Posted Under: Agatha Christie's Verdict, Film, Harry Potter, Interviews, Roles, The Syndicate, Wasteland/The Rise
Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:07 am | 0 Comments |
In a new interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post, Matt talks about his career post-potter and The Rise, also known as Wasteland which is out in the UK beginning tomorrow. The interview began with Matthew talking about his first post-Potter role in the West End play Verdict:
“I guess I wanted to prove that I could do something after Potter,” he explains. “When you come out of a film like that you worry if you are going to work again. You have to shake that off and get the monkey off your back. I had never done theatre before and coming out of a big film, I wanted to go back to basics and see how it goes. I was largely terrible. We didn’t have a lot of rehearsal time and I’d done nothing like it before, so we had some bad reviews. But it was good for me. I picked up the basics and by the end I figured out what theatre was about. Jumping in the deep end like that was a stupid thing to do but I really enjoyed it. I’m very appreciative that they gave me that opportunity. Even though it was difficult at first I knew I had to knuckle down and I came out of that with a renewed confidence.”
On why he chose to accept the role of Dodd: “When I was approached with the script I thought it was brilliant. It is hard to explain the intelligence of it without giving away the ending. I really loved it. It was clever and different and very much something I wanted to be a part of.”
Of his character Dodd in The Rise: “The character of Dodd was really fun for me to play. He is the biggest of all of his mates and very loyal. He’s on the front line but isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer. It was so different to Neville. Neville isn’t something I wanted to dwell on and I’m moving away from it now. But at the same time I’m not going to begrudge it because that is what made me and it’s where I came from. There are opportunities that I’ve got now that I wouldn’t have got without it. I wouldn’t ever shy away from talking about it.”
On being able to work in his hometown of Leeds: “Working in Leeds is brilliant for me. I am not a keen traveller in any way. I’ve been around the world with my job and been to many wonderful places but I always want to come home. So for me, to be able to do a job that I love in the city that I love really is a dream come true.”
More may be read in the full interview.
Monday, October 22, 2012 at 5:43 am | 0 Comments |
At the Wasteland film premiere FlicksandtheCity interviewed Matthew Lewis and talked with him about filming in Leeds, Wasteland and more!
Posted Under: Charity, Harry Potter, Interviews, Our Boys, The Syndicate, The Transmission, Wasteland/The Rise
Monday, August 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm | 0 Comments |
This afternoon Matthew Lewis was a guest on One on One with Liz Green where he discussed getting into acting, Harry Potter, watching himself act, friendships, living in Leeds and much more. He also chooses some songs that they play during the hour. The audio is now available on the BBC iPlayer, Matthew’s segment starts at 3:10. If anyone would like to write a transcript for us, please do and send it in to webmiss[at]magical-menagerie[dot]com
Of note in the interview he mentions that he starts rehearsals for his new play, Our Boys, next week. The play will run from October 3rd, with previews starting September 26th. He also teases something, possibly related to Wasteland, but says it’s a secret and he can’t share. He did say a trailer should be coming out soon, with the movie hopefully releasing by the end of this year.
He also promotes the song Our Time, by Chris Stocks, that is being sold to raise money for charity. You can purchase the song on iTunes with all proceeds after iTunes commission to CANCER RESEARCH UK. There is also an accompanying video that you can watch on YouTube. The video was directed by his brother Anthony Lewis with cinematography by Chris Lewis and starring Bill Ward, Laura Carter & Sam Cunningham.
Posted Under: The Syndicate
Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 8:50 pm | 0 Comments |
Matthew Lewis and his recent BBC Miniseries The Syndicate, have been longlisted in the TVChoice Magazine Awards! Voting on the longlist will remain open until midnight on Friday 15 June and you can cast your vote, here! After that fans will be able to vote on those who have made it through to the shortlist.
The Syndicate has been nominated for Best New Drama while Matthew is up for Best Actor for his role as Jamie! Matthew’s co-star, Timothy Spall, is also up for Best Actor for his portrayal of Bob! Lorraine Bruce and Joanna Page have been nominated for Best Actress for their roles as Denise and Leanne (respectively.)
Good luck and congratulations to all!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm | 0 Comments |
As I posted last week, The Syndicate, is slated for release on DVD on May 7th and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.co.uk for 12 pounds. ITV has released a trailer for the set which you can watch below:
This is a Region 2 DVD which means that it will not play on most DVD players outside of Europe. Please check your DVD player before buying if you are out Europe. (Here is some information on Regions for DVD’s if you are curious)