Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis joins the FACTS line-up in Ghent!

Neville Longbottom visits Belgian Convention

Matthew Lewis is probably best known for his portrayal of the Harry Potter character Neville Longbottom, from the first movie in 2001 to the last in 2011.

Neville grew from the loveable, dorky pushover in the Harry Potter novels and movies to a heroic key character that saves the day in the Battle of Hogwarts. This zero to hero character arc has made him very popular among the fantasy fans.

Since then, he has shined in quite a few other movies and series. He was Patrick in Me Before You (2016), Jamie Bradley in The Syndicate (2012), Dodd in The Rise (2012), Mick in Our Boys (2012) and Tower Block in Bluestone 42 (2013-2015).

Matthew Lewis is FACTS’ second guest actor, joining the FACTS ranks together with Kristofer Hivju, aka Tormund in Game of Thrones.

FACTS further cements its long history of Harry Potter guest actors, after welcoming characters Draco Malfoy, Lucius Malfoy and Barty Crouch Jr. (Doctor Who star David Tennant) in the last two editions, and the twins Fred and George Weasley in 2017.

Matthew Lewis will be available for photoshoots, autographs and panels at FACTS Fall 2019 on October 19th and 20th, in Flanders Expo Ghent. More info on www.facts.be!

Anthony Audenaerd

Head of Media, FACTS

Debby Willmsen

Press Officer, Diamonds & Pearls Communications

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Twice a year, the FACTS Flagship docks at the halls of Flanders Expo in Ghent to present its riches in the form of world-famous actors, international comic artists, thousands of fans dressed up as fictional characters, 54.000 m² of surprising activities, and 250+ exhibitors with geeky merchandise and collector’s items. 

FACTS has been around since 1993 and has 30 years of know-how in the comic con world. On top of that, this event is backed by ‘Heroes’, a European network of 9 pop culture events spread across Belgium, The Netherlands, and Sweden. The Belgian eventMade in Asia, for example, is one of those sibling events.

The 2023 editions will be held on 6-7 April and 2-3 November, in Flanders Expo Ghent. If you’re even remotely a fan of fantasy, science fiction, comics, anime, cosplay, video games, board games, films and TV series, then FACTS is a phenomenon that should be on your bucket list.

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