Joseph Fiennes

Joseph Fiennes

Commander Waterford

Joseph Fiennes is a renowned actor currently starring in the upcoming television series The Handmaid’s Tale. His television credits include starring in Ryan Murphy’s FX pilot, Pretty Handsome, as well as leading roles in American Horror Story: Asylum, ABC’s Flash Forward and Starz’ Camelot.

Fiennes followed his critically praised performances in Oscar-nominated films ELIZABETH and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE with lead roles in Jean-Jacques Annaud’s ENEMY AT THE GATES, Eric Till’s LUTHER, Rupert Wyatt’s THE ESCAPIST, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and Ryan Murphy’s RUNNING WITH SCISSORS. Recently, he starred in Columbia Pictures’ RISEN, HERCULES and STRANGERLAND with Nicole Kidman.

A founding father of Gilead and powerful, high-ranking official. He rules the household where Offred is a handmaid.