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Five Fast Facts About The Handmaid’s Tale Star Joseph Fiennes

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Despite playing a horrific character on The Handmaid’s Tale, there’s no denying Joseph Fiennes is a fantastic actor. The British star has been in a number of amazing movies over the past couple of decades, but he’s definitely best known right now for playing Commander Waterford.

From his interesting and famous family to his connection to the Royals, here are five fast facts about Joseph Fiennes right here!

Voldemort’s Brother
Fiennes older brother, Ralph Fiennes, actually played Voldemort in the Harry Potter movies! It looks like playing evil characters runs in the Fiennes family! Of course, Ralph has been a Hollywood heavyweight for a long time, nominated for an Oscar for Schindler’s List and now appearing as M in the James Bond franchise.

Twinning
Speaking of family, Fiennes is a fraternal twin! His twin brother is named Jacob Fiennes and he is a conservationist.

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Connected to Royalty
Though not every British person is related to a Royal, Fiennes is. He is actually the eighth cousin of Prince Charles!

Bill Shakespeare
Fiennes really came onto the scene when he played William Shakespeare in the very popular Oscar-winning movie, Shakespeare in Love opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, who went on to win the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role!

Emmy Nomination
While he’s been working in the industry for over 20 years, he just recently received his first Emmy nomination for his role as Commander Waterford on The Handmaid’s Tale.


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