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Tuesday 27 January 2015

Fiennes: Producing is very tough

Ralph Fiennes says being a film producer is not really for him
Ralph Fiennes says being a film producer is not really for him

Ralph Fiennes has revealed he found directing much easier than producing on his new film Coriolanus.

The Harry Potter actor directed, produced and stars in his big screen adaptation of Shakespeare's historical drama, set in the modern day, and admitted to New York Magazine's Vulture blog he found it very "wearying".

Ralph said: "It was something I initiated. The real nitty-gritty of producing, the smarts and balls you have to have - I find that very wearying."

He added: "I was definitely involved in it, but I had other people doing the heavy lifting. I was sort of wheeled in when we did key meetings with financiers and distributors and things like that."

Coriolanus was Ralph's directorial debut and The English Patient star revealed while he would like to direct again, he's not sure about being involved in the fine details of producing.

He said: "I'd like to direct again, for sure. But sometimes the producing credit ends up in your lap because you're involved. But the real producing is the negotiating and the money talk. That's never going to be my strength."

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