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{{quote|The fact that he's related to [[Ralph Fiennes|Ralph]] wasn't the primary reason for choosing him. It was an advantage that he looked very similar to Ralph. Of course that was useful. But primarily I went for Hero because of this wonderful haunted quality that seemed to bring [[Tom Riddle]] alive on-screen for us.|[[David Yates]]|Wikipedia:USA Today|USA Today}}
 
{{quote|The fact that he's related to [[Ralph Fiennes|Ralph]] wasn't the primary reason for choosing him. It was an advantage that he looked very similar to Ralph. Of course that was useful. But primarily I went for Hero because of this wonderful haunted quality that seemed to bring [[Tom Riddle]] alive on-screen for us.|[[David Yates]]|Wikipedia:USA Today|USA Today}}
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'''Hero Fiennes-Tiffin''' (born [[6 November]], [[1997]]) is a [[Great Britain|British]] actor cast as the 11-year-old [[Tom Riddle|Tom Marvolo Riddle]], the younger version of [[Wikipedia:antagonist|antagonist]] Lord Voldemort who appears in the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|sixth instalment]] of the ''[[Harry Potter]]'' [[Harry Potter films|films]], ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''.<ref>[http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=213122 ''Casting Is Complete on 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince''']. Distributed by [[Wikipedia:PR Newswire|PR Newswire]] on behalf of [[Wikipedia:Warner Bros.|Warner Bros. Pictures]], [[Wikipedia:November 16|November 16]], [[2007]]. Retrieved [[2008]]-[[Wikipedia:August 19|August 19|08-19]].</ref>
   
'''Hero Fiennes-Tiffin''' (born [[6 November]], [[1997]]) is a [[Great Britain|British]] actor cast as the 11-year-old [[Tom Riddle|Tom Marvolo Riddle]], the younger version of [[Wikipedia:antagonist|antagonist]] Lord Voldemort who appears in the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|sixth instalment]] of the ''[[Harry Potter]]'' [[Harry Potter films|films]], ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''.<ref>[http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=213122 "Casting Is Complete on 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'"]. Distributed by [[Wikipedia:PR Newswire|PR Newswire]] on behalf of [[Wikipedia:Warner Bros.|Warner Bros. Pictures]], [[Wikipedia:November 16|November 16]], [[2007]]. Retrieved [[2008]]-[[Wikipedia:August 19|August 19|08-19]].</ref>
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[[File:Tom Riddle (11 years old).jpg|thumb|left|166px|Hero Fiennes-Tiffin as the young Tom Riddle]]
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Fiennes-Tiffin is the son of [[Wikipedia:film director|film directors]] [[Wikipedia:George Tiffin|George Tiffin]] and [[Wikipedia:Martha Fiennes|Martha Fiennes]]; the brother of Mercy and Titan Fiennes-Tiffin;<ref>Bryne, Paul. [http://www.movies.ie/html/article.aspx?articleid=3047 "Interview: Ralph Fiennes."] ''[http://www.movies.ie Movies.ie,]'', [[9 February]], [[2008]]. Retrieved on [[2008]]-[[3 September|09-03]].</ref> and the nephew of actors [[Wikipedia:Joseph Fiennes|Joseph Fiennes]] and [[Ralph Fiennes]], who has played the adult Lord Voldemort since the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|fourth film]].<ref name="USA Today Trailer">Puig, Claudia. [http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2008-07-28-potter-trailer_N.htm 'Potter' trailer unveils a young Voldemort]. [[Wikipedia:USA Today|USA Today]], Life section, [[Wikipedia:July 30|July 30]], [[2008]]. Retrieved [[2008]]-[[Wikipedia:August 19|08-19]].</ref> Fiennes-Tiffin earned the part after thousands of young actors auditioned for the role;<ref name="Times Casting" />. At least one publication, however, has alleged his family relation alone landed him the part, however director Yates has dispelled that rumour.<ref name="NYMag">[http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/07/jennifer_lopez_lands_a_job_as.html ''Jennifer Lopez Elected 'Governess.'''] ''[[Wikipedia:New York (magazine)|New York]]'', [[Wikipedia:July 29|July 29]], [[2008]]. Retrieved on [[2008]]-[[Wikipedia:August 21|08-21]].</ref>
   
