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Emmerdale icon is secretly related to Harry Potter Neville Longbottom star

Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis rose to fame in the Wizarding World, and went on to achieve even more Hollywood success in flicks like Me Before You, Terminal and Baby Done.

But the Neville Longbottom actor is far from the only person in his family to have achieved stardom in a film career – and actually has two rather famous brothers.

Matthew was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, in 1989, and is the youngest of three boys.

And even the keenest Harry Potter fans might not be aware that his older brother Anthony starred in ITV soap Emmerdale for four years.

The star took on the role of Marc Reynolds in 1999, arriving in the village along with his dad Sean Reynolds, mum Angie and younger sister Ollie.

Matthew rose to fame as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter franchise

Marc quickly befriended soap favourites Andy and Robert Sugden, as well as Donna Windsor, at Hotten Comprehensive school.

He went on to be involved in plenty of storylines, including a romance with Donna and a tense car crash plot in which Marc was responsible for running over their head-teacher, who died instantly in the incident.

Marc was sentenced to a year in prison, but later returned to the Dales and entered into a furious feud with Cain Dingle, who was dating his mum.

Matthew’s brother Anthony was an Emmerdale icon

Anthony eventually quit the Dales in 2002 after the death of his on-screen mum Angie – but did make a reappearance in 2007 for the funeral of Marc’s grandfather.

And Emmerdale isn’t the only role Anthony has risen to fame in – he’s also appeared in everything from Heartbeat and Casualty to Torchwood and Ackley Bridge.

Fans might also recognise his voice, as he actually provides the continuity announcements for BBC One and BBC Two between programmes.

Matthew is one of three famous siblings

Matthew’s other brother Chris, meanwhile, is also in the film industry, and works behind the cameras as a film editor.

He has worked on a wealth of film and TV projects, including hit reality shows like First Dates, Celebs Go Dating and The Masked Dancer UK.

He made his editing debut in 2004, working on Holly & Stephen’s Saturday Showdown with Holly Willoughby and Stephen Mulhern.

And Matthew isn’t without his own soap career, as before he made his Hollywood debut in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, he appeared in ITV soap Heartbeat in 1999 – the same show in which his brother Anthony also made an appearance five years prior.

Emmerdale icon is secretly related to Harry Potter Neville Longbottom star
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