Born: 27 June 1989
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Best known as: Klutzy Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films
Matthew Lewis plays the nerdy wizard student Neville Longbottom in the big-budget movies based on the Harry Potter series of books. Matthew Lewis was only five when he landed a role in the TV drama Some Kind of Life, and over the next decade he appeared in a handful of BBC and YTV productions, including Where the Heart Is (1996), Big Bag (1998), and Heartbeat (1999). in 2001 he got a major break when he was cast as Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (U. K. title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone). He reprised the role in the sequels Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011).
Extra credit: According to Matthew Lewis's official site, he's a fan of the Leeds United football team... His brother, Anthony Lewis, is an actor who was a regular on the British soap opera Emmerdale.
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