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Harry Potter's Tom Felton In Tears As He Watches Philosopher's Stone 20 Years Later

Harry Potter's Tom Felton In Tears As He Watches Philosopher's Stone 20 Years Later

The cold December nights leading up to Christmas mean there's only one thing to do in the evenings - start bingeing Harry Potter movies again.

And it seems we're not the only ones treating ourselves to a major nostalgia fest, with Harry Potter star Tom Felton hosting a Harry Potter watchalong on his Instagram to celebrate 20 years since the first film was released.

But the 33-year-old, who starred as Hogwarts bully Draco Malfoy throughout the eight film franchise, could barely get past the opening scenes of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, with the actor welling up at the now iconic theme.

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He explained to his 9.3 million followers that it was the first time he'd seen the film for two decades, and was overcome with emotion.

Tom Felton physically teared up at the titles (Credit: Instagram - Tom Felton)
Tom Felton physically teared up at the titles (Credit: Instagram - Tom Felton)

Tom jokingly introduced the film to his followers, explaining it was about an orphan discovering "the mystery of his parents' deaths", before hilariously mispronouncing lead actor Daniel Radcliffe's name as Rodcliffe, adding: "He sounds good."

But it was when the film's opening title music, titled Hedwig's Theme, played on full volume, that he became teary eyed.

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Putting his head into his hands and looking wistfully at the camera, he laughed: "It's mental!"

Tom Felton was emotional (Credit: Instagram - t22felton)
Tom Felton was emotional (Credit: Instagram - t22felton)
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Watching his co-stars on screen, Tom exclaimed: "God look at him! Radcliffe looks about five! Oh good lord!" before telling himself to "keep it together".

Tom has always been a staunch cheerleader of the Harry Potter franchise, previously holding a special Zoom reunion with some of the film's biggest stars last month.

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He was joined by Rupert Grint, who played Ron, and Daniel, among others, to talk about what the franchise means to them.

The Philosopher's Stone came out 20 years ago (Credit: Warner Bros)
The Philosopher's Stone came out 20 years ago (Credit: Warner Bros)

Speaking about playing the Boy Who Lived, Daniel explained: "It feels insane as I'm sure it does for anyone whose 30 or 31. It seems impossible that that time has past it feels very fresh. It's been amazing to watch the whole thing continue to grow since it finished.

"New generations of people being introduced all the time. There are full grown adults who weren't born when I was as cast!"

Featured Image Credit: Instagram- t22felton

Topics: Harry Potter, Entertainment News, Celebrity News, TV News

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Kimberley Bond

Kim is a journalist at Tyla, and has previously worked at the Evening Standard, Radio Times as well as several national newspapers. A showbiz obsessive and a television fanatic, Kim is particularly interested in celebrity gossip, A-list events and the latest releases on either the big or small screen. Contact her at [email protected]