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


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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