Ralph Fiennes

Shakespeare Day: In Honor of the Bard of Avon

Poet and playwright William Shakespeare is celebrated on April 23 each year, affectionately known as Shakespeare Day, and while today is not a bank holiday (people don’t get the day off of work) in the U.K.

Happy 50th Birthday Ralph Fiennes!

Ralph Fiennes turns 50 today. Happy Birthday!

These days Fiennes is known to children, and adults, worldwide as “the name we do not speak” (Lord Valdemort) in the Harry Potter franchise.

Martin Freeman Feels Left Out

Martin Freeman is quite popular these days starring opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the critically acclaimed Sherlock; and, of course, he is Bilbo Baggins in the forthcoming The Hobbit. Yet, he’s whinging about not making the cut …

The Brit List: The Fifteen Greatest Actors Who Were Almost James Bond

Over the 50 years since James Bond first stalked that bloody circle at the beginning of Dr No, many, many actors have been considered for the role. Some have been dismissed by producers, some have ruled themselves out due to concerns …

Watch: Helena Bonham Carter And Ralph Fiennes In Mike Newell’s ‘Great Expectations’

I wasn’t going to make any explicit link between the cast of this, director Mike Newell’s new adaptation of the startling Charles Dickens story Great Expections, and the cast of the Harry Potter films. There are a great many …

The Brit List: Five Good Friday Good Samaritans

As it’s Good Friday, and there’s never a bad time to lift our heads out of the showbiz world and look around the wider world a bit, here are five British stars of Hollywood who have tried to put their fame and influence to …

The Brit List: Interview with Ralph Fiennes on BAFTA’s Red Carpet

Actor-turned-director Ralph Fiennes was nominated for Outstanding Debut Film for Coriolanus at the British Academy Film Awards this year. Brit List host Asha Leo chatted with him on the red carpet — watch the video.

Box-Office Brit-lapalooza: UK Actors Dominate Weekend Releases

If your local theater owner starts serving freshly brewed cups of tea out of a teapot covered with a cozy at the megaplex this weekend, don’t be surprised. It would only be fitting, given that there are British stars in all five of …

Ralph Fiennes on Directing: ‘Everyone Was Watching to See If I’d Be Overwhelmed. I Was Determined Not To Be ‘

In Coriolanus, out in cinemas today (December 2), Ralph Fiennes makes his directorial debut taking on one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known plays and transposing it to a modern-day setting.

Ralph Fiennes Follows Tradition of Updating Shakespeare in ‘Coriolanus’

To update or not to update, that is the question when attempting to modernize Shakespeare. Whether ‘tis nobler merely to put characters into modern dress, thereby making them feel contemporary, or actually to have them spouting the …