Hero Fiennes-Tiffin

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Hero Fiennes-Tiffin
Born Hero Beauregard Fiennes-Tiffin
(1997-11-06) 6 November 1997 (age 17)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2008-present

Hero Beauregard Fiennes-Tiffin[1] (born 6 November 1997)[1] is an English actor best known for his role as the 11-year-old Tom Riddle, the young version of antagonist Lord Voldemort, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth installment of the Harry Potter films.[2]

Early life[edit]

Fiennes-Tiffin was born on the 6th November 1997 in London, England to film directors George Tiffin and Martha Fiennes.


Fiennes-Tiffin made his first film appearance as Spartak in the 2008 drama, Bigga Than Ben.[3] Fiennes-Tiffin earned the part of young Voldemort even though thousands of young actors auditioned for the role;[4] at least one publication, however, has alleged his family relation alone landed him the part.[5] David Yates, director of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, said Fiennes-Tiffin was cast as Tom Riddle due to his ability to find "the darker space" in his line readings.[6] Yates said he did not get the role due to his relation to Ralph Fiennes, who was his maternal uncle, but admitted the family resemblance was "a clincher".[6] Yates described the actor as "very focused and disciplined"[7] and said he "got the corners and dark moods and odd spirit of the character"[4] and had a "wonderful haunted quality that seemed to bring Tom Riddle alive on-screen for us."[7]


Year Film Role
2007 Bigga Than Ben Spartak
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Tom Riddle (Aged 11)
2012 Private Peaceful Young Charlie


  1. ^ a b thePeerage.com
  2. ^ "Casting Is Complete on 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.'" Distributed by PR Newswire on behalf of Warner Bros. Pictures, 16 November 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
  3. ^ "Hero Fiennes-Tiffin." Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
  4. ^ a b Alberge, Dalya. "Voldemort's nephew has the villainous blood for film role." The Times, 17 November 2007. Retrieved on 2008-08-19.
  5. ^ "Jennifer Lopez Elected ‘Governess.'" New York, 29 July 2008. Retrieved on 2008-08-21.
  6. ^ a b Jensen, Jeff. "There Will Be 'Half-Blood.'". Entertainment Weekly, Iss. #1007/1008, 22/29 August 2008. pg. 39. Retrieved on 2008-08-19.
  7. ^ a b Puig, Claudia. "'Potter' trailer unveils a young Voldemort." USA Today, Life section, 30 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-19.

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