Biography of Tom FeltonTom Felton is a British actor and musician, who gained worldwide recognition for his portrayal of the villainous Draco Malfoy in the iconic Harry Potter film franchise. His participation in the legendary franchise was a generous gift of fate and, at the same time, a serious trial for the young actor. For many years, the positive and amiable young man was associated with his deceitful and malevolent on-screen character, and it took him considerable effort to shed this sticky image.
Childhood and First RolesTom was born in the small town of Epsom, located in the county of Surrey, 25 kilometers southwest of London. He is the fourth and youngest son of Peter Felton and Sharon Anstey, and has brothers Jonathan, Chris, and Ashley.
Harry PotterTom's stellar career began in 2000 when he was cast in the iconic British fantasy film "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", based on the novel of the same name by J.K. Rowling. The writer herself personally participated in the casting and saw Tom in the role of Draco Malfoy, although the boy himself wanted to transform into the main character. Later, Felton appreciated all the advantages of his character - bright, ambiguous, causing constant interest and a storm of emotions. Harry Potter was played by Daniel Radcliffe, with whom Tom became close friends during the filming.
Self-searching and Furtheer CareerRealizing that filming in "Harry Potter" couldn't last forever, Felton couldn't figure out what he would do in the future. Auditions for acting roles were difficult for him, and as a rule, they ended unsuccessfully. Tom admitted more than once that his knees trembled when he participated in casting, and the roles offered did not go beyond his already tired typecast. Therefore, he decided to pursue hip-hop, signed a contract with an independent record label, and began composing music in the grime-rap style.
In 2016, Tom got a small role in the third season of the superhero series "The Flash", where he appeared as Doctor Alchemy Julian Albert. This job allowed him to join the army of comic book heroes and significantly expand his fan base among fans of this genre.
Tom Felton's Personal LifeTom Felton's personal life has been of great interest to his fans since his time in the "Potter" franchise. For a long time, he was rumored to be in a relationship with his co-star Emma Watson, who admitted to being desperately in love with him. The actors do appear together frequently in public and actively communicate on social media, but they maintain that they have only a friendly relationship. Recently, Felton supported Watson's desire to identify as "self-partnered," stating that he is also a proponent of this way of life.
Tom Felton is very dedicated to his physical fitness, having loved golf, basketball, swimming, tennis, rollerblading, ice skating, and skiing since childhood. But Tom's biggest passion is fishing - he even tried to learn the art of fishing in university. Together with his brother Chris, he is a member of the Angling Trust and takes part in tournaments, including international ones, as well as fighting for the cleanliness of water bodies and the preservation of their ecosystems.