Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Our March ViewGuy, Loves Playing Fortnite and Researching the Civil War (It’s for a Film)

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Photography Moni Haworth
Stylist Zara Mirkin

Published March 13, 2019

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Hero Fiennes-Tiffin cut his teeth as the pre-teen version of his uncle Ralph Fiennes’s very un-hero-like Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. One growth spurt later, the 21-year-old actor is set to play the hunky, but troubled, male lead in the screen adaptation of Anna Todd’s romance novel After. Here, five things to know about our March ViewGuy.

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1. “No one on the street has ever recognized me from Harry Potter. I was fortunate enough to have done it right before I went through puberty, which then dramatically changed how I look. There are loads of Potter fans, but I don’t think it was a big enough role to stay in people’s brains.”

2. “Hardin Scott, the character I play in After, is a troubled guy with a lot on his mind. He’s very naive, like a lot of teens are.”

3. “I love playing Fortnite when I have the time. This is the nerdiest conversation to be having, but my friends and I grew up on video games. For me, it’s more about the gameplay than the dances, outfits, and stuff.”

4. “Enrique Iglesias’s ‘Hero’ was sung to me throughout my childhood along with a bunch of other songs like Mariah Carey’s ‘Hero’ and Bonnie Tyler’s ‘I Need a Hero.’”

5. “The next film I’m doing is about the American Civil War. It’s something that we learn nothing about over in England, so I’ve done loads of history lessons and research.”

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