The career of Hero Fiennes-Tiffin extends far from the screen.

Heartthrob Hero Fiennes-Tiffin has impressed a lot of people lately, but it appears not one of them is a film critic.

He recently starred in the film After directed by Jenny Cage; the same Jenny Cage who helmed the critically-acclaimed coming-of-age documentary All This Panic. She worked on a TV movie – Lenny – back in 2018, but this latest effort marks her directorial debut fiction feature. 

How did it go? Well, it’s based on Anna Todd’s teen novel of the same name and has landed on Netflix rather recently. The streaming service offers a lot of great content in the realm of television, but most feel that they really lack quality when it comes to movie selection. Sadly, it looks like After has fuelled the public’s reasons for making such assertions. 

It hasn’t exactly been a hit, but it is, in fact, garnering some attention, or rather, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin is…

Hero Fiennes-Tiffin walks the runway during Salvatore Ferragamo fashion show in Piazza della Signoria during Pitti Immagine Uomo 96 on June 11, 2019 in Florence, Italy.

After on Netflix

In this latest romantic drama, we follow Tessa Young – played by newcomer Josephine Langford – a college student who falls for the questionable bad boy Hardin Scott, played by Hero. 

The pair embark on a relationship which features more ups and downs than any respectable theme park. Essentially, Jenny’s film chronicles a toxic-relationship with twists, turns and a slapdash catharsis at the end which would make even the most teenage of audiences question the characters’ authenticity. 

The relationship at its core has received the most fire from critics, leading to a dreadfully unfavourable Metascore of 30. Robert Abele over at The Wrap wrote that it’s “…the kind of dispiriting effort that thinks it’s scratching an itch for masochistic young girls, but primarily suggests that romance, desire and sexuality aren’t worth genuinely exploring.” 

Nevertheless, that hasn’t stopped many from singling out Hero as a performer with potential who they’d like to see elsewhere.

Hero Fiennes-Tiffin

The twenty-one-year-old English actor was born in London to parents already in the industry; his father George Tiffin a cinematographer (primarily) and his mother Martha Fiennes a director. Although some fans suspect he’s dating his After co-star, it looks like he’s currently single. 

He first appeared on screens in 2008 after he was cast in S.A. Halewood’s drama film Bigger Than Ben. He played the character of Spartak, which in turn led to further roles, first of all, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince a year later. As you can imagine, landing a role in the biggest movie franchise of that time was quite the achievement, introducing him to millions of eyes. 

It was actually the part of Tom Riddle at age eleven which he landed, and although not exactly a central role, the performer handled the scenes brilliantly, adding a real sense of darkness to come. After this, he secured a role on Private Peaceful (Young Charlie) in 2012 but remained relatively quiet in terms of screen work until 2018, which saw him score some pretty big roles. He played Ioan Fuller in the 2018 series Safe, and also Jake in this year’s Cleaning Up

There’s a pretty sizeable career gap, but he’s also a model!


Another famous Fiennes!

Speaking of Harry Potter, Hero already had a connection to the franchise in some ways. 

That’s right – his uncle is none other than the exceptionally talented Ralph Fiennes. He reprised the role of Voldemort across the family-fantasy film series, so hiring Hero to play the character’s younger self was actually a really solid call. 

He was nominated at the Academy Awards for his role in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 masterwork Schindler’s List – he played Amon Göth – and has also starred in the likes of The Grand Budapest Hotel, In Bruges, Skyfall, The Reader and many more notable efforts. 

As for Hero, he’s expected back on screens again soon, having a hand in upcoming action-thriller The Silencing and After We Collided, which as you may have guessed by the title, is a sequel to the aforementioned After

In other news, what Shakespeare play is The Lion King based on?