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

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Posted by: sue
April 27, 2009, 10:06 AM

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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63 Comments

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2064 Points

Matt is so awesome! :D “a leaner, meaner, rock and roll Neville,” I love that!
Can’t wait to see him in DH!

Posted by hp29 [ROAR!] on April 27, 2009, 06:30 PM report to moderator
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WOOOW . i live in Calgary, Canada and knew nothing about this ?!!!?
=(

Posted by DesQueJteVois on April 27, 2009, 06:34 PM report to moderator
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Dame Judi Dence would be great as Neville’s grandmother!

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on April 27, 2009, 06:43 PM report to moderator
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258 Points

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.

Posted by Remus_Rocks on April 27, 2009, 07:41 PM report to moderator
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2027 Points

I WANNA WALTZ WITH MATT LEWIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on April 27, 2009, 07:58 PM report to moderator
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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! :P

Posted by Noella_Mansrot [Raven] {WBM} on April 27, 2009, 07:59 PM report to moderator
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Awww, i love matt! I can’t wait to see him in DH too! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on April 27, 2009, 08:10 PM report to moderator
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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)

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love matt!! <3

Posted by TheWeasleyClan on April 27, 2009, 08:23 PM report to moderator
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I love Matt Lewis. He is so awesome.

Posted by lilhpchick20 on April 27, 2009, 08:24 PM report to moderator
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N’aww Matt Lewis makes the best Neville. I can’t wait to see his leaner, meaner, rock and roll character in DH.

Posted by TheSortingHat[ROAR] on April 27, 2009, 08:24 PM report to moderator
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haha started folloeing matt lewis on twitter

Posted by Crown Victoria [WBM] on April 27, 2009, 08:36 PM report to moderator
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Aww, I can’t wait to see his scenes. Neville is so awesome in DH!

Posted by The Silver Doe on April 27, 2009, 08:57 PM report to moderator
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“a leaner, meaner, rock and roll Neville,” HELLL YEAH!

Posted by Kara000 ~ROAR~ on April 27, 2009, 08:58 PM report to moderator
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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…)

Posted by Christine on April 27, 2009, 09:26 PM report to moderator
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