Tom Felton is an English actor and singer best known for playing the role of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, the film adaptations of the best-selling Harry Potter novels by author J.K. Rowling, for which he auditioned at age 12.
Felton began appearing in commercials when he was eight years old and in films at the age of 10, appearing in The Borrowers and Anna and the King. After being cast as Draco Malfoy he subsequently appeared in all eight Harry Potter films, from 2001 to 2011.
Felton's portrayal of Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 won him the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain in 2010 and 2011.
In his first post-Harry Potter film, Felton appeared in the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a reboot of the Planet of the Apes series.
In 2014 he had a starring role as Erich Blunt, a young Silicon Valley prodigy who is a tech genius and the prime suspect, in the crime drama television series Murder in the First.