Hollywood heartthrob Hero Fiennes Tiffin is best known for his swoon-worthy portrayal of lovable bad boy Hardin Scott in the “After” film series, but you may not know about his other memorable roles, including playing the younger version of a legendary movie villain.
Check out this list of Hero Fiennes Tiffin movies that you didn’t know existed in chronological order:
‘Bigga Than Ben’ (2008) – Hero Fiennes Tiffin Movies
In “Bigga Than Ben,” Ben Barnes (known for his roles in “Prince Caspian,” “The Punisher,” and “Westworld”) and Russian heartthrob Andrei Chadov (from “Russkoye”) embark on a chaotic adventure. His role as young Spartek would be the first of many Hero Fiennes Tiffin movies.
This captivating film follows two freewheeling draft-dodgers as they navigate through forging work permits, shoplifting, and even transforming mobile phones into crack.
As their misadventures unfold, they find themselves gradually drawn into the seedy underworld of London’s vibrant multi-cultural melting pot.
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ (2009) – Hero Fiennes Tiffin Movies
Hero Fiennes Tiffin played a fleeting but significant part in the sixth Harry Potter movie as creepy 11-year-old Tom Riddle, who later evolved into the evil wizard Voldemort, who was portrayed by his uncle Ralph Fiennes.
Hero’s depiction of the character was absolutely terrifying, and the critics praised him for it, but his motivation for auditioning wasn’t about scoring the role, just missing school.
My incentive for the ‘Harry Potter’ films was genuinely days off school, to go do the auditions,” he said in an interview. “When I got the role, I remember jumping onto the sofa and burying my head in it and screaming and then sitting up and being like, ‘Oh, now I’m really nervous. Now I actually have to do it.'”
Despite his dubious reasons for auditioning, Hero really enjoyed the experience on set.
“I had such a rich experience at the highest end at the very start.” he remarked.
“Everything else was like, ‘Oh, it’s all right if I don’t get that. It’s all right if that doesn’t work out.’ [I’m] totally grateful for that experience.”
The film was to date, the highest box office scoring of all Hero Fiennes Tiffin movies.
‘Private Peaceful’ (2012) – Hero Fiennes Tiffin Movies
Hero’s next big film role would come four years later in 2012’s British military drama “Private Peaceful.”
The film, which was based on Michael Morpurgo’s book of the same name, is about two brothers who enlist in the service during World War I.
Hero Fiennes Tiffin played the younger version of Charlie Peaceful, the younger sibling who faced lethal consequences for staying behind to protect his injured brother, when he was supposed to be charging the Germans on the front lines with his squad.
‘After’ (2019) – Hero Fiennes Tiffin Movies
Hero Fiennes Tiffin took a five year break between appearing at the box office, but came back as a pensive anti-hero in his breakout role as Hardin Scott.
The 2019 movie adaptation of Anna Todd’s best-selling novel “After” hit theaters and quickly became a box office sensation, earning over $70 million worldwide.
Hero’s interpretation of Hardin Scott captured the character’s complexity, presenting him as dark, mysterious, and brooding.
With a perfect balance of vulnerability and intensity, Hero made Hardin relatable and sympathetic.
The story revolves around Hardin, a college student, who falls in love with Tessa Young, played by Josephine Langford.
As young lovers, they navigate the trials and tribulations that come with their tumultuous relationship.
Diverging from his previous roles as charming and clean-cut characters, Hero underwent a complete transformation to bring Hardin to life.
This included dying his hair black and getting a tattoo. Fans of the book praised Hero’s dedication to portraying Hardin faithfully, as his transformation into the brooding character was incredibly convincing.
Hero Fiennes Tiffin’s performance in “After” garnered widespread recognition, propelling him to global fame and gaining him a dedicated following of new fans.
His chemistry with Josephine Langford on-screen was palpable, resulting in a believable and intense on-screen relationship between the two actors.
“After” is the first of Hero Fiennes Tiffin movies to become a franchise with him in a starring role.
‘The Silencing’ (2020) – Hero Fiennes Tiffin Movies
Hero Fiennes Tiffin delivers a captivating performance as Brooks in the 2020 thriller film, “The Silencing.”
