• Christian Coulson was born in Manchester, England in 1978 and is a British actor best known for portraying Tom Marvolo Riddle (Lord Voldemort) in the “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” movie.
• He attended Arnold House Preparatory School in London, and won an academic scholarship to Westminster School before enrolling at the University of Cambridge’s Clare College.
• He has appeared in various movies and TV series, and has been featured in two audio dramas and seven audiobooks.
• There are rumors of him being gay and he is currently single living with his pet dog.
• He is physically active and his net worth is estimated to be over $2 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

FactGraduated from Cambridge University with a first class degree in 2000. While at Cambridge, he read English at Clare College.

Who is Christian Coulson (aka Lord Voldemort on “Harry Potter”)? Wiki Bio

Christian Peter Coulson was born in Manchester, England, on 3 October 1978, so his zodiac sign is Libra, and he holds British nationality. Christian is an actor who is best known for portraying the 16-year old Tom Marvolo Riddle in the “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” movie.

Early life and education

Christian was raised in Manchester in a middle class family, but he spent very little time with his parents while he was growing up, as both of them worked most of the time, however, after they noticed his interest in acting, they let him take acting lessons from the age of seven.

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Christian attended Arnold House Preparatory School in London before enrolling at Westminster School for which he won an academic scholarship. In 1990 at the age of 12, he became a member of the United Kingdom’s National Youth Music Theatre, and then in 1997 enrolled at the University of Cambridge’s Clare College, graduating with a BA degree in English in 2000. While there, he played the Master of Ceremonies in the “Cabaret” musical, and Claire in “The Maids” play, while he also made appearances in movies and TV series.

Christian’s appearances in movies

Christian made his debut film appearance in “The Four Feathers” in 2002, and then won the role of Tom Riddle in the “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” fantasy film which spread his name worldwide. Tom Marvolo Riddle was an English half-blood wizard who grew up to become Lord Voldemort also known as the Dark Lord, the most powerful and dangerous dark wizard of all time. The audition for Tom Riddle was supposed to be attended only by those who were between 15 and 17 years old, but even though Christian was 23 at the time, he was allowed to attend the audition and then went on to win the role.

In the same year, Christian was cast to portray Ralph Partridge in “The Hours”, and in 2005 appeared in the film “Take Me Back”. Later in the decade, Christian appeared in several movies, some of which are “I Am Nasrine” shot in 2012, “Love Is Strange” shot in 2014, and “Peter and John” in 2015 while his latest appearance in a movie has been in “Bite Me” in 2019, in which he portrayed James Thayer.

Appearances in TV series and other works

He made his debut TV series appearance in “Love in a Cold Climate” in 2001, followed by a main role in the “Weirdsister College” TV series, appearing in 13 episodes.

His next notable role was in four episodes of “Charles II: The Power and The Passion” in 2003, after which he appeared in a single episode of several TV series, such as “Little Britain” in 2003, “The Batter’s Down: Losing My Mind” in 2009, and “Gossip Girl” in 2010. Some of his most recent appearances have been in five episodes of “Nashville” in 2017, and in “Mozart in the Jungle” appearing in eight episodes in 2018.

Christian has been featured in two audio dramas entitled “Doctor Who: The Bride of Peladon” in 2007 and “Doctor Who: The Haunting of Thomas Brewster” in 2008.

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He has also been featured in seven audiobooks between 2011 and 2018 some of which are “Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea” by Adam Roberts in 2014, “The Dead House” by Dawn Kurtagich in 2015, and “Into?” by North Morgan in 2018.

Love life and relationships

Christian has been trying to keep his love life away from the media’s attention but there are many rumors circulating the internet about the popular actor being gay. According to some rumors, Christian was seen spending his free time on Miami beaches with a mysterious man, and the two seemed rather more intimate than friends would normally be, according to those who noticed the two and recognized Christian.

