Thomas Andrew Felton, better known by his stage name Tom Felton, is a British actor best known for his role as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, which he began playing when he was thirteen years old. Felton, who was born in the United Kingdom, began acting at a young age and has been in a number of advertisements. He made his film debut at the age of 10 in ‘The Borrowers,’ a 1997 British-American live-action fantasy comedy picture. His portrayal of Draco Malfoy in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ earned him worldwide acclaim by 2001. Felton, who had originally auditioned for both Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, went on to play Malfoy in all seven Harry Potter films. Following his success in the film series, he went on to star in TV shows like ‘Labyrinth,’ ‘Full Circle,’ and ‘Murder in the First.’ ‘The Apparition,’ a supernatural horror thriller in which he portrays Patrick, a college student confronting supernatural forces, and ‘Against the Sun,’ a survival drama film in which he plays Tony Pastula, a US Navy Airman, are two more films in which he has appeared. Felton also enjoys music and has a few Extended Plays under his belt, including ‘All I Need’ and ‘Hawaii.’ He’s also recorded a couple of tracks, including ‘Time Isn’t Healing’ and ‘If You Could Be Anywhere.’
Childhood and Adolescence
Thomas Andrew Felton was born in Epsom, England, on September 22, 1987. Sharon and Peter Felton are his parents. They have four children, the youngest of whom is Thomas. Ashley, Jonathan, and Chris are his elder brothers.
He went to Cranmore School in West Horsley and then the Howard of Effingham School. Felton began singing at a young age, and by the age of seven, he was a member of a choir. He also sang in four different school choruses.
Career of Thomas Felton
Tom Felton began performing in commercials for firms like Commercial Union and Barclaycard when he was a child. He made his acting debut in the 1997 film ‘The Borrowers,’ after doing a voice role in the television series ‘Bugs.’ Two years later, he starred in ‘Anna and the King,’ another blockbuster biographical drama.
After appearing in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,’ a 2001 fantasy film based on JK Rowling’s bestselling novel of the same name, his fame grew to an international level. His portrayal of Draco Malfoy, a villainous character, was well received.
In the following films, ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ (2002), ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ (2004), and ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2006), he reprised his role (2005). His performance drew a large following, and the Official Tom Felton Fan Club was founded in 2004.
Meanwhile, he made a cameo appearance in the children’s TV series ‘Home Farm Twins,’ as well as a key role in the 2009 film ‘The Disappeared.’
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ and the two sections of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ were among his subsequent appearances in the Harry Potter film series. For his role in the film series, Felton received a total of five accolades.
He made a cameo appearance in the science fiction film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” in 2011, in which he played a supporting character. The film, directed by Rupert Wyatt, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
Felton’s remarkable career continued with roles in films including ‘The Apparition’ (2012), ‘In Secret’ (2013), ‘Against the Sun’ (2014), and ‘A United Kingdom’ (2015). (2016).
He presently has a recurring role in the American television series ‘The Flash,’ which he has been in since 2016.
Major Projects of Thomas Felton
‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ can be considered Tom Felton’s first notable effort. Chris Columbus directed the picture, which was based on JK Rowling’s blockbuster Harry Potter novel series. It starred Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Warwick Davis in the primary roles, with Tom Felton playing Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter’s greatest rival. The film was a commercial success, grossing about $1 billion throughout the world.
The second most important effort in Felton’s career was ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,’ which was released in 2002. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint starred in this film, which was also directed by Chris Columbus and starred Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. Felton returned to the role of the hostile figure Malfoy the following year, earning him the ‘Disney Channel Kids Award’ for Best DVD. The movie was a great hit, grossing approximately $879 million worldwide. The majority of the feedback was good.
Tom Felton’s popular work includes ‘The Apparition,’ a 2012 American horror thriller. Todd Lincoln helmed the film’s direction. Felton appeared as one of three college students who, following the loss of a buddy, find themselves fighting a supernatural entity.
Felton’s most recent work is the biblical drama picture ‘Risen,’ which was released in 2016. Kevin Reynolds directed the film, which is about the events that allegedly transpired following Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. Felton, along with Joseph Fiennes, Peter Firth, and Cliff Curtis, played pivotal roles in the film. It was a moderate success, with generally mediocre reviews.
Achievements & Awards
Tom Felton has received numerous accolades for his work in the Harry Potter film franchise. ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ won the ‘MTV Movie Award’ for ‘Best Villain’ in 2009, while ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 1’ won the ‘Teen Choice Award’ for ‘Choice Movie Villain’ in 2010.
Life Is Beautiful
Tom Felton has been linked to Emma Watson, Phoebe Tonkin, and Melisa Tamschick, among others.