Thomas Andrew "Tom" Felton (born 22nd September 1987)
Tom Felton is an English actor who is best known for playing Harry Potter's school nemesis Draco Malfoy in the eight 'Harry Potter' films. His first post-Harry Potter film was 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'.
Tom Felton: Childhood
Felton was born and raised in Epsom, Surrey. His parents are Sharon Felton and Peter Felton. Until he was 13, he attended West Horsley's Cranmore School and sang in four choirs as a young child before joining the Guildford Cathedral choir.
Tom Felton: Acting career
Felton started as a child actor in adverts from the age of eight. In 1997, he played the role of Peagreen Clock in the film 'The Borrowers'.
From 2001 to 2011, Felton played Draco Malfoy in the eight film adaptations of J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' book series.
Felton has posted music videos on YouTube under the name 'FeltBeats' and has also released an album entitled 'In Good Hands'.
In 2010, he unveiled an original song called 'Hawaii' through the label Six-String Productions which he co-owns.
In the same year, Felton played the protagonist in the film 'White Other' opposite Imelda Staunton, with whom he co-starred in the 'Harry Potter' films.
Felton made a brief appearance as himself in the comedy film 'Get Him to the Greek' starring Jonah Hill and Russell Brand.
In 2011, he appeared in the 'Planet Of The Apes' re-boot 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' as a cruel chimp shelter guard alongside James Franco and Andy Serkis.
Felton was cast opposite Elizabeth Olsen in the 2013 thriller 'In Secret'; an adaptation of the 1867 novel 'Thérèse Raquin' by Émile Zola.
Tom Felton: Personal Life
Felton is a very keen fisherman and is looking at pursuing a qualification in the field later in life. He also enjoys a variety of sports including cricket, football and tennis.
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Tom Felton and Jade Olivia - A host of celebs were snapped as they attended the Burberry 'London in Los Angeles' event which was held at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 17th April 2015
Diagon Alley lives and anyone will be able to experience it on July 2
One unexpected benefit from starring in the Harry Potter films is apparently the chance to test out the new additions at Orlando’s Wizarding World before anyone else. Several HP stars, including Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis and Helena Bonham Carter visited the park this week and had a walk around the brand new Diagon Ally extension and take another dip in the wizarding world they spent over a decade working on.
The stars of Harry Potter get a number of perks, including early entrance to the new Diagon Ally.
Actor Tom Felton, who plays Harry's school nemesis Draco Malfoy, said Universal Studios' Diagon Alley attraction is better than the movie set.
The plot feels like a Jane Austen novel infused with a hot-potato political issue, but this is actually a true story. It's been somewhat fictionalised, but the central facts are accurate, and while the production is perhaps a bit too polished for its own good, the solid acting and filmmaking make the story involving and provocative. And its themes feel just as relevant today.
In 1769 London, a young half-black girl named Dido Belle is taken by her soldier father (Matthew Goode) to live with his uncle, the Lord Chief Justice Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson). With his wife (Emily Watson) and sister (Penelope Winton), he is already caring for another niece, and the two girls grow up as inseparable friends. Hidden from society, Dido (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) inherits a small fortune from her father. And while Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) is penniless, her white skin makes her a more suitable spouse. Then family friend Lady Ashford (Miranda Richardson) foists her son James (Tom Felten) on Elizabeth. To their horror, his brother Oliver (James Norton) falls for Dido. But she's more interested in an impoverished law student (Sam Reid).
Along with these rather standard period-movie romantic shenanigans, there's a major subplot about Lord Mansfield's imminent ruling in the first court case to take on the slave trade, which could destabilise the entire British Empire. And this is where the film jolts into something significant: the UK's top judge had an adopted mixed-race daughter who probably influenced the first landmark decision against slavery. Meanwhile, director Amma Asante also vividly portrays the gritty realities of this young black woman's precarious position in society.
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Filmmaker Charlie Stratton takes a rather obvious approach to Emile Zola's iconic 1867 novel Therese Raquin, ramping up the melodrama while drenching everything in shadowy doom and gloom. It's such a bleak film that it sometimes feels like a spoof, pushing every emotional story element to the breaking point. But the resilient premise still has something to say.
In deeply repressed 19th century French society, Therese (Elizabeth Olsen) is an orphan raised by her over-involved aunt (Jessica Lange), sharing a bed with her sickly cousin Camille (Tom Felton). When she comes of age, Therese is simply expected to marry Camille, after which all three move to Paris to open a shop. Soon Therese meets Camille's old pal Laurent (Oscar Isaac), who sparks her lust in ways the wheezy Camille never could. And as they begin a torrid affair, Therese and Laurent know that they can only be together after Camille is dead. So they hatch a nefarious plan, but life doesn't play out quite as they expect it to.
