HARRY Potter fans will know that Voldemort was not the only villainous character their favourite childhood wizard had to face.
While there’s plenty of contenders for the wizarding franchise’s biggest baddie there’s no doubt who caused the most trouble for Harry at Hogwarts: Draco Malfoy.
Draco – with his tendencies to practice dark magic and insufferable arrogance – often clashed with much-loved protagonist Harry on screen.
To honour Draco actor Tom Felton’s 34th birthday yesterday, we’ve taken a deep dive into what he and the rest of his film family have been up to since Harry Potter came to an end.
From drug addiction to make-overs, Hollywood success and tragic deaths, there’s a lot to catch up on!
Draco Malfoy – Tom Felton
Tom Felton was born in Surrey, England, on September 22, 1987.
He started his career in TV ads from a young age, and made his debut on the silver screen in 1997 as Peagreen Clock in The Borrowers.
Tom was then cast in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 2001 – and appeared in all seven sequels until the final film in 2011.
From April 2008 until early 2016, the Draco star was in a relationship with stunt assistant Jade Olivia Gordon, 34.
She made a brief appearance alongside her beau – playing Draco’s wife Astoria Greengrass in Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows – Part 2.
Since his Harry Potter days, Tom has gone on to stay in films including Rise of the Planet of the Apes and A Babysitter’s Guide To Monster Hunting.
In January 2021, it was confirmed he would play the lead in Sara Sugarman’s Save The Cinema, which began filming in spring.
The star kept busy during the coronavirus lockdown period by releasing his first EP – YoOHoO – to his fans on social media.
Lucius Malfoy – Jason Isaacs
Harry Potter is just one of the noteable roles that Lucius actor Jason, 58, has under his acting belt – having starred in plenty of Hollywood films.
He played Michael D Steele in Black Hawk Down, Captain Hook in Peter Pan and voiced the Grand Inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels.
In March 2020, the star took the lead as Dr Paul Griffith in the CBS drama Good Sam after a few years away from the limelight.
Jason revealed last year that he had battled a “decades-long love affair with drugs”.
He revealed how it all began when he and his friends were given a bottle of Southern Comfort by a bartender when they were just 12 years old.
Jason opened up to fans, saying: “The next morning, I woke up with a splitting headache, stinking of puke with a huge scab and the memory of having utterly shamed myself.
“I just know I chased the sheer ecstatic joy I felt that night for another 20 years with increasingly dire consequences.”
From then on, Jason battled with sobriety before finally taking time out from work to overcome his alcohol-related issues.
He tweeted to fans in August 2020: “Please don’t anyone congratulate me or tell me they’re proud of me. I am and was useless by myself. Pride’s the worst part.”
Narcissa Malfoy – Helen McCrory
Helen McCrory played the role of Narcissa Malfoy in the final three Harry Potter films – but it was not her only star-studded role.
She went on to star in a number of West End shows in London before she was cast to play Clair Dowar in the James Bond classic Skyfall.
From there, Helen was cast as iconic character Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders – in which she appeared from 2013 until 2019.
Tragically, the actress was diagnosed with cancer and she passed away at her London home on April 16, 2021 – aged just 52.
Her husband and fellow actor Damian Lewis took to Twitter to announce her tragic death, revealing she had been “peacefully at home, surrounded by love”.
Before her death, Helen worked alongside her husband to suport the Feed NHS programme, raising nearly £1million for charity .
She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire and awarded the OBE in the New Years Honours list in 2017.
Scorpius Malfoy – Bertie Gilbert
Bertie Gilbert was just a child when he starred as young Scorpius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.
The star, now 21, has gone on to become a filmmaker himself after starring in Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows – Part 2.
Bertie has created dozens of short films – including Stray Dog, which he not only wrote and directed, but also starred in.
On his website, the star described himself as “the best filmmaker in the world” ahead of his award nomination in 2021.
Bertie wrote of film: “PLEASE CARE!: Baby’s first BAFTA qualifying festival! Very pleased to share that PLEASE CARE! will be playing at @norwichfilmfestival.”
Bellatrix Lestrange – Helena Bonham Carter
Bellatrix Lestrange, who is related to the Malfoys through Narcissa, was played by the iconic Helena Bonham Carter.
The 55-year-old actress has starred in a number of large-scale blockbusters -both before and after the Potter series.
From Charlie and The Chocolate Factory to Alice in Wonderland, Les Miserables to Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd to The Kings Speech – the list goes on.
Thanks to all her impressive roles Helena has been honoured with a BAFTA, a Critics Choice, and an International Emmy award, as well as receiving nominations at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes.
Most recently, from 2019 to 2020, Helena played Princess Margaret in hit Netflix series The Crown – across season three and four.
She also appeared in Enola Holmes, alongside Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, in 2020.
In 2001 Helena began a relationship with American film director Tim Burton after meeting while filming Planet of the Apes and the pair now share two children, welcoming son Billy Raymond in 2003 and daughter Nell in 2007.
In 2014, the couple announced they had “separated amicably” with Helena insisting they would likely still work together.