Official Feltbeats Reviews “Beyond the Wand”

Admins Lori and Betsy recently received copies of Tom Felton’s new memoir to review from Grand Central Publishing. The book, available in Hardcover and Audio is available for preorder, and releases October 13 in the UK as well as October 18th in North America. Other countries have releases slated for November. Below we have included reviews from Lori and Betsy. Enjoy!

Beyond the Wand is an insightful look into the private parts of growing up in the public eye. Tom does a wonderful job taking readers throughout his acting journey, while never forgetting where he came from or his desire to maintain a normal life.

The majority of the book is a lighthearted glimpse of not only the roles that have shaped his career, but also the actors that have helped shape his life. We are privileged to get a taste of his moments spent with the creme de la creme of British acting royalty and the lessons he learned from them over the years.

Some stories we have heard before whether online or through his numerous convention appearances. Some are completely new. Be prepared to be bowled over with laughter as well as shocked by some of the activities Tom got up to growing up. In the end, these little moments are what makes him the man everybody loves today!

Where I am most proud of Tom is the last few chapters. He has always been a great support to those battling with mental health. To see him be so brutally honest about his own struggles is to be commended. There is no glossing over his issues he has fought here, and by being so open while discussing them it may help someone else in the same situation not feel so alone.

The Memoir Tom has created here goes far beyond Harry Potter. The love for his family, co-stars, and fans ooze out of every page. As with everything he does, what you see is what you get and that is truly magical! – Lori


“Beyond the Wand- the Magic & Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard” is a heartfelt peek behind the curtain of the magical world of the Harry Potter films and Tom Felton’s life journey, so far.

It’s a joy to read about the relationships he made, how these relationships affected him, and how British filmmakers protect their child actors and let them be kids first. The snippets of time we get to experience with him, especially with those actors who have since passed, make those of us who only know them from their characters feel a bit more connected.

There are ‘laugh out loud’ and ‘jaw drop’ moments, but it is the laid-bare, vulnerable parts where Tom shares his struggles with mental health, loneliness, loss, and addiction that are the real story here. His rollercoaster ride of highs and lows, the people who supported and loved him through it all, and the acknowledgement that mental health is a continuous process help us better understand his celebrity and who he is, or rather- who he has evolved into. 

A broomstick ride through the memories of someone who has experienced much in his 35 years and has finally figured out what it means to be a rich man. – BG

Tom Felton To Participate in the Wizarding Worlds Back To Hogwarts Event

It’s almost time for Witches and Wizards of all ages to descend on Kings Cross Station for the annual Back to Hogwarts Event taking place on September 1st. In addition to the multiple in person attractions taking place, Tom will be reminiscing about his time filming the magical series, and taking everybody on a tour of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. The segment will be livestreamed simultaneously on his, and the Wizarding World TikTok pages beginning at 7 pm BST.

Witches and wizards may have all manner of spells to make their lives easier, but at least we have TikTok, which enchants us in its own ways. This year, a very special guest in the shape of Tom Felton will be hosting a segment recorded at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – the Making of Harry Potter, which you can watch on 1st September with TikTok live. Draco Malfoy was famously a nuisance on the Hogwarts Express, but we’re sure his real-life counterpart will be as charming as ever. Expect Tom to take you on a trip down memory lane at the very place where he filmed the Harry Potter series, with some fun activities along the way. Fans can watch along on TikTok at @wizardingworld & @t22felton on 1st September at 7:00pm BST.

If you miss the livestream, it will be available for replay on the Wizarding World YouTube page. For more information on other events taking place during the celebration, click here.

Tom Felton To Return To BMW PGA Pro-Am

The BMW PGA Championship has announced that Tom will once again be participating in their PRO-Am event on September 7th. The event takes place at the Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, just outside of Surrey and general admission tickets can be purchased here.

Other celebrities participating include singer Niall Horan, F1 Driver Lando Norris, and TV and Radio Presenter Vernon Kay.

IFC Midnight Releases New Trailer For “Burial”

Earlier today, IFC Films released the trailer for “Burial” from their horror genre label IFC Midnight. The latest film to star Tom Felton arrives in theaters and on demand on September 2nd.

Set in the last days of WWll, “Burial” tells the fictional story of a small band of soldiers tasked with delivering the remains of Hitler back to Stalin in Russia. After the unit is attacked by Werewolves, aka German soldiers operating behind enemy lines, a female intelligence officer leads her surviving comrades in a last stand. This to ensure their cargo does not fall into the wrong hands and hide the truth forever.