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Tom Felton

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Tom Felton
Tom Felton 02 (20673956413).jpg
Felton in 2015
Born Thomas Andrew Felton
(1987-09-22) 22 September 1987 (age 29)
Epsom, Surrey, England
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 1997–present
Partner(s) Jade Gordon (2008-2016)
Website tomfelton.com

Thomas Andrew Felton[1] (born 22 September 1987)[2] is an English actor. Felton began appearing in commercials when he was eight years old for companies such as Commercial Union and Barclaycard, he made his screen debut in the role of Peagreen Clock in The Borrowers (1997) and he portrayed Louis T. Leonowens in Anna and the King (1999). He rose to prominence for his role as Draco Malfoy in the film adaptions of the best-selling Harry Potter fantasy novels by J.K. Rowling. His performances in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 won him two consecutive MTV Movie Awards for Best Villain in 2010 and 2011.

Following the conclusion of the series in 2011, Felton appeared in the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a reboot of the Planet of the Apes series.[3] He had roles in the minor films From the Rough (2011) and The Apparition (2012), starred as James Ashford in the critically acclaimed period drama film Belle (2013), followed by roles in In Secret (2014) and Against the Sun (2014). Felton's 2016 films include the epic biblical drama Risen, alongside Joseph Fiennes, and the period biopic A United Kingdom, alongside David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. He portrays Julian Albert / Doctor Alchemy on The Flash.

Early life[edit]

Felton was born in Epsom, the son of Sharon and Peter Felton, he was educated at West Horsley's Cranmore School, until the age of thirteen. He then attended The Howard of Effingham School which is a high school that is located in Effingham that specialises in Sciences. Felton is a singer and was part of a choir at the age of seven, he was a member of four school choirs and was given the chance to be part of the Guildford Cathedral Choir. He has three older brothers; Ashley, Jonathan and Chris.[4]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Felton began acting in adverts for companies such as Commercial Union[5] and Barclaycard;[2] in 1998, he performed the voice of James in the television series Bugs and landed his first feature film role in 1997 when he played the role of Peagreen Clock in Peter Hewitt's film The Borrowers.[6][7] Felton played witness Thomas Ingham opposite Clive Owen in Second Sight in 1999.[6][8] Felton's role of Louis T. Leonowens in the film Anna and the King, starring Jodie Foster, was also filmed in 1999 in Malaysia.[2] Felton made an appearance in the episode "Hide and Seek" of Second Sight 2 followed in 2000,[9] the Guildford Cathedral Choir also offered him a position.[10]

2000–present[edit]

[[File:Tom Felton Comic-Con cropped.jpg|thumb|Felton at the 20re/worldpremiere_gof.shtml GOF London World Premiere Report] from MuggleNet. Retrieved on 5 August 2007.</ref> On 11 November 2005, he and Rupert Grint presented Liz Carnell with the Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain Award for all of her work to raise awareness of the dangers of bullying.[11][12] Felton worked on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix throughout 2006. Having read more of the Harry Potter books, Felton reflected: "I have had input into Draco. If they give me a line and I do not think it is something he would say, I suggest changing it, they do listen to you and you do feel a part of it."[13]

In July 2007, Felton visited Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado in a pre-screening charitable event of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.[14] He was also present at Leicester Square for the premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on 3 July 2007.[15][16]

Felton in 2012

On 12 November 2008, Felton appeared alongside Jack Osbourne on Adrenaline Junkie as he participated in various challenges in South Africa, including a 200ft bungee jump on Bloukrans Bridge, took a ride in a helicopter, followed by a parachute freefall and came face-to-face with Great White sharks.

Felton also appeared in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film of the series.

[17] When asked whether he was looking forward to playing a good guy in the future he answered: "No. Well, I don't know. I suppose for now I'm happy with sticking to what he is, but after the Potter legacy is over I look forward to playing a good guy, or someone different anyway; someone not so spiteful."[18] Felton also played the character Simon in the 2009 horror/thriller movie The Disappeared.[19]

Felton posted three music videos on YouTube under an account called "Feltbeats", in which he performs fragments of original songs. Nine songs have been re-recorded and are now available on iTunes: "Time Well Spent," "Time Isn't Healing", "One of These Days", "Under Stars," "Right Place, Right Time," "In My Arms," "All I Need," and "I Will Be There" join the instrumental "Silhouettes in Sunsets." He also recorded an album titled In Good Hands. It includes the six songs "If You Could Be Anywhere", "We Belong", "When Angels Come", "Convinced", "Father of Mine", and "If That's Alright with You".

In 2010, Felton released his original song "Hawaii" on Six String Productions[20] – an independent record label run by Felton, David Proffitt and Philip Haydn-Slater promoting creative independence and ownership of artists' material and musical talent.

In November 2010, the film White Other, which Tom played the main character, Ray Marsden, was released. Tom's character Ray is a troubled youth in the "ends" of England and Imelda Staunton, who played Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, also makes an appearance as one of the other main roles in the film.[21]

Felton had a cameo role in Get Him to the Greek, released on 4 June 2010,[22] he portrayed the human character Dodge Landon in the 2011 science-fiction film Rise of the Planet of the Apes,[3] and played a paranormal investigator in the thriller film The Apparition (2012).[23]

On 18 March 2011, Felton appeared in a comedy sketch on Red Nose Day 2011 alongside James Corden, Rupert Grint, George Michael, Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Gordon Brown MP, Professor Robert Winston and Keira Knightley.[24]

In 2016 and 2017, Felton appeared as CSI Julian Albert / Doctor Alchemy on The Flash,[25] it is unknown whether he will reprise this role.[26]

Personal life[edit]

