Fear the Walking Dead Has a Very Important Harry Potter Actor in It
Not only is Fear the Walking Dead the spinoff TV series to watch (we're already calling it by its cool nickname), there is an actor on it who you may recognize — and get goosebumps over. Frank Dillane plays Nick, the son of Kim Dickens's character, but his previous noteworthy role was in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince — as Voldemort. That's right, in 2009, Dillane played 16-year-old Tom Riddle, aka He Who Must Not Be Named, in a flashback. British actor Dillane is now 24 and heading into another huge genre franchise, though this time he'll be facing down zombies rather than Boys Who Live (fun fact: he's also the real-life son of actor Stephen Dillane, aka Stannis Baratheon on Game of Thrones). Let's just go over this, slowly.
In 2009, Dillane played Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
He's the teen version of the man who grows up to be Voldemort.
It's Dillane's only Harry Potter appearance, but it's a memorable one.
We see him in a memory described by Professor Slughorn, who had educated Tom about horcruxes, which Slughorn, naturally, later regretted.
Now, he's in Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead's LA-set spinoff.
He plays Nick Clark, the troubled teen son of Madison (Kim Dickens).