Joseph Fiennes

Inside Biography


A BAFTA award nominee, an English film and stage actor Joseph Fiennes is best known for portraying William Shakespeare in �Shakespeare in Love�.

Currently, he is in headlines for portraying pop legend Michael Jackson in �Urban Myths�, a comedy. His portrayal has been highly controversial. Many fans and Michael Jackson�s daughter herself do not approve of the character.

Early Life and Education

Joseph Fiennes was born in Salisbury, England as the son of a farmer and photographer, Mark Fiennes and a writer, Jennifer Lash.

 He is of English, Irish and Scottish descents. His grandfathers were industrialist Sir Maurice Fiennes and Brigadier Henry Alleyne Lash. He is the eighth cousin of Charles, Prince of Wales and third cousin of adventurer Ranulph Fiennes and author William Fiennes.

Actor Ralph Fiennes, director Martha Fiennes, composer Magnus Fiennes, Filmmaker Sophie Fiennes and his twin brother Jacob Fiennes, a conservationist, are his siblings.

 His foster brother Michael Emery is an archaeologist and his nephew Hero Fiennes-Tiffin played the role of Young Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Joseph attended a school in the Republic of Ireland for a short stint and then moved to Swan School for Boys. He then studied at Bishop Wordsworth�s School. He attended art school for a year and then joined the Young Vic Youth Theater. He graduated from London�s Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1993 where he trained for three years.


Joseph Fiennes started his career in acting with an appearance in �The Woman in Black�. Then he got another role in �A Month in the Country�.

 Fiennes became the member of Royal Shakespeare Company for two seasons. In 1996, he starred in a feature film titled �Stealing Beauty�.

He was nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his role as William Shakespeare in �Shakespeare in Love�.

He also starred in ABC sci-fi series �Flash Forward as Mark Benford. In addition, Joseph appeared in the second season of American Horror Story as Monsignor Timothy Howard.

 Besides, he has also given his voice in the animated film Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas as Proteus. He has appeared in a number of television series and movies including The Handmaid�s Tale as Commander Fred Waterford and The Last Race as Eric Liddell in the recent times.

Thanks to his acting career and rich family background, his net worth is estimated to be $10 million.

Personal Life

Joseph Fiennes is a married man. Prior to getting married Joseph Fiennes had an affair with a number of women including Catherine Cormack, Fiona Jolly, Natalie Mendoza, Leonie Casanova, Joy Bryant, Judi Shekoni and Josie D'Arby.

Romantic life changed for Joseph after he met with Maria Dolores Dieguez, a Swiss model. They dated for a while and Joseph soon realized that Maria is the one for him.

Joseph married his longtime girlfriend Maria Dolores Dieguez in 2009. They are often spotted together in public. The couple is very happy together and is spending a blissful marital life. They are blessed with two adorable daughters Sam Fiennes and Isabelle Fiennes.

Personal Interests

Joseph is very skilled at swimming, tennis, rock climbing and horse riding. He loves to play in the roles linked with literature like novels, plays, and poetry. He is involved in a number of charities and causes. He is an amba s sador for The Prince�s Trust, a charity organization.


by Bchrome, 03 Mar, 2017

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