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How Neville Longbottom Became the World's Sexiest Wizard

Jul 30 2014 - 11:00am

For more than a decade we've watched little Neville Longbottom grow into his own, from a timid, forgetful misfit into the brave badass who just kills it (literally) in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. But the transformation from boy to man wasn't just on the big screen; the actor who plays Neville, Matthew Lewis has emerged as the breakout stud from the Harry Potter franchise since around 2011, eliciting "is that really Neville?!" responses from fans everywhere.

Earlier this Summer, I interviewed Matt at the red carpet for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley [1], where he proved to be just as charming and handsome as you could imagine — and elicited plenty of screams from the females in the audience. He told People magazine [2] that he's "incredibly flattered" by the attention he's received, adding, "I don't know what to make of it." So for all the ladies who dig the dorky guys, we give you before photos of Neville as well as a shameless collection of hot pictures of Matthew Lewis that'll have you attempting to slip love potion into Neville's butterbeer.

Source: Warner Bros. [3], Twitter user Mattdavelewis [4]

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Matt Lewis pulled off a sporty look at 2011's Harry Potter: The Exhibition preview in Sydney, Australia.

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Matt Lewis described himself as a "pale runt" when he tweeted this pic in 2013. We disagree.

Source: Twitter user Mattdavelewis [5]

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Matt showed off his tattoo (and his biceps) at this year's The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley red carpet event in Orlando, FL.

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Matt wore a suit to perfection (next to Tom Hemmingway) at the Audi Royal Polo Challenge 2013 in Chester, England.

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Yes. All I gotta say is yes.

Source: Twitter user Mattdavelewis [6]

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Matt Lewis said he wore a fat suit, fake teeth, and plastic to make his ears stick out in the early films. Here's Neville in all his misfit glory in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

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Matt Lewis was looking seriously hot in an all-black ensemble at the Canadian premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2011.

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Matt Lewis looked super cute in his 2011 interview with New.Music.Live at MuchMusic HQ in Toronto.

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We'll take Matt in denim any day. Here he is posing with Gerard Kearns and Luke Treadaway at a 2013 launch party in London.

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Matt shared this pic of himself in 2013 on set for British dramedy series Bluestone 42, and we must say he looks good.

Source: Twitter user Mattdavelewis [7]

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Matt Lewis laughed during his 2011 New.Music.Live interview at MuchMusic HQ in Toronto.

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Matt Lewis took a pic with a little boy at the 2011 Canadian premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

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Matt Lewis looked smokin' in his three-piece suit at the London world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2011.

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Matt Lewis palled around with his onscreen enemy Tom Felton, aka Draco Malfoy, at the NYC Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 premiere's afterparty in 2011.

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Matt Lewis was on his way to hotness at a photocall back in 2007.

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I interviewed Matt Lewis on the red carpet at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley preview event this year. I managed not to get lost in his dreamy smile . . . but just barely.

Photo: Tara Block

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Matt Lewis suited up for the 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 premiere in New York.

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Matt got beat up by The Hulk backstage at Universal Orlando this year.

Source: Twitter user Mattdavelewis [8]

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One of my favorite Neville moments was his excitement over dancing with Ginny at the Yule Ball in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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Matt Lewis was lookin' good at the French premiere for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in 2010.

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Biceps. That's all.

Source: Twitter user Mattdavelewis [9]

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Matt Lewis smiled in Canada while promoting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2011.

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Matt Lewis is still going through his awkward stage here as Neville Longbottom.

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Gotta love a guy who's passionate about sports . . . and other things.

Source: Twitter user Mattdavelewis [10]

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Matt Lewis rocked a plaid shirt at a 2011 DVD signing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in London.

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Suited and serious, Matt Lewis attended the EA British Academy Children's Awards in 2010.

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Matt Lewis flashed his swoon-worthy smile at the NYC premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2011.

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Matt Lewis posed with fans at the Canadian premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2011.

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Matt Lewis showed off his suited look at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 NYC premiere in 2011.

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Neville Longbottom has always had an affinity for plants. Here he is in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

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Sunglasses look for the win.

Source: Twitter user Mattdavelewis [11]

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Pals Matt Lewis and Tom Felton goofed around at the afterparty for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2011.

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Matt was scruffy-sexy during a panel for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley preview event in Orlando, FL, this year.

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Gotta love Matt Lewis in his three-piece suit at the 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 world premiere in London.

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Neville starts to grow up in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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Matt Lewis gave the model look at the NYC premiere of the final Harry Potter film.

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Matt Lewis blinded us with his sexy smile at the Harry Potter: The Exhibition preview in Sydney, Australia, in 2011.

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Matt Lewis was sandwiched between twins James and Oliver Phelps at the Belgium red carpet for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2007.

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Matt Lewis and Tom Felton posed at the afterparty for the final Harry Potter film premiere in 2011.

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Matt Lewis flashed a devilish smile at the NYC premiere for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2011.

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Matt tweeted this about his mustache look in 2012: "The mustache is in full flow tonight. Here he is doing his impression of Bill Paxton in True Lies. #sleazy."

Source: Twitter user Mattdavelewis [12]

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On the cusp of his complete transformation, Matt Lewis hung with some of the boys of Harry Potter, Tom Felton, James Phelps, and Oliver Phelps, while promoting Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 2009.

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Matt Lewis looked adorable and a little embarrassed at MuchMusic HQ in Toronto in 2011.

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At the 2011 Canadian premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Matt Lewis demonstrated how to make an all-black suit work.

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Neville Longbottom wielding his big sword in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

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Matt Lewis raised his eyebrow at MuchMusic in Toronto in 2011.

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Matt Lewis waved out the car in Canada in 2011.

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Matt Lewis attended the premiere of Wasteland during the London Film Festival in 2012.


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