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Matthew Lewis: I want to star in Game of Thrones

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Matthew Lewis: I want to star in Game of Thrones

Matthew Lewis is desperate to be cast in 'Game of Thrones'.

The 'Harry Potter' star recently worked alongside Emilia Clarke, and when she mentioned the bosses on her television show were looking for some new talent, Matthew was quick to offer himself up.

He said: "I just worked with Emilia Clarke, she was like, 'They're going to be doing some new casting.' I was like, 'Right, well, why don't you tell them I'm free and I can come and do it.'

"I've seen a bit of the first season and a bit of the second, and I've read all the books, so I'm a big fan of the story. I'd definitely jump at a chance to be involved in that."

Matthew added the chance of being natural instead of having to put on an accent is just another appealing aspect about the programme.

He added to Yahoo! Celebrity: "I'd get to do my own accent, which is always nice, and it's fun. I know a few people on it and it sounds like the most amazing fun - swords, shields, riding on horseback. What an era to throw yourself into!"

While Matthew first made a name for himself as Neville Longbottom in the 'Harry Potter' movie series, he can next be seen in the new season of 'Ripper Street'.

Playing Desk Sergeant Samuel Drummond in the show sees Neville have to adopt a cockney accent - a vast difference to his usual Northern twang.

He continued: It's weird. I went in for the meeting and he's a Whitechapel lad, so they said, 'Can you do it in a cockney accent?' I go, 'I dunno, I can give it a go, I've got enough black cabs in my time.' Then I got the part and was like, 'So the accent was fine?' And they said, 'Yeah.' "