Matt Lewis Appears on BBC's Celebrity Mastermind (Updated)
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.
Many thanks to Jonathan and Nelly for mailing!
and 22 points is that a lot? What’s the maximum??? :)
haha he had to where a fat sute lol
22 points is quite good! But he was up against two brilliant guys there.
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.
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
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
I sow the show lastnight it was so cool.
Matt Lewis is going places!
I didn’t know he had to wear a fat suit!
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.
on youtube? only people in the UK can see this?
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.
Hmm, interesting, my second comment is now showing up as having been posted 14 hours before I wrote it!
It was wonderful of him to do this! :)
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!