Who is Hero Fiennes Tiffin? Meet the star of the ‘After’ series

Hero Fiennes Tiffin stars as Hardin Scott in the After film series — but you may already know him as 11-year-old Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Here’s everything you need to know about the leading man from After, the film series based on One Direction fan fiction.

His parents are also in the industry.

The British actor was born on Nov. 6, 1997, and grew up in London. He comes from a famous family: His mother is director Martha Fiennes, his father is cinematographer George Tiffin and his uncles are the actors Ralph and Joseph Fiennes. He also has an older brother named Titan and a younger sister named Mercy.

He started acting at an early age.

Fiennes Tiffin was around age 11 when he snagged his first role in 2008’s Bigga Than Ben. The following year, he landed his first major role in 2009’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince alongside his uncle Ralph Fiennes, who played Voldemort.

However, his breakout role was as Hardin Scott in 2019’s After. Hardin Scott is supposed to be a bad boy version of singer Harry Styles.

“The complexity and mystery of the character, which is especially attractive to an actor for a first lead role,” Fiennes Tiffin told W about what appealed to him about the role of Hardin Scott. “There are so many layers that you slowly reveal to the audience. It’s obviously hard work and long hours and conflicting opinions, but the whole process of filming was fun.”

The actor has also snagged serious modeling gigs with major brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Dior.

He isn’t very active on social media.

The 23-year-old keeps a pretty low profile compared to other young actors. 

“I had all of those apps ages ago and then I deleted them when I realized I was just wasting my time,” Fiennes Tiffin told W. “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.”

Fiennes Tiffin appears to be single.

Despite playing a heartthrob in After (and rumors that he dated his costar Josephine Langford), Fiennes Tiffin told Elle in 2019 he’s never had a girlfriend.

“I’ve never had, like, a proper relationship,” he said. “I haven’t had a girl I would call my girlfriend.”

In October 2020, he spoke about his relationship with Langford, clarifying that they are just friends and coworkers.

“We have a great professional relationship and that’s all it is,” Fiennes Tiffin told Hollywire.

In February, the internet also speculated that Fiennes Tiffin was dating model Chanal Benjilali after the pair were spotted look awfully cozy together, but nothing was ever confirmed.

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