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Meet Lord Voldemort

Updated on October 5, 2014

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.

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Voldemort is

"The most evil wizard for hundreds

and hundreds of years."

~ J.K. Rowling

Lord Voldemort's Biography -

Lord Voldemort as Baby
Lord Voldemort as Baby

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
Ralph Fiennes | Source

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.

Lord Voldemort Tonner Doll
Lord Voldemort Tonner Doll | Source

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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      Heather Bradford 6 years ago from Canada

      I love Ralph Fiennes! Has so many fine performances and quite the honey! Thanks for your lens!

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      Teddi14 LM 6 years ago

      Great idea for a lens. Many people do not know this. Excellent job. I love the quiz. I got 100%. :-) I RT it on twitter too.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I guess its cool playing the role of Lord Voldemort. Harry Potter has been a big hit since the first movie. Fiennes' was great. He gave justice to the character.

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      TravelingRae 6 years ago

      I would never have thought to cast Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort, but he was perfect! Great lens about He Who Must Not Be Named.

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      Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

      I've got to see this movie!

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      Susan Deppner 6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Looks like a pretty scary guy, that's for sure! Excellent presentation, Brenda!

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      tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

      That is the CREEPIEST baby doll I have ever seen!

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      TapIn2U 6 years ago

      He is a brilliant actor and his acting is very convincing. I love Harry Potter - read all the books and watched all the movies! Fantastic lens! Sundae ;-)

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      Richard 6 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      He was a cute, young thing as a baby, wasn't he? Almost fell off my chair as I scrolled down LOL!