Matthew Lewis is best known for playing Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series.
The Leeds-born actor began his career at the tender age of 5 with several TV roles, but a speculative trip to open auditions in his hometown six years later saw him secure the much-loved role of Neville Longbottom in the most successful film series of all time.
His role as the hapless, endearing and eventually heroic Neville saw him build a massive worldwide fan-base, not least as Neville stole the show in the final film in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two. What followed was an influx of press announcing Matthew's arrival in his own right, including The Guardian's Peter Bradshow describing his performance as ‘scene stealing’.
Upon conclusion of the Harry Potter film series, Matthew has been inundated with offers for film, TV and stage, and in April 2012 he played Jamie in Kay Mellor's primetime BBC One hit serial The Syndicate, receiving a TV Choice Award nomination for best actor in the process. He recently completed filming on forthcoming British heist movie Wasteland, co-starring Timothy Spall, Iwan Rheon and Vanessa Kirby, which will be released later in 2013.
Matthew made his West End debut in Jonathan Lewis' Our Boys at the Duchess Theatre alongside Laurence Fox and Arthur Darville, with the play collecting rave reviews.