The Best Of Ralph Fiennes

Close-up Culture countdown out five favourite Ralph Fiennes films ahead of the UK release of The White Crow.

5) The Constant Gardener (2005)


Just edging out In Bruges (2008) in this list, Fernando Meirelles’ smart thriller sees Fiennes play a British diplomat looking for the truth behind the murder of his wife.

4) The English Patient (1996)


Anthony Minghella’s Oscar swooping film retraces the romance between Count László de Almásy (Fiennes) and Katharine Clifton (Kristin Scott Thomas).

3) Quiz Show (1994)


Fiennes plays university instructor under intense scrutiny in Robert Redford’s drama about one of the 1950s quiz show scandals.

2) The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)


With playful charisma and dry wit, Fiennes is the perfect centrepiece for Wes Anderson’s marvellous comedy.

1) Schindler’s List (1993)

ralph2Fiennes is utterly terrifying in his portrayal of an unhinged SS lieutenant in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic.


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