In this gripping thriller, Rayburn Swanson (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), a alcoholic trapper who establishes a sanctuary as an act of penance for his missing daughter, lives in remorseful isolation.
When Sheriff Alice Gustafson discovers the body of a young girl with eerie clues, she becomes determined to solve the mystery, but all signs point to her troubled brother Brooks.
As Rayburn finds himself being hunted by a mysterious figure, he must protect Molly, a mute girl with a haunting past, while facing his own demons.
The Silencing” was the only one of Hero Fiennes Tiffin movies filmed between the first and second part of the “After” franchise.
‘After We Collided’ (2020) – Hero Fiennes Tiffin Movies
Hero Fiennes Tiffin reprised his role as Hardin Scott in 2020’s “After We Collided,” which follows his tumultuous relationship with Tessa (Josephine Langford).
“After We Collided” begins with Hardin having a dream about Tessa, only to wake up alone in his car, upset that Tessa hasn’t responded to his texts.
As he leaves his car, a desperate homeless man approaches him but Hardin dismisses him. Meanwhile, Tessa starts her first day as an intern at Vance Publishing.
However, things take a turn for the worse when she has an uncomfortable encounter with her coworker Trevor Matthews.
Tessa is greeted by Kimberly, the secretary who is involved with the founder of the company, Christian Vance.
One night, Tessa goes to a nightclub with her coworkers in an attempt to impress a potential investor.
However, after drinking too much, things escalate quickly. From dancing with strangers to an accidental kiss, Tessa drunkenly calls Hardin to boast about her night.
Trevor finds her and they go back to their hotel room. Tessa spills wine on Trevor’s clothes and asks him to undress so she can wash them.
Suddenly, Hardin bursts into the room, furious at the sight of a half-naked Trevor and angrily kicks him out. Despite their anger, they end up sleeping together.
But their reconciliation is short-lived. Tessa realizes the complexities of her work life and confronts her true feelings for Hardin.
The situation becomes even more complicated when Hardin’s mother, Trish Daniels, unexpectedly visits him in the US and befriends Tessa.
Tessa also embarks on a journey to find her long-lost father, who makes a surprising appearance at the end.
“After We Collided” was the first one of Hero Fiennes Tiffin movies in the series to get an “R” Rating.
“I think it’s really nice to do the first one with the rating it had, so as many people can watch it as possible. And then, to do the second one with the R rating and swearing and turn it up a notch, it’s a lot more realistic,” he told Collider.
“It’s nice to have that balance where you can include everyone, and then in the second, you can in my opinion, improve it on the level of authenticity towards real life and the fact that people do swear, and all of the other things that come with a higher rating,” Hero continued.
“It’s just closer to real life. So, it was really good to not just have one or the other but to have that balance of both.”
‘After We Fell’ (2021) – Hero Fiennes Tiffin Movies
Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Josephine Langford continued their passionate but turbulent relationship int 2021’s “After We Fell.”
In “After We Fell,” Tessa and Hardin’s insecurities continue to haunt them, despite their happy life together.
When Tessa is offered a job at Vance Publishing in Seattle, she eagerly accepts, but Hardin is apprehensive about their long-distance relationship.
As more trouble arises, tensions between them escalate due to Hardin’s desire to bring Tessa to London after graduation.
However, Tessa decides to take the opportunity and move to Seattle, much to Hardin’s jealousy, especially because Trevor will be in the same city.
Meanwhile, Tessa also grapples with reconciling with her estranged father, whom she hasn’t seen in nine years.
Surprisingly, Hardin finds himself bonding with her father over their shared struggles with alcoholism, despite his initial reservations.
Everything seems to be going well until Hardin takes Tessa to London for his mother’s wedding. He’s reluctant at first, fearing judgment from Tessa regarding his past and origins.
However, with Vance’s encouragement, Hardin invites Tessa to the wedding. The happiness is short-lived when, the night before the wedding, Hardin accidentally witnesses Vance having an affair with his mom.
Kimberly, Hardin’s mother, discovers Vance’s infidelity and becomes furious with him. To make matters worse, Vance unveils a long-kept secret to Hardin.
