In the minds of some die-hard Harry Potter film fans, Tom Felton will always be Draco Malfoy.
And it turns out that even the actor has never forgotten the experience of playing Harry's wizarding Hogwarts rival.
He has admitted that there is a life lesson from the Potter series that he takes with him wherever he goes.
It appears the family-like bond that those shooting the eight-film franchise is as strong as ever as well.
Felton, who turns 35 on Thursday (September 22), shared a picture of him with fellow Brit Jason Isaacs, who played his father, Lucius Malfoy, in the movies.
Posting a picture on Instagram of them outside London's Criterion Theatre, where he was performing, Felton said: “My father heard about this play I was in, 2:22 A Ghost Story.”
Isaacs, 59, said he was “thrilled to see my boy commanding the stage” in a sign that the Potter relationships have lasted long after the final film was released in 2011.
Life lesson Tom Felton took from Harry Potter films
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The Surrey-born actor has been on record talking about how his decade working on the Harry Potter films set him up for his screen and stage career.
Having transitioned from boy to man on the set, Felton said he and his fellow co-stars, such as Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, learned the professional standards from the more experienced actors around them.
The adaptation of J. K. Rowling’s fantasy wizard series attracted some of the biggest British screen names, from Richard Harris and Ralph Fiennes to Maggie Smith, to the franchise.
Felton was only 12 when cast as Slytherin trouble maker Draco, meaning there was a lot to learn from his peers — some who had been acting for decades before shooting the films.
Speaking to E News earlier this month, Felton said he has learned to "care about" the project he's working on. He added: "You better know your lines, you better turn up to work prepared."
He also said: "It only takes one thorn to ruin it for everyone."
This is one of the many things he learned on the Harry Potter set, adding: "We certainly learned from the best in the business.
"And I don't just mean the quality of their acting. I mean more how they held themselves, how they interacted with each other — how you talk to everyone, really. That was the most important part."
He said the seasoned stars, which also included the likes of Alan Rickman and Kenneth Brannagh, were the “most ordinary, down-to-earth people you could possibly imagine”.
That experience of working with them and their attitude to delivering stellar performances has remained with him.
“Being surrounded by the best — and I don't mean quality of their work, I mean quality of their personalities — I like to think that I've stolen, or borrowed, some of that over the years,” he added.
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