Joseph Fiennes Net Worth

Joseph Fiennes Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Joseph Alberic Iscariot Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes net worth is
$18 Million

Joseph Alberic Iscariot Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes Wiki Biography

Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on 27 May 1970, in Wiltshire, England of Scottish and Irish descent, and is an actor known for several notable roles during his acting career. He portrayed William Shakespeare in “Shakespeare in Love”, and would gain numerous nominations for his performance in “Elizabeth”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Joseph Fiennes? As of 2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $18 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He was also part of “Enemy at the Gates” as Commissar Danilov, and appeared in the second season of the television series “American Horror Story”. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will continue to increase too.

Joseph Fiennes Net Worth $18 million

Joseph attended Swan School for Boys and then continued his studies at Bishop Wordsworth’s School. He subsequently attended art school for a year, before joining the Young Vic Youth Theatre, and then the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for three years, graduating in 1993.

He debuted on stage in the production of “The Woman in Black”, based on Susan Hill’s book of the same name. He followed that up with the play “A Month in the Country” written by Ivan Turgenev, playing opposite Helen Mirren, and would then become a part of the Royal Shakespeare Company for two seasons.

Fiennes made his television debut in “The Vacillations of Poppy Carew”, before getting his first film opportunity in “Stealing Beauty” released in 1996, co-starring with Liv Tyler, and would then appear in two Academy Award-nominated films. The first was “Elizabeth” in which he played Robert Dudley, co-starring with Cate Blanchett, and the second “Shakespeare in Love” with the same actress, receiving nominations for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and a Screen Actors Guild Award – the film would win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Joseph then appeared in “Enemy at the Gates” released in 2001, and the following year starred in the independent film “Killing Me Softly” – his net worth was rising steadily.

In 2003, he also tried his hand at voice acting, being cast in DreamWorks’ “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas” which also starred Brad Pitt. He played Martin Luther in the limited release film “Luther”, and was cast in “The Merchant of Venice” playing Bassanio before returning to theatre in 2006. In the same year, he reunited with Gwyneth Paltrow in “Running with Scissors”, since when some of his other film projects have included “The Darwin Awards” and “Goodbye Bafana”.

For his television work, Joseph starred in the series “Flash Forward” which aired from 2009 to 2010, and starred in the 10-part series “Camelot” as Merlin. In 2012, he became part of the second season of “American Horror Story” playing the role of Monsignor Timothy Howard.

Joseph’s more recent projects have included appearances in the films “Psy”, “Risen” and “The Last Race”, and he is currently starring in the TV drama series “The Handmaid’s Tale” (2017–present).

For his personal life, it is known that Fiennes married model Maria Dolores Dieguez in 2009; they have two daughters. His siblings include actor Ralph Fiennes, director Martha Fiennes, director Sophie Fiennes, and composer Magnus Fiennes. His twin brother Jacob is a conservationist.

