Ralph Fiennes is set to direct 'The Invisible Woman'.

The 'Harry Potter' actor has met with a number of actresses to discuss the titular role in the movie, which tells the story of CHARLES DICKENS' secret 13-year romance with Ellen Ternan, who was known as Nelly by Charles.

Ralph has been linked with the role of Dickens in the film, which is based on a book written by Claire Tomalin, while 'An Education' actress Carey Mulligan is thought to be among those he is considering to play the main female character.

He has also reportedly met with Imogen Poots, Abbie Cornish and Felicity Jones to discuss the part of Nelly.

The 48-year-old director is also set to be involved in another Dickens production when he takes on the role of Magwitch in Mike Newell's big-screen adaptation of 'Great Expectations', which is set to be produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley in late autumn.

Ralph currently stars as Lord Voldermort in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' - the last film in the movie series - which is released today (15.07.11).