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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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4565 Points

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!!!

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on January 05, 2010, 12:37 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

Well done Matt!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on January 05, 2010, 05:11 PM report to moderator

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.

Posted by cigarettes on January 05, 2010, 06:52 PM report to moderator
1317 Points

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!

Posted by hewy on January 05, 2010, 11:28 PM report to moderator
155 Points

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.

Posted by The Flying Lemon on January 06, 2010, 12:55 AM report to moderator
1698 Points

It’s amazing of how much his character is shown. Just when you think you know someone, they totally show their real selves.

Posted by Aira Bellerose on January 06, 2010, 01:44 AM report to moderator
401 Points

Haha, a fat suit like Santa…

Posted by All Was Well on January 06, 2010, 04:21 AM report to moderator
2168 Points

cool. its great he does things like that

Posted by MaggieNoise on January 06, 2010, 07:19 AM report to moderator
3134 Points

I heart Matt Lewis (and Neville, of course)!

646 Points

He did really well! :D

Posted by DracoRox *ROAR* on January 06, 2010, 07:46 AM report to moderator
2525 Points

Matt is just sooo amazing. I love how he is sooo devoted to the books!!!

Posted by The Nerd on January 06, 2010, 09:02 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

NOOOO!! I actually thought ‘Should I watch it?’ and then was like ‘Naaah! They usually don’t have very good celebrities!!’ Why, why, why?!?!

1575 Points

I wish I had the chance to see it.

Posted by Spinner's End ^HISS^ (ITC) on January 07, 2010, 07:15 AM report to moderator
23764 Points

Well, at least he didn’t come in last with 14 points, lol. Some of those general knowledge questions were tough. :D

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on January 07, 2010, 06:35 PM report to moderator
38 Points

The guy who came last wasn’t… the brightest of sparks, to be polite. Me saw it on TV, muahahaha.

Posted by suspectnargles on January 08, 2010, 08:15 AM report to moderator
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