Sophie Fiennes

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Sophie Fiennes
Born Sophia Victoria Twisleton Wykeham-Fiennes
(1967-02-12) 12 February 1967 (age 48)
Occupation Film director, producer
Parent(s) Mark Fiennes
Jennifer Lash
Relatives Joseph Fiennes (brother)
Ralph Fiennes (brother)
Magnus Fiennes (brother)
Martha Fiennes (sister)

Sophia Victoria Twisleton Wykeham-Fiennes[1] (/ˈfnz/; born 12 February 1967),[1] known as Sophie Fiennes,[2] is an English film director and producer.


She managed the UK based dance company The Michael Clark Company from 1992 to 1994 and began making her own films in 1998. With Peter Greenaway she worked on films and TV projects including Drowning by Numbers, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover and Prospero's Books.


Show and Tell[edit]

Made for ZDF/Arte is about Les Ballets C. de la B.’s dance performance VSPRS. A the dimensions of ecstasy and trauma that form the core of the performance are captured, whilst interviews with Platel and the dancers themselves are also included.

The Pervert's Guide to Cinema[edit]

Fiennes' documentary The Pervert's Guide to Cinema, is written and presented by the philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek.[3]

Fiennes and Žižek have completed shooting on a followup, The Pervert's Guide to Ideology.[4] The format is similar, with Žižek speaking from within reconstructed scenes from films.[5] This time the films include Full Metal Jacket, Taxi Driver, They Live and The Sound of Music.


She is the daughter of photographer Mark Fiennes and novelist/painter Jini Fiennes (Jennifer Lash), and the sister of Ralph, Martha, Magnus, Joseph and Jacob Fiennes.


Sophie Fiennes was awarded a NESTA fellowship in 2001.



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  2. ^ Birth data from, in which her name is registered three times: FIENNES, Sophia Victoria T W; TWISLETON-WYKEHAM-FIENNES, Sophia Victoria; and WYEHAM-FIENNES (WYKEHAM-FIENNES, sic), Sophia Victoria T
  3. ^ IMDb, "The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006) - IMDb," 27 December 2014.
  4. ^ Anne Thompson, "Pervert’s Guide to Cinema’s Fiennes and Zizek Reteam for Pervert’s Guide to Ideology," 14 October 2011.
  5. ^ Danny Leigh, "Slavoj Žižek: Blofeld rides again," Guardian, 16 October 2011.

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