Matt Lewis to Film Scenes for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in October

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Apr 27, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Over the weekend, actor Matt Lewis took part in the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in Canada. TLC reader and PotterCast listener Kevin emailed to say that while there, Matt spoke about his role as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, noting that he will be enjoying the summer off, but will be back to film scenes again in October for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Matt also said he cant speak to where the films split, but has read the script for Deathly Hallows Part One and loved it and said something along the lines of “if there even is a part for Neville’s Gran in the movies he would want Dame Judi
Dench to play her – although his first choice, if she wasn’t already in
the movies, would be Maggie Smith.” He also spoke briefly about Neville’s look in Deathly Hallows as being a “a leaner, meaner, rock and roll Neville,” and is very much looking forward to shooting the dramatic Nagini and the sword scene. Finally Matt Lewis enjoyed the fact that Neville ended up as a Herbology Professor as he thiks Neville belongs in a school, and reflected that his “biggest wish about the last book was that Neville had killed Bellatrix
but also admits that that’s not really Neville’s style.”

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was also a topic, as Matt Lewis said the fans will love the movie. He also pointed out that “although Half Blood Prince has a horrible ending it is quite a funny
movie, thanks mostly to Rupert Grint’s Qudditch and love-struck scenes.”

One fun note: Matt Lewis treated a lucky fan to a Waltz lesson aka just like he danced so nicely in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Editor’s Note: A reminder that you can follow Matt Lewis and all his adventures here via his official Twitter.

Thanks so much Kevin!
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62 Responses to Matt Lewis to Film Scenes for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in October

Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: whoaaa first? haha well Matt makes an amazing Neville. gotta love both right? :] loved his comments about the films.Avatar Imagegreatpetie83 says: Luckily, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench are good friends so maybe Maggie can arrange something. I also thought maybe Judi could be Aunt Muriel.Avatar Imageane_drew says: Ooooo Dame Judi Dench. I can picture that. But yeah, Dame Maggie Smith would have also been a good Mrs. Longbottom. :)Avatar Imagekbicprez says: I so agree with Matt! My Death Eater side wanted Neville to kill Bellatrix, but my better side knew that’s not what Neville would do. But HOORAY for Molly Weasley! I’d love to see Judi Dench in any HP role. I think she’s the BEST ACTOR ON THE PLANET. And to have her play Neville’s Gran?? I’m not sure my heart could stand the excitement!! Avatar ImageGraymayne says: Oooh, Judi Dench could do a wonderful job of Aunt Muriel, good thinking! I'm looking forward to Matt in DH Part 2, it will be great to see him as resistance leader and Nagini-slayer.Avatar Imageathena024 says: I'm excited for him! Judi Dench would be amazing as Augusta Longbottom!Avatar Imagebudgie says: Good interview! I liked Molly Weasley showing that there was a lot more to her than anyone suspected. Nevlle slaying Nagini was the best show of his strength, especially after being confined and burned.Avatar Imagedragonsmaidan says: I love Matt! I can't wait to see he bad ass self in Deathly Hallows.Avatar ImageMatea says: Neville is only in part 2, right? I mean he's just in Hogwarts,and that means part 2..Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Good interview . . . . . I love Neville. And Matt plays him brilliantly. :) :) <3 NEVILLE! :DAvatar ImageCaracticus says: I can't imagine Dame Judy being available for the 15 seconds of screen time. It would be a nice day's work, I guess, if there were enough perks etc. but I don't think it's worth her time: they should use an underemployed character actress of significant age to play Augusta. I think if Dame Judy played Alecto Carrow she could have "chewed the scenery" with that role, but Augusta is just too small a part.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I think Judi Dench would suit the role of his gran perfectly. I have always enjoyed her skill as an actress in whichever roles she plays! Matt captures Neville's character well. I cannot wait to see what he accomplishes in the DH.Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Dude, Dame Judi Dench would be an AMAZING Augusta Longbottom!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Yeah! I remember him twitting about fliming but when I asked him what it was, and if it was HP he said it was all hush, hush. Welll... Obviously it's DH! LOL! I love Matt! Can't wait for Neville's transformation in DH! :DAvatar Imagestarkitty313 says: Judi Dench would be awesome as Neville's grandmother! Can't wait to see Neville's scenes. He does a wonderful job as Neville.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: awwwwwwwwwwwww!! i lurve neville!!!!!!!! the fun note was sooooooo cool!!!! hehe whoever he danced with was so lucky. hehe!! buut im sorry, matt lewis has never been the same since he grew a beard :(. but he is the best neville EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: I wan't to dance with him too!!! However, I’m really looking forward to see Matt in DH! I’m sure he will do a great job. As always. :) Avatar ImageHarryHermione25 says: Calgary, eh? That where I was raised for most of my life. Too bad I am not living there anymore, and I could have easily go there and see him there! I live in British Columbia now. I do look forward to Matt's scene of slaying Nagini with the sword! It's good to know that it'll be in it!Avatar Imageavrenim says: i agree with matt, we all wish neville killed bellatrix but like harry, he is not one to use the killing curse on someone. i can't wait to see him kill nagini! that was one of my favorite parts of deathly hallows!Avatar Imagesaffran says: Cool!Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: I'm always dreaming Judi Dench will play as Aunt Muriel.Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: I think Judi Dench would be awsome as Neville's Gran. She's such a great actress.Avatar ImageoOoVettyoOo says: here is video to the session.. Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: I love Neville!!!! haha! "leaner meaner rock and roll neville" XD yay! GO NEVILLE! cant wait for the beheading of Nagini scene. :DAvatar Imageabinar says: "a leaner, meaner, rock and roll Neville," Excellent!Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: Ahaha Matt's great. He's so cool :]. Neville changed so much in DH and I can't wait to see how he portrays the character!Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: Ahaha Matt's great. He's so cool :]. Neville changed so much in DH and I can't wait to see how he portrays the character!Avatar Imageccking says: WOOOW . i live in Calgary, Canada and knew nothing about this ?!!!? =(Avatar Imagehp29 says: Matt is so awesome! :D "a leaner, meaner, rock and roll Neville," I love that! Can't wait to see him in DH!Avatar Imageccking says: WOOOW . i live in Calgary, Canada and knew nothing about this ?!!!? =(Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: Dame Judi Dence would be great as Neville's grandmother!Avatar ImageRemus_Rocks says: Its sooo cool that Mat knows his character so well, hes not just playing a part he really gets into it. I agree with the him about Dame Judy Dench, she'd be brilliant.Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: I WANNA WALTZ WITH MATT LEWIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: Neville! Very cool. AHHHHH! "leaner, meaner, rock and roll Neville" ! Squee! a...a Waltz lesson? (*swoon*) Judy Dench would make a perfect Gran. That would be amazing! Oh dear...I don't usually type "squee" so much but...SQUEE! :PAvatar Imagehermyone08 says: Awww, i love matt! I can't wait to see him in DH too! :)Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: I've thought Neville is rock'n'roll ever since, "I ... I'll f-f-fight you!" Go, Neville! And Matt, you rock, boy-ee! That's so cute that he waltzed with a fan. :o)Avatar ImageWeasleyRavenclaw says: love matt!! <3Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: I love Matt Lewis. He is so awesome.Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: N'aww Matt Lewis makes the best Neville. I can't wait to see his leaner, meaner, rock and roll character in DH.Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: haha started folloeing matt lewis on twitter Avatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: Aww, I can't wait to see his scenes. Neville is so awesome in DH!Avatar ImageKara000 says: "a leaner, meaner, rock and roll Neville," HELLL YEAH! Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Aww, I like what he said about Rupert and his "love-struck" moments. I'm pumped for this movie! (Not that I haven't been for like the last 2 years...)Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: cool!!!!!!Avatar ImageErinM says: Leaner Meaner Rock and Roll Neville...God I love him ;)Avatar ImageJersey says: Judi Dench would be a good choice for Gran.Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Great interview! And yes Judi Dench would be awesome as Neville's gran. Or Aunt Muriel. I can't wait to see Neville's scenes in DH. He will be sooo awesome I'm sure. Avatar ImageDragomir Despard says: I can't wait to see Neville walking down the portrait portal all battle scared and tough. If done right that scene will cause me to jump up in the theater and cheer.Avatar Imageiconshero says: Liked the interview, Go Neville!Avatar ImageAugury Feather says: haha, matt is awesome.I always pictured neville grandmother as less grand than judi dench and more senile. like a triplet of belleville.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I love Matt! I can’t wait to see he being grate in Deathly Hallows. Avatar Imageshellybasson says: Neville really rockes in DH. Take that, Nagini!Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: This is getting better and better! Neville is my heeeero!Avatar ImageDobbyWinkyKreacher says: Neville is one of my many favourites in Harry Potter. He is brilliant.Avatar Imagekalb says: I can't for Neville's big moment in this film. Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: WWOOHH!!!Avatar ImageSmitch says: I think it is awesome that on Twitter, you can talk directly with the actor! That is really something else. It is extra cool that he answered you, Mhaey! He seems like such a great (and smart) guy. Perfect for the role of Neville! Avatar Imagevicky granger says: Judi Dench would be great as Mrs. Longbottom ! And I am so looking forward to seeing Neville in this movie =)Avatar Imagegoodenough says: Aww.. We want Judi Dench in the HP movies, she would totaly rock as Nevilles gran! awww... Mat Lewis <3Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: This casting news is wonderful. Avatar ImageiLoveDolores says: matt will be amazing. i cant wait to see his new look

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