Last updated: May 17, 2000

Welcome to the JOEFIENNES-NEWS mailing list. This list is devoted to the actor Joseph Fiennes and related subjects. It was established in March 1999. It's primary function is to provide news and information for Joe's admirers, based on articles and reports from various types of media (TV, print, web).You must be 17 or over to subscribe.

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subjects, such as family members. The one exception to this is Joseph's
brother Ralph. As mentioned above, there is a mailing list devoted to
him and we like to defer any news or conversation about Ralph to the
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1) Treat each other, and your subject matter (Joseph Fiennes,
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of Shakespeare In Love and Joseph's role in it have been known to branch
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plays, why Joseph didn't get nominated for an Oscar.....and have resulted
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And last but certainly not least...

7) Have fun! We really hope the list will provide you and everyone on
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Joseph Fiennes. If have any questions or suggestions about these guidelines,
please refer them to LYNN ( or one of the co-hosts
listed below. We value your input.

To save time/space, things are often abbreviated on the list.
Here is an short list of some abbreviations you may see.

JF - Joseph Fiennes
RF - Ralph Fiennes (brother)
FA - Francesca Annis (Ralph's companion)
SG - Sara Griffiths (ex-girlfriend)
CM - Catherine McCormack (ex-girlfriend)
FF - Fiennes-Fans
RA - Rancid Aluminum (1999)
FM - Forever Mine (1999)
ETM or E - Elizabeth, The Movie (1998)
SiL - Shakespeare In Love (1998)
MMFDL - Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel & Laurence (1998)
TVTOY - The Very Thought Of You
SB - Stealing Beauty (1996)
VOPC - Vacillations of Poppy Carew (1995-TV)
R&J - Romeo & Juliet
RADA - Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
RSC - Royal Shakespeare Company
ADM - A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1990-TV)
EATG - Enemy at the Gates


and finally...


If you have any questions, please feel free to write LYNN anytime at, or you can contact one of the co-hosts listed
below. If your questions are Joseph-related, you might want to check
out the many Joseph web sites out there. We recommend "The Joy of
Joseph Fiennes", at
as as good place to start.

Again, welcome! We're happy to have you here!

Lynn - (list moderator)

Evelyn - (list co-moderator)

Paula - (list co-moderator)


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