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

Posted by: Edward
January 04, 2010, 04:14 PM

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!

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1373 Points

and 22 points is that a lot? What’s the maximum??? :)

Posted by Pollytomat on January 04, 2010, 04:30 PM report to moderator
1420 Points

haha he had to where a fat sute lol

Posted by alicia00 on January 04, 2010, 05:04 PM report to moderator
1830 Points

22 points is quite good! But he was up against two brilliant guys there.

Posted by nellythemarrow on January 04, 2010, 05:43 PM report to moderator

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.

Posted by The Cynic on January 04, 2010, 06:31 PM report to moderator
27 Points

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

Posted by thegleam_inhiseye731 on January 04, 2010, 09:33 PM report to moderator
462 Points

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

Posted by harrypottergirlll on January 04, 2010, 10:07 PM report to moderator
5439 Points

I sow the show lastnight it was so cool.

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on January 05, 2010, 04:04 AM report to moderator
4481 Points

Matt Lewis is going places!

Posted by Smitch on January 05, 2010, 08:58 AM report to moderator
185 Points

I didn’t know he had to wear a fat suit!

Posted by Potter_Puella on January 05, 2010, 09:28 AM report to moderator
243 Points

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.

Posted by greatpetie83 on January 05, 2010, 09:31 AM report to moderator

on youtube? only people in the UK can see this?

Posted by dee on January 05, 2010, 09:33 AM report to moderator

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.

Posted by The Cynic on January 05, 2010, 10:27 AM report to moderator

Hmm, interesting, my second comment is now showing up as having been posted 14 hours before I wrote it!

Posted by The Cynic on January 05, 2010, 10:37 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

It was wonderful of him to do this! :)

Posted by Kirk on January 05, 2010, 11:33 AM report to moderator
33 Points

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!

Posted by Ocky on January 05, 2010, 11:42 AM report to moderator
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