Joseph Fiennes is an actor from England who works in films as well as on stage. He was born on the 27th of May, 1970. He studied theater at Great Britain’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He first performed in plays at the West End Theaters of London. The two shows he took part in here were The Woman in Black and A Month in the Country. Following these events, he became part of the Royal Shakespeare Company for a limited period. Trying his hand at television, he first appeared on The Vacillations of Poppy Carew in the role of a person named Willy.
Stealing Beauty was Joseph Fiennes’ first motion picture released in 1996. His co-star in the film was
Liv Tyler. Following this, he acted in two movies titled Elizabeth and Shakespeare in Love, which were highly appreciated by both public and critics alike. For his work in the pictures, he was nominated for the award for Best Actor. Shakespeare in Love received an Academy Award for the best motion picture. He and
Gwyneth Paltrow earned appreciation for their ‘chemistry’ in Shakespeare in Love.
2001 and 2002 saw Fiennes doing the movies Enemy at the Gates and Killing me Softly. 2003 was a relatively busy year for him with many projects at his hand. He worked as a voice artist in Sindbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, portraying the character Proteus’ voice. In the biography film Luther, he got the role of Martin Luther. He also played Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice based on Shakespeare’s short story of the same name. Old Vic is a heritage theater in London in which he got the opportunity to perform the play Unicorns, Almost.
In 2006, Fiennes starred in the movies The Darwin Awards and Goodbye Bafana, based on the write-up by James Gregory, Goodbye Bafana: Nelson Mandela, My Prisoner, My Friend. He also appeared in Running with Scissors in which he worked again with Gwyneth Paltrow, his co-actor in Shakespeare in Love. After three years, in 2009, he showcased his acting in Flashforward, a sci-fi television program. This TV show ran for about a year. He played the role of ‘
Merlin’ in another show for television known as Camelot. His performance in The American Horror Story of 2012 is also noteworthy.
Going beyond acting, Fiennes has given positively to social causes too. One such act is donating an autographed card to Thomas Coram Foundation for Children, which they put for sale on eBay by them.
Fiennes has been in the film industry for around 20 years. His immense contribution in this field is worthy of appreciation.