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EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2018

The EFA honours Ralph Fiennes

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- The British actor-director will receive the European Achievement in World Cinema Award at the 2018 European Film Awards ceremony

The EFA honours Ralph Fiennes
(© Shutterstock / Denis Makarenko / EFA)

In recognition of a rich and extensive career in front of and behind the camera, Ralph Fiennes will receive the honorary award European Achievement in World Cinema Award. The European Film Academy will present the award the British actor-director for his impressive dedication to cinema during the 31st European Film Awards ceremony on 15 December in Seville, at which he will be an honorary guest.

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Most recently, Ralph Fiennes directed The White Crow [+see also:
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about Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West, in which he also plays Pushkin. He was Charles Dickens in The Invisible Woman [+see also:
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(2013) which he also directed. His directorial debut was the 2011 film adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus [+see also:
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in which he also acted as the protagonist, earning him a BAFTA nomination. So did his role as the legendary concierge in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel [+see also:
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(2014). Ralph Fiennes was Harry Hawkes in Luca Guadagnino's A Bigger Splash [+see also:
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(2015) and Nazi officer Amon Goeth in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List (1993) for which he won a BAFTA and an Oscar nomination.

He was the protagonist in Anthony Minghella's The English Patient (1996) for which he was again nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA. Further BAFTA nominations came for his role as Justin Quayle in Fernando Meirelles' The Constant Gardener [+see also:
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(2005) and as novelist Maurice Bendrix in The End of the Affair by Neil Jordan (1999). Ralph Fiennes worked with Stephen Daldry in The Reader [+see also:
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(2008), with Robert Redford in Quiz Show (1994) and with Gillian Armstrong in Oscar and Lucinda (1997). He played the leading roles in his sister Martha Fiennes's Onegin (1999), in Spider [+see also:
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by David Cronenberg (2002) for which he was nominated for an EFA Audience Award, and in Sunshine by István Szabó for which he received an EFA as European Actor 1999. He also worked with Kathryn Bigelow in Strange Days (1995) and again in The Hurt Locker (2008). And, of course, he is forever Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter series and 'M' in the James Bond films Skyfall [+see also:
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and Spectre [+see also:
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