In 2003, Felton and his brother Chris worked with Joe Babbitt, the St. Lawrence County Angler's Association, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region 6, the Chamber of Commerce, and a diverse group of other organisations to form the World Junior Carp Tournament,[18][27] which involves competitive fishing for ages 11 to 18.[28]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Borrowers Peagreen Clock
1999 Anna and the King Louis T. Leonowens
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Draco Malfoy Released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in other countries
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Draco Malfoy
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Draco Malfoy
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Draco Malfoy
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Draco Malfoy
2009 The Disappeared Simon Pryor
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Draco Malfoy
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Draco Malfoy
2010 White Other Ray Marsden Short Film
2010 Get Him to the Greek Himself Cameo
2010 13Hrs Gary Ashby
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Draco Malfoy
2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Dodge Landon
2012 The Apparition Patrick
2012 From the Rough Edward
2013 Belle James Ashford
2013 In Secret Camille Raquin
2014 Against the Sun Tony Pastula
2016 Risen Lucius
2016 Message from the King Frankie
2016 A United Kingdom Rufus Lancaster
2016 Sheep and Wolves Grey (voice) Filming; English dub
2017 Megan Leavey Andrew Dean
2017 Feed Matt Grey
2017 Stratton Cummings

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Bugs James Episode: "Pandoras' Box"
1999 Second Sight Thomas Ingham Television film
2000 Second Sight 2: Hide and Seek Thomas Ingham Television film
2005 Home Farm Twins Adam Baker unknown episodes
2013 Labyrinth Viscount Trencavel Television miniseries
2013 Full Circle Tim Television miniseries
2014 Murder in the First Erich Blunt Main role (season 1)
2015 Tom Felton Meets The Superfans Interviewer Directorial debut
2016–2017 The Flash Julian Albert / Doctor Alchemy Recurring role (season 3)

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Time Well Spent (2008)
  • All I Need (2008)
  • In Good Hands (2009)
  • Hawaii (2011)

Singles[edit]

  • "Silhouettes in Sunsets" (2008)
  • "If You Could Be Anywhere" (2010)
  • "Time Isn't Healing" (2008)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Work Award Category Result Refs
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Young Artist Award Best Ensemble in a Feature Film Nominated
Best Performance in a Feature Film: Supporting Young Actor Nominated
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince MTV Movie Award Best Villain Won
Scream Award Best Ensemble Won
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 MTV Movie Award Best Villain Won
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Villain Won
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 MTV Movie Award Best Cast Won
Scream Award Best Ensemble Nominated
2015 Himself Giffoni Film Festival Giffoni Experience Award Won [29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warner Bros. Official site". (Flash: click appropriate actor's image, click "Actor Bio"). harrypotter.warnerbros.co.uk. Retrieved 5 August 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c "Wicked! Harry Potter's rival is not such a bad boy at home". Archived from the original on 30 July 2007. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "'Harry Potter' Villain Helps Bring on the 'Rise of the Apes'". Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  4. ^ The Wireless Wizarding Network-Profile of Tom Felton. Retrieved on 7 June 2012
  5. ^ Azkaban Exclusives: Draco Malfoy from CBBC. Retrieved on 15 August 2007.
  6. ^ a b Prepare for Potter magic! from The Mail on Sunday. Retrieved on 15 August 2007.
  7. ^ Tom Felton biography from Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved on 3 August 2007.
  8. ^ Tom Felton biography from Flixster. Retrieved on 3 August 2007.
  9. ^ Tom Felton biography from movies.msn.com. Retrieved on 4 August 2007.
  10. ^ Tom Felton biography Archived 10 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine. from Veritaserum. Retrieved on 3 August 2007.
  11. ^ Grint & Felton present award for anti-bullying Popular from HPANA. Retrieved on 4 August 2007.
  12. ^ The Pride of Britain Award: Special Award: LIZ CARNELL from the Daily Mirror. Retrieved on 4 August 2007.
  13. ^ The Potter Kids: Day 3 from The Sun. Retrieved on 4 August 2007.
  14. ^ 'Potter' actors attend charitable event in Denver Popular from HPANA. Retrieved on 5 August 2007.
  15. ^ Stars out for Potter première from BBC News. Retrieved on 4 August 2007.
  16. ^ European Premiere of 'Harry Potter' from Fox News Channel. Retrieved on 5 August 2007. Archived 9 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ "Tom Felton Going from Potter Franchise to Planet of the Apes". Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  18. ^ a b Tom Felton Talks About Reading, Collecting, and Being Draco from Scholastic Corporation. Retrieved on 4 August 2007.
  19. ^ The disappeared movie from The New York Times.
  20. ^ [1] from SixString Website.
  21. ^ "White Other official website". Whiteother.com. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  22. ^ "Tom Felton cameo with Jonah Hill". Snitchseeker.com. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  23. ^ "Harry Potter Star Tom Felton to Wave His Wand at The Apparition". Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  24. ^ "Video: Tom Felton’s sketch for Comic Relief – Red Nose Day and Trendic Topic". Feltbeats.com. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  25. ^ Ausiello, Michael (30 June 2016). "The Flash: Harry Potter's Tom Felton Joins Season 3 as Series Regular". TVLine. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  26. ^ Abrams, Natalie (25 July 2017). "The Flash: Tom Felton not returning as series regular". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  27. ^ Tom Felton in NY for Carp Tournament Popular from HPANA. Retrieved on 4 August 2007.
  28. ^ Lawrence lands World Junior Carp Tournament from CNY Business Journal, archived at "findarticles.com." Retrieved on 4 August 2007.
  29. ^ Packer, Sarah. "Still got the magic touch! Dapper Tom Felton looks slick in a sky blue shirt and shades as he scoops a prize at the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy". 

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