Ralph Fiennes, born 22 December 1962, is the British actor who portrayed Gareth Mallory who took over the role of M at the end of Skyfall. He reprised his role in Spectre and is contracted for a third Bond film.
Fiennes originally auditioned and was considered for roles in the 007 series in 1994 and 2004.
Outside of the James Bond films Fiennes is well known for his role as Voldemort (Tom Riddle Jr.) in the Harry Potter films from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as well as Amon Goeth in Schindler's List and Count Laszlo de Almásy in The English Patient.
- Ralph Fiennes on IMDb.com