Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tom Felton Pictures

Thomas Andrew "Tom" Felton born 22 September 1987 is a British actor and musician. He is best known for playing the role of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, the movie adaptations of the best-selling Harry Potter fantasy novels by author J. K. Rowling, for which he auditioned at age twelve. Tom Felton started filming in commercials when he was eight years old and in films at the age of ten, appearing in The Borrowers and Anna and the King. After being cast as Draco Malfoy he has subsequently appeared in all eight Harry Potter films, from 2001 to 2011, and finished filming the last two. A fishing aficionado, he helped form the World Junior Carp Tournament, a "family-friendly" fishing tournament. Tom Felton's portrayal of Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince won him the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain in 2010. Tom Felton has been acting since he was 8 years old at the suggestion of an actress friend of his family who recognized Tom Felton's theatrical qualities. Tom 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" with Jodie Foster, Tom Felton 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/I), 13Hrs (2010), and The Apparition (2011) with Twilight's Ashley Greene. It was directly after completing his filming on "Harry Potter" that he landed his roles in "Rise of the Apes" and "From the Rough." 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.

Tom Felton Pictures

Tom Felton Pictures

Tom Felton Pictures

Tom Felton Pictures