[[File:Tom_Riddle_(11_years_old).jpg|thumb|left|166px|Hero Fiennes-Tiffin as the young Tom Riddle]]
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Fiennes-Tiffin made his first film appearance as Spartak in the 2008 [[Wikipedia:drama film|drama]], ''[[Wikipedia:Bigga Than Ben|Bigga Than Ben]]''.<ref name="IMDb">[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2842005/ "Hero Fiennes-Tiffin"]. [[Wikipedia:Internet Movie Database|Internet Movie Database]]. Retrieved [[2008]]-[[Wikipedia:August 19|August 19|08-19]].</ref>[[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"<ref name="EW Fall Preview">Jensen, Jeff. ''There Will Be 'Half-Blood.''' ''[[Wikipedia:Entertainment Weekly|Entertainment Weekly]]'', Iss. #1007/1008, August 22/29, 2008. pg. 39. Retrieved on [[2008]]-[[Wikipedia:August 19|08-19]].</ref> in his line readings. Yates said he did not get the role due to his relation to Ralph Fiennes, but admitted the family resemblance was "a clincher."<ref name="EW Fall Preview" /> Yates described the actor as "very focused and disciplined"<ref name="USA Today Trailer" /> and said he "got the corners and dark moods and odd spirit of the character"<ref name="Times Casting">Alberge, Dalya. "Voldemort's nephew has the villainous blood for film role." ''[[Wikipedia:The Times|The Times]]'', [[Wikipedia:November 17]], [[2007]]. Retrieved on [[2008]]-[[Wikipedia:August 19|08-19]].</ref> and had a "wonderful haunted quality that seemed to bring Tom Riddle alive on-screen for us."<ref name="USA Today Trailer" /> Jen Bensoussan, who runs the [[Daniel Radcliffe]] [[Wikipedia:fansite|fansite]] DanRadcliffe.com, described Fiennes-Tiffin's appearance in a ''Half-Blood Prince'' trailer, ''perfect evil, eerie child version of Voldemort. Think '[[Wikipedia:The Omen|Omen]].'''<ref name="Trailer">Vineyard, Jennifer. [http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1591810/story.jhtml ''Harry Potter Fans Call 'Half-Blood Prince' Trailer 'Bold,' 'Intense' And 'Eerie.'''] ''[[Wikipedia:MTV News|MTV News]]'', [[Wikipedia:July 30]], [[2008]]. Retrieved on [[2008]]-[[Wikipedia:August 21|08-21]].</ref>
Fiennes-Tiffin is the son of [[Wikipedia:film director|film directors]] [[Wikipedia:George Tiffin|George Tiffin]] and [[Wikipedia:Martha Fiennes|Martha Fiennes]]; the brother of Mercy and Titan Fiennes-Tiffin;<ref>Bryne, Paul. [http://www.movies.ie/html/article.aspx?articleid=3047 "Interview: Ralph Fiennes."] ''[http://www.movies.ie Movies.ie,]'', [[9 February]], [[2008]]. Retrieved on [[2008]]-[[3 September|09-03]].</ref> and the nephew of actors [[Wikipedia:Joseph Fiennes|Joseph Fiennes]] and [[Ralph Fiennes]], who has played the adult Lord Voldemort since the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|fourth film]].<ref name="USA Today Trailer">Puig, Claudia. [http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2008-07-28-potter-trailer_N.htm 'Potter' trailer unveils a young Voldemort]. [[Wikipedia:USA Today|USA Today]], Life section, [[Wikipedia:July 30|July 30]], [[2008]]. Retrieved [[2008]]-[[Wikipedia:August 19|08-19]].</ref> Fiennes-Tiffin earned the part after thousands of young actors auditioned for the role;<ref name="Times Casting" />. At least one publication, however, has alleged his family relation alone landed him the part, however director Yates has dispelled that rumour.<ref name="NYMag">[http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/07/jennifer_lopez_lands_a_job_as.html "Jennifer Lopez Elected ‘Governess.'"] ''[[Wikipedia:New York (magazine)|New York]]'', [[Wikipedia:July 29|July 29]], [[2008]]. Retrieved on [[2008]]-[[Wikipedia:August 21|08-21]].</ref>
 
