Martha Fiennes

Martha Maria Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (/ˈfnz/; born 5 February 1964)[1] is an English film director, writer and producer. An award-winning director, Fiennes is best known for her films Onegin (1999), which starred her elder brother, Ralph, and Chromophobia (2005).

Martha Fiennes
Martha Maria Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes

(1964-02-05) 5 February 1964 (age 56)
Suffolk, England
OccupationFilm director, writer, producer
Years active1999–present
Partner(s)George Tiffin (1991–2011)
ChildrenHero Fiennes Tiffin
Mercy Fiennes Tiffin
Titan Fiennes Tiffin
Parent(s)Mark Fiennes
Jennifer Lash
RelativesRalph Fiennes (brother)
Magnus Fiennes (brother)
Sophie Fiennes (sister)
Joseph Fiennes (brother)
WebsiteOfficial website


Fiennes made her directorial debut with the film Onegin – an adaptation of Alexander Pushkin's verse novel Eugene Onegin, which starred her brother Ralph in the title role. The film received much praise, and she won the Best Director Award at the Tokyo Film Festival and the Best Newcomer at the London Film Critics' Circle. Following Onegin, Fiennes wrote her second feature film, Chromophobia – an original multi-stranded drama, which comprised an all star cast and which closed the Cannes Film Festival of 2005.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Fiennes was born in Suffolk, England to photographer Mark Fiennes (1933–2004) and novelist Jennifer Lash (1938–1993). Her siblings are actors Ralph Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes, documentary film maker Sophie Fiennes, composer Magnus Fiennes, and Jacob Fiennes, a conservationist. She has a foster brother, Michael Emery, an archaeologist.

She has three children with George Tiffin: Titan Nathaniel Tiffin (born 26 August 1995), Hero Beauregard (born 6 November 1997) and Mercy Jini Willow Tiffin (born 15 October 2001).[better source needed]

Her son Hero, at the age of nine, played a young version of his uncle Ralph's character, Lord Voldemort, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.[2] Her daughter Mercy was featured in the 2008 film, The Duchess as the Duchess of Devonshire's daughter, Georgiana (Little G).[3]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Association Category Work Result
1999 London Film Critics' Circle British Newcomer of the Year Onegin Won
1999 Tokyo International Film Festival Best Director Onegin Won
1999 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film Onegin Nominated


  1. ^ "Martha Fiennes". IMDb.
  2. ^ * "Casting Is Complete on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", Warner Brothers Pictures press release.
  3. ^ "Mercy Fiennes Tiffin". IMDb. Retrieved 13 July 2018.

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