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Ralph Fiennes (born December 22nd 1962)
Ralph Fiennes is a British film star best known for portraying Lord Voldemort in the 'Harry Potter' film series and appearing in 'Schindler's List'.

Net worth: Ralph Fiennes has a net worth of $30 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).

Film career: Ralph Fiennes began his career in theatre, particularly with the Royal Shakespeare Company. His first film role was the TV movie 'A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia'. It was soon followed by 1992 film 'Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights' in which he starred alongside Juliette Binoche. In 1992, he won international acclaim for his role in Steven Spielberg's 'Schindler's List', also starring Liam Neeson. He won a BAFTA award and an Oscar nomination for the part. In 1995, he appeared in the James Cameron produced sci-fi 'Strange Days', before being nominated for another Oscar for his role in 1996's 'The English Patient' opposite Kristin Scott-Thomas. He was the title character in 1999's 'Onegin', which he executively produced. That year he was nominated for another BAFTA with 'The End of the Affair'. His next major movie was 'The Constant Gardener' with Rachel Weisz in 2005, during which year he also appeared as Lord Voldemort in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' - a role which he reprised in 'The Order Of The Phoenix', 'The Half Blood Prince' and 'The Deathly Hallows' parts 1 and 2. In 2008, he appeared in 'The Duchess' with Keira Knightley and the Oscar winning romance 'The Reader' alongside Kate Winslet. 2009 saw him appeared in Kathryn Bigelow's 'The Hurt Locker' alongside Jeremy Renner. In 2012, he starred in Sam Mendes' Bond movie 'Skyfall' with Daniel Craig, and he achieved wide acclaim for his role in the comedy 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' in 2014. He also directed and starred in the Charles Dickens romance 'The Invisible Woman'. Among his various theatre work, he was nominated for a Tony in 2007 for the play 'Faith Healer'.

Personal life: Ralph Fiennes was born in Ipswich with his farmer father Mark and writer mother Jennifer. He moved to Ireland when he was 10 and went to St Kieran's College and Newtown School. He later re-located to Salisbury and went to Bishop Wordsworth's School before briefly attending Chelsea College of Art. He later trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He is a UK ambassador for UNICEF and his done much overseas work. He married his girlfriend of ten years Alex Kingston in 1993 but divorced her in 1997. During this time, he had an affair with another actress named Francesca Annis, with whom he break up in 2006.



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Spectre Trailer


It seems James Bond's flighty career has all boiled down to this moment. He's in deep trouble when MI5 boss M finds out that he has set up his own secret mission to Mexico City, but it was a trip he couldn't afford to miss after discovering a message in regards to a top secret criminal organisation. With a new car and a new lover, now he just needs every trace of his existence erased as he sets out to Rome to uncover this sinister mystery, while on the way meeting the only person with inside knowledge of this group; Lucia Sciarra, the widow of a notorious crime boss who informs Bond about SPECTRE. It soon becomes clear that Bond has a new enemy to face off against, though with every member of SPECTRE having some sort of link to 007, maybe this time the enemy's not such a new face after all.

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British Audiences Will See James Bond First As 'Spectre' UK Release Is Brought Forward


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Spectre James Bond’s latest adventure will have its world premiere in London on October 26th, Sony pictures has announced. The film is the 24th movie in the James Bond franchise and sees Daniel Craig returning to the role of 007, with Skyfall director Sam Mendes behind the camera once again.

SpectreSpectre will hit UK cinemas before anywhere else in the world.

As well as premiering on October 26th, for the first time ever the film will also hit cinemas across the UK and Ireland on the same day, meaning British and Irish audiences will be the first in the world to see the latest Bond adventure.

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Trafalgar Square shut down for the filming of Bond

Ralph Fiennes and Daniel Craig - Londons Trafalgar Square shut down for the filming of Bond. at Trafalgar Square - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 31st May 2015

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Ralph Fiennes and Daniel Craig

Spectre - Teaser Trailer


Picking up after the climactic battle at his childhood home of Skyfall Lodge and the villainous attacks on MI6 headquarters, James Bond (Daniel Craig) is ready to face his greatest adversary. With MI6 discovering that he has a secret from his childhood, he is sent to on a mission to track down an old friend, now a high-ranking official in the villainous organisation. Suspecting the involvement of Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), a prominent member of the once-powerful Quantum, Bond soon discovers that he is about to go head-to-head with a more powerful, more dangerous group: SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion), and its illusive and mysterious leader (Christoph Waltz).

