Actor/Director • Born May 27, 1970
Joseph Fiennes burst onto the international stage in 1998 starring in two Oscar-winning films — as Robert Dudley in Elizabeth and as Will Shakespeare in Shakespeare In Love. Ever the artist and not merely an overnight celebrity, Joe has forged his own path in the time since, shunning big picture deals in favor of following his muse by pursuing projects in the theater, exploring the world of television, and embracing independent filmmakers along the way.
His recent projects include Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Ross at the Chichester Festival Theatre, and last year’s Risen. Other projects of note to date include: FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum, Enemy at the Gates, Running with Scissors, Luther, and The Merchant of Venice. For a complete listing of his work, please visit our filmography.