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Tom Felton played Draco Malfoy in the Potter films

Tom Felton played Draco Malfoy in the Potter films

Tom Felton played Draco Malfoy in the Potter films

Harry Potter film villain Tom Felton said he was "heartbroken" after joining the boy wizard's website - and finding himself put in the wrong house for his character.

The actor played Draco Malfoy throughout the on-screen adventures, one of the dastardly characters who belonged to Slytherin house at Hogwarts School.

But after the 27-year-old signed up for the Pottermore site set up by author JK Rowling, he was placed in Gryffindor - home to Harry, Hermione Grainger and Ron Weasley.

Tom, who now stars in US detective series Murder In The First, wrote on Twitter: "Today was the day. I finally did it. I joined Pottermore and was sorted into ... Gryffindor. Heartbroken."

He added the hashtag #slytherinforlife.

JK herself responded by saying she knew he would be placed in Gryffindor, which is characterised by pupils who are courageous and chivalrous.

She wrote back to him: "I could've told you that years ago. I just didn't want to spoil your motivation."

PA Media