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'Harry Potter' star Matthew Lewis joins BBC army sitcom 'Bluestone 42'

Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis has been added to the cast of BBC Three's army comedy Bluestone 42 for its second series.

Lewis, famous for playing Neville Longbottom in the wizard franchise, will play ammunition technician Gordon House.

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Matthew Lewis

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House has the nickname Towerblock and is described as a "smart and affable butcher's son from Leeds with a penchant for danger".

Bluestone 42 is a sitcom about a fictional bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan.

"I watched the first series and remember thinking that I'd love to be part of a show like that," said Lewis.

"It's a comedy and it aims to make people laugh but it's not trivialised. The issues that are dealt with are serious issues.

"I'm playing Corporal Gordon House, who is effectively Captain Medhurst's number two. He's a Yorkshireman with a bit of a class chip on his shoulder but he's a great bloke and a very good soldier.

"He's a lad and loves getting stuck in with the banter - especially giving Medhurst stick for being a posh public schoolboy."

The new series starts filming soon and will return with a Christmas special this year and a six-part second series in early 2014.
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