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Saturday 26 July 2014

No more studies for Matt Lewis

Matt Lewis decided not to sign up for university

Matt Lewis has revealed he has no plans to return to studying.

The British actor, best known for playing Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, applied to university but decided not to enrol.

"I hated school - but loved seeing all my mates. I don't do school work. I struggle so much with it," he said.

"I passed all my exams, I just hated doing essays. I found it just ridiculous. I used to have sleepless nights about my GCSEs. And I thought I can't do another three years of that."

However, Matt, who turns 23 on June 27, enjoyed swotting up: "I studied the subjects I like, like philosophy and theology more than when I was told to do it. I would read books and look things up on the internet, but as soon as someone tells me to write an essay on it, I don't want to know."

The actor reckons life experience trumps a university education to be a success in life.

"You go to university to figure out who you want to be, but I've known what I wanted to do for a long time, and it's my responsibility to keep it going. I thought taking three years out would be a bad choice," he continued.

But the option is available for Matt, should he change his mind: "If I want to go back in the future, I've got the opportunity. I got my A levels and I applied for university and got it."

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