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Thomas Andrew Felton (born 22 September, 1987[1]) is an English actor.

Born in Kensington, London, he grew up in Epsom with his mother, Sharon, his father, Peter, and his three older brothers, Jonathan, Ashley and Chris. Felton came first to attention in 1995 when he was featured in a number of top television commercials. He shot to fame, however, in 1996 when he played the part of Peagreen Clock in Peter Hewitt's The Borrowers and later as Louis in the film Anna and the King which also starred Jodie Foster. Rumours spread of Tom taking part in the series Home Farm Twins, but the show never came out of cancellation. More recently he has become known for his portrayal of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.

Felton has also been in several TV series, namely Second Sight I and II playing witness Thomas Ingham opposite Clive Owen.

In addition, Felton is a talented singer and has been a member of four choirs during his childhood. Recently, he published his own songs, in coordination with 'Feltbeats' which can be seen on Youtube. He has uploaded many tracks, each featuring him and his guitar.

He was even offered a place in the Guildford Cathedral Choir. He also enjoys football, ice-skating, rollerblading, basketball, cricket, swimming and tennis. His favourite pastime is carp fishing. At age 11, he worked in a fishery.

His favourite villain in films is Alan Rickman in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves portraying the Sheriff of Nottingham. His favourite Harry Potter characters are Gilderoy Lockhart and Lucius Malfoy.

Tom was nominated and voted in fourteenth place in Portrait Magazine, Top 30 Under 30 2009 List.[1] Felton's fellow Harry Potter co-stars were also nominated; Bonnie Wright who plays Ginny Weasley was in second place, Evanna Lynch who plays Luna Lovegood was in third place, Rupert Grint who plays Ron Weasley was in fifth place, Emma Watson who plays Hermione Granger was in eighth place and Daniel Radcliffe who plays Harry Potter was in eighteenth place in Portrait Magazine, Top 30 Under 30 2009 List.

Pre-Harry Potter years

He acted in many commercials, which started with him winning a role in an advertising campaign, which he was chosen for, over 400 other actors who applied for the same job. He shot a commercial in Times Square, New York, for Commercial Union. He also did a series of commercials for Barclaycard. In 1995, he performed as the voice of James on the television series "Bugs".

Selected filmography



Role Notes
2012 The Apparition Patrick

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Dodge Landon
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Draco Malfoy Release date July 15, 2011
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
2009 The Disappeared Simon Post-production
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Draco Malfoy
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
1999 Anna and the King Louis Leonowens
1998 The Borrowers Peagreen Clock
1995 Bugs James Television series

Behind the scenes

HBP Main Character Banner Draco Malfoy

Felton as Draco Malfoy.

  • He attended Howard of Effingham School until May of 2004.[citation needed]
  • He likes to go carp fishing.[citation needed]
  • His favourite car brand is BMW.[2]
  • His favourite clothes brands are Armani and Versace.
  • He listens to rap and hip-hop music.
  • His favourite country is the U.S.A.[citation needed]
  • Visits St. Lawrence in New York almost annually to compete in the Carping Competition.[citation needed]
  • He currently has music videos on YouTube, under the account "feltbeats", featuring him singing and playing guitar. His songs can also be bought on the iTunes Store and
  • He also appeared on Eight Out of Ten Cats, a comedy panel show about public opinion, news and statistics. It was during this appearance that host, Jimmy Carr, treated him in a comedically patronising manner, (due to his being noticably younger than the other panelists), particuarly at his excitement about the at-the-time new Transformers film.[citation needed]
  • He was the first of several actors from The Borrowers to appear in the Harry Potter films; others include Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) and Jim Broadbent (Horace Slughorn).
  • His real-life girlfriend Jade Olivia plays his on-screen wife Astoria Greengrass in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
  • His real hair colour is a sandy brown and he has, to date (December 2010), dyed his hair 18 times for the films.[citation needed]
  • He smokes. [3]
  • He is one of the fourteen actors to appear in all eight Harry Potter films.
  • His co-star and on-screen enemy Emma Watson had a crush on Tom in the earlier films."[4]

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Tom Felton, 2011

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