Martha Fiennes

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Martha Fiennes
Born Martha Maria Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
(1964-02-05) 5 February 1964 (age 50)
Suffolk, England
Occupation English film director, writer, and producer
Years active 1999–present
Parents Mark Fiennes
Jennifer Lash
Relatives Joseph Fiennes (brother)
Ralph Fiennes (brother)
Magnus Fiennes (brother)
Sophie Fiennes (sister)
Website
Official website

Martha Maria Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes[1] (/ˈfnz/; née Fiennes; born 5 February 1964)[better source needed] is an English film director, writer and producer. An award-winning director, Fiennes is best known for her films Onegin (1999) (which starred her elder brother, Ralph) and Chromophobia (2005).

Career[edit]

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 Critics' 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 Film Festival (2005).[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Fiennes was born in Suffolk, England to photographer Mark Fiennes (1933–2004) and novelist Jennifer Lash (1938–1993). Her siblings are actors Ralph Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes, documentary film maker Sophie Fiennes, composer Magnus Fiennes, and Jacob Fiennes, a conservationist. She has a foster brother, Michael Emery, an archaeologist.

She is married to George Tiffin and has three children: Titan Nathaniel (b. 26 August 1995)[better source needed]Hero Beauregard (b. 6 November 1997),[better source needed] and Mercy Jini Willow (b. 15 October 2001).[better source needed]

Her son Hero, at the age of nine, played a young version of his uncle Ralph's character, Lord Voldemort, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.[2] Her daughter Mercy was featured in the 2008 film, The Duchess as Young Georgiana.

Awards[edit]

  • 2000 – London Film Critics' Awards, British Newcomer of the Year, Onegin
  • 1999 – Tokyo International Film Festival, Best Director, Onegin

Nominations[edit]

  • 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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