When Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was released in 2002, Tom Marvolo Riddle may have captured the mind of Ginny Weasley with his mysterious diary/Horcrux, but he also captured the hearts of teens everywhere with his dreamy eyes and thick wavy locks.
Christian Coulson, the actor who played the young, pre-nose job Lord Voldemort, is still worth a fatal stare into the eyes of a Basilisk. So, what has Coulson been up to the last 14 years? Let's take a look!
As a surprise to pretty much no one, the handsome young actor seamlessly transitioned into a handsome adult. Although his social media presence is somewhat lacking, there are still a few shots that show us what L.V. could have looked like had he not split his soul so many times.
The 37-year-old actor (who couldn't look farther from 37, in my opinion) hasn't strayed too far from the public eye. After appearing in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Coulson worked on the film The Hours alongside Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep, the same year.
Last year, he was featured in Ira Sachs's French-American drama, Love Is Strange. Unfortunately, Coulson was deemed too old to reprise his role as Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 2009. Since he could pass as a 16-year-old villain at the age of 23, I'd say he's still winning the genetic lottery.
In addition to a smattering of film roles, Christian Coulson has worked on various TV shows ranging from Little Britain to Gossip Girl, and most recently, The Good Wife.
Like many of his Harry Potter co-stars, Coulson shifted much of his attention from screen to stage. With credits like Romeo and Juliet at the Liverpool Theater, the U.K. tour of Festen, and Everything You Touch at the Cherry Lane Theater to his name, Coulson has made quite a name for himself in the world of theater.
For those as fascinated with the Harry Potter cast as I am, Coulson does have a few upcoming projects for us to enjoy. This year he starred in The Rainbow Experiment. He is also set to reunite with his Harry Potter co-star, Bonnie Wright, in the independent comedy Those Who Wander.
The next time you want to see this Hogwarts alumnus, skip The Chamber of Secrets. Either seek out these independent titles, head to the playhouse, or follow him on social media!