Draco Malfoy Actor Tom Felton Takes Harry Potter Test, Doesn’t Make Slytherin

by : Cameron Frew on : 08 May 2020 13:58
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Tom Felton played Draco Malfoy for 10 years. For Harry Potter fans, they’d presume green blood coursed through his veins – alas, the Sorting Hat had different plans for the actor.

He was the scowling foe of the boy wizard. Across all eight films, we watched as the Slytherin ringleader battled with Gryffindor’s prodigy, whether they were fighting one another with spells or warring on the Quidditch pitch.

It’s been nine years since the last Harry Potter film – excluding the Fantastic Beasts franchise – but the cast still fondly reminisce about their time in Hogwarts. Recently, Felton decided to find out which house he belongs to – the result was pretty surprising.


Felton recently took to Instagram to unveil his Hogwarts colours, writing in a caption: ‘A sad day… on so many levels.’ What could have brought the actor to such despair? You’ve probably assumed he didn’t get Slytherin, but which house was he given?

Before we unveil that answer to you, what does it all even represent? Each of the four houses embody specific human qualities, and the sorting hat is indicative of that.

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As per the Harry Potter wiki, Slytherin values ambition, cunning and resourcefulness, whereas Ravenclaw values intelligence, knowledge and wit. Hufflepuff values hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty and fair play, while Gryffindor values bravery, daring, nerve and chivalry.

As part of putting this story together, I felt it would be prudent to take Pottermore’s sorting hat quiz for myself. Much to my dismay, I’m a Slytherin. However, you’re not here to find out about me, you want to know which house Felton belongs to.

Amazingly, he was assigned to Hufflepuff. People in the comments were absolutely shocked, with one user writing: ‘I can’t even imagine how sad a Hufflepuff Draco would have been.’ Others are delighted, with one commenting: ‘I am no longer offended by the other tests that said I am a Hufflepuff.’


This wasn’t Felton’s first experience with the sorting hat, though. He gave it a go back in 2015, later writing on Twitter: ‘Today was the day. I finally did it. I joined Pottermore and was sorted into… Gryffindor. Heart broken.’ Clearly, he fancied another try at getting into Slytherin.

Back in 2016, other members of the cast took the same quiz with varying results. It turns out Rupert Grint (Ron Weasely) and Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom) are Hufflepuffs, while Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weaseley) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) are Gryffindors.

I’m gonna go spend the rest of the day recovering from the news that I’m a Slytherin.


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Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BCTJ-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and took up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: Film and TV, Draco Malfoy, Gryffindor, Harry Potter, Hufflepuff, Pottermore, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, Sorting Hat, Tom Felton


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