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Tom Felton Cries As He Watches Harry Potter For The First Time In Nearly 20 Years

Tom Felton Cries As He Watches Harry Potter For The First Time In Nearly 20 Years

Tom Felton has watched Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for the first time in nearly 20 years and he's teared up seeing a young Daniel Radcliffe.

You would have thought the actors who were involved in the Harry Potter film franchise would have seen their own work a couple of times but not Tom Felton.

The 33-year-old who portrayed Draco Malfoy delighted fans on his Instagram when he revealed he would let everyone watch his reactions to seeing the first instalment to the series.

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Felton sat in wonderment during the opening of the film and couldn't help be overcome with his emotions.

"It's mental, I'm just tearing up rather than giving you a commentary, but it will get better," he said as he saw his pal Daniel Radcliffe as a young Harry Potter. "Look at him! Oh Radcliffe."

The adorable footage was lapped up by his fans who are so excited for him to watch the rest of the film.

One supporter wrote on Instagram: "CANT WAIT TILL YOU SEE YOURSELF!"

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Another person (also in all caps) said: "ITS SO MUCH BETTER WATCHING WITH HIM."

A third added: "This was amazing tom we gotta keep doing it! Don't forget You're The Main Character Of The Movie!!"

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Interestingly, going off what that last person said, people were actually shocked to discover how long Tom Felton was actually in the film series.

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While Draco Malfoy was one of Harry Potter's biggest enemies in the series that spanned eight movies, he was only on screen for a little more than half an hour.

Several Potterheads on social media have commented on a shock discovery from film info vault IMDB, that suggests the Tom Felton-portrayed character appeared on-screen in the Harry Potter film series for a mere 31 minutes. 31 minutes!

That's barely enough time to construct and execute one elaborate prank with Crabbe and Goyle, never mind a school career's worth.

Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy. Credit: Warner Bros
Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy. Credit: Warner Bros
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To put that into context, the total run-time of all the movies put together is some 19 hours and 40 minutes, which means poor Tom had to keep his hair dyed for all that time to appear on screen for about 2.5% of the entire run.

Before you also bemoan the apparently disappointingly sporadic bullying of Harry, though, we do need to clear things up a little. You see, screen time in a film is literally that: the time an actor is visibly on the screen.

This means that even if Draco was in the same room as other characters, if the shot was not showing him, it wouldn't count as screen time. Likewise if he was interacting with someone, if the camera switches between characters while they're talking to each other, Draco's screen time is only counted when it's on him.

In actuality the 31 minutes (and 30 seconds) that Draco Malfoy appears in the Harry Potter films is comparable to several other characters you might consider as prominent. Voldemort, for example, was on screen for 37 minutes and 15 seconds, while Hagrid appeared for 45 minutes and 45 seconds.

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