WIth filming currently underway for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie, news comes this morning of the complete cast list for the movie. Ralph Fiennes's nine-year-old nephew, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, will be playing the role of young Tom Riddle at age 11, while 16-year-old Frank Dillane is playing the teenage Riddle.
David Heyman said:
I am really excited that David Yates and all our cast are back for the sixth film and welcome some wonderful new additions to our ensemble. We all share a commitment to Jo Rowling and to Harry Potter fans around the world to keep making these films the best they can be and, as we head into the final installments, I can promise that this level of commitment will not waver.
From the press release:
Additionally, several young newcomers will be making their feature film debuts in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Jessie Cave has won the role of Lavender Brown, who has eyes for Ron Weasley. Nine-year-old Hero Fiennes Tiffin is playing the role of young Tom Riddle at age 11, while 16-year-old Frank Dillane is playing the teenage Riddle, who is already on the path to become the evil Lord Voldemort.
You may remember that back in October it was rumored that Ralph's nephew would play a young Tom Riddle.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released on November 21, 2008.