Ask Ralph Fiennes Anything
Ralph Fiennes will take to the Web with the Guardian on Wednesday, March 13, to answer questions about his expansive career in film and stage.
We know Fiennes best for his portrayal of Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series, but the prolific actor has far more roles to his name than just Harry Potter’s nemesis. Some of his major films include The English Patient and Schindler’s List, which both earned him Oscar nominations, as well as The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Duchess, and Bernard and Doris, for which he was nominated for Golden Globes. Fiennes expanded his talents to directing with Coriolanus in 2011 and The Invisible Woman in 2013; his third film as a director, The White Crow, will be released in the United Kingdom on March 22 and in the United States on April 26.
The White Crow follows the life of ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev from his humble beginnings to his training and eventual decision to defect from Russia as his career soars. The film explores this decision through his relationships with his trainer and his trainer’s wife, as well as Nureyev’s dramatic impact on the world of ballet. The film, starring Ukrainian dancer Oleg Ivenko and Fiennes, and featuring dialogue entirely in Russian, promises to be a thrilling picture about the nature of art and the captivating career of one of the great figures of modern dance.
What questions do you have for Fiennes? Would you ask him about immersing himself in the world of ballet for The White Crow? Do you want to know what it was like to live in Wes Anderson’s world in The Grand Budapest Hotel? Or do you want to hear his thoughts about going over to the dark side as Voldemort? Fiennes will answer questions on the Guardian‘s culture webchats page on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 13. You can submit your questions in the comments section and check back for answers here.