Fact: British acting veterans Ralph Fiennes and Hugh Laurie have signed on to join Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in their comedy take on famed literary detective Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. John Watson, reports TheWrap.com. The project, titled Holmes and Watson, is currently in production in London with writer Etan Cohen also taking the reins as director.
Quote: "We're friends, but when I replaced her she jokingly called me Valerie instead of my character's name Malory. Every time I meet her she says, 'Hello Valerie.'" Ralph Fiennes recalls how Dame Judi Dench verbally sparred with him after he took over her role as M in the Bond movies.
Fact: Ralph Fiennes will be honoured with the Legend Award at Britain's Empire Film Awards in London on Sunday (29Mar15).
Quote: "It's meant to start shooting in October. I haven't read a script yet, so I can't tell you much. They'd probably swear me to secrecy anyway." Ralph Fiennes has revealed he is due on set to start shooting the next James Bond movie in the autumn (14).
Quote: "I can't say right now that I have a huge paternal urge... I'm not good at being very domesticated. I've tried. The domestic life I find claustrophobic - the rituals and habits and patterns. I'm the eldest of six, and we're all close in age, and that probably informs my reluctance to go there again." Actor Ralph Fiennes doesn't have a burning desire to become a father.
Quote: "I don't know if actors should be 'Sirred' up." Ralph Fiennes has no dreams of becoming a knight.
Quote: "I was a bit mad to be in it and direct it - but no one else was clamouring to direct it. It was nervy and adrenalised, but it's exhilarating." Ralph Fiennes on his new movie Coriolanus, the first ever film adaptation of the Shakespeare play.
Fact: Hollywood actors Ralph Fiennes and Rob Lowe will appear at the upcoming Hay Festival in Wales. The literary event will see Fiennes give a talk about Shakespeare's Coriolanus, while Lowe will tell stories about his life. The festival will take place between 26 May (11) and 5 June (11) in Hay-on-Wye, Wales.
Fact: Robert Downey, JR., Paul Bettany and Ralph Fiennes were among the frontrunners considered as King George VI in acclaimed new film The King's Speech. Colin Firth won the role of the stuttering king.
Fact: British singer Will Young has landed a cameo as a TV reporter in Ralph Fiennes' upcoming film CORIOLANUS. The LEAVE RIGHT NOW hitmaker is also producing a behind-the-scenes documentary of the big-screen adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy, which is set for release next year (11).
Fact: British singer Will Young is trying his hand at moviemaking - he's producing a behind-the-scenes documentary of Ralph Fiennes' upcoming film CORIOLANUS. The big-screen adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy is set for release next year (11).
Quote: "Ralph Fiennes is so hot. Seeing him onstage in London and in the movie IN BRUGES, I thought, 'Yummy'... Matt Damon is very hot. He does it for me. When I met him he was the nicest guy, but being around him made me so nervous I had to drink double cosmos all night." CRANK star Amy Smart lists her favourite men.
Quote: "He's one of the few I've been really scared by, because he's very intense and he's very tall - and he kind of looks amazing. I found it very intimidating." Daniel Radcliffe admits he felt insecure around fellow British actor and Harry Potter co-star Ralph Fiennes
Fact: Actor Ralph Fiennes has been honoured with the Variety U.K. Achievement in Film Award. The Academy Award-nominated star picked up the accolade at the British Film Institute on Monday (28Oct08), during the London Film Festival.
Fact: Ralph Fiennes will be honoured with the U.K.'s Daily Variety achievement in film award at the 52nd Times London Film Festival next month (27Oct08). He will be interviewed onstage at the event, which will also feature a look back at his film career and a preview of his forthcoming projects. The award will celebrate the actor's artistic contribution to the U.K. film industry and international cinema.
Quote: "I've read the books but haven't seen the films. He's a snake, right? I didn't watch it because I decided I think it would frighten me if I had to play his wife." Actress Keira Knightley avoided watching her THE DUCHESS co-star Ralph Fiennes' turn as Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter movies.
Quote: <p>"He showed me some pictures he had done... and I guess the little kid in me that likes to dress up and be bad just went, 'Yeah, I want to do it,' because it looked so spooky and weird." Ralph Fiennes explains how director Mike Newell persuaded him to play Harry Potter villain LORD VOLDEMORT. </p>
Quote: <p>"I've been wanting to have an action figure for so long. I can't wait to see it." British thespian Ralph Fiennes admits the prospect of becoming an action figure helped him with his decision to play Harry Potter's arch-foe VOLDEMORT in the upcoming HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE. </p>