The character of Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series is portrayed by the British actor Matthew Lewis.
Born on June 27, 1989, in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, Lewis was just twelve years old when he was cast as Neville Longbottom for “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” the first movie in the series. Over the course of ten years and eight films, audiences watched Lewis grow up on screen, embodying Neville’s transformation from a timid, forgetful boy into a brave and pivotal figure in the fight against Lord Voldemort.
Lewis’s portrayal of Neville was acclaimed for its nuance and depth, capturing the character’s growth and development with sensitivity and authenticity. He successfully embodied the essence of Neville’s character: his kindness, his loyalty, and his courage, despite his initial lack of self-confidence.
After the Harry Potter series, Lewis continued his acting career, taking on roles in television, film, and stage. Notably, he starred in the television series “Bluestone 42,” and in the films “Me Before You” and “Terminal.” His work in the Harry Potter series, however, remains his most recognizable role to date, defining a significant part of his career and leaving a lasting impact on audiences worldwide.