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Felton wants even badder roles

Harry Potter star Tom Felton is not worried about being typecast as a villain.

The 24-year-old actor - who rose to fame playing Harry Potter's arch rival, bully Draco Malfoy, for ten years - is keen to tackle even more villainous bad guys.

Tom said: "I certainly won't avoid them, definitely not.

"I haven't got villains exclusivity kind of thing - I'm happy to do non-villainous roles as well.

"But I had so much fun over the ten years with someone who was kind of villainous it will be very exciting to actually get a chance to sink my teeth into further."

Tom is about to start filming drama Raquin, co-starring Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Lange and Drive's Oscar Isaac.

The film, based on the novel Therese Raquin by Emile Zola, tells the story of a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage to her ailing first cousin Camille, played by Tom, and living with his mother, played by Jessica Lange. Therese seeks comfort in the arms of Camille's friend Laurent (played by Oscar) leading to tragic consequences for everyone.

Tom said: "It's going to be a very non-villainous role for me in that, there's certainly no element of evil wizardry in that particular role. So it's going to be a very exciting project.

"We're working with Charlie Stratton, who's directing that, we're heading out to Belgrade I think in a few weeks to do some shooting there and I'm really excited."

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