Felton played Slytherin seeker Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies

By Michelle Tauber
Updated January 22, 2015 01:30 PM
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The Sorting Hat always knows.

On Wednesday, Tom Felton – formerly known as Slytherin seeker Draco Malfoy but currently known as World’s Best Harry Potter Star (more on that in a bit) – revealed his true Hogwarts calling.

“Today was the day. I finally did it. I joined Pottermore and was sorted into .. Gryffindor. Heart broken x #slytherinforlife” he Tweeted on Wednesday – prompting a knowing reply from Harry Potter oracle J.K. Rowling herself.

“I could have told you that years ago,” she Tweeted back. “I just didn’t want to spoil your motivation ;)”

But Rowling isn’t the only one who had the not-so-lowdown on Felton, who is currently appearing in the WWII movie Against the Sun and on the TNT drama Murder in the First.

Speaking to PEOPLE last June at a preview of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando, Felton, 27, revealed a positively Gryffindor-esque loyalty in speaking about his beloved late Chesapeake Bay retriever, Timber.

“She was a very sweet soul,” he said, pointing to Timber’s red bandana, which he wore on his wrist.

What’s more, dedicated Potterphiles know that Felton – whose longtime girlfriend, British actress Jade Olivia, appeared as Draco’s wife in the Deathly Hallows epilogue – continues to adorably embrace his Hogwarts roots.

All of that, plus he loves Cadbury Mini Eggs.

(Is it just us, or does anyone else think he might have just a dollop of Hufflepuff too?)