Martha Fiennes

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Martha Fiennes
Born Martha Maria Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
(1964-02-05) 5 February 1964 (age 53)
Suffolk, England
Occupation English film director, writer, and producer
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) George Tiffin
Children 3, including Hero Fiennes-Tiffin
Parent(s) Mark Fiennes
Jennifer Lash
Relatives Ralph Fiennes (brother)
Magnus Fiennes (brother)
Sophie Fiennes (sister)
Joseph Fiennes (brother)
Website Official website

Martha Maria Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (/ˈfnz/; born 5 February 1964)[1] 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).


Fiennes made her directorial debut with the film Onegin – an adaptation of Alexander Pushkin's verse novel Eugene Onegin, which starred her brother Ralph in the title role. The film received 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 of 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 has three children with George Tiffin: Titan Nathaniel Tiffin (born 26 August 1995)[better source needed]Hero Beauregard (born 6 November 1997),[better source needed] and Mercy Jini Willow Tiffin (born 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.


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


  • 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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