Matthew Lewis, Neville Longbottom Actor, Gets Honorary Degree From Leeds Met

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Matthew Lewis, the actor made famous by his Neville Longbottom character in the Harry Potter franchise, has been awarded an honorary degree by Leeds Metropolitan University.

Lewis, who was born and bred in Leeds, was given an honorary Masters of the University on Tuesday for his "significant contribution to the arts and charity work".

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Look at him, all happy now he's sporting a cape and a weird hat again

On receiving the degree, Lewis said: "It’s a great honour to share this day with all the graduating students. Leeds is my home and this means an awful lot to me, I’m proud of the city and it’s a real privilege to receive this award from the university."

A spokesperson for the university said Lewis was joking how his girlfriend picked up a degree after a four-year teacher course while he got one for nothing.


Matthew Lewis
Big thanks to Leeds Metropolitan University for today. Everybody was charming. Congrats to all graduates who actually deserve their degrees!

"We had a great day with him yesterday," the spokesperson added.

Lewis is the latest name in a long starry list to be awarded a doctorate and joins the likes of Kylie Minogue, Fabrice Muamba and Aung San Suu Kyi to be honoured by a UK university.

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