Joseph Fiennes Net Worth

January 29, 2023
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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.

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