Full NameJoseph Fiennes
Net Worth$18 Million
Date Of BirthMay 27, 1970
Place Of BirthSalisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK
Height6' (1.83 m)
ProfessionActor, Director, Producer
EducationGuildhall School of Music and Drama, Bishop Wordsworth's School
SpouseMaría Dolores Diéguez
ChildrenSam Fiennes, Isabel Fiennes
ParentsMark Fiennes, Jennifer Lash
SiblingsRalph Fiennes, Magnus Fiennes, Martha Fiennes, Sophie Fiennes, Jacob Fiennes, Michael Emery
AwardsMTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (1999), Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, BFCA Critics' Choice Award
NominationsBAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance - Male, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Comedy or Musical, Teen Choice Award for Film - Sexiest Love ...
Movies“Shakespeare in Love” (1998), “Elizabeth” (1998), “Risen” (2016), “The Woman in Black”, “Killing Me Softly” (2002), “Running with Scissors” (2003)
TV Shows“Enemy at the Gates” (2001), “American Horror Story”, “A Month in the Country", “FlashForward” (2009-2010), “Camelot”, “American Horror Story” (since 2011)
1Frequently plays a character who writes. In most of his films, he has played characters who write either novels, plays, poetry or other literary works.
1Who has gone through their lives without those ups and downs, whether they are a journalist or an actor or a painter or an accountant? There are always going to be times when it doesn't flow as much as you were hoping. So of course I'm going to fail. And when I do fail I hope I fail better and better, again and again. I am happy to fail.
2"Well, that's his journey. I know that I might have only got Shakespeare in Love (1998) because someone else turned it down; it's a very small marketplace. So it would feel weird to say, 'Oh, yeah I could have been there on Oscar night', because the whole chemistry of the film is built around that particular actor. Who knows if it would have had the same effect with a different cast. It's a mercurial world of alchemy" [on turning down Adrien Brody's role in The Pianist (2002) which garnered the actor an Oscar].
3"But it's a strange thing when people judge you because you're not doing some big Hollywood film. Are you suggesting I should be in The Dukes of Hazzard (1979)? I mean, hello?".
4What's that Russian saying? 'How do you make God Laugh? - Tell him your plans.' It's kind of true.
5I'm a believer, however naively, that someone will place me in a project because they've seen my work, rather than me being bullish or so ambitious that I get the part by any other means.
6For a lot of British actors, the theatre is home. It's what they did before you knew them, as it were.
7I don't read reviews. I can always spot an actor who's read his reviews, because if they're good, he's swaying about the stage, and if they're bad, he's changed his performance. He comes in limping or something.
8It's weird. I never hid adolescence. I kind of bypassed it, and I'm a bit angry that I didn't go through all the angst. I had the acne but no angst. From the age of about five to twelve I was very bad, a hideous little terror who beat people up. I was a member of a Rough Gang - we went around and terrorised all the pupils in school. I was this really nasty kid, and then overnight I turned into the man I am now.
9It takes years to establish yourself, and then you have one big film and everyone calls you an overnight success. You think, 'Christ, I've been sweating and crying for seven years.'
10I've always believed that you shouldn't want to mend a broken heart, because that's someone you don't want to forget. Scars can be good.
11I withdrew after Shakespeare in Love (1998) and went back to the theater, to what I know. I went back to what my initial voice was, which was to find a range and freedom and a creative energy. If that meant not following up with a typical leading-man role, then that's what it is. I'm an actor, and whatever speaks to me I will do.
12I was in this guy's office in LA two years ago and he said: 'Love your work, Joe, love your work.' I'm thinking, wow, he came all the way to catch me as Christ in Son of Man at the Barbican. I asked what he'd seen me in and he replied: 'Nothing' - without a flicker of irony. I thought, OK, that's how it works.
13Being the youngest makes you long for more of a voice. You find that voice early in theatrics of the kitchen. I was the one screaming, 'Hey, where is my food?'.
1His Swiss wife, Maria Dolores Diéguez, was an internationally successful model and came in 3rd at the Miss Switzerland 2003 contest. They began their relationship in summer 2005 and married in Tuscany in August 2009.
2He has English, Northern Irish, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Many of his recent ancestors lived in India, during the British colonial period.
3Cousin to Sir Ranulph Twistleton-Wykeham Fiennes the polar explorer.
4Has 2 daughters Sam born March 8, 2010 and Isabel born December 29, 2011.
5Uncle of Hero Fiennes-Tiffin.
6Reunited with former co-star Gwyneth Paltrow in the film Running with Scissors (2006). The two previously worked together during Shakespeare in Love (1998).
7Is dyslexic.
8He and his brother Ralph Fiennes have also both worked with Rachel Weisz, in Enemy at the Gates (2001) and The Constant Gardener (2005).
9Was offered the leading role in Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth (2007).
10Moved 14 times during his childhood between London, Wiltshire and Ireland.
11He turned down a lucrative five-picture deal with Miramax after the success of Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Elizabeth (1998). He traveled to India instead.
12Lost 21 pounds in order to play POW Major Gibson in The Great Raid (2005).
13(2002-2003) Met Filipina-Australian girlfriend Natalie Mendoza in Queensland, Australia, while filming The Great Raid (2005) in 2002. He got her to take acting classes at the Bristol Old Vic, and move in with him to Notting Hill, West London in September 2002.
14Sister Sophie Fiennes is a documentary film-maker. Brother Magnus Fiennes is a composer.
15Graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) in 1993.
16Attended art school in Suffolk, England at the age of 17.
178th cousin to HRH The Prince of Wales.
184th cousin of Lord Saye & Sele, owner of Broughton Castle, which appears in Shakespeare in Love as Viola's house.
19Was set to succeed Omar Sharif as Yuri Zhivago, in a remake of the classic Doctor Zhivago (1965).
20Was due to play Iago in the West End in a production of "Othello" back in 2001, which was to be directed by Michael Grandage, after having successfully teamed up with the director in Christopher Marlowe's "Edward II", where Fiennes played the title role.
21Was considered to play the role of The Abbe du Coulmier in Quills (2000), alongside twice co-star and friend Geoffrey Rush.
22Tipped to star as Lord Byron on film, after having played the poet for the BBC radio series 'Byron's Women'.
23Tipped to play a father in search of his young son in the period thriller Jeremy Brock.
24Ex-brother-in-law of Alex Kingston.
25Brother-in-law of George Tiffin.
26Reported to have been in talks with Bernardo Bertolucci to star in a film based on the life of 16th-century artist Gesualdo da Venosa.
27Was the first choice for the role of Lord Darlington in Mike Barker's A Good Woman (2004), starring Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson. Turned it down to play Bassanio in Michael Radford's adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" (2004).
28Is reported to have been in talks to re-unite with Gwyneth Paltrow in a new British-backed production of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi.
29Was tipped to play mountaineer George Mallory on film (2001).
30Greatly skilled at swimming, horse riding, tennis and rock-climbing.
31Is involved in a number of charities and causes, including The Prince's Trust, of which he's an ambassador.
32Often plays characters who write either novels, plays, poetry or other literary works.
33Has toyed with the idea of being a painter, and still carries a sketchbook around.
34Was Roman Polanski's first choice for the main role in The Pianist (2002), but turned it down due to a previous commitment to the theatre.
35Is the youngest of 6 children - older siblings; Ralph Fiennes (b. 22 Dec 1962), Martha Fiennes (b. 1964), Magnus Fiennes (b. 1965), Sophie Fiennes (b. 1967) and Jacob Mark "Jake" Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (b. 27 May 1970). Jacob is Joseph's fraternal twin, is married to Melanie Plaice and has two children Teale Isabella (b. 24 July 2000) and Nathaniel (b. 17 July 2002). Joseph also has a foster brother, Michael Emery (b. 31 Dec 1952) who has been with the family since he was 11.
36Chosen as one of the 50 most sexiest stars by People-magazine in 1999.
37While it is already mentioned how Fiennes' characters in Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Elizabeth (1998) were both married and cheating on their wives, there is more. Both the characters failed to tell their lovers that he was married, and both the lovers found out from someone else.
38Both Joseph and his brother, Ralph Fiennes, have romanced the same leading lady, Cate Blanchett, in different films; Joseph in Elizabeth (1998) and Ralph in Oscar and Lucinda (1997).
39Son of late novelist Jini Fiennes (aka Jennifer Lash).
40Fraternal twin of Jacob Mark Fiennes (a gamekeeper).
41In 1998, he played two different men in the Elizabethan era: Robert Dudley in Elizabeth (1998) and William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love (1998). Both of these men were cheating on their wives. The "women" he cheated with were both nominated for Best Actress Academy Awards: Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth (1998) and Gwyneth Paltrow (who won) for Shakespeare in Love (1998).


