Neville Longbottom went from clumsy zero to courageous hero over the course of the Harry Potter films and brought us some excellent laughs along the way (whether they were intentional or not). We take a look at five of our favourite funny Neville clips…

Neville, Snape a Boggart and some fancy clothes

What do you get if you have Neville, a Boggart, his worst fear and the image of his grandmother’s best outfit in his head? That answer is hilarity. And when that exact scenario happened in Professor Lupin’s Defence Against the Dark Arts class it didn’t disappoint. Don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself (and yes, that is one spectacular hat)…

Cover your ears!

This was an iconic Herbology lesson – with Mandrakes as loud as these you mustn’t forget your earmuffs! And while Neville might have normally been a whizz at this subject, this wasn’t his finest moment – it was one of his funniest though. We hope he had a soft landing.

Chaos with Cornish Pixies

A useless teacher. Cornish Pixies let loose. Chaos. Pandemonium. Being hoisted up to the ceiling by your ears. This scene had it all and who was at the centre of it all? Only our favourite clumsy Gryffindor, Neville.

Oh my god, I’ve killed Harry Potter!

In the film version of Goblet of Fire, it was Neville rather than Dobby that presented Harry with the Gillyweed that would allow him to breathe underwater and complete the second Triwizard task without meeting an untimely watery end. Although, Neville was not entirely sure how well this rubbery plant worked – some Herbologists have debated the effects of freshwater versus saltwater don’t you know – and it led to this rather comical moment…

As still as a statue

You might wonder why we chose this as our final funny moment. It is true that this is an example of Neville’s bravery – as Dumbledore would later say it takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your friends. However, we just can’t help but laugh at Neville threatening to fight Harry, Ron and Hermione and that fall is just an example of perfect comic timing.