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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 22 September 1987Epsom, Surrey, England, UK
Birth NameThomas Andrew Felton
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tom Felton was born in Epsom, Surrey, to Sharon and Peter Felton. He has been acting since he was 8 years old at the suggestion of an actress friend of his family who recognized Felton's theatrical qualities. Felton met with an agent, and two weeks later, after auditioning with over 400 other children, he landed an international commercial campaign and went abroad to work.

A talented singer, he started singing in a church choir at the age of 7 and has been a member of four choirs at school. He declined an offer to join the Guildford Cathedral Choir. He is a keen sportsman enjoying football (soccer), ice skating, roller blading, basketball, cricket, swimming, and tennis.

After working on Anna and the King (1999) with Jodie Foster, Tom received his big break in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) as Draco Malfoy, school boy rival to the titular character as played by Daniel Radcliffe. Tom managed to film the part of Draco in all eight "Harry Potter" movies while also having an active life outside the magical world it created. In between shoots he filmed independent horror movies The Disappeared (2008), Night Wolf (2010), and The Apparition (2012) with Twilight's Ashley Greene. It was directly after completing his filming on "Harry Potter" that he landed his roles in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and From the Rough (2013). His newest projects are In Secret (2013), Fangs of War (????) and Attachment.

In between acting gigs, Tom still manages times with his music. He is one of the founding owners and talent of Six String Productions, a recording company devoted to signing young musical artists overlooked by the major recording industry.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: InternetPerson16@aol.com

Trade Mark (1)

Often plays villainous or mischievous characters

Trivia (19)

Is the youngest of four children. He has three older brothers; Ashley, Chris, and Jonathan.
Enjoys European football (soccer), ice-skating, roller-blading, basketball, cricket, swimming, tennis, and fishing.
One of his older brothers was his chaperon on the set of the earlier Harry Potter films.
Likes hip-hop and acoustic-based music claiming Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and Eminem as inspiration.
Hadn't read any of the Harry Potter books prior to being cast as Draco Malfoy.
Attended Howard of Effingham School, an academy school located in Effingham, Leatherhead, Surrey, England. He left school at the age of sixteen in May of 2004 after completing his GCSEs.
Bleached his hair platinum blonde for all seven of the Harry Potter films. Over the ten year period the franchise was filmed, it was said that he had to color his hair every ten days. He said in an interview when the series had ended that he was looking forward to not having to dye his hair anymore. His natural hair color is dark blonde.
As a boy, he owned a pet chinchilla named Stanley.
Has said he would enjoy studying fishery management in college, but admitted in interviews during the fall of 2009, that he would prefer to continue acting.
Loves shopping in New York. He loves clothing from the Air Jordan collection.
His Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Timberland (Timber), died in 2014 after health complications.
Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue (May 2010).
The London Sun claims that he is related to John Proctor, one of the accused witches in the 17th century Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Proctor's son Thorndike Proctor married a Hannah Felton. The elder Proctor appears in as a character in Arthur Miller's play The Crucible (1996), and is portrayed in the film by Daniel Day-Lewis. Tom himself, of course, plays a wizard in the Harry Potter films.
His filming schedule for the Harry Potter films was as follows: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) (July 2003), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) (April 2004), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) (March 2006), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) (May 2008), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) & Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) (March 2010).
Was in a relationship with production assistant Jade Gordon from 2008 until January of 2016. The two met on the set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009). Prior to his relationship with Gordon, he was seeing singer/songwriter Melissa Tamschick from 2004 until 2007.
Resides in Los Angeles, California.
Describes himself as an "indecisive agnostic". Prior to working on his 2016 film Risen (2016), he considered himself an "out and out atheist" and stated in an interview that the experience of working on the film changed his views on Christ and his final days.
Has two tattoos; a dog on the inside of his right bicep and palm trees on the inside of his right ankle.
Stated in multiple interviews over time that his favorite film of the Harry Potter franchise is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009).

Personal Quotes (7)

In spite of what Draco is like, I really like school, and I miss it a lot when I'm filming. I've a fair idea what I want to do for my GCSEs, I will definitely be doing music.
I really tried out for the part of Harry Potter, but they ended up picking me for the part of the enemy of Harry. Actually it is really fun playing the bad kid because it just has so many interesting qualities to it. And Daniel Radcliffe and I get along really well off set so it's really fun filming.
[on playing a bad guy in Harry Potter's film]: I think it's more fun, there are a lot of goodies in the film and not a lot of baddies, so I like to be in the baddie group.
So those of you that think filming is all glamor, you're so wrong! Really, only the premieres are the glitzy bits.
Jason Isaacs always looked after me very well. Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, Helena Bonham Carter - they're all wonderful people and very helpful and inspiring. I bored Alan Rickman for hours about Robin Hood. It was one of my favorite films when I was younger and I asked how he did certain scenes. He was very patient and charming. It took me six years to work up the courage to ask him. Helena gave me advice about crying in a scene. She said tell your brain you're not allowed to cry and then it's more likely to happen. No one was difficult. You hear stories about actors who demand their coffee to be served at a certain temperature but on Harry Potter if you wanted a cup of tea you had to get it yourself.
I'll take my clothes off - whatever the job requires.
It's a hard industry to have a long career regardless of what films you've been in but fingers crossed I can continue in it. Whether it's acting, directing or writing, I want to be involved in the film industry for the rest of my life.

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