Ralph Fiennes discusses directing and starring in “The Invisible Woman” with Felicity Jones. It’s a romantic drama, which revolves around the secret love affair between Charles Dickens (Fiennes) and a young actress Nelly Ternan (Jones), and is based on Claire Tomalin's. “The Invisible Woman” opens at Lincoln Plaza and the Angelika theater on December 25.
In his heyday, Charles Dickens was a literary and political rock star who attracted crowds everywhere he went. But behind closed doors, the writer and family man actually harbored a secret. For 18 years, he carried on an extra-marital affair with a woman 30 years his junior. The story of their affair is told in the new movie, “The Invisible Woman” which was directed by it's leading man—Ralph Fiennes. Fiennes tells an intriguing story of hidden passion and celebrity, set against the backdrop of Victorian era morality.
Ralph Fiennes talks about directing and starring in the new film “Coriolanus,” based on the play by William Shakespeare. It tells the story of a Roman General who is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. His controlling mother Volumnia (played by Vanessa Redgrave) pushes him to seek the position of Consul, but the public refuses to support him. Coriolanus’s anger prompts a riot, and he is expelled from Rome. He then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (played by Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city.
Ralph Fiennes spoke to Leonard Lopate recently about starring in "Coriolanus," which also marked his directorial debut. He also revealed that he's a fan of pedicures!