Hero Fiennes Tiffin

Hero Beauregard Faulkner Fiennes Tiffin (born 6 November 1997) is an English actor and model. He is known for his starring role of a British daydream (aka Hardin Scott) in the After film series. He also portrayed 11-year-old Tom Riddle, the young version of the antagonist Lord Voldemort, in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.[1]

Hero Fiennes Tiffin
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Fiennes Tiffin in April 2019
Hero Beauregard Faulkner Fiennes Tiffin

(1997-11-06) 6 November 1997 (age 22)
London, England
EducationGraveney School
  • Actor
  • model
Years active2008–present

Early lifeEdit

Hero Fiennes Tiffin was born in London on 6 November 1997 to cinematographer George Tiffin and film director Martha Fiennes.[2] According to a 2020 interview, he does not hyphenate his name, because his parents were never married. He was educated at Raey Primary School in Lambeth, Emanuel School in Battersea, and attended sixth form at Graveney School in Tooting.[3] He has an older brother named Titan and a younger sister named Mercy. He is a member of the Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes family and is the great-grandson of Sir Maurice Fiennes. His uncles are actors Ralph Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes.[4]


Hero Fiennes Tiffin made his first film appearance as Spartak in the 2008 drama film Bigga Than Ben. He earned the part of young Voldemort despite thousands of young actors who auditioned for the role;[5] at least one publication, however, has alleged his family relation alone landed him the part.[6] 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. Yates said he did not get the role due to his relation to Ralph Fiennes, who is his maternal uncle, but admitted the family resemblance was "a clincher".[7] Yates described the actor as "very focused and disciplined"[8] and said he "got the corners and dark moods and odd spirit of the character"[5] and had a "wonderful haunted quality that seemed to bring Tom Riddle alive on-screen for us."[8]

In 2018, Fiennes Tiffin had landed the lead male role, Hardin Scott, in the film After based on the New York Times best-selling book After written by Anna Todd. A sequel, After We Collided, was filmed in 2019 with Fiennes Tiffin and co-star Josephine Langford reprising their roles as Hardin and Tessa.[9] He won the Choice Drama Movie Actor award at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards and received the Rising Star award at the Ischia Film Festival.[10] In April 2019, it was announced that Fiennes Tiffin had been cast as Brooks in the film The Silencing.[11], which filmed in Canada later that year and was released in July 2020. Hero is also signed with British modelling agency Storm Management, and has modeled for the likes of Dolce and Gabbana, Dior and H&M.[12] In November 2019, Hero was named the face of the new Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. fragrance, Ferragamo; the campaign launched in 2020.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

Hero Fiennes Tiffin keeps a low profile when not promoting his next movie or modelling campaign. Having only one active and verified social media account, he had this to say about his social media presence in an 2019 interview with W Magazine: "I had all of those apps ages ago, and then I deleted them when I realized I was just wasting my time. But I kept Instagram, because my agents advised me to, and I completely understand and agree that it’s such a useful, powerful tool, even though you can kind of get lost in it. I just made it to keep up with my friends, but now that so many fans follow me, it’s a slightly different audience."[14]


Film roles
Year Film Role Notes
2008 Bigga Than Ben Spartak
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 11-year-old Tom Riddle
2012 Private Peaceful Young Charlie
2016 Possession With Intent To Supply Jack
2017 ERDEM X H&M The Secret Life of Flowers Adam
2019 After Hardin Scott
2020 The Silencing Brooks Gustafson
2020 After We Collided Hardin Scott Post-production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2018 Safe Ioan Fuller 5 episodes
2018 The Tunnel Leo 1 episode
2019 Cleaning Up Jake 5 episodes
2020 Day by Day Sam Voice role; episode: "Big Nights In" 2019 [[My Dreams ( Every Night) A Litteral God Every Single Day

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2019 Teen Choice Awards Choice Drama Movie Actor After Won
2019 Ischia Film Festival Rising Star Himself Won


  1. ^ "Casting Is Complete on 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.'" Distributed by PR Newswire on behalf of Warner Bros. Pictures, 15 November 2002. Retrieved 19 August 2008.
  2. ^ "Who Is Hero Fiennes Tiffin? Everything You Need To Know About The 'After' Star". ELLE. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Google Questions for Hero Fiennes Tiffin". Fanpage.it. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  4. ^ Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 3534. ISBN 978-0-9711966-2-9.
  5. ^ a b Alberge, Dalya. "Voldemort's nephew has the villainous blood for film role." The Times, 17 November 2007. Retrieved on 19 August 2008.
  6. ^ "Jennifer Lopez Elected 'Governess'". New York. 29 July 2008. Retrieved on 21 August 2008.
  7. ^ Jensen, Jeff. "There Will Be 'Half-Blood.'". Entertainment Weekly, Iss. #1007/1008, 22/29 August 2008. pg. 39. Retrieved on 19 August 2008.
  8. ^ a b Puig, Claudia. "'Potter' trailer unveils a young Voldemort." USA Today, Life section, 30 July 2008. Retrieved 19 August 2008.
  9. ^ "'After' Movie: Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailers, And Everything You Need To Know". PopBuzz. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Teen Choice Awards: Full List of Winners". Billboard. 11 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  11. ^ "'After' Star Hero Fiennes Tiffin Joins Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Annabelle Wallis In 'The Silencing'". Deadline. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  12. ^ 'storm'
  13. ^ "'Ferragamo'".
  14. ^ 'After Star Hero Fiennes Tiffin Almost Pursued Landscaping Instead of Acting'

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