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Ralph Fiennes, UNICEF UK Ambassador

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Brief biography

Ralph Fiennes is an award-winning actor, considered to be one of the leading actors of his generation. Ralph is probably best known for his roles in Schindler's List and The English Patient.

Involved with UNICEF since 1999, Ralph has visited UNICEF projects in Romania and Uganda. Passionately committed to UNICEF's work, Ralph was appointed a UK Ambassador in 2001.

In October 2003, Ralph visited Kyrgystan to learn more about UNICEF's work with vulnerable children.
Click here to read his diary.

Ralph was accompanied in Kyrgyzstan by his sister, film-maker Sophie Fiennes.  She has captured his visit on film.  Should you wish to order a copy of the film and find out more about the UNICEF projects Ralph visited, please email wendyz@unicef.org.uk  We would ask that you make a minimum donation of £15 to cover costs.  Thank you.

Ralph Fiennes says:

"...people were asking 'How was your trip to Uganda?' and I say, well, it was devastating and depressing, but amidst the things that are depressing, I met some extraordinary people. And I carry that very strongly as a memory...I feel very privileged to have met them."




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