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Meet Lord Voldemort
Who Is Voldemort? Who Played Lord Voldemort?
Are you wondering who Lord Voldemort is? The Voldemort that is shown in this movie poster? That is, who played the most important villain in the Harry Potter movies?
Why that would be Ralph Fiennes, an English actor. The character of Voldemort was played by a number of different actors as it developed in the movies. However, this page is focused on the fully developed Voldemort as pictured here.
Even if you know actor Ralph Fiennes from his other films, you might not recognize him in this role as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named or You-Know-Who but you will probably know him from the list of movies that he has appeared in, which includes The English Patient, The Constant Gardener and Maid in Manhattan.
I believe that Lord Voldemort was brilliantly played. On this page you will learn a bit more about both Ralph Fiennes' and Lord Voldemort. If you are a fan, I think you will especially enjoy the videos, which discuss the development of Lord Voldemort's onscreen appearance and personality.
"The most evil wizard for hundreds
and hundreds of years."
~ J.K. Rowling
Lord Voldemort's Biography -
As if Lord Voldemort needs any introduction...
Lord Voldemort is the main evil character in the Harry Potter book and movie series. He was born Tom Marvolo Riddle and is a descendent of Salazar Slytherin, who was one of the original founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Voldemort is featured as part of the story in all of the Harry Potter books except Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. He is often referred to by the other characters in the story as "You-Know-Who," "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named" or "the Dark Lord" because everyone is terrified to speak his name aloud.
Picture courtesy of the artist, Artful Babies, on eBay.
Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort Trailer
See for yourself, the evil Dark Lord Voldemort.
In this Youtube video you will be acquainted or reacquainted with Lord Voldemort. It is Voldemort as the child Tom Riddle that appears at the very beginning...
Ralph Fiennes' Biography
(I needed this introduction.)
Ralph Fiennes was born the first of six children in Ipswhcih, England and is the son of a writer and a farmer and photographer. He trained in the dramatic arts and has been seen on the stage, in movies and on television.
Fiennes' film debut was in the 1992 and since then he has appeared in numerous movies including Wuthering Heights, Schindler's List (which saw him receive his first Academy Award nomination), Quiz Show, The English Patient (another Oscar-nominated performance), The Prince of Egypt, The Avengers, Maid in Manhattan and The Hurt Locker.
In the Harry Potter world, Fiennes became Lord Voldemort in 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He stayed on in that role in the movies Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 and 2.
More About Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes About Lord Voldemort Trailers
In the following two Youtube videos you will hear from Ralph Fiennes and other cast and staff members about the process that they went through in developing the ultimate evil character, Lord Voldemort, including discussions about his appearance and his character...
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