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Martha Fiennes
Born Martha Maria Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
February 5, 1964 (1964-02-05) (age 46)
Occupation film director, writer, and producer
Years active 1999-present
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Martha Maria Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (pronounced /ˈfaɪnz/ "fines"; born 5 February, 1964)[1] is a British film director, writer and producer.

An award winning commercials and music video director, Fiennes is best known for her films Onegin (1999) (which starred her brother, Ralph) and Chromophobia (2005).

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Career

Fiennes made her directorial debut with the film Onegin - an adaptation of the Alexander Pushkin's verse novel Eugene Onegin - which starred her brother Ralph in the title role. The film won much praise, and she won the Best Director Award at the Tokyo Film Festival and the Best Newcomer at the London Film Critic's Circle.

Following Onegin, Fiennes wrote her second feature film, Chromophobia - an original multi-stranded drama, which comprised an all star cast and which closed the Cannes 2005 Festival.

Personal life

Fiennes was born in London, England, one of six children born to photographer Mark Fiennes (1933-2004) and novelist Jennifer Lash (1938-1993). She hails from a prominent artistic clan. Her biological siblings are actors Ralph Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes, documentary film maker Sophie Fiennes, composer Magnus Fiennes, and Jacob Fiennes, a conservationist. She also has a foster brother, Michael Emery, an archaeologist.

Fiennes has three children: Titan Nathaniel (b. August 26, 1995)[2], Hero Beauregard (b. November 6, 1997)[3], and Mercy Jini Willow (b. October 15, 2001)[4].

Her 9-year-old son, Hero, was confirmed on November 16, 2007 to feature as the young version of his uncle Ralph, the young Lord Voldemort, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.[5] Her daughter, Mercy featured in the 2008 film, The Duchess, as Young Georgiana.

Awards

  • 2000 - London Film Critics Awards, British Newcomer of The Year, Onegin
  • 1999 - Tokyo International Film Festival, Best Director, Onegin

Nominations

  • 2000 - BAFTA Awards, Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film, Onegin
  • 2000 - London Film Critics Awards, British Newcomer of The Year, Onegin
  • 1999 - Tokyo International Film Festival, Best Director, Onegin

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