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How Neville Longbottom Became the World's Sexiest Wizard

Apr 15 2015 - 4:30pm

Get ready to brew a big batch of amortentia . . . Neville Longbottom aka Matt Lewis — living proof that magic is absolutely real — has made his Instagram account public [1] and this week he posted his first shirtless [2] pic and a seriously hot photo of his bulging muscles.

For more than a decade we've watched little Neville 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.

I interviewed Matt at the red carpet for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley [3], 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 [4] 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. [5], Twitter user Mattdavelewis [6], Instagram user realmattdavelewis [7]

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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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Yes. All I gotta say is yes.

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

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There's nothing awkward about that.

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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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Matt captioned this: "Hottest day of all time." Couldn't agree more.

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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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He's doing shirtless [8] photo shoots!

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

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Sun's out, guns out.

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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 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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Did we mention his brother, actor Anthony Lewis, is also superhot?

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I interviewed Matt Lewis on the red carpet at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley preview event in 2014. I managed not to get lost in his dreamy smile . . . but just barely.

Photo: Tara Block

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Matt Lewis took to Twitter [9] to show his support for Harry Potter costar Emma Watson [10] and her #HeForShe campaign for gender equality.

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This one is just too easy.

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Matt shared this red-hot red carpet pic on his Instagram.

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Double the Harry Potter hotness.

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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 [11]

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

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Matt showed off his tattoo (and his biceps) at 2014'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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A trench coat has never looked so good.

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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 [12]

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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 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 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 in 2014.

Source: Twitter user Mattdavelewis [13]

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Biceps. That's all.

Source: Twitter user Mattdavelewis [14]

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

Source: Twitter user Mattdavelewis [15]

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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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Sunglasses look for the win.

Source: Twitter user Mattdavelewis [16]

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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, in 2014

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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 and Tom Felton posed at the afterparty for the final Harry Potter film premiere 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 [17]

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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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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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