Matthew Lewis started his career portraying the role of Johnathan Taylor in the TV series, Some Kind of Life, in 1995. After that, he starred in different TV series and movies but, in minor roles such as Dalziel and Pascoe, Heartbeat, and Where the Heart Is. Matthew David Lewis is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series. Born in Leeds, Lewis made his acting debut in Some Kind of Life, guest-starring on dramas for ITV and BBC One before appearing in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.