Tom Felton, the British actor, best known for his portrayal of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, will receive the “Giffoni Experience Award” at the 45th Giffoni Film Festival, which runs July 17 – 26 in Giffoni Valle Piana (Sa).
The star began acting when he was eight years old and his early film roles included playing Peagreen Clock in Peter Hewitt’s The Borrowers (1997) and playing Jodie Foster’s son in Andy Tennant’s Anna and the King (1999).
In 2001 he landed the role of Draco Malfoy, the enemy of Harry Potter, in the highly successful Harry Potter saga (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire(2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)). His work as Draco earned him Best Villain Awards at the 2010 and 2011 MTV Movie Awards and a Best Cast Award, along with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.
Felton’s additional credits include Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) by Rupert Wyatt, From the Rough (2013) by Pierre Bagley, Belle (2013) by Amma Asante, and Against the Sun (2014) by Brian Falk. In 2016, he will return to the big screen in Risen helmed by Kevin Reynolds and co-starring Joseph Fiennes, Peter Firth, and Cliff Curtis.