born 22 December 1962) is an English actor, director and producer.A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre.This is Ralph Fiennes, aged 29, as Lawrence of Arabia, watching newsreel footage of himself with guerrillas in the desert.His look seems to check if the moment has resonated with anyone else—though just putting it into words destroys the speed and subtlety of the execution.Eventually, I do get to see that warm side again, and moments of brutal honesty.At one point I ask what he thinks is the greatest misconception about him. It has been reported to me that I make people nervous…” Here there is a long pause, during which I feel quite nervous. But I have been guilty of, when people are talking, going off in a dream. ” Fiennes pushes aside the remains of his salad and drains his double espresso.But the man I just met was relaxed and amiable, with rakishly ruffled hair, and a beard that does nothing to hide his boyish grin. At first I wonder what on earth could have happened in Pret to darken the mood.But then I realise that his default setting during interviews is wary.
His performance as Count Almásy in The English Patient (1996) garnered him a second Academy Award nomination, for Best Actor, as well as BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations.It's amusing watching Watson have the hots for the Dark Lord after spending eight movies trying to get away from him.It just goes to show that if you play hard-to-get long enough, true love will find a way. Ralph Fiennes spent two years battling to direct his first film.Julie Kavanagh followed him through that time, and interviewed his friends and his sisters, to track down the source of his gifts—and his demons Ralph Fiennes spent two years battling to direct his first film.Then a stage actor with hardly any screen experience, Fiennes announces himself in a single close-up as a born movie star, able to seduce the camera while holding back a hinterland of mystery.