It is also believed that Christian was in a relationship with a girl whom he met while at college, and that the two dated for two years before Christian broke-up supposedly without providing her with a reason. Christian hasn’t married, he is currently single, and is living with his pet dog in his home in New York, where he is working as an actor and a director.

Hobbies and other interests

Christian has been interested in music since his teenage years, and wrote the lyrics and book for “The Fallen” musical, performed at Bedford Modern School in 1998, while he enjoys listening to operas and going to a local theatre in New York.

Some of his favorite actors and actresses are Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale and Katherine Hepburn, while movies he enjoys watching the most include “The Shawshank Redemption”, “Driving Miss Daisy”, and “The Philadelphia Story”. He is keen on photography, and has been doing it as a hobby for years now, often uploading pictures he takes onto his Instagram account.

Christian has been physically active over the years as he was playing soccer at Clare College, and then after graduation began having training sessions at the gym which is a habit he has kept to this day. He also enjoys playing golf, travelling to European and Asian countries, and attending beach parties.

Appearance and net worth

Christian is 41 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). His net worth is estimated at over $2 million, as of early 2020.

General Info

Full NameChristian Coulson
Height1.75 m
ProfessionPhotographer, Author, Film director, Actor
EducationUniversity of Cambridge, Clare College, Cambridge, Westminster School


MoviesHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Hours, A Murder Is Announced, I Am Nasrine, Gayby, Love Is Strange, Those Who Wander, Peter and John, Other People's People
TV ShowsWeirdsister College, The Forsyte Saga

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1Wrote the lyrics and book for a rock musical called 'The Fallen' which was performed at Bedford Modern School in 1998.
2Graduated from Cambridge University with a first class degree in 2000. While at Cambridge, he read English at Clare College.
3Attended Westminster school in London on an academic scholarship.
4Won the role of Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), despite being 23, and exceeding the 15-17 age group.
5He was a member of the UK's National Youth Music Theatre.




The Rainbow Experiment2016post-productionAdam Kazan
Other People's People2015Short completedSam
Mozart in the Jungle2016TV SeriesSebastian
Those Who Wander2015Spencer
Peter and John2015Peter Roland
Eye Candy2015TV Series
Know Thyself2014ShortYoung Man
Leaving Circadia2014Colin
Love Is Strange2014Ian
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him2013Dine & Ditch Guy
Nurse Jackie2013TV SeriesMr. Farrell
I Am Nasrine2012Tommy
Gayby: Deleted Scenes2012Video shortAaron (uncredited)
The Good Wife2011TV SeriesAndre Bergson
Wiener & Wiener2011TV SeriesGarry
Gossip Girl2010TV SeriesIvan
Jeffery & Cole Casserole2010TV Series
The Battery's Down2009TV SeriesRaoul
Last Night2007ShortNick
Brief Encounters2006TV SeriesAdam
Take Me Back2005ShortCharlie
Beethoven2005TV Mini-SeriesArchduke Rudolph
Agatha Christie's Marple2005TV SeriesEdmund Swettenham
The Last King2003TV Mini-SeriesJames, Duke of Monmouth
Little Britain2003TV SeriesJoe
Horatio Hornblower 32003TV MovieMidshipman Jack Hammond
The Hours2002Ralph Partridge
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets2002Tom Marvolo Riddle
The Four Feathers2002Drummer Boy (uncredited)
The Forsyte Saga2002TV Mini-SeriesJolly
Weirdsister College2001-2002TV SeriesBen Stemson
Love in a Cold Climate2001TV Mini-SeriesMatt


Gayby: Gag Reel2012Video shortHimself / Aaron (uncredited)
The Making of 'Charles II'2003TV Movie documentary

Archive Footage

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 22011Tom Marvolo Riddle (uncredited)


Nominated Awards

2014Long Beach International Film Festival AwardLong Beach International Film Festival, New YorkBest Supporting ActorLeaving Circadia (2014)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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