He joined the Royal National Theatre in 1987 and the Royal Shakespeare Company a year later.
Fiennes admits that the film industry frustrates him; he is uncomfortable with fame, opting not to discuss his personal life in the press. He ended his marriage with actress Alex Kingston after an affair with actress Francesca Annis.
born 22 December 1962) is an English actor, director and producer.
A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre.
She was presented with the award by James Mc Avoy and dedicated the win to her mum.
Fiennes received his award for his performances in The Master Builder at the Old Vic and Richard III at the Almeida Theatre, beating stiff competition from Ian Mc Kellen and Kenneth Branagh.
Fiennes won a Tony Award for playing Prince Hamlet on Broadway.
Since 1999, Fiennes has served as an ambassador for UNICEF UK.
But one pain from which the 64-year-old adventurer does not suffer is that caused by arthritis. It is more than 20 years since Fiennes felt the first twinges of arthritis in his hands and one hip, an ailment he attributes to cold, wet sleeping conditions during several expeditions.
The best play award, given in association with the Evening Standard’s official arts partner Hiscox, went to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
The script for the smash hit production was created by JK Rowling alongside playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany.
Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962, in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.
Fiennes was the first of seven children, all of whom were creatively encouraged by their novelist mother and photographer father.
The winners for the 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards have been announced, with Billie Piper named best actress and Ralph Fiennes best actor.