BAFTA to Honor Ralph Fiennes with Tribute

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The Weinstein Co. has purchased U.S. rights to director Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut. The $10 million pic stars Gerard Butler (left) and Fiennes;.

LONDON – Ralph Fiennes, who’s directorial debut Coriolanus is playing in the awards season game, is to be the subject of a Life in Pictures event, hosted and organized by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Fiennes will be the man in the spotlight for the celebration of his work on the cinema screen at an event at the British organization’s central London headquarters Dec. 11.

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His career on screen – his resume also boasts an impressive array of turns on stage on both sides of the Atlantic – includes roles in Schindler’s List, The English Patient, The Constant Gardener and The End of The Affair.

He is also known globally for his intense portrayal of the evil Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter franchise.

Fiennes follows an already impressive list of fellow thespians most recently including Oscar winner Ben Kingsley, Kenneth Branagh and South African born actress and Academy Award winner Charlize Theron.