British actor Ralph Fiennes has signed up to play Susan Sarandon's gay butler in the new movie DORIS AND BERNARD.

After portraying the evil LORD VOLDEMORT in Harry Potter AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, Fiennes is now gearing up to play a far less threatening character in the upcoming film.

He says, "It's based on the billionairess DORIS DUKE and her relationship with her Irish butler (BERNARD LAFFERTY), who she left control of her estate to when she died."