Writer-director Stratton makes everything so stylised that it can't help feeling stagey, with streets, sets and costumes that are relentlessly drab. The main colour scheme is dark greys and browns, and everything is swamped in murky shadows as the characters swap anguished glances. The actors do what they can with this. Olsen and Isaac manage to generate some sweaty chemistry, which transforms into something very different in the final act. Felton finds some humanity underneath Camille's obnoxious exterior. Lange merrily chomps the scenery as the glowering, over-reacting matriarch. And casting Matt Lucas, Mackenzie Crook and Shirley Henderson in key supporting roles can't help but add some unexpected comedy ("I have a touch of the vapours!").
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We can't wait for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', but we also miss the original Harry Potter bunch. Where are they these days?
News that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is to be made into a film trilogy may be the best thing we’ve ever heard. The Harry Potter spin-off will be written by J.K. Rowling and the plot will focus on Magizoologist Newt Scamander.
While we can’t wait to find out more facts about the upcoming films, we also can’t help but think about how much we miss the original bunch.
Dan Rad can currently be found performing in The Cripple of Inishman
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Tom Felton plays another unpleasant character with a dodgy 'do in this historical drama.
If you like your historical movies dark, brooding and scandalous, you're sure to love new romance In Secret. Tom Felton, ('Harry Potter'), Elizabeth Olsen ('Martha Marcy May Marlene'), Oscar Isaac ('Inside Llewyn Davies') and Jessica Lange ('Blue Sky') star in this sumptuously shot french period drama set during a time of traditional values, incestuous marriages and the unquestioning fear of God.
Tom Felton [L] Plays Another Character We're Not Meant To Like Alongside Jessica Lange [R] In Drama 'In Secret.'
Set in 1860s Paris, In Secret tells the fictional tale of young and sexually repressed Therese Raquin (Olsen) who is married off to her sickly and unpassionate cousin, Camille (Felton). Camille shrugs off Therese's every advance to further their anemic marriage, even on their wedding night. However, Camille's childhood friend and painter Laurent (Isaac) comes to stay with the couple and proves himself to be a far more engaging companion than the frosty Camille.
Therese Raquin is a young woman living with her aunt and cousin Camille. One day Madame Raquin informs her that she and Camille are to be married after which they will settle in Paris. Though it was not a pairing of her choosing, Therese tries to attract some interest from her rather unpleasant cousin who appears to be shrugging away her every advance, even on their wedding night. In Paris, Camille meets his childhood friend Laurent, a painter, who they invite to stay. Intrigued, Therese soon finds herself engaging in an illicit and passionate affair with him behind her husband and aunt's back. As their relationship deepens, their yearning for one another becomes stronger and they began to plot a way to get Camille out of the picture which ends in his murder on a boat trip. Far from gaining peace, the couple find themselves racked with guilt and highly suspected by Madame Raquin.
'In Secret' is the tense romance thriller written and directed by Charlie Stratton ('Faux Baby'). It is based on the 1867 classic novel 'Therese Raquin' written by Emile Zola and is also the subject of a play by Neal Bell. It is set to be released in US theatres on February 21st 2014.
Dido Elizabeth Belle is the mixed race daughter of Royal Navy officer Captain John Lindsay resulting from his affair with an African woman. Desperate for his only child to receive a comfortable upbringing, he takes her back to England and begs his uncle, Lord Mansfield, to take her in and care for her as their own. As much as she is treated well and enjoys the company of her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray, she finds herself an outcast with no specified social status and disallowed from dining with her family on social occasions all because of her colour. While she is shunned by almost everybody, one man takes an interest in her; John Davinier, the apprentice of Lord Mansfield. However, both her great-uncle and John's parents are averse to the idea of their marriage - though their shocking love story forces Mansfield to re-think his own feelings about race and family.
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Will (Franco) is a San Francisco scientist experimenting with a new Alzheimer's medication he hopes will cure his father (Lithgow). But things take an unexpected turn when his greedy boss (Oyelowo) gets rid of his lab-test chimps, leaving Will to raise infant ape Caesar (Serkis) in secret. But Caesar's super-human intelligence can't keep him out of the clutches of the nasty father-son animal controllers (Cox and Felton), who badly underestimate him.
Can Will and his chimp-expert girlfriend (Pinto) sort out the mess before a furious Caesar takes matters into his own capable hands?
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With Voldemort (Fiennes) in possession of the mythical Elder Wand, and four Horcruxes still at large, Harry (Radcliffe) and pals Hermione and Ron (Watson and Grint) know that they have work to do. Breaking into a Gringotts vault is tough enough, but when they sneak back into Hogwarts, they find themselves in all-out war against Voldemort and his Death Eaters. So with the help of adults (Smith, Walters and more) and fellow students (including Lewis, Wright and Lynch), they make their final stand.
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Date of birth
22nd September, 1987