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Ralph Fiennes in Red Dragon

Ralph Fiennes (1962 -)

Film Deaths[]

  • Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights (1992) [Heathcliff]: Dies (off-screen) of natural causes (possibly brought about by Juliette Binoche's ghost). His body is shown afterwards when Janet McTeer discovers him, followed by a moving shot of his, Juliette's and Simon Shepherd's gravestones.
  • The Baby of Macon (1993) [The Bishop's Son]: Gored to death by a bull while Ralph is in a barn with Julia Ormond.
  • Schindler's List (1993) [Amon Goeth]: Executed by hanging. (The depiction of the execution is not accurate, the film shows him not bound down and he is executed with one attempt. The real Amon Goeth's hands were tied behind his back. The executioner twice miscalculated the length of rope necessary to hang Goeth, and it was only on the third attempt that the execution was successful. Although his last words of "Heil Hitler" were accurate).
  • The English Patient (1996) [Count Laszlo de Almasy]: Dies of an overdose of morphine, administered by Juliette Binoche (with his implicit consent) as a mercy killing. (Ralph is covered with burn make-up for this role.)
  • Oscar and Lucinda (1997) [Oscar Hopkins]: Drowned after being trapped inside the church as it sinks into the river.
  • Onegin (1999) [Yevgeni "Eugene" Onegin]: Dies of unspecified circumstances, he later appears as a ghost to his widow.
  • Sunshine (1999) [Ignatz Sonnenschein/Adam Sors/Ivan Sors]: Playing a triple role as three generations of the same family, the grandfather Ignatz dies (off-screen) of natural causes. His death is mentioned in the grandson Ivan's narration. The father Adam is frozen to death by being hanged by his wrists and sprayed with cold water in the yard of the concentration camp in winter. (The son Ivan survives the movie.) (Nudity alert: Full frontal and rear as "Adam")
  • The Miracle Maker (2000; animated) [Jesus]: Executed by crucifixion. He is later resurrected three days later.
  • Red Dragon (2002) [Francis Dolarhyde]: Shot three times in the head by Mary-Louise Parker, after being shot repeatedly in the chest by Edward Norton, while Ralph is attempting to murder Mary-Louise and Edward. (See also Tom Noonan in the 1986 version Manhunter.)
  • The Constant Gardener (2005) [Justin Quayle]: Shot repeatedly (off-screen) by hitmen in the desert. The scene cuts from Ralph sitting in the desert to a scene of his funeral (where Bill Nighy pays his respects and where Richard McCabe's eulogy points out the impossibility of the official "suicide" story), then cuts back to show Ralph waiting as the hitmen arrive.
  • In Bruges (2008) [Harry Waters]: Commits suicide by shooting himself in the mouth, after accidentally killing Jordan Prentice, as well as after shooting Colin Farrell. With Jordan being a small person, Ralph mistakenly assumed that he'd killed a child and committed suicide out of guilt.
  • The Hurt Locker (2009) [Contractor Team Leader]: Shot to death by an Iraqi sniper during an ambush in the desert.
  • Coriolanus (2011) [Caius Martius Coriolanus]: Stabbed to death by a group of conspirators led by Gerard Butler, after he is betrayed by Gerard. His body is later seen being loaded onto the back of a truck.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) [Tom Marvolo Riddle/Lord Voldemort]: Disintegrates into ashes after a magical duel with Daniel Radcliffe, after his own killing curse rebounds on him.
  • Great Expectations (2012) [Magwitch]: Dies of his injuries sustained from being put through a paddle wheel during a struggle with William Ellis. He dies whilst talking to Jeremy Irvine.
  • The Invisible Woman (2013) [Charles Dickens]: Dies of a stroke (off-screen) sometime between the main story arc and the 1876 scenes; the cause of death is never revealed, but it is assumed to be a stroke by means of historical accuracy.
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) [M. Gustave]: Shot and executed (off-screen) by death squad soldiers, after he attacks them trying to stop them from taking Tony Revolori while searching their train carriage. The scene cuts after he lunges at them to F. Murray Abraham describing his fate to Jude Law.
  • A Bigger Splash (2015) [Harry Hawkes]: Drowned in a headlock by Matthias Schoenaerts at the end of a fight in Matthias and Tilda Swinton's swimming pool. His body is seen again, sat at the bottom of the pool, when Elena Bucci and Tilda discover him the following morning. (Nudity alert: Full frontal and rear)
  • Holmes & Watson (2018) [Professor James Moriarty/Jacob Musgraves]: Playing a dual role, Jacob Musgraves is stabbed in the back when John C. Reilly throws the knife with which Ralph had just killed Steve Coogan at him. Will Ferrell says that "He'll be fine" as Will and John leave, but Ralph is shown to have died in the background. Professor Moriarty survives the film. (Played for comic effect.)
  • The Forgiven (2021) [David Henninger]: Shot by a Moroccan boy (I couldn't find the actor's name), while Jessica Chastain looks on in shock.
  • The Menu (2022) [Chef Slowik]: Commits suicide by setting fire to his restaurant while he is inside, killing himself, his customers and his kitchen staff in the process.


Notable Connections[]

  • Son of Mark Fiennes (Photographer) and Jini Fiennes (Novelist)
  • Brother of Joseph Fiennes and Martha Fiennes (Director)
  • Ex-Mr. Alex Kingston