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Biography of Hero Fiennes-Tiffin
Hero Fiennes Tiffin is an English actor and model best known for his role as 11-year-old Tom Riddle, a young version of the main antagonist, Lord Voldemort, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009). Lead actor in the film “After” (2019).
British actor Hero Fiennes Tiffin
Childhood and family
Hero Beauregard Faulkner Fiennes-Tiffin was born on November 6, 1997 in London. His parents are directors George Tiffin and Martha Fiennes, the sister of actors Rafe and Joseph Fiennes. Hiro is not the only child in the family: he has an older brother Titan Nathaniel (born 1995). and Mercy’s younger sister Jeanie Willow (born 2001).
Hero Fanis-Tiffin as a child; right: his parents
Hiro was educated at the Emmanuel School in Battersea, a private school in southwest London, founded back in 1594 by Queen Elizabeth I. At one time, the star of the Lost series Naveen Andrews, the director of the film Star Wars. Episode VI: Return of the Jedi “Richard Marquand, actor Ben Moore and other famous people.
Hero Fiennes Tiffin with his father and sister Mercy
Hiro’s film debut took place when he was barely 10 years old. The boy starred in the English drama More Ben (2008) about two Russian guys (played by Ben Barnes and Andrey Chadov) who come to London in pursuit of adrenaline and luck.
More Ben: Hero Fiennes-Tiffin’s first film role
The second role of a schoolboy – albeit a secondary one – glorified him throughout the world. Fiennes Tiffin played a young Voldemort in the sixth movie about the little wizard, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009). Thousands of young actors auditioned for the role of the Dark Lord at the age of 11, but the role went to Hiro.
Most likely, it was not without family ties: after all, Voldemort was played by Hiro’s uncle, Ralph Fiennes, after the revival. However, the director of the film, David Yates, announced in an interview that the boy got the role solely due to his acting talent and ability to pull out “everything that is dark” during the reading. The physical resemblance of uncle and nephew was another “decisive factor”.
Hiro played young Voldemort in Half-Blood Prince
The film crew was satisfied with Hiro’s work. Yeats called Fiennes-Tiffin a “very driven and disciplined” young actor who brought the enigmatic character to life in the best possible way.
The next role went to Hiro only three years later – the high school student starred in a small role in the military drama “Private Peaceful” (2012), which takes place during the First World War in Flanders. Fiennes Tiffin appeared on screen as the protagonist in his early years; adult Charlie Peaceful was played by Jack O’Connell.
Shot from the film “Private Peaceful”
By the age of 18, Hiro already clearly knew that he wanted to work in the field of cinema. He began to actively go to auditions, but luck was not always with the young actor. In particular, Hiro failed auditions for roles in the Netflix series Stranger Things, in the films Dunkirk (2017) and Your Hate (2018). However, something worthwhile actor was still offered. In 2017, director Baz Luhrmann, the author of the film hits Moulin Rouge (2001) and The Great Gatsby (2013), became interested in him. Luhrmann was just looking for an actor to star in his short film for a collaboration between clothing brands ERDEM and H&M.
The four-minute film The Secret Life of Flowers was filmed in a large country mansion lavishly decorated with fresh buds and candles. In addition to Hiro, other young talents also took part in the filming – the dark-skinned model Fernando Cabral, the star of Amundsen Ruby Dagnall, the Dutch artist Saskia de Brau, the actor Tom Rhys Harris and others. Like many other Luhrmann films, The Secret Life of Flowers turned out a real piece of cinematic art with its inherent passion and drama.
After starring in an H&M commercial, the actor’s career took off.
After the release of the commercial from the famous director, Hiro’s career took off. In 2018, Hiro starred in an episode of the hit series The Tunnel with Stephen Dillane and Clemence Poesy.
Photos from the filming of “The Tunnel”
Soon, the guy got an important role in the mystical series “Safety”, the plot of which revolves around a pediatric surgeon (Michael Carlisle Hall), a widowed father of two teenage daughters.
Shot from the series “Safety”
In January 2019, Fiennes-Tiffin could be seen in a supporting role in the British drama series The Cleanup, which centers on cleaning lady Sam Cooke (Sheridan Smith) who unexpectedly plunges into the dark world of finance.
Hiro acts in films and for glossy magazines
In addition to filming movies, Hiro works as a model. He signed a contract with the Storm Models modeling agency and has already appeared on the covers of popular Indie and Wonderland magazines, as well as taking part in a number of fashion shows.
Personal life of Hero Fiennes-Tiffin
Hero Fiennes-Tiffin prefers to keep his personal life private. Fans aren’t sure if Hiro’s heart is occupied or if the guy is single. Pages on social networks do not help to reveal the main secret: on his Instagram account, the actor shares photos only with relatives and friends. The height of the actor is 188 cm.
Hero Fiennes-Tiffin now
On April 18, 2019, the melodrama “After” by Jenny Gage based on the bestseller of the same name by Anna Todd is released on Russian screens. The film tells about two teenagers – the modest Tess (Josephine Langford) and the rebel Hardin (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin), whose passionate romance divides their life into before and after. It is noteworthy that Todd’s book was originally a fanfic about One Direction’s lead singer, Harry Styles. However, Hardin bears little resemblance to Harry, and the plot of the novel is not based on facts.
Hero Fiennes-Tiffin and Josephine Langford
It is known that Fiennes-Tiffin, along with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Annabelle Wallis, will star in the crime thriller The Silencing. The young actor will also appear in director Brett Smith’s debut feature film Freedom’s Path.