Matt Lewis Appears on BBC’s Celebrity Mastermind (Updated)


Jan 04, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

This evening in the UK, actor Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom) made an appearance on the BBC One quiz show “Celebrity Masterminds” to play for the CAFOD charitable organization. This UK-based charity works to aid those suffering in poverty around the world by working with “poor and disadvantaged communities in the global South to overcome poverty and bring about sustainable development and well-being.” The venerable UK quiz show featured Mr. Lewis along with actors Stewart Lee, John Thomson, and Sascha Kindred answering a number of questions on a particular subject. Mr. Lewis scored a total of 22 points answering questions about the UK band Oasis.
During the program, Matt Lewis spoke briefly on the subject of filming “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” as well as the changes of his character for the final film. Quoteage:

John Humphrys: You’re doomed to be known as Harry Potter’s sidekick, are’t you? I mean that’s got to be the case.

Matt Lewis: I’m quite lucky really, in terms of my character is – well I’d like to think that he looks quite a bit different to me. I have to wear a fat suit in the films and my hair is much longer.

John: You do look a bit pudgier in the films, it must be said.

Matt: Well I’ve got rid of the fat suit in the film, I won’t be wearing it this year.”

John: Really? Why’s that?

Matt: In the book he sort of becomes a bit of a resistance leader, he’s leading Dumbledore’s Army, so yeah, a bit of evolution throughout the series.

Readers in the UK are able to watch this episode “Celebrity Masterminds” on the BBC iPlayer via this link.
Update: Video of Mr. Lewis on the quiz show can now be viewed right here in our video galleries.
Many thanks to Jonathan and Nelly for mailing!

35 Responses to Matt Lewis Appears on BBC’s Celebrity Mastermind (Updated)

Avatar ImagePollytomat says: and 22 points is that a lot? What's the maximum??? :)Avatar Imagealicia00 says: haha he had to where a fat sute lolAvatar Imagenellythemarrow says: 22 points is quite good! But he was up against two brilliant guys there.Avatar ImageThe Cynic says: Oh, and Stewart Lee is a stand-up comedian, John Thomson is an actor/ comedian best known for The Fast Show and Cold Feet, and Sascha Kindred is a Paralympic athlete. Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Cool!Avatar Imagebellaohbella says: cool Avatar Imagethegleam_inhiseye731 says: I have to say Neville's definitely my Favorite character...he's so innocent and helpless at the beginning but as the story progresses he becomes a fierce kind of leader. :D GO NEVILLE!Avatar Imageharrypottergirlll says: A Fat suit?! Wow, I did not know that, but yet we did see a difference. Learn something new every day! Lookin' good Matt! :D XxxXXAvatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I sow the show lastnight it was so cool.Avatar ImageSmitch says: Matt Lewis is going places! Avatar ImagePotter_Puella says: I didn't know he had to wear a fat suit! Avatar Imagegreatpetie83 says: He got 13 points with Oasis and another 9 with general knowledge, if I remembered correctly. The winner got 26 questions right. 17 special subject and 9 general knowledge. And Matt answered a question regarding Twitter wrong. @Pollytomat There is no maximum, it depends on the speed in answering the questions and of course how much you know.Avatar Imagecleverssynonym says: on youtube? only people in the UK can see this?Avatar ImageThe Cynic says: 22 is a pretty average overall score for Celeb Mastermind. The highest ever score on the proper Mastermind (where the questions are noticeably harder than for the Celeb version - if you the viewer get more than 2 right in a general knowledge round you're doing well) is 41. A good overall score would be over 30, but as I say, the Celebrity version is seriously dumbed down - someone answered questions on the sitcom "Gavin And Stacey" the other night and got some sort of ridiculously high score like 22. I got about 15 right and I've only watched it once. Still, she was pathetically pleased. You might as well be proud of yourself for being able to tie your own shoelaces, especially considering that one of the other contestants' specialist subjects was the whole of 18th century English art. Hardly comparable. Was nice to see Matt Lewis on the telly, mind. He doesn't seem to get out much. Avatar ImageThe Cynic says: Hmm, interesting, my second comment is now showing up as having been posted 14 hours before I wrote it!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Cool!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It was wonderful of him to do this! :)Avatar ImageOcky says: Matt did well, in other shows he could have won. No doubt his nerves got the better of him. John Humphries doesn't take any prisoners even in the celebrity versions!Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: I really do hope that Matt isn't forever typecast, but I guess if you have to be typecast, what a series to forever be remembered for. I am glad to see that he was on Celebrity Mastermind and for such a good cause. It seems to me that most of the actors from the Potter films are so down to earth, and very giving of themselves to various charitable organizations. Good for Matt!!!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Well done Matt!!Avatar Imagecigarettes says: Politics Daily contributor Matt Lewis appeared on MSNBC on Tuesday to discuss the legality of certain aspects of the Senate's health care reform bill and the backlash that the bill is seeing in key constituencies.Avatar Imagehewy says: I love the way his character has evolved. He has turned out to be quite the hero! I only hope they do justice to him in the movies. He has grown up to quite a handsome young man! Avatar Imageronrules says: Matt did OK on Oasis. I used to like them until I banned them. It was good to see him on TV, though. Not to blow my own Trumpet, but I beat John Thomson on his specialist subject of James Bond Villains. Doddle. Avatar ImageUseless.Desires says: It's amazing of how much his character is shown. Just when you think you know someone, they totally show their real selves. Avatar ImageAll Was Well says: Haha, a fat suit like Santa...Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: cool. its great he does things like thatAvatar ImageNot Slytherin says: I heart Matt Lewis (and Neville, of course)!Avatar Imagemissdelbridge says: He did really well! :DAvatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: Matt is just sooo amazing. I love how he is sooo devoted to the books!!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: NOOOO!! I actually thought 'Should I watch it?' and then was like 'Naaah! They usually don't have very good celebrities!!' Why, why, why?!?!Avatar ImageZephyrFool says: I wish I had the chance to see it.Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: Well, at least he didn't come in last with 14 points, lol. Some of those general knowledge questions were tough. :DAvatar Imagesuspectnargles says: The guy who came last wasn't... the brightest of sparks, to be polite. Me saw it on TV, muahahaha. Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: That was fun...Avatar Imagejacket says: Matt. play's Neville really well...I;m glad their getting rid of the fat suit!

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