Matthew Lewis Visits Schools to Discuss His Career
While most of us would jump at the chance to learn a thing or two from anybody who worked on the Harry Potter set, four schools in Leeds, UK, have been lucky enough to get the chance to do just that!
ITV reports that Matthew Lewis, who grew up in Leeds and portrayed Neville Longbottom in the Potter movies, visited Pudsey Grangefield School, Corpus Christi, Crawshaw Academy, and Greenside Primary School on November 30. The lucky students were able to ask Matthew questions about not only what it was like to work on Potter but also how he’s gone on to develop his career over the years, his favorite movies, and why he believes film is important within education.
Pete Sammons, the Director of Studies at Pudsey Grangefield School, is particularly enthusiastic about the event, noting that
The media industry is notoriously difficult to get into, and a number of our students have strong aspirations to pursue careers in the sector. Having Into Film organise events such as the Matthew Lewis industry visit, illuminates and brings the film industry and what it involves to life for students. We are really excited that Matthew is visiting our students [since] it is not every day you get a leading star from one of the biggest ever film franchise’s to visit the school. Matthew was successful from a young age, and I believe that he therefore is able to give a unique insight in not only the film industry but also what it takes to achieve your goals.
The school visits were arranged by the film and education organization Into Film, who focus on helping young people enhance their education through film, ultimately increasing their creative and personal development.
What would you ask Matthew if you had the chance to meet him? Be sure to let us know in the comments!