British actor Ralph Fiennes gets Serbian citizenship, passport

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Director Ralph Finnes shot a modern take on the brutal Shakespeare play in Serbia. He's just been made a citizen of the Balkan state.

British actor and director Ralph Fiennes has received a Serbian passport from the Balkan country's president after he was granted citizenship earlier this month.

President Aleksandar Vucic handed the passport to Fiennes at a meeting on Sunday in the Serbian presidency building in Belgrade.

Vucic says "we Serbs are happy to have you as a friend and now a fellow citizen."

Ralph Fiennes has been gifted the citizenship of Serbia.
Franco Origlia

Ralph Fiennes has been gifted the citizenship of Serbia.

Fiennes first came to Serbia in 2010 to shoot his directorial debut, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Coriolanus. Fiennes is currently filming a movie in Belgrade on Soviet ballet dancing legend Rudolf Nureyev.

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Fiennes also attended an inauguration ceremony for Vucic in June.

Finnes is best known for his role in 8 Harry Potter films as "he who must not be named" - Tthe ultimate big bad, Voldemort.

Finnes is best known for his role in 8 Harry Potter films as "he who must not be named" - Tthe ultimate big bad, Voldemort.

American action hero Steven Seagal is among other film celebrities who have been granted Serbian citizenship in the past.

On Sunday, British actor Colin Firth was granted Italian citizenship ahead of the UK leaving the European Union. 

 

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