The Handmaid's Tale2017TV Series filmingThe Commander
Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon2016TV Movie post-productionMichael Jackson
The Last Race2016Eric Liddell
Hercules2014/IKing Eurystheus
The Games Maker2014Morodian
American Horror Story2012-2013TV SeriesMonsignor Timothy Howard Cardinal Timothy Howard
Camelot2011TV SeriesMerlin
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation2010ShortBoy (voice)
Flashforward2009-2010TV SeriesMark Benford
Against the Current2009Paul Thompson
You Me and Captain Longbridge2008ShortNarrator
Pretty/Handsome2008TV MovieBob Fitzpayne
Der rote Baron2008Brown
The Escapist2008Lenny Drake
Spring 19412007Artur Planck
The Color of Freedom2007James Gregory
Running with Scissors2006Neil Bookman
The Darwin Awards2006Michael Burrows
The Great Raid2005Major Gibson
Man to Man2005Jamie Dodd
The Merchant of Venice2004Bassanio
Luther2003Martin Luther
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas2003Proteus (voice)
Killing Me Softly2002Adam Tallis
Enemy at the Gates2001Commisar Danilov
Rancid Aluminum2000Sean Deeny
Forever Mine1999Manuel Esquema / Alan Riply
Animated Epics: Beowulf1998TV ShortBeowulf (voice)
Shakespeare in Love1998Will Shakespeare
Elizabeth1998Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
The Very Thought of You1998Laurence
Stealing Beauty1996Christopher
The Vacillations of Poppy Carew1995TV MovieWilly


The Spirit2007Short


Altitude2005Documentary co-producer


Flashforward2010TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Shakespeare in Love and on Film1999TV Movie documentary thanks


Shakespeare Live! From the RSC2016TV MovieHimself
Días de cine2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
The IMDb Studio2015TV Series shortHimself
Shakespeare Uncovered2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Great British Year2013TV Series documentaryNarrator
Live with Kelly and Michael2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Flashforward: Revealed2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Early Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Battle of Wills2008DocumentaryHimself
Imagine2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Parting Moments: Following Minutes of a Separation2008Video documentary shortHimself
Seitenblicke2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Movie Connections2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Corazón de...2007TV SeriesHimself
Film '722007TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sport at Heart2005ShortHimself
Big Brother's Efourum2005TV SeriesHimself
'Merchant of Venice': Shakespeare Through the Lens2005Video documentary shortHimself
Le voyage de Lomama2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas'2003Video documentary shortHimself
HBO First Look2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of 'Killing Me Softly'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Enemy at the Gates: Through the Crosshairs2001Video documentary shortHimself / Commisar Danilov
Inside 'Enemy at the Gates'2001Video documentary shortHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
Charlie Rose1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Cinema 31999TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Shakespeare in Love and on Film1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Elizabeth'1998Video documentary shortHimself
Ballando con Bertolucci1996TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Flashforward2010TV SeriesMark Benford
60/902008TV SeriesWill Shakespeare
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryWill Shakespeare (uncredited)
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryWill Shakespeare (uncredited)
Unsere Besten2003TV SeriesMartin Luther

Won Awards

1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Male NewcomerShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBreakthrough ArtistElizabeth (1998)
1999CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActorShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999Giffoni AwardGiffoni Film Festival
1999MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastShakespeare in Love (1998)
1998Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsMost Promising ActorShakespeare in Love (1998)

Nominated Awards

2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalThe Merchant of Venice (2004)
1999BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Breakthrough Male PerformanceShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Comedy/Musical ActorShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Sexiest Love SceneShakespeare in Love (1998)

Known for movies

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