|Joseph Fiennes Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||May 27, 1970|
|Spouse||María Dolores Diéguez|
Joseph Fiennes is an English actor who is known for his portrayal of William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love (1998). His role earned him a BAFTA Award for “Best Actor in a Leading Role”. Aside from that, some of his other known appearances are as Commisar Danilov in Enemy at the Gates (2001), and Monsignor Timothy Howard in American Horror Story (2012–2013).
Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
He had briefly studied in the Republic of Ireland, before joining the Swan School For Boys in Salisbury (Now Known As “Leehurst Swan School”). Later, he enrolled at Bishop Wordsworth’s School.
He also attended an art school in Suffolk for a year in the past. Afterwhich, he then went on to study at the Young Vic Youth Theatre.
Later, in 1993, Joseph graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama after training there for 3 years.
- Father – Mark Fiennes (Photographer, Illustrator)
- Mother – Jennifer Lash (Novelist, Painter)
- Siblings – Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (Older Brother) (Actor, Film Producer, Director), Martha Maria Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (Older Sister) (Film Director, Writer Producer), Magnus Hubert Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (Older Brother) (Composer, Record Producer, Songwriter), Sophia Victoria Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (Older Brother) (Film Director, Producer), Jacob Mark Fiennes (Fraternal Twin Brother) (Conservationist)
- Others – Hero Fiennes-Tiffin (Nephew) (Actor, Model), Sir Ranulph Fiennes (Cousin) (Explorer, Endurance Record Holder), Michael Emery (Adopted Older Brother), George Tiffin (Brother-In-Law) (Cinematographer, Writer, Director)
Joseph is represented by WME, Anonymous Content, and The Artists Partnership.
6 ft or 183 cm
82 kg or 181 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Joseph has dated –
- Catherine McCormack (1998-1999)
- Leonie Casanova (2003)
- Joy Bryant (2004-2005)
- Judith Shekoni (2005)
- Josie D’Arby (2006)
- María Dolores Diéguez (2009-Present) – In August 2009, Swiss model María Dolores Diéguez and Joseph got married to one another in Tuscany. Together, the couple has 2 children named Sam and Isabel.
Race / Ethnicity
Joseph has English, Northern Irish, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.
- He mostly portrays characters who write either novels, plays, poetry, or other literary works.
- He often sports a thick beard.
Joseph Fiennes Facts
- He was raised in West Cork, Ireland.
- Joseph made his first stage appearance in West End in The Woman In Black.
- He made his debut feature film appearance as Christopher Fox in Stealing Beauty in 1996. Later, in 2008, he made his first TV show appearance as Bob Fitzpayne in Pretty/Handsome.
- In 1999, Fiennes was chosen to be one of People magazine’s “50 Most Sexiest Stars”.
- Joseph is the youngest of 6 siblings.
- He is very skilled at swimming, horse riding, tennis, and rock climbing.
- In the past, he was diagnosed as dyslexic.
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