Ralph Fiennes Takes Stab at Directing

Written by Joey Simpson November 26, 2011

Ralph Fiennes, one of Hollywood’s most reputable Shakespearean imports, returns to his Middle English roots in the upcoming adaptation of Coriolanus, one Shakespeare’s most brutal and tragic revenge plays. Fiennes will star and direct this upcoming adaptation which will have its debut in late 2011. Fiennes is best known for his supporting role in Steven Spielberg’s Holocaust epic, Schindler’s List, and a staring role in the Academy award winning, The English Patient. This will be the first time that Fiennes will be behind the camera, realizing a long-held dream of his to direct an adaptation of the play. New York Times’ Roslyn Sulcas meets with Fiennes to discuss producing the play and his ambitions in the future.

RALPH FIENNES can’t sit still. Every few minutes he leaps to his feet, paces restlessly around his spacious dressing room at the Theater Royal Haymarket, sits down, and immediately jumps up again. The famous blue eyes blaze; he runs his hands through his bushy hair, grown along with a full beard for the part of Prospero in “The Tempest,” which he will perform in a few hours.

For the moment, however, the intensity that is…

Read more about Fiennes in Sulcas’ article here.


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