About the Author
Ralph Fiennes is an English actor who has excelled on stage and screen. He has been nominated for Academy Awards, BAFTAs, Emmys, Golden Globes, and many other honors. Fiennes has a particular knack for playing villains, whether they be Nazi war criminals like Amon Goeth in Schindler’s List or evil wizards like Voldemort in the Harry Potter franchise. He received a best actor nomination for his performance in The English Patient. In 2011 Fiennes directed and starred in a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s military tragedy Coriolanus. In 2014 he garnered great acclaim for his humorous and nuanced performance in The Grand Budapest Hotel.