Ralph Fiennes on “Coriolanus”

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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

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Great interview. I love Ralph Fiennes and his sexy mellifluous voice. :D I'm like totally obsessed with him LOL :) He sounds very charming, he's really funny and he's such an incredible actor. I'm so excited to see Coriolanus, and I hope he stars in The Invisible Woman as well!

Jan. 24 2012 11:50 PM

Anna, I guess when one has seemingly nothing else going for them and nothing better to do with their life and time, judgmental moron must be the only default setting left. What is truly sickening are people who judge and criticize as you do. Why should artists be treated as prostitutes? Because of the choices in their private lives?? They are just as human, flawed or not, with opinions, flawed or not, as you and me... those who can hide their flaws and (in some cases) their hypocritical judgmentalism in their anonymity. There are few (if any) out there whose life would read like a bible. I'm surprised you take the time to listen to the program of someone whose "idiotic smiling" you're sick of. Maybe it's time to find more positive pursuits, or at least, a better outlet for your senseless ranting.

Jan. 20 2012 09:07 PM
anna from new york

Such a pity that actors are treated now diffently than in the past and more inportantly than they deserve. Bring back the times when actors were treated as prostitutes (exactly as they deserve). I listened for five minutes of this Orwellian barbarity (white is black, Redgrave is human) and it was more than I could tolerate, Yes, Ralph, Redgrave is a wonderful human being, as wonderful as Mosley was (you see I am behaving and avoiding the obvious analogy with you know whom - the guy with mustache and a name which start with an H) and most of British "cultural elite" - the most bigoted in Europe - is. She is a good actress, pretending to be human and should get the treatment good actresses of the past received.
I sick an tired of Leonard's idiotic smiling when challenging hypocrites and bigots would be appropriate. NPR is not for promotion of bastard, actors or not.
No suprise here that people with morals and convictions find this

Jan. 17 2012 02:27 PM

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