‘Harry Potter’ countdown: Tom Felton says he truly admires Dan Radcliffe

Nov. 02, 2010 | 9:30 a.m.

A MONTH OF MAGIC: Hero Complex is counting down to the Nov. 19 release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” — the penultimate film in the history-making “Potter” franchise — with exclusive interviews, photos, videos and reports from the set. Today, a chat with Tom Felton, who plays the not-very-nice Draco Malfoy.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1.” (Warner Bros.)

Tom Felton visited the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank on Monday to give the Hero Complex an exclusive guided tour of a “Harry Potter” props-and-costumes exhibit, and you’ll see that video right here very soon during our Month of Magic countdown coverage leading up to the Nov. 19 release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1.”

After the cameras were off, though, the lanky 23-year-old who grew up in the role of Draco Malfoy spoke a bit about the actors he admired, and right near the top of that list was Daniel Radcliffe, the good friend who plays Draco’s despised nemesis, the franchise’s title character.

Tom Felton at Comic-Con International 2010 (Alex Pham/Los Angeles Times)

“Daniel is someone I look up to massively, even though he’s two years younger than me. He treats the job serious, exceptionally so, and takes nothing for granted. He doesn’t think, ‘All right, I booked the first film, I’m going to bugger off to Tahiti for a month.’ He’s there, working during the breaks between films, doing acting classes,  speech classes, whether it’s song and dance or whatever the next challenge. He’s always working to perfect his craft. At the same time, he has an exceptionally laid-back attitude on the set. …  He remembers everybody’s name perfectly the first time he meets them. I’m somewhat the second or third time.”

Then, with a wink, the pride of Slytherin added: “He’d be a good salesman. He’s been talking about that for a few years, I’ve been putting him off that. I think he should stick with acting.”

– Geoff Boucher


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32 Responses to ‘Harry Potter’ countdown: Tom Felton says he truly admires Dan Radcliffe

  1. harrypotter says:

    I love you so much!

  2. Aguamenti says:

    Yeah Dan would be a good salesman! Who wouldn't want to buy something from Harry Potter?

  3. Shansuke says:

    Daniel radcliffe is an extraordinary actor! He can do anything :D I love it! Can't wait to see deathly hallows part one!

    xx Shansuke and more greetings from the netherlands!

  4. dylan says:

    cant wait till it comes out i am a big fan of harry potter

  5. frederick owusu says:

    harry is the best

  6. i love harry potter says:

    i love him sooooo much and i cant wait to see the next movie i watched all of the movies in one day!!!!

  7. Megs says:

    wow he's HOT

  8. melisa says:

    love ya tom felton and can't wait for the movie

  9. Sandy says:

    I've read a few interviews and articles on this guy Tom Felton. He seems to be a genuinely nice guy. I was impressed with how UNfamous he sounds. Pretty cool.

  10. Guest says:

    I like the books and the movies, but I'm too old for these actors!

  11. sparty says:

    i love bellatrix especially her hair style…

  12. sakthi says:

    I love u sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much dan I truly madly deeply i am in love with you , I love you fore ever . mmmuahhh .

  13. haasini says:

    u r really rocking dan!!!!!!!!!

  14. Ayu ningsih says:

    I loVe U so much………….

  15. WANI says:


  16. verna says:

    i can't wait to see the movie….everybody is dying to watch it…..

  17. Mandy from Kent says:

    sooooooo looking forward to Part 1 in November, its going to be just 'MAGIC'!!!!

  18. Ash Rasul says:

    i love harry not dan………harry in the movie with round glasses muuuuuuuuuuuuhaaaaaaaaa

  19. João Conceição says:

    Eu sou um grande fá do Harry Potter desde pequeno. Estou a ver que sou o único português a falar dele. Asseri o meu grande sonho e conhece lo pessoalmente.

  20. FREDLOVER says:


  21. janki says:

    it's really good

  22. Greer says:

    I really like you very muchhhhhhh! I can't wait for the movie!

  23. HP7 says:

    HP7 ist voll cool



  25. aana! says:

    Looveee u!!!!………… I Have already read all the books … J.K Rowling You're My Idol..!! :D Thee movies are Too cool!! awesomee… — i Can't believe that the saga finished !! :/

  26. NILOFAR says:


  27. kaua patrck says:


  28. crap face says:

    u wish

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