Ralph Fiennes (full name, Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes) was born 22 December 1962 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He is the son of Mark Fiennes, a farmer and published photographer and novelist/painter Jini Fiennes (pen name, Jennifer Lash). He is the oldest of six children. His brothers and sisters are: Martha (film director), Magnus (musician and composer), Sophie (film producer), Jacob (a conservationist) and Joseph (actor). Mr. Fiennes also has an older foster brother, Michael Emery, who is an archaeologist.