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Actor Appreciation

From Book to Film, Matthew Lewis

From movies to video games to a theme park ride, Matthew Lewis is most known for his portrayal of Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter series. Many have watched him grow as an actor over the years and even after the Harry Potter movies, Matthew Lewis has not only continued to play Neville in other mediums, but has moved on to acting in some very interesting other projects.

Harry Potter Franchise

The Philosopher's Stone

Young Neville in the great hall holding his remembrall. He is wearing his gray Gryffindor sweater with a white collar and a red and gold tie.

The Chamber of Secrets

Young Neville wearing his robes and looking side eye at Seamus.

The Prisoner of Azkaban

Nevill in his Gryffindor robes, smiling and posing for a picture

The Goblet of Fire

Neville on a platform, holding his head in distress. He is wearing a dark coat and a plaid scarf.

The Order of the Phoenix

Neville is looking up into a mirror with articles on it. He is wearing a sweater vest with a white long sleeve shirt and a red and gold tie

The Half Blood Prince

Sitting next to Hermione at a dinner table, Neville is holding two spoons while Hermione is reaching out to touch one of the spoons. They are making eye contact.

Deathly Hallows

Nellille is wearing a sweater with a button up shirt underneath. He has dirt and cuts all over his face. In the background you can make out Bellatrix

Memorable Neville Longbottom Quotes

  • "TREVOR!"
  • "OH MY GOD! I'VE KILLED HARRY POTTER!"
  • "YOU AND WHAT ARMY?"
  • "WHY IS IT ALWAYS ME?"
  • "I'LL JOIN YOU WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER!
  • "I'M QUITE PROUD TO BE THEIR SON."
  • “PEOPLE DIE EVERY DAY! FRIENDS, FAMILY... YEAH. WE STILL LOST HARRY TONIGHT. BUT HE'S STILL WITH US--IN HERE. SO'S FRED, REMUS, TONKS... ALL OF THEM. THEY DIDN'T DIE IN VAIN.”
  • “BLOW IT UP? BOOM?”

Neville - in Video Game Form!

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Virtual Neville standing next to Harry, Hermione and Ron

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)

Standing in front of a section of Hogwarts, Neville is standing there looking determined.

Lego Dimension (2016)

Lego Neville is hold a sword(?) and he is smiling.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

As one of the first rides to debut in Universal Orlando's The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Islands of Adventure on June 18, 2010, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey takes guests in and around locations from the Harry Potter series. Guests fly around Hogwarts castle, the Whomping Willow, a Quidditch match, the Chamber of Secrets and through a horde of Dementors. The ride uses KUKA robocoaster technology, allowing the seats to pivot while being held above the track by a robotic arm - making it really feel like you're flying along with the characters.

Neville Longbottom, played by Matthew Lewis, is one of the many characters featured in the ride played by their original actor from the movie franchise. Other characters featured are:

  • Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
  • Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley
  • Emma Watson as Hermione Granger
  • Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley
  • Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy
  • Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore
  • Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid
  • James Phelps as Fred Weasley
  • Oliver Phelps as George Weasley

OTHER ROLES

Me Before You (2016)

Patrick is sitting next to Lou on a porch. He is wearing a gray long sleeve shirt with a blue puffy vest. She is wearing a white fuzzy coat with black stripes and she is wearing a knitted scarf.

Matthew plays Louisa "Lou" Clark's boyfriend, Patrick. He becomes jealous of Lou and Will's relationship, eventually leading to Patrick and Lou splitting up.

Terminal (2018)

Someone is pointing a gun at Simon Peg (wearing a tweed jacket) and Matthew Lewis is behind him, scowling (wearing a greenish business jacket and vest)

The movie is about the lives of two assassins, a fatally ill teacher, a custodian, and a waitress, who become part of a murderous plan. Matthew Lewis plays a character named Lenny.

Baby Done (2020)

Tim (Matthew Lewis) is standing next to Zoe (Rose Matafeo), both looking concerned/worried. He is wearing a brown plaid shirt and she is wearing a bright vibrant yellow, red, and maroon sweater.

Baby Done is a New Zealand comedy film directed by Curtis Vowell, executive produced by Taika Waititi, and written by Sophie Henderson. This film follows Zoe and Tim (Matthew Lewis) and their opposite reactions to the news that Zoe is pregnant. Zoe tries to live a wild single life before the baby arrives while Tim goes full blown into nesting mode.

TV Highlights

Some Kind of Life (1995)

Baby Matthew Lewis with a leather Jacket and a backwards baseball cap.

Matthew Lewis' first on screen role was Johnathan Taylor, a young boy whose mother tries to care for both him and her husband, who became brain-damaged after a motorbike accident.

The Syndicate (2012)

In a convenience store with a full shopping cart, Matthew is wearing a gray suit with a red shirt and a gray plaid tie.

The Syndicate is about five members of a betting syndicate who win the lottery and each series follows a different syndicate. The first series is set in a Leeds supermarket with Matthew Lewis playing Jamie Bradley, who works with his brother at a local convenience store.

Bluestone 42 (2014–2015)

Union jack above him, Matthew is dress in a combat uniform.

This black comedy/action series is about the camaraderie between soldiers and the deadly situations the soldiers are required to defuse. A butcher's son from Armley, Corporal Gordon "Towerblock" House (Matthew Lewis) is Captain Nick Medhurst second in command during the show.

All Creatures Great and Small (2020)

Looking dapper, Matthew is wearing a gray tweed suit with a green tie.

This TV series is based on books about a Yorkshire veterinarian and revolves around Siegfried Farnon, James Herriot and Siegfried's younger brother, Tristan. Hugh Hulton (Matthew Lewis) is a wealthy landowner and James' rival who competes for the affection of James' wife, Helen.

MATTHEW LEWIS PANELS

Matthew Lewis thinks The Cursed Child needs more Neville

At FAN EXPO Canada 2022, Matthew Lewis talks about reading Harry Potter and The Cursed Child for the first time.

Taken from the Harry Potter Set

Matthew Lewis tells us what he took from the Harry Potter set! What would you have taken if YOU were on set at Hogwarts?!

A Harry Potter Reunion with Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis talks about his experience reuniting with the Harry Potter cast & crew.

Being a young actor at Hogwarts

Matthew tells us what it was like being a young actor and how being a wizard impacted his childhood and teenage years.