Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 9:16 am | 0 Comments |
Matt Lewis will be attending the grand opening of Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Cologne, Germany on October 3rd, as confirmed to us by his publicist. We will hopefully have some photos to share from the event next week. Harry Potter: The Exhibition has been all over the world, and Matthew has attended the openings of a few of the locations. See photos of him at the Seattle, Australia and Boston Openings.
German Harry Potter™ fans will celebrate this fall as they step into the famous wizard’s magical world when Harry Potter: The Exhibition makes its German premiere. On October 3rd, 2014, Harry Potter: The Exhibition will open its doors at the science and adventure museum ODYSSEUM in Cologne-Kalk. Tickets are now on sale on www.rtl.de/tickets.
ODYSSEUM will be the exhibition’s second stop on its European tour following a stop in Norrköping, Sweden, at Nya Parken. Since its highly successful premiere at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in 2009, it has been presented in a variety of major cultural and entertainment institutions and museums in cities around the world including Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore and Tokyo.
Harry Potter: The Exhibition will be shown from October 3, 2014 for a limited time at the adventure museum ODYSSEUM in Cologne-Kalk.
The exhibition will be open during the ODYSSEUM’s regular opening hours: Mondays to Thursdays from 9 am to 7 pm, Fridays to Sundays, Bank Holidays and School Holidays in North Rhine-Westphalia from 10 am to 8 pm.
Timed-entry tickets are required, and the last entry will be 90 minutes before closing of the ODYSSEUM.
Tickets to the exhibition are on sale now exclusively at www.rtl.de/tickets.
And below is a little throwback to 2009 for you!
Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 9:30 am | 0 Comments |
Photos from the 2014 David Holmes Cricket Cup have appeared online. Matthew Lewis played on Team Gryffindor with team captain Bradley James (best known to many as Arthur in the BBC series Merlin.) The David Holmes Cricket Cup began in the summer of 2009 to raise money for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) after David, a stuntman for the Potter films, was critically injured and left paralyzed. Since then, each summer, the event has been hosted for David’s family and friends, where the two teams, Gryffindor and Slytherin, have battled it out for the trophy and continued to raise money for the RNOH.
This year the final score was Gryffindor 97/10 and Slytherin 104/4. £7,780 was raised and split between the RNOH and Spinal Research.
View more photos of Matthew in the gallery!
TEAM SLYTHERIN (WINNERS)
Marc Mailley (Captain), Tolga Kenan, James Grogan, Martin Wilde, Lewis Young, Nick Chopping, Vinoj Srinivasan, Peter Robinson, Elliot Hawkes and Ron Spellman
Bradley James (Captain), Matt Lewis, Ben Wilkinson, Stephen Woolfenden, Adam Holmes, Matt Douglas, James Golby, Rubin Mayo, Barry Williams and Ed Hardy
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:43 pm | 0 Comments |
Most of you will have heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now, but if you have not, here’s a bit of background.
“Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain & the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord & from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate & control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.”
To help raise money for the ALS research celebrities and regular folk alike have been taking videos of themselves pouring buckets of ice water on themselves and nominating 3 more people to take on the challenge. If they do not accept, nominees are supposed to donate $100 to the ALS, but everyone is encouraged to donate even if they participate.
The US ALS Association is accepting donations here and the UK’s Motor Neurone Disease Association is taking donations via its website as well as on Just Giving. You can also text ICED55 and the amount you wish to donate to 70070.
If you take the challenge, use the hashtags #icebucketchallenge, #alsicebucketchallenge, and #strikeoutals!
Matthew has been nominated a few times and finally responded with his video:
(Thanks to AccioMattdavelewis for putting Matt’s video on YouTube so we could share it)
Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 0 Comments |
Some exciting news for Matthew fans in the USA today. The first season of Bluestone 42 is available to watch on Hulu Plus. Hulu Plus costs $7.99 a month but you get to watch numerous TV shows and movies for free, just like Netflix. Unfortunately, Matthew was not in the first season, but we expect they will be adding Season 2 soon enough, so you’ll want to catch up on the story before that happens.
Laughing in the face Danger. Follow the adventures of a team of soldiers who risk their lives diffusing hidden bombs. Who says they can’t have a little fun along the way?
You can also watch all 5 episodes of The Syndicate (Season 1) on Hulu, which Matthew starred in back in 2012. With this show anyone can watch, you don’t need to have Hulu Plus. For those who have forgotten the plot of that show:
Threatened by the prospect of closure and redundancy, five employees of a local ‘Right Buy U’ are shocked to learn they have hit the jackpot. As wild celebrations and spending sprees ensue, reality quickly sinks in when new troubles surface for the winners. Joanna Page is single mother Leanne who worries how the win will affect her daughter, while Timothy Spall plays manager Bob, who is plagued with health problems that even money can’t solve..
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 9:23 am | 0 Comments |
Last night, Matthew Lewis along with BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills and Chris Stark, read aloud some Harry Potter fan fiction at the Edinburgh Festival. Matthew and Chris had no idea what they were walking into but Scott had planned the whole scene. Watch below as poor Matthew has to do some unthinkable things in a cloak. Parents: Use caution, there are some VERY adult themes in this video.
We did take some screenshots of the “performance,” but for Matthew’s sake we will only be posting video. Not sure which is worse, but it is our job to report, so forgive us, Matt!