 
Fiennes-Tiffin made his first film appearance as Spartak in the 2008 [[Wikipedia:drama film|drama]], ''[[Wikipedia:Bigga Than Ben|Bigga Than Ben]]''.<ref name="IMDb">[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2842005/ "Hero Fiennes-Tiffin"]. [[Wikipedia:Internet Movie Database|Internet Movie Database]]. Retrieved [[2008]]-[[Wikipedia:August 19|August 19|08-19]].</ref>[[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"<ref name="EW Fall Preview">Jensen, Jeff. "There Will Be 'Half-Blood.'" ''[[Wikipedia:Entertainment Weekly|Entertainment Weekly]]'', Iss. #1007/1008, August 22/29, 2008. pg. 39. Retrieved on [[2008]]-[[Wikipedia:August 19|08-19]].</ref> in his line readings. Yates said he did not get the role due to his relation to Ralph Fiennes, but admitted the family resemblance was "a clincher."<ref name="EW Fall Preview" /> Yates described the actor as "very focused and disciplined"<ref name="USA Today Trailer" /> and said he "got the corners and dark moods and odd spirit of the character"<ref name="Times Casting">Alberge, Dalya. "Voldemort's nephew has the villainous blood for film role." ''[[Wikipedia:The Times|The Times]]'', [[Wikipedia:November 17]], [[2007]]. Retrieved on [[2008]]-[[Wikipedia:August 19|08-19]].</ref> and had a "wonderful haunted quality that seemed to bring Tom Riddle alive on-screen for us."<ref name="USA Today Trailer" /> Jen Bensoussan, who runs the [[Daniel Radcliffe]] [[Wikipedia:fansite|fansite]] DanRadcliffe.com, described Fiennes-Tiffin's appearance in a ''Half-Blood Prince'' trailer, "perfect evil, eerie child version of Voldemort. Think '[[Wikipedia:The Omen|Omen]].'"<ref name="Trailer">Vineyard, Jennifer. [http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1591810/story.jhtml "Harry Potter Fans Call 'Half-Blood Prince' Trailer 'Bold,' 'Intense' And 'Eerie.'"] ''[[Wikipedia:MTV News|MTV News]]'', [[Wikipedia:July 30]], [[2008]]. Retrieved on [[2008]]-[[Wikipedia:August 21|08-21]].</ref>
 
   
 
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Hero Fiennes-Tiffin
Biographical information
Birth name

Hero Beauregard Fiennes-Tiffin[1]

Born

6 November, 1997[1]

Nationality

British

Gender

Male

Family
Career
Years active

2008-present

In Harry Potter

Tom Marvolo Riddle (age 11) in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"The fact that he's related to Ralph wasn't the primary reason for choosing him. It was an advantage that he looked very similar to Ralph. Of course that was useful. But primarily I went for Hero because of this wonderful haunted quality that seemed to bring Tom Riddle alive on-screen for us."
David Yates[src]

Hero Fiennes-Tiffin (born 6 November, 1997) is a British actor cast as the 11-year-old Tom Marvolo Riddle, the younger version of antagonist Lord Voldemort who appears in the sixth instalment of the Harry Potter films, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.[2]

Tom Riddle (11 years old)

Hero Fiennes-Tiffin as the young Tom Riddle

Fiennes-Tiffin is the son of film directors George Tiffin and Martha Fiennes; the brother of Mercy and Titan Fiennes-Tiffin;[3] and the nephew of actors Joseph Fiennes and Ralph Fiennes, who has played the adult Lord Voldemort since the fourth film.[4] Fiennes-Tiffin earned the part after thousands of young actors auditioned for the role;[5]. At least one publication, however, has alleged his family relation alone landed him the part, however director Yates has dispelled that rumour.[6]

Fiennes-Tiffin made his first film appearance as Spartak in the 2008 drama, Bigga Than Ben.[7]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"[8] in his line readings. Yates said he did not get the role due to his relation to Ralph Fiennes, but admitted the family resemblance was "a clincher."[8] Yates described the actor as "very focused and disciplined"[4] 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."[4] Jen Bensoussan, who runs the Daniel Radcliffe fansite DanRadcliffe.com, described Fiennes-Tiffin's appearance in a Half-Blood Prince trailer, perfect evil, eerie child version of Voldemort. Think 'Omen.'[9]

FilmographyEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 thePeerage.com
  2. Casting Is Complete on 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'. Distributed by PR Newswire on behalf of Warner Bros. Pictures, November 16, 2007. Retrieved 2008-August 19|08-19.
  3. Bryne, Paul. "Interview: Ralph Fiennes." Movies.ie,, 9 February, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-09-03.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Puig, Claudia. 'Potter' trailer unveils a young Voldemort. USA Today, Life section, July 30, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Alberge, Dalya. "Voldemort's nephew has the villainous blood for film role." The Times, Wikipedia:November 17, 2007. Retrieved on 2008-08-19.
  6. Jennifer Lopez Elected 'Governess.' New York, July 29, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-08-21.
  7. "Hero Fiennes-Tiffin". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-August 19|08-19.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Jensen, Jeff. There Will Be 'Half-Blood.' Entertainment Weekly, Iss. #1007/1008, August 22/29, 2008. pg. 39. Retrieved on 2008-08-19.
  9. Vineyard, Jennifer. Harry Potter Fans Call 'Half-Blood Prince' Trailer 'Bold,' 'Intense' And 'Eerie.' MTV News, Wikipedia:July 30, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-08-21.

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