Tom Felton’s grandfather, Nigel Anstey, had a brief appearance in the Harry Potter movie. He played the role of a teacher in the first film of the series.
Actor Tom Felton has revealed that his grandfather, Nigel Anstey, appeared in the first part of the Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, as a teacher. Felton is widely known for his role as Draco Malfoy, and throughout the series of eight films he has managed to build a dedicated fan base.
Recently, during a live video on Instagram, Felton watched the first part of the Harry Potter series, and at the same time commented on the scenes for his followers. On this occasion, the actor revealed that the Hogwarts professor sitting next to the commentator Lee Jordan is in fact his grandfather, Nigel Anstey. This is not the first time Felton surprises us on his Instagram. He also posted this on CelebrityGossip, causing stupefaction among his followers. Always check what is in the background!
“This is my grandfather. The bearded guy. White beard. Huge beard right next to Lee Jordan. And there I am, again, “Tom Felton told his followers.
Tom Felton also commented on his character, Draco, calling him “a little arrogant.” He later acknowledged that although Harry Potter is his enemy in the film, he is a supporter of the character in real life. “I’m not sure who I want to defend there,” he said.
Surprisingly, Tom Felton’s grandfather did not pursue a career in acting. Nigel Anstey is a renowned geophysicist who has written numerous books on seismic exploration, according to Screen Rant . The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers even has an annual award named after him.
In 2011, Felton told the Hollywood Reporter that his grandfather helped him control Draco Malfoy’s iconic grin.
“My grandfather helped me a little with this, he taught me how to do it. It’s a kind of signature of Draco’s expression, and my grandfather made me practice a lot, “Felton said, according to various media.