Martha Fiennes

British award-winning filmmaker, director, writer and artist

Martha Fiennes is a British award-winning filmmaker, director, writer and artist. Her multi-layered work is increasingly informed by technological developments and ideas in contemporary art practice while remaining resolutely the artistic expression of a highly gifted filmmaker. Her new digital art work entitled Nativity is part of a new series of projects initiated in 2011, which use a pioneering form of generative computer technologies to create large-scale ‘film- works’ which extend the possibilities of film as a medium and art as an experience. The work has been screened in a number of high profile museums around the world.

She has also directed two high profile feature films including the sumptuous Russian period piece Onegin, starring Liv Tyler and Ralph Fiennes. Onegin, which won the Tokyo Film Festival, was also nominated for a BAFTA for Best British Film in 1999 and won her the London Critics Award for Best Newcomer. Her second feature Chromophobia attracted a star studded cast (Penelope Cruz, Damian Lewis, Kristin Scott Thomas, Harriet Walter, Ian Holm) and was applauded for its powerfully contemporary style and ‘icy and superb script’. Chromophobia, both written and directed by Martha closed the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. 

Martha was recently awarded the “Women of Excellence 2017” at the House of Lords.