How Old is Lucius Malfoy?

Lucius Malfoy is portrayed as a villain in the Harry Potter series. He is a pureblood supremacist, and he believes to be superior to Muggles, Mudbloods, and even half-blood witches and wizards.

Lucius Malfoy has lived through two Wizarding Wars supporting the side that lost two times. It is a chunk of time, and we may ask ourselves how long was Lucius Malfoy around?

How Old is Lucius Malfoy?

How Old is Lucius Malfoy?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Lucius Malfoy is quoted in the Daily Prophet by Rita Skeeter. We all know that Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts happened in 1995/1996.

The aforementioned quote was published just after the beginning of the school year (September 8th), and we can assume that Lucius Malfoy was 41 years old in 1995.

We can further assume that Lucius Malfoy was born in ca. 1953-1954, and although we don’t know the exact date, we can speculate it was sometime between September 9th, 1953, and September 8th, 1954.

How Old Was Lucius Malfoy When Draco Was Born?

Draco Malfoy was born in 1980, on June 5th. At this time, Lucius Malfoy was 26 years old

Some people think that he became a father at a very young age, but 26 is actually not as young as some other wizards and witches who had children in Draco’s age.

Like Potters or Weasleys, for example, who had their firstborn when they were only about 20 years old.

There is a notion in the wizarding world to marry your girlfriend/boyfriend from school straight out of school and have a baby right after. Considering Lucius Malfoy was 26 when his son was born, it is later than most wizarding people.

Twenty-six years would also be normal age for Muggles to have their first baby, although better not mention this to Lucius Malfoy. He would hate to be compared to non-magical folks.

How Old Was Lucius Malfoy at the End of the War?

The Second Wizarding War was resolved during the Battle of Hogwarts. It happened on May 2nd, 1998. At the end of the war, Lucius Malfoy was 44 years old.

During the last year of the war, Lucius fell from grace after the fiasco in the Department of Mysteries and became a sort of punching bag for Voldemort and other Death Eaters. He looked and sounded much older than his years.

The once-proud pureblood wizard looked more like 60 years old rather than 44. Lucius was seen hunched, ragged, and sometimes beaten or tortured. 

We know that Lucius Malfoy became a grandfather to Scorpius Malfoy in 2006 when he was 52 years old.

How Old is Lucius Malfoy in Real Life?

In the movies, Lucius Malfoy is played by actor Jason Isaacs. The actor was born on June 6th, 1963.

The franchise released the second installment, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in 2002. It was then we first met Lucius Malfoy, and he was 39 years old

The actor playing Lucius Malfoy was in similar age to his counterpart from the book because the book Lucius during Harry’s second year at Hogwarts was 38 years old.

Final Thoughts

Through his pompous and proud behavior, Lucius Malfoy gave an air of being older than his mid 40’s. He also had his first and only child later than others his age. At 26, Lucius waited a few years longer to have his first child.

In the end, it doesn’t matter how old a wizard or witch is, but it matters what he does. Considering Lucius Malfoy’s behavior, he always behaved like a privileged boy who sulked and tossed tantrums when he didn’t get what he wanted. 

Thankfully his son and grandson grew up to be better people, and in some ways, also more mature.