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Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015

Ralph Fiennes - Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 at Grosvenor House - Arrivals at Grosvenor House Hotel, Jameson Empire Film Awards, Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th March 2015

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Ralph Fiennes
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The 20th Jameson Empire Awards 2015

Ralph Fiennes - A host of stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 which were held at Grosvenor House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th March 2015

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Ralph Fiennes

20th Jameson Empire Awards - Arrivals

Ralph Fiennes - A host of stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 which were held at Grosvenor House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th March 2015

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Ralph Fiennes

Jameson Empire Film Awards

Ralph Fiennes - A host of stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 which were held at Grosvenor House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th March 2015

'Spectre' Teaser Trailer Promises More "Secrets" From James Bond's Past Will Be Revealed


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A teaser trailer for the upcoming James Bond film Spectre has been released and the film promises to deal more with Bond's past. From what we can glean from the teaser trailer, Spectre is set in the weeks following Bond's fight with cyber terrorist Raoul Silva at Skyfall and M's subsequent death. MI6 headquarters are still in ruins following Silva's attack and an investigation into what happened at Bond's family home of Skyfall is underway. Bond is seemingly drawn into a web of lies and deceit which centre on a secret intelligence agency, known as Spectre.  

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre.

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Eddie Redmayne Beats Cumberbatch And Fiennes To Best Actor Prize At 2015 BAFTAs


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Not that we couldn't have guessed it, but 'The Theory Of Everything' star Eddie Redmayne has landed the accolade for Best Actor at the 2015 BAFTA Awards, beating the likes of fellow Brits Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph Fiennes.

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in 'The Theory Of Everything'
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in 'The Theory Of Everything'

The win marks his first BAFTA win in his career, having previously been nominated for their Rising Star Award in 2012. Stephen Hawking movie 'The Theory Of Everything' won the actor a Golden Globe as well this year, with the next step being the ever prestigious Oscars - for which we have every confidence in Redmayne, despite again facing some serious competition.

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Michael Keaton, Benedict Cumberbatch Lead the Pack at SAG Awards Tonight


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OK, so who’s nominated for the SAG Awards, happening tonight? The SAG ceremony is always more anticipated for the fashion and red carpet photos, rather than the actual show, but the winners list tends to be a good indicator for the Oscars later on. So, who’s on the list this year?

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Michael Keaton is among the leading nominees for the SAG awards this year.

Boyhood and Birdman will go head to head in the best picture race, since the SAG awards don’t have separate genre categories. Michael Keaton, who stars in Birdman is a clear favourite this season for the honor, having scored wins for best actor in a comedy at the Golden Globes and for best actor at the Critics' Choice Awards, while Patricia Arquette won for best supporting actress in a drama at both shows, with Ellar Coltrane picking up best young actor awards at the Critics' Choice. Birdman won best acting ensemble at the Critics' Choice.

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'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Re-Released Following Oscars Nominations


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Ten months after its original release, The Grand Budapest Hotel has reopened in some American cinemas following its massive haul of Oscars nominations.

The Wes Anderson film, which tied with nine Academy Award nominations with the Michael Keaton-starring Birdman, was re-released in 17 American cities on Friday, a day after the announcement. Rolled out once more by Fox Searchlight, the locations include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Washington DC, San Diego, Denver, Houston and Seattle.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel has enjoyed a re-release following its nine Oscars nominations

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'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Second Favorite for Oscar after Globes Win


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Wes Anderson's comedy farce The Grand Budapest Hotel - which was considered out of the running for the major awards this season given its release in February 2014 - is now the second favourite to win Best Picture at The Oscars after landing the Golden Globe for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical).

The Grand Budapest HotelThe Grand Budapest Hotel is now the second favourite to win Best Picture at the Oscars

Budapest upset the big favourite, Birdman, to win the top honour at the 72nd annual Golden Globes and now it's being talked about as a possible conqueror of Boyhood at the Oscars.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel - Featurettes


While preparing to film 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', director Wes Anderson and company scouted for locations, finding an abandoned shopping centre which they converted into the lobby of the hotel. The exterior of the hotel was primarily shot through the use of miniatures, as were certain action sequences from the film. The minute detail was continued into the creation of costumes for the extras, as each one was supposedly created to have their own entire backstory. Furthermore, the setting for 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is the fictional Republic of Zubrowka. This, too, was created in detail, with various passports, newspapers and small businesses that were designed with a tremendous amount of detail. 

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Daniel Craig Raves About The Cast Of 'Spectre'


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"We've spent two years getting this together," said Daniel Craig while discussing the announcement of 'Spectre' "and there's been so much hard work and effort". For his fourth outing in the iconic role of James Bond, Craig will reunite with director Sam Mendes and the cast of 'Skyfall', as well as bringing an old foe back from the Sean Connery days.

Daniel Craig as James Bond in 'Skyfall'
Daniel Craig as James Bond in 'Skyfall'

When asked about the return of Mendes as the film's director, Craig responded by saying "He's the only guy for the job. He did such a wonderful job with 'Skyfall' and came down to do the next one and it just seemed to be the obvious choice." Following on from 'Skyfall' is not going to be an easy task, however, as the third film in the Bond reboot series made over 1 billion USD worldwide and took home two Academy Awards. Furthermore, the recent Sony hacks have revealed that 'Spectre' was supposedly coming in far over budget, and with a script that needed drastic work.

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