UPDATE: Emerald City Comicon has announced that due to a filming project, Tom Felton will be no longer be appearing at this year’s ECCC. He’s also canceled appearance at the Fan Expo Vancouver (April 21-22), and the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo (April 27-29).
Organizers say he will make the 2013 ECCC.
Emerald City Comicon announced today that their latest celebrity guest for the March event is Tom Felton, perhaps better known as the young nasty wizard Draco Malfoy from the “Harry Potter” movies.
The good folks at ECCC have asked me to interview Felton on stage at the event. I’ll keep you posted when I know the exact date and time. Last year I had the pleasure of interviewing actor John Noble from “Lord of the Rings” and “Fringe” at ECCC.
UPDATE (Jan. 12): The panel with Felton will be on Sunday, April 1 at 1:15 p.m.
Like all of the young “Potter” actors we’ve seen Felton literally grow up on screen. He’s 24 now and eager to move his career beyond HP.
Felton got his big break as Jodie Foster’s son in the 1997 film “Anna and the King.” But immortal fame came when he was cast as Malfoy in the first HP film: “Harry Potter and the
Sorceror’s Stone.” He actually wanted and tried out for the part of Harry Potter but we know how that turned out.
Still, I don’t think Felton can complain. He’s been in all eight films and won Best Villain at the 2010 and 2011 MTV Movie
Felton had a very small cameo as himself in “Get Him to the Greek” when Jonah Hill runs into him in a London club. He also starred in this year’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” Again, he played a villainous character. His next film is the sports drama “From
Emerald City Comicon is March 30-April 1 at the Washington State Convention Center.