Beyond the Wand
From Borrower to wizard, Tom Felton's childhood 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.
Reviewed on 6th May 2023
Tom Felton, who of course played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, delivers this autobiography covering his life from fishing child to LA megastar.
It’s incredibly readable. I devoured it in a day, and it’s far from my usual choice of reading material as I’m not generally a non-fiction person.
It certainly helps that I have a decent amount of familiarity with the HP film series, against which backdrop a lot of the book is set. Felton tells us how he became part of the world, and talks a lot about his relationships with other members of the cast and crew.
And then rather abruptly his life takes a turn, and I think we come to the chapters at the end of the book which reveal some of his motivation for writing. It’s very open, very self-aware, and very stark.
I hope that Felton’s got what he needed from the process of putting this book together, and I hope that one day in the distant future we might get a second volume, containing all his successes in life from here on.