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Ralph Fiennes: A Life In Pictures

2 March 2012

Watch actor and director Ralph Fiennes talk about his Life in Pictures in this video on BAFTA Guru.

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The full length Ralph Fiennes interview video is available to watch now on BAFTA Guru.

After emerging from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1985, Ipswich born actor Ralph Fiennes worked at the National Theatre and with the Royal Shakespeare Company before securing his first film role as Heathcliff in the 1992 adaptation of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights.

I think film likes spontaneous energy, likes the thing that's not prepared.

In the full video, available to watch now on BAFTA Guru, Fiennes tells of how he found his way into the profession via art school and amateur dramatics. He describes his first meeting with Steven Spielberg and how he approached playing Amon Goëth, the role which won him a BAFTA award for best supporting actor. He also discusses his entry into directing with his recent adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus and pays tribute to casting director Mary Selway.