Lewis in May 2019
Matthew David Lewis
27 June 1989
|Other names||Matt Lewis|
|Known for||Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter franchise|
Angela Jones (m. 2018)
Matthew David Lewis (born 27 June 1989) is an English film, television and stage actor, best known for playing Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, Jamie Bradley in The Syndicate and Corporal Gordon "Towerblock" House in the BBC Three comedy drama Bluestone 42.
The son of Adrian Lewis and Lynda Needham, Lewis was born in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire, and raised in the nearby town of Horsforth. He has two older brothers: Chris Lewis and actor Anthony Lewis. He attended St Mary's Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy.
Lewis has been acting since he was five years old. He started off with minor roles in television programmes, debuting in Some Kind of Life.
During the filming of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Helena Bonham Carter, who portrays the character Bellatrix Lestrange, accidentally ruptured Lewis's eardrum when she stuck her wand in his ear.
The author of the Harry Potter series, J. K. Rowling, gave a speech during the final world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 on 7 July 2011 in London, England. She stated that there were seven major cast members in the series, whom she referred to as The Big Seven, and she named Lewis as one of the seven members, along with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch, and Bonnie Wright.
Shot prior to the release of Deathly Hallows, Lewis played the reporter in the independent film The Sweet Shop. Lewis played the character Jamie Bradley in a five-part TV series called The Syndicate written by Kay Mellor, which was broadcast on BBC One in spring of 2012.
In July 2012, Lewis appeared in a music video called Filth by A Band of Buriers; Matthew co-starred with actress Lily Loveless, who together, portrayed boyfriend and girlfriend in the video. Lewis played the role of Dodd in the 2012 film Wasteland (known in the UK as The Rise), written and directed by Rowan Athale. The film was screened at the Newport Beach Film Festival on Sunday, 28 April 2013 and Monday, 29 April 2013. Lewis also stars as Patrick in Me Before You which was released in theaters in June 2016.
In June 2012, Lewis was confirmed to play the character Mick in the West End stage new production of Our Boys by Jonathan Lewis. The role marked Lewis's West End debut. He starred in the play alongside Cian Barry, Arthur Darvill and Laurence Fox. The play started its previews on 26 September 2012, and played regularly from 3 October 2012 until 15 December 2012 at the Duchess Theatre, London.
In July 2016, it was announced that Lewis is the star in stage production called ''Unfaithful'' playing the character called ''Peter''. The play was directed by Adam Penford, with playwright by Owen McCafferty. The play performance started on the 25 August 2016 and ended 8 October 2016. In the play, Lewis was co-starring alongside with Sean Campion, Niamh Cusack and Ruta Gedmintas.
In 2017, Lewis, a personal friend of American comedian Sal Vulcano, made an appearance on Impractical Jokers as himself, where he filled in for Vulcano, in one of the challenges in the IJ episode, "Universal Appeal", which was shot at Universal Orlando.
Lewis is a vice-president of the Leeds Rugby Foundation charity.
Lewis has described his association with the number 11 and how it has appeared multiple times throughout his life. For example, he was 11 years old when obtaining the role for Harry Potter, he has a tattoo of the number 11 on his right arm and he also owns clothing with the number 11 on them. Lewis has lived in London since 2015. Lewis announced his marriage to Angela Jones on 28 May 2018.
|2001||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone||Neville Longbottom|
|2002||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets|
|2004||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban|
|2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire|
|2007||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix|
|2009||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince|
|2010||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2|
|2012||The Night of the Loving Dead||Nigel|
|2013||Wasteland||Dodd||Also known as The Rise.|
|The Sweet Shop||The Reporter|
|2016||Me Before You||Patrick||Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Jojo Moyes.|
|1995||Some Kind of Life||Johnathan Taylor||Television film|
|1996||Dalziel and Pascoe||Davy Plessey||Episode: "An Advancement of Learning"|
|1999||Heartbeat||Alan Quigley||Episode: "Hollywood or Bust"|
|2000||Where the Heart Is||Billy Bevan||Episode: "Things Fall Apart" (S 1:Ep 2)|
|2012||The Syndicate||Jamie Bradley||Series 1, 5 Episodes|
|2014-2015||Bluestone 42||Corporal Gordon "Towerblock" House||Series 2-3|
|2015||Death in Paradise||Dominic Claydon||Episode 4.7|
|2016||Ripper Street||D S Samuel Drummond||Series 4 & 5|
|2016||Happy Valley||Sean Balmforth||Series 2|
|2017||Impractical Jokers||Himself||Episode: "Universal Appeal"|
|2018||Girlfriends||Tom Dreyton||5 Episodes|
|2018||Nutritiously Nicola!||Himself||2 Episodes|
|2012||Filth by A Band of Buriers||Boyfriend|
|2006||The Queen's Handbag||Neville Longbottom||Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling|
|2011||Agatha Christie's Verdict||Lester Cole||Stage, Tour Production|
|2012||Our Boys||Mick||West End, Stage Production|
|2007||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||Neville Longbottom (voice)|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2|
|2010||Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey||Neville Longbottom||Theme park attraction|