'Harry Potter' star Tom Felton to make West End debut

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Tom Felton has worked in independent cinema since playing Draco Malfoy in the 'Harry Potter' franchise. (Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
Tom Felton, who famously played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise, is making his West End debut (Getty)

Harry Potter star Tom Felton has announced he will be making his West End debut, 28 years after last appearing on stage.

The actor, who famously played Draco Malfoy in the smash-hit films, will appear in 2.22 - A Ghost Story at the Criterion Theatre in London from 4 September.

Speaking about the upcoming production, Felton stated: "I’m incredibly excited about getting to play in 2:22. I first started acting age 6 in a local theatre group and I haven’t trodden the boards since.

"I love the play, I’ve taken all my family to see it & everyone leaves with a smile. I’m thrilled to be part of this summers cast and will have a lot of fun with it."

The Rise of the Planet of the Apes star will play the role of Sam with the 34-year-old starring alongside Doctor Who actor Mandip Gill as Jenny.

Mandip is best known for starring as companion Yasmin Khan in series 11-13 of Doctor Who opposite Jodie Whittaker.

The new cast of 2:22 - A Ghost Story: Tom Felton, Mandip Gill, Beatriz Romilly, and Sam Swainsbury. (Runaway Entertainment)
The new cast of 2:22 - A Ghost Story: Tom Felton, Mandip Gill, Beatriz Romilly, and Sam Swainsbury. (Runaway Entertainment)

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She also played Phoebe McQueen in Hollyoaks and has also appeared in Doctors, The Good Karma Hospital and Casualty.

Sharing her excitement about the role, Gill said: "I am thrilled to be making my West End debut as part of the new cast of an already successful show. I am equally scared of ghosts so this should be fun".

The play has previously featured the West End debut of singer Lily Allen, as well as appearances by podcast host Giovanna Fletcher, Encanto star Stephanie Beatriz, Inbetweeners actor James Buckley and EastEnder Jake Wood.

British actor Mandip Gill attends a special screening of BBC America's
Mandip Gill attends Doctor Who screening in New York (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Written by Danny Robins and directed by Matthew Dunster, the show follows Jenny, who believes her new home is haunted, while her husband Sam does not.

The couple then argues about the situation with their first dinner guests, old friend Lauren and her new partner Ben, as belief and scepticism clash.

War Of The Worlds star Beatriz Romilly will play Lauren, while Mum actor Sam Swainsbury will play Ben.

Tickets for the run are available on 222aghoststory.com.

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