After filming the seventh of Hero Fiennes Tiffin movies, he described the love between Hardin and Tessa in an interview with StyleCaster.
“It’s one of those things where none of it is malicious. it all comes from a good, honest, true place,” he said. “Naturally, because of his imperfect attachment and behavior he’s learned from growing up, the trauma that he’s dealing with is very difficult for him.”
“We are making a romance, and it’s supposed to be entertaining. A lot of the nature of the relationship isn’t perfect, but it’s something we were always conscious of, trying not to glorify it too much.”
“But ultimately, it’s a very difficult fine line to tread because you don’t want to glorify it and make anyone think that’s a good way to be, but at the same time, in the world of cinema, that is somewhat entertaining,” Hero noted. “It’s a balance we were conscious of and hopefully we balanced it.”
‘First Love’ (2022) – Hero Fiennes Tiffin Movies
In a departure from playing Hardin Scott, Hero Fiennes Tiffin starred opposite Sydney Park in 2022’s “First Love.”
Hero told Collider that he was drawn to Jim because of his “reserved” nature. “He almost feels wise beyond his years because it’s so easy to be so impulsive. At that age, everything is the be-all and end-all, and just so dramatic,” Fiennes Tiffin remarked. “Everything feels like it’s the biggest deal in the world.”
“And he has a really, really refreshingly mature outlook on that, even in that pivotal point of his life, where he just realizes that the show will go on, and if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be, and if it’s not, it’s not,” he explained.
“I think his wisdom and his patience and his maturity were aspects of him that I wanted to take.”
Kay (Diane Kruger) and Greg Albright (Jeffrey Donovan} lead a satisfying life with their two sons. However, when Greg loses his job during the 2008 recession, their lives are turned upside down.
With Greg struggling to find work and Kay burdened with caring for her Aunt Irene, their family faces numerous challenges.
Meanwhile, their teenage son Jim (Hero Fiennes Tiffin) falls in love with Ann (Sydney Park), bringing a sense of connection and romance to his life.
As Greg searches for a job that matches his expertise, he is met with disappointment and feelings of worthlessness.
Despite this, he remains hopeful that things will eventually work out. Jim, on the other hand, navigates the complexities of young love and tries to emotionally connect with Ann, even in the face of criticism from his peers.
For Kay, her Aunt Irene serves as a source of much-needed connection. At home, she is frustrated by Jim’s failed ambitions in the banking sector, but still finds solace in her family.
As Jim and Ann explore the next stage of their relationship, they are met with outside pressures and advice from Ann’s mother, further complicating their love story.
As months pass with no job prospects, Kay is informed that Greg must find employment to support their lifestyle.
This leads to a conflict as Greg suggests downsizing, causing Kay to feel a sense of crisis. Meanwhile, Jim becomes aware of the financial struggles at home as he tries to find his place with Ann. Their relationship takes a hit, leaving them both feeling stuck and uncertain about the future.
As Kay and Greg move to a smaller place, Kay grapples with the reality of their new life. Survival becomes the primary focus, overshadowing any sense of pleasure.
Jim, on the other hand, embarks on his own journey of self-discovery as he pursues his education.
After a few years, Jim returns to his hometown and reunites with Ann. They both have matured and forgiven each other for their past mistakes. Seeking intimacy and connection once again, they embark on a new chapter in their relationship.
‘After Ever Happy’ (2022) – Hero Fiennes Tiffin Movies
Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Josephine Langford once again explored the fraught relationship between Hardin Scott and Tessa Young in the fourth installment of the “After” franchise, “After Ever Happy.”
In the film, Hardin’s world shatters as he uncovers his family’s haunting secret. Overwhelmed with despair, he finds himself trapped in a seemingly endless abyss.
Tessa, exhausted from her futile attempts to save Hardin, reaches a realization – only he can rescue himself.
Reluctantly, Tessa proposes a temporary separation, much to Hardin’s anger. Yet, they finally part ways, taking the opportunity to delve into their souls and uncover their deepest desires.
In this emotional journey, they seek to discover what truly matters in life.
Hero discussed Hardin’s character progression in a February 2021 interview with Flaunt magazine.
