Man to Man
Man to Man (2005)
, 2h2
Directed by Régis Wargnier
Origin France
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Joseph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Iain Glen, Hugh Bonneville, Flora Montgomery, Alistair Petrie
Roles Jamie Dodd
Rating64% 3.245843.245843.245843.245843.24584
In 1860, Victorian scientists capture a pygmy couple during an expedition in Central Africa. They are transported back to the United Kingdom for further study as part of research involving the theory of the evolution of man. However, the primitive outlook of the pygmies and the sophisticated methods used by the scientists, as well as the complications of an adapting to a foreign environment, make their anthropological study all the more difficult. Ultimately, as the pygmies become more absorbed to the public, major disagreements erupt culminating in a bloody and tragic confrontation.
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, 1h26
Directed by Tim Johnson, Patrick Gilmore
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Adriano Giannini
Roles Proteus (voice)
Rating67% 3.354683.354683.354683.354683.35468
Sinbad and his pirate crew attempt to steal the magical "Book of Peace" while it travels to Syracuse, Sicily, protected by Proteus. Proteus was once Sinbad's best friend as a child and he tells him if it ever meant anything he can prove it. Sinbad tries to steal the book anyway, but is prevented when Cetus attacks the ship. The two work together to fight off Cetus and for a moment reaffirm their bond. Just when it seems the beast is defeated, Sinbad is dragged off the ship. Proteus goes to save Sinbad, but he is stopped by his crew.
Luther (2003)
, 2h3
Directed by Eric Till
Origin German
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about religion
Actors Joseph Fiennes, Alfred Molina, Jonathan Firth, Peter Ustinov, Bruno Ganz, Maria Simon
Roles Martin Luther
Rating65% 3.2983353.2983353.2983353.2983353.298335
The film begins during a thunderstorm in 1505 as Luther is returning to his home. For fear of losing his life in the storm, Luther commits his life to God and becomes a monk.