Tom Felton’s memoir, about growing up an actor, set for October

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From growing up as part of the Harry Potter ensemble to what happened next: actor Tom Felton will be telling his story this October.

Tom Felton was one of a collection of youngsters whose life was transformed when they were cast in the Harry Potter series of movies over 20 years ago. As Draco Malfoy across eight of the movies, he became an internationally-recognised performer as the films became global sensations.

He’s now penned his memoir, which is going by the title of Beyond The Wand: The Magic And Mayhem Of Growing Up A Wizard, and it’s set to be published this October. The book will explore Felton’s casting in the Potter films, the experience of making them and growing up on screen, and how life has treated him since.

It looks set to be an interesting read, this, and Ebury will be publishing the book on October 13th. You can order a copy now, and find more information here.

We’ll leave you with the synopsis…

They called for a break, and Gambon magicked up a cigarette from out of his beard. He and I were often to be found outside the stage door, having ‘a breath of fresh air’, as we referred to it. There would be painters and plasterers and chippies and sparks, and among them all would be me and Dumbledore having a crafty cigarette.

From Borrower to wizard, Tom Felton’s adolescence was anything but ordinary. His early rise to fame saw him catapulted into the limelight aged just twelve when he landed the iconic role of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.

Speaking with candour and his own trademark humour, Tom shares his experience of growing up on screen and as part of the wizarding world for the very first time. He tells all about his big break, what filming was really like and the lasting friendships he made during ten years as part of the franchise, as well as the highs and lows of fame and the reality of navigating adult life after filming finished.

Prepare to meet a real-life wizard.

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