Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes in Macbeth

Ralph Fiennes is to star in Shakespeare’s Macbeth in an epic new production coming to London from 11 February to 23 March 2024.

Ralph recently starred in new David Hare play Straight Line Crazy at the Bridge Theatre, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

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Ralph Fiennes is one of the most acclaimed and accomplished stage and screen actors of his generation.

Recent West End roles include Four Quartets at the Harold Pinter Theatre; Beat The Devil directed by Nicholas Hytner at the The Bridge Theatre; Antony and Cleopatra directed by Simon Godwin at the National Theatre; Richard III directed by Rupert Goold at the Almeida Theatre; The Master Builder directed by Matthew Warchus at the Old Vic; and Man & Superman directed by Simon Godwin at the National Theatre.

Trevor Nunn directed Ralph at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, playing Propsero, and Ralph was previously seen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in Brand.

His other theatre credits include Oedipus and Jung in The Talking Cure for the National Theatre, Faith Healer at Dublin’s Gate Theatre and on Broadway, God of Carnage at the Gielgud Theatre, Julius Caesar at the Barbican and a number of productions for the Almeida Theatre including the title roles in Hamlet, Ivanov, Richard II and Coriolanus, and, for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Edmund in King Lear, Henry VI in The Plantagenets, and Troilus in Troilus and Cressida.

His wide-ranging movie career includes  The Menu, The Forgiven, The Constant Gardner, Sunshine, Schindler’s List, The English Patient, End of the Affair, Quiz Show, The Reader, Clash of the Titans, The Forgiven, The Dig, James Bond films No Time To Die, Spectre and Skyfall, The King’s Man, The White Crow, Official Secrets, Dolittle, Holmes & Watson, The LEGO Batman Movie, Kubo and the Two Strings, Hail, Caesar, Two Women, A Bigger Splash, Grand Budapest Hotel, The Invisible Woman, Great Expectations, Wrath of the Titans, Page 8, Coriolanus, the Harry Potter series of films, Cemetery Junction, Clash Of The Titans, Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang, The Reader, The Duchess, Hurt Locker, In Bruges, Land Of The Blind, The White Countes, and Wallace and Grommit.

TV includes Emmy and a Golden Globe nominations for his performance in HBO’s bio-pic Bernard and Doris, plus appearances in REV and Prime Suspect.


Fiennes has been the recipient of many significant awards and nominations for his work on film and in the theatre. He was nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs for his roles in both The English Patient and Schindler’s List, winning the BAFTA for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the latter. He was also nominated for BAFTAs for The End of an Affair and The Constant Gardener. He was nominated for the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Coriolanus. Most recently he was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his leading role in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Fiennes has also been honoured with the Variety Award for Film Achievement, The Richard Harris Award by the British Independent Film Awards and The Empire Film Legend Award.


  • 1985: Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ring Round The Moon at the Open Air Theatre
  • 1986: Night and Day and See How They Run at Theatr Clwyd; Me Mam Sez, Don Quixote and Cloud Nine at the Oldham Coliseum; Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Open Air Theatre
  • 1987-1988: Six Characters in Search of an Author, Fathers and Sons and Ting Tang Mine at the National Theatre
  • 1988 – 1991: The Plantagenets, Much Ado about Nothing, King John, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Playing with Trains, Troilus and Cressida, King Lear and Love’s Labour’s Lost at the RSC
  • 1995: Hamlet at the Hackney Empire and on Broadway, for which he won a Tony Award
  • 1997: Ivanov at the Almeida
  • 2000: Coriolanus and Richard II at the Gainsborough Film Studios and in New York
  • 2001: The Play What I Wrote at the Wyndham’s Theatre
  • 2003: Brand at the RSC; The Talking Cure at the National Theatre
  • 2005: Julius Caesar at the Barbican
  • 2006: Faith Healer at the Gate Theatre Dublin and Broadway
  • 2007: First Love at the Sydney Festival
  • 2008: Oedipus at the National Theatre; God of Carnage at the Gielgud Theatre
  • 2011: The Tempest at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
  • 2013: Pravda, National Theatre
  • 2015: Man and Superman, National Theatre
  • 2016: The Master Builder, Old Vic; Richard III, Almeida Theatre
  • 2018: Antony and Cleopatra, National Theatre
  • 2020: Beat the Devil, Bridge Theatre
  • 2021: Four Quartets, Harold Pinter Theatre
  • 2022: Straight Line Crazy by David Hare at The Bridge Theatre

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