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Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis

Matthew David Lewis born on June 27, 1989 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England hails from an entertainment industry family. His brother Chris is a television editor, and his brother Anthony is a well-known actor and musician. Matt started acting at the age of five, appearing in several television commercials, and eventually made his way into the film industry by playing Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films. He attended St. Mary’s Comprehensive School in Menston, where he studied for A-levels in psychology, theology, law, and English language. In his spare time, Matt enjoys reading, sports, video games, and listening to guitar rock. He is also an avid rugby and football fan.

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Potter Career

Potter Career

Matthew, known as one of the “Big 7″, was cast in the Potter films when he was eleven years old. For his role as Neville, Lewis wore yellow and crooked false teeth, a fat suit, shoes two-sizes-too-big and had plastic bits placed behind his ears in order to make them stick out more. Lewis has spoken out against this treatment in interviews, claiming that while it no longer bothers him, having to take on a purposefully unattractive appearance on a film set full of attractive girls his age whilst going through puberty was “rubbish”. On portraying Neville, Matthew has stated:

I was so focused on getting it exactly how she [J.K. Rowling] imagined it in her head. And a couple times I spoke to her at premiers and she came to the studio and said, you know, I’m doing it right. It’s exactly how she wanted it.

Charity Work

Charity Work

Matthew’s leading charity efforts go towards the Leeds Rugby Foundation, of which he is Vice President. The charity works “with a whole range of individuals, imparting important lifestyle messages to help them to make positive changes to their own lives.” Other philanthropy work has been done with Walk of Smiles, Yorkshire Cancer Research and Sport Relief.

Trivia

Trivia

  • Matthew’s most well known role out side of the the Potter series is The Syndicate (2012).
  • He has also tried his hand at theater with the tour stage production of Agatha Christie’s Verdict (2011) and his West End debut in Our Boys (2012).
  • During the filming of Order of the Phoenix Helena Bonham-Carter accidentally ruptured Lewis’s eardrum when she stuck her wand in his ear.
  • While filming a scene with the Sword of Godric Gryffindor in Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Matthew almost injured someone when the prop’s blade separated from the hilt, flew into the air, and landed near a group of extras.
  • He likes to play cricket.
  • Matthew is a huge Beatles fan and can recite multiple facts at the drop of a hat. His favorite song of theirs is “In My Life”; he believes Neville’s favorite Beatles song would be “With a Little Help from My Friends”.

Connect with Matthew

Connect with Matthew

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Matthew Lewis (a.k.a Neville Longbottom off of Harry Potter) plays Innuendo Bingo
Matthew Lewis (a.k.a Neville Longbottom off of Harry Potter) plays Innuendo Bingo
Matthew Lewis (a.k.a Neville Longbottom off of Harry Potter) joins Scott Mills and Chris Stark for this edition of Innuendo Bingo
Matthew Lewis Blue Peter 20111107
Matthew Lewis Blue Peter 20111107
Matthew Lewis on BBC Children show Blue Peter 20111107 The clip is for people who are not in UK. If you are in UK, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0176ygm/Blue_Peter_07_11_2011/.
First look at Matthew Lewis in The Syndicate
First look at Matthew Lewis in The Syndicate
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