David Yates Says Young Voldemort Cast; No Name of Actor Given

Oct 04, 2007

Posted by: SueTLC


Director David Yates is quoted in a UK newspaper saying the role of Young Voldemort for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film has been cast, but refused to give the name of the young actor who will play him in the sixth Harry Potter movie. In Richard Kay’s column from The Daily Mail, there is a mention of the upcoming movie, along with the possibility the actor in question may be the young nephew of Ralph Fiennes who of course portrays Lord Voldemort. The article states that while David Yates declined to reveal the name of the actor, the columnist says that the role will be played by 11 year old Titan Tiffin. Full quotage is as follows :

The Fiennes family business is expanding. For the 11-year-old nephew of actor Ralph is, I hear, to star alongside his uncle in the next Harry Potter film. Titan Tiffin is to be cast as Tom Riddle ” the boy who becomes arch villain Lord Voldemort, who is played by Ralph. Titan is the eldest son of Ralph’s younger sister Martha, an award-winning film director, and Old Etonian George Tiffin, a novelist and film producer.

‘Finding someone to play Tom Riddle was tricky, as he is a twisted and evil character,’ I am told. ‘But Titan fits the bill perfectly ” and you can see he has inherited his uncle’s abilities.’ Titan’s other thespian uncle, Joseph, starred as the Bard in Shakespeare In Love.

David Yates, the director of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, which is due out in November next year, tells me: ‘I’ve found a really interesting kid to play Riddle. I can’t tell you who it is yet ” it’s early days.’

As intriguing as this sounds, and there have been other reports on possible casting for this role, please keep this very much in the rumor category until we can obtain official confirmation from Warner Brothers. As stated previously, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is currently in production in England, and will be released in theaters November 21, 2008.

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