Fact: British actor Joseph Fiennes is to portray clairvoyant Nostradamus in a new Tv drama developed by the producers behind hit shows Downton Abbey and True Detective. In the one-off special, Fiennes will play the historic seer as he uses his famous spiritual powers to seek out the people responsible for killing his family.
Fact: Joseph Fiennes is the latest star to team up with coffee company Carte Noire for a new literacy scheme. The British actor has been filmed reading extracts from novels by Charles DICkens, Nick Hornby and Marian Keyes to help introduce more people to famous works. Former The Wire star Dominic West was previously involved in the campaign.
Quote: "Dressing as a woman is so time-consuming, but as least I know how to put tights on after 10 years." Actor Joseph Fiennes on playing a transgendered man in a pilot for American TV series FOUR OUNCES.
Quote: "She will always be a reminder of the most extraordinary, surreal and beautiful experience I have ever had in my life as an actor." Joseph Fiennes loved working with his Shakespeare In Love co-star GWYNETH PALTROW.
Fact: <p>SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE star Joseph Fiennes has launched a new Cuban cigar called The Short Churchill, which is owned by the state brand Romeo and Juliet. </p>