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Joseph Fiennes Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Early Life, Career, Net worh & More

Posted By: Naveed Khan | September 13, 2018

Joseph Fiennes Biography:

Joseph Fiennes is a famous English stage and film actor. He was born in Salisbury, England and started his career with acting on the stage in plays like “The Women in Black.” Joseph gained the focus of public attention when he appeared as the famous English playwright William Shakespeare in the romantic comedy-drama film named “Shakespeare in Love.” He earned a lot of fame, and popularity due to this role.

During the same time, his another role in the movie named “Elizabeth” added a lot to his fame. Basically, this is the British biographical film that based on the early years of the Queen Elizabeth’s reign. His role in this movie also earned for him the nomination of Screen Actors Guild Award for the category of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor.

Throughout his Career:

Throughout his career, he appeared in a number of successful movies including “Enemy at the Gates” that was based on American war movie in which he performed the main role of Commissar Danilov and “Merchant of Venice” that based on Shakespeare’s play of the same name in which he played the role of Bassanio. Apart from movies, he also appeared in many television series and shows.

Joseph performed a significant role in the second season of the famous horror series named “American Horror Story.” Recently, he appeared in one of the main roles on television series named “The Handmaid’s Tale.” This article will provide you with a lot of information about Joseph Fiennes. If you are a fan of him then just read this article to know everything about him.

Joseph Fiennes

Childhood and Early Life of Joseph Fiennes:

Joseph Fiennes was born on 27th May 1970 AD in Salisbury, United Kingdom. His father’s name is Mark Fiennes, and he is an English photographer, illustrator, and farmer by profession. His mother’s name is Jennifer Lash, and she is a writer by profession.

He has five siblings namely Ralph Fiennes, Magnus Fiennes, Jacob Fiennes, Martha Fiennes, and Sophie Fiennes. All of his brothers and sisters are successful in their professions.

A Foster Brother:

He also has a foster brother named Michael Emery, and he is an archaeologist. As far as his studies concerned, he gained education from several schools. Firstly he entered in Leehurst Swan School, and after that, he joined Bishop Wordsworth School.

Then he was admitted to the art school in Suffolk and remained there for almost a year. After his schooling, he joined Young Vic Youth Theatre. Finally, he enrolled at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama and got training there for three years. He took a degree of graduation from this school of music and drama in the year 1993.

The career of Joseph Fiennes:

Joseph Fiennes started his career with several performances on the stage that includes his performance in the play “The Woman in Black,” and later he appeared in another play named “A Month in the Country.” In the year 1996, he appeared in his first movie named “Stealing Beauty” in which he performed the lead role. This movie revolves around the life of a teenage girl who recently lost her mother.

The movie received positive reviews from the critics. The breakthrough came in his career with his performance in the 1998 movie named “Elizabeth.” This movie was based on the early years of Queen Elizabeth reign. This movie was a big hit at the box office and earned many awards including an Oscar.

Role in Movie:

His role in this movie was greatly acclaimed by the audience and the critics as well. In the same year, he performed in another blockbuster romantic comedy-drama named “Shakespeare in Love,” and he played the lead role of the famous English playwright William Shakespeare.

This movie rocked the showbiz world and was a huge success and considered as the most brilliant work of his whole career till date. This movie earned 13 Oscar nominations and won 7 out of them. His role in this movie opened ways for him and helped him in getting many important roles in the movies.

Joseph Fiennes

Later Works:

In the year 2001, he appeared in the movie named “Enemy at the Gates” and performed the lead role. The following year, he again appeared in the main role in the movie named “Killing Me Softly.” In the following years, he performed lead roles in several successful movies including “Merchant of Venice” in 2004, “The Darwin Awards” in 2006, “The Escapist” in 2008 and “Hercules” in 2014.

Apart from all these successful movies, he also appeared in several TV shows. He performed the main role in the American television series named “Flashforward” that aired on the ABC network since 2009. Then he also appeared in the second season of the popular American horror series named “American Horror Story” in the year 2012. Recently, he appeared in the 2016 Biblical drama film named “Risen” in which he played the lead role. The movie earned a good income at the box office and received mixed reviews from the critics. Most of the movies of his career proved successful and did well commercially and also earned much name, fame, and popularity.

Major Works:

Following are some best works by Joseph Fiennes, and all these are worth seeing:

1.     Elizabeth
2.     Shakespeare in Love
3.     Merchant of Venice
4.     Enemy at the Gates
5.     Killing Me Softly
6.     American Horror Story
7.     The Escapist

Awards and Achievements of Joseph Fiennes:

Throughout his career, he was nominated many times for the prestigious awards. He won the following awards:

  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for the category of Breakthrough Artist – 1998
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a cast in a Motion Picture – 1998
  • MTV Movie Award – 1998

Personal Life of Joseph Fiennes:

Joseph Fiennes tied his knot with Maria Dolores Dieguez in the year 2009. She belonged to Switzerland and was a model by profession. The couple blessed with two children namely Sam Fiennes and Isabel Fiennes.

Joseph Fiennes Personal Life

Net Worth of Joseph Fiennes:

Joseph Fiennes has an estimated net worth of almost $15 million (estimated on 20th Jan. 2017).

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