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Harry Potter star Tom Felton reveals grandfather made a cameo in first film

Harry Potter star Tom Felton has revealed the first film was a family affair for him, as his grandfather made an appearance in The Philosopher’s Stone.

The actor played bad boy Draco Malfoy in the film series – about a boy who learns he is a wizard – from 2001 to 2011 and has been watching the first instalment at home, sharing his viewing experience with fans.

He got emotional watching the opening scenes and seeing co-star Daniel Radcliffe, then 11-years-old, appear on screen as Harry.

Tom spotted his grandfather Nigel during a Quidditch match as a professor at Hogwarts school.

He said: ‘That’s my grandpa again! The guy with the beard. White beard! Huge beard right next to Lee Jordan. And there’s me again. It’s a family thing, mental!’

Nigel popped up again during the iconic scene where Professor Quirrell (Ian Hart) burst into Hogwarts’ Great Hall to warn the students and teachers that a troll was on the loose.

Tom was excited to spot his grandfather Nigel in the first Harry Potter (Picture: Instagram)

In the scene his grandfather was sat at the top table with the other teachers including Professor McGonagall (Dame Maggie Smith) and headteacher Dumbledore (Richard Harris).

An excited Tom said: ‘There’s my gramps! Oh my days it actually goes my gramps and then me in the same [shot].’

The Origin star previously shared a photo of his granddad in a scene with another Hogwarts pupil Lee Jordan (Luke Youngblood).

‘This is Lee Jordan….and my grandpa, my real actual grandpa (on the left)’ he said in the caption.


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