Is it just me or did Matthew Lewis a. k. a Neville Longbottom become the hottest guy in the Harry Potter franchise? I never paid much attention to Neville, but now I’m starting to notice. You can have Daniel Radcliffe. Or Rupert Grint. Not Tom Felton, though. I’ll take him, too. But for right now, it’s all about Matthew David Lewis.
Born on June 27, 1968 in Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, Lewis has been acting since the tender age of 5. He made his debut in the TV drama Some Kind of Life (1995). He continued to make appearances in television on such shows as Dalziel and Pascoe (1996), City Central (1998) and Heartbeat (1990).
At age 11, he was cast as Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), and the rest is history. For the following ten years, he was seen as the round-face, goofy-but-smart, nerdy, short, plump, Gryffindor known as Neville Longbottom. Who would have thought he would have turned out to be the hottest guy from the franchise?
Since the end of the Harry Potter era, Lewis has continued acting. He has appeared in such shows as The Syndicate (2012) and Bluestone 42 (2013-2014). He appeared in films including The Rise (2012) and The Sweet Shop (2013). He is set to star in The Brontes (2016).
In addition to on-screen work, Lewis played Lester Cole in his stage debut in Agatha’s Christie’s Verdict (2011). In 2012, he was confirmed to play in the West End stage new production of Our Boys. Also, in 2012, he appeared in a music video called Filth by A Band of Buriers.
“The fame stuff, the kind words from websites and things, are very flattering and lovely, but I just wanna act.”
There weren’t many shirtless, nearly nude or nude photos of Mr. Lewis (darn it), but there was this video of him rubbing shirtless against another guy.
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