Actor Joseph Fiennes is well known for his starring role as William Shakespeare in the hit movie Shakespeare In Love (1998). He has a penchant for roles that are historically based and plays the parts with intense realism as he moves himself, the actor, into the personae of the characters he portrays. In a similar vein, Joseph appeared as Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester in the film Elizabeth (1998).
Fiennes acting in this genre led to other roles that would showcase his amazing perception into the characters of yesteryear including Luther (2003) as Martin Luther; Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice (2004), and as Merlin in the television mini-series Camelot (2011).
Although he definitely has a flair for the dramatic well-done, Joseph is not limited to this genre alone. He performed perfectly in comedies such as The Very Thought of You (1998); Rancid Aluminum (2000) and The Darwin Awards (2006). He also starred in the crime and romance film Forever Mine (1999) alongside Ray Liotta and Gretchen Mol. Whatever part Joseph accepts, he does well and his fans are happy to see him act across the genres because he does it all so well.
Most recently, Joseph has appeared in the role of Monsignor Timothy Howard in the television series American Horror Story (2012-13). He is also staying busy with his upcoming roles in Hercules (2014); The Games Maker (2014) and The Unholy (2014). There's a lot to look forward to in the upcoming year for Joseph Fiennes fans.