“The interesting thing about Hardin is that he changes so much depending on how Tessa changes,” Hero stated. “Once he deals with his childhood trauma, you hope that he will be able to become his best self.
“I think the whole journey with After as well is watching how he becomes the best version of himself alongside Tessa,” the Hollywood heartthrob continued. “He goes from being a version of himself who is far from who he wants to be to transforming to be who he wants to be.”
‘The Woman King’ (2022) – Hero Fiennes Tiffin Movies
In his third film of 2022, Hero Fiennes Tiffin’s role was a huge departure from any character fans have seen him play on screen, a ruthless slave trader named Captain Ferreira in “The Woman King.”
In 1823, in the kingdom of Dahomey in West Africa, General Nanisca (Viola Davis), leader of the all-female warriors known as the Agojie, sets free Dahomean women who were taken from the Oyo Empire.
This sparks a fierce battle between King Ghezo (John Boyega) of Dahomey and the Oyo. Nanisca starts training a new generation of warriors to protect the kingdom and among them is Nawi, (Thuso Mbedu), a strong-willed girl who refused to marry abusive men and was offered to the king by her father.
Nawi forms a bond with Izogie (Lashana Lynch), a seasoned Agojie, and reveals to Nanisca that she is adopted, shocking her by showing a scar on her left shoulder.
Portuguese traders, led by Santo Ferreira and accompanied by the half-Dahomean Malik (Jordan Bolger), arrive as part of an alliance with the Oyo, led by General Oba Ade (Jimmy Odukoya).
Shortly after completing her training and becoming a full-fledged Agojie, Nawi secretly meets with Malik and discovers the Oyo’s plans to attack.
She reports this to Nanisca, who reprimands her for her reckless actions. In the midst of their argument, Nanisca confesses that she was once captured by Oba and had a daughter before giving her away, embedding a shark tooth in her own shoulder as a mark.
Nanisca helps Nawi remove the tooth, confirming that Nawi is her biological daughter.
Nanisca leads the Agojie in an attack on the Oyo, achieving success but allowing Oba to escape. Ghezo plans to appoint Nanisca as the Woman King, his partner in ruling Dahomey, but refuses to authorize a rescue mission for the captive Agojie.
In the chaos, Nawi manages to escape and reunites with Nanisca. Malik frees other captives who then drown Ferreira, while Nanisca kills Oba in single combat.
The victorious Agojie return to Dahomey, where Ghezo briefly admonishes Nanisca in private for her disobedience before crowning her the Woman King.
‘The Loneliest Boy in the World’ (2022) – Hero Fiennes Tiffin Movies
Hero Fiennes Tiffin’s most out there role came in the form of a reanimated corpse in his final film of 2022, “The Loneliest Boy in the World.”
In this wild horror comedy, a young man named Oliver (Max Harwood) has his life turned upside down when after the sudden death of his mother.
Left on his own, he is faced with the daunting task of adapting to society or facing the possibility of institutionalization.
As he tries to forge connections with others, he encounters obstacles that threaten to keep him isolated.
Desperate to find companionship, he sets his sights on Susanne (Susan Wokoma), a young woman who has recently moved into his neighborhood. However, his attempts to befriend her come across as too intense and he struggles to find his place in her life.
Surprisingly, it is through his unexpected friendship with two cemetery workers that he begins to find solace.
They introduce him to a world of deceased individuals who have found their final resting place in the same cemetery as his mother.
Strangely enough, this unconventional family becomes a source of comfort and strength for him, helping him to improve his self-esteem and communication skills.
Just when he begins to find his footing, a mind-boggling twist occurs. One morning, he awakens to discover that his deceased companions, including zombified Mitch (Hero Fiennes Tiffin) have miraculously come back to life, but with a haunting catch – they are still decaying.
Together, they navigate through the challenges of their newfound existence, ultimately leading the young man towards love and his own place in the world.
Hero told Movieweb that the film’s unique take on zombies would thrill horror fans.
“If we come remotely close to how much I enjoyed Shaun of the Dead, then we’ve done something right,” he commented.
“But it’s a different style of movie. It’s a pretty original take on zombies from what I know, how we treat them, and how Martin’s vision brings them to life. It’s a refreshing take on films that zombie lovers like to see.”