The situation affected the crew to the extent that they set up the Constant Gardener Trust in order to provide basic education around these villages. His recent performance in the play Faith Healer gained him a nomination for a 2006 Tony Award.
In 2008, Fiennes co-starred in the film In Bruges as a hitman boss.
Fiennes' work has ranged from thrillers (Red Dragon (film), (Harry Potter) to animated Biblical epic (The Prince of Egypt) to campy nostalgia (The Avengers ) to romantic comedy (Maid in Manhattan) and offbeat dramedy (Oscar and Lucinda).
In 2002, Fiennes and Miranda Richardson received several awards for their performances in David Cronenberg's award-winning thriller Spider.
Maggie Smith also had a supporting role in the film.
He recently played Hades, God of the underworld, in the 2010 epic Clash of the Titans.
He did not win the Oscar, but he did win the Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Award for the role.
In 1994, he portrayed American academic Charles Van Doren in Quiz Show, and in 1996, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the World War II epic romance The English Patient.
You have to suggest there's more there, a life, a spirit, a mind.
The eldest of six children, he was raised a Roman Catholic.
The actor Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, Luther (film)) is his brother.
His sister Martha Fiennes works as a director (in her film Onegin, he acted the title role). His other sister, Sophie Fiennes is also a filmmaker.
His other brother, Jacob Fiennes, is a conservationist. The Fiennes family moved to Ireland in 1973, living in West Cork and County Kilkenny for some years, where Fiennes attended St Kieran's College for one year and Newtown, a Quaker school in Waterford city.
In 2017, Fiennes voiced Alfred Pennyworth in the animated film The LEGO Batman Movie, co-starring Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, and featuring a cameo by Fiennes's character, Lord Volemort, voiced by Eddie Izzard.