Harry Potter star praises ‘amazing’ fans as ‘stolen’ wallet is returned to him

He made a name for himself playing Neville Longbottom in the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

But it seems this week Matthew Lewis has experienced a little magic in real life after his missing wallet returned to him on Friday morning.

The 29-year-old shared an emotional appeal on social media on Wednesday, January 23 asking whoever had “stolen or found” his wallet to post a particular item back to him.

He wasn’t concerned about losing his money but instead was sad to part with a small piece of metal engraved with a note from his wife.

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The actor wrote: “Yo, if you stole my wallet in East London yesterday, or even if you just found it: it’s yours, keep it, have the money, the cards, the lot.

“But the note from my wife engraved on a piece of metal, if you can post that to the address on the driving license I’d call it evens. Please?”

Thankfully the right person saw his plea and has since given his wallet back to him.

Taking to Twitter once more, he updated his 1.44million followers with the news and thanked them all for helping with the search.

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“Wow. You guys are dope,” he said. “Humbled by this response. That got more pick up than any of my Brexit material.

“And guess what I have? My wallet! I did not expect that to happen.”

He added: “I owe you all a debt of gratitude and can’t thank you all enough. You’re amazing. This event is a good day.”

His post has already liked more than 2,000 times.

Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” (Image: Warner Bros) Read More
Matthew tied the knot with his American girlfriend, Angela Jones in June 2018.

The pair married in a lavish Italian ceremony, which the actor revealed details of on Twitter.

He joked to fans that he was “fuming” as he was meant to be seeing the Arctic Monkeys in concert, but Angela had made him get married instead.