Thomas Andrew Felton was born 22 September 1987 and is an English actor and musician.

Felton was born in Epsom, Surrey, the youngest of four sons born to Peter Felton and Sharon Anstey. His parents divorced when he was a teenager. His maternal grandfather is geophysicist Nigel Anstey. Felton was educated West Horsley’s Cranmore School until age 13, after which time he attended the Howard of Effingham School for his secondary education. Felton developed an interest in singing during his childhood and subsequently joined school choirs; he was offered a place in the Guildford Cathedral Choir.

Felton began acting in adverts for companies such as Commercial Union and Barclaycard. He landed his first feature film role when he played the role of Peagreen Clock in Peter Hewitt’s The Borrowers (1997). In 1998, Felton voiced James in the television series Bugs. Felton played witness Thomas Ingham opposite Clive Owen in Second Sight in 1999. Felton’s portrayed Louis T. Leonowens in the film Anna and the King (1999), starring Jodie Foster. In 2000, Felton made a guest appearance in Second Sight 2 in the episode “Hide and Seek”.

In 1999, auditions were held for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Felton had not read the books at the time of the auditions, and originally read of the roles of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley before ultimately being cast as Draco Malfoy. He reprised his role the following year in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002). Felton started his Official Tom Felton Fan Club in 2004 and took part in autograph signing events. His fan club was reported to have attracted so many fans that Felton had to put a temporary stop to people signing up to it.

Felton appeared in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire, both released to increasing global recognition. Felton made a guest appearance on Home Farm Twins in 2005, where he played Adam Baker in the short-lived series. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was filmed in 2006 and released in 2007, becoming the second-highest grossing film of the year.

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. On 18 March 2011, Felton appeared in a comedy sketch on Red Nose Day 2011.

Felton portrayed Simon in the 2009 horror/thriller movie The Disappeared. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released in July of that year. In 2010, Felton released his original song “Hawaii” on Six String Productions–an independent record label run by Felton, David Proffitt and Philip Haydn-Slater promoting creative independence and ownership of material. 

Felton portrayed the main character, Ray Marsden, in White Other (2010). He portrayed the character Dodge Landon in the 2011 science-fiction film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and played a paranormal investigator in the thriller film The Apparition (2012). Felton reprised his role as Malfoy for the final time in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.

Felton posted three music videos on YouTube under the account “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”.

Felton portrayed James Ashford, an arrogant member of nobility, in Belle (2013). He starred opposite Elizabeth Olsen as Camille Raquin in In Secret (2013). Felton starred in Labyrinth as Viscount Trencavel, which aired on Channel 4 in March 2013. Felton portrayed a US Navy airman in survival drama Against the Sun (2014).

In 2015, Felton reoccured in Murder in the First on TNT as Erich Blunt:, as a Silicon Valley worker and murder suspect. Felton held supporting roles in films Risen (2016), as well as Message from the King and A United Kingdom. He also lent his voice to the English version of Sheep and Wolves (2016), a fantasy-comedy film. From 2016 to 2017, he appeared as Doctor Alchemy in the third season of The CW’s The Flash. Felton’s character was a CSI lab partner to the titular character and love interest of Killer Frost. Felton portrayed a dog handler for the US Army in Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s Megan Leavey (2017), a biographical indie drama based on the life of Corporal Megan Leavey. That year, Felton also appeared in the drama film Feed and action-thriller Stratton. In April 2018, it was announced that Felton was cast in the science fiction series Origin. He stars in the role of Logan Maine opposite Harry Potter co-star Natalia Tena. It premiered on YouTube Premium in November 2018.

Felton portrayed Laertes in Ophelia, Claire McCarthy’s film adaptation of Hamlet centering around the character of the same name. Felton appeared in the comedy-drama Braking for Whales in 2019 and the Netflix family-horror A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting in 2020. He played a British soldier in the Dutch World War II film The Forgotten Battle.

In June 2020, he was planned to star in the war thriller Burial, which is set in the last days of World War II. In October, it was announced that Felton will star in Canyon Del Muerto, a biopic about archaeologist Ann Axtell Morris. He portrays her husband, Earl H. Morris, an American archeologist known for his contributions to Southwest archaeology. Two months later, Felton was confirmed in Lead Heads alongside Rupert Everett, Derek Jacobi, Luke Newberry and Mark Williams. The film is described as a “drama about greed and the repercussions it has on the soul.”

In January 2021, Felton was confirmed for the lead role in Sara Sugarman’s Save The Cinema which began filming in the month in Wales. He joined Jonathan Pryce and Samantha Morton. The movie will tells the true story of Liz Evans, a hairdresser and leader of a youth theatre in Carmarthen, Wales, who began a campaign in 1993 to save the Lyric theatre from closure.