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Joseph Fiennes
Actor, Rancid Aluminium (1999)
The accountant is played by Joseph Fiennes with an Irish accent and a desperate expression reminiscent of a lemming that knows it's going over the edge of a cliff and has lost the phone number of its agent.
(Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
Joseph Fiennes is supremely unconvincing as Ifans's Irish nemesis.
(Nick Curtis, Evening Standard)
Actor, Dust (2001)
Joseph Fiennes and David Wenham can't do American accents with any consistency, and their attempts to look violent, tough and ruthless are pathetic.
(Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
Actor, Killing Me Softly (2002)
The story is rendered ludicrous by Fiennes, who can't tell the difference between smouldering and mouldering.
(Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
Actor, Leo (2002)
Unbearably slight, with a mannered peformance from Joseph Fiennes who does his unvarying spiritual smirk throughout.
(Peter Bradshaw, Guardian)
After a succession of Euro-stinkers such as Killing Me Softly, Rancid Aluminium and Dust, Joseph Fiennes has fled to the American Deep South. But the stench of bad films follows him. With Leo, Fiennes offers another of his annoying, doe-eyed characters; a sensitive, novel-writing murderer released from prison to work at a small-town diner. Dazed after so many flops, he barely even tries here, whispering his dialogue and looking vacantly into the distance.
(Jason Solomons, Mail on Sunday)
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