Roald Dahl

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Timothée Chalamet’s Wonka: is it so wrong to find him scrumdiddlyumptious?
The actor’s in-costume Instagram post has caused social media users to accuse the film-makers of “making Willy Wonka sexy” – but Wonka-lust is hardly new

Stuart Heritage

11, Oct, 2021 @12:22 PM

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The Netflix/Roald Dahl deal is rich with potential spin-offs
Now that Netflix has snapped up the entire works of Roald Dahl, the real job of creating some interesting TV shows can begin. But what might be coming oir way, wonders Eva Wiseman

Eva Wiseman

10, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Stagecoach takeover could mark end of a profitable era for bus and train tycoons
The fortunes of Brian Souter’s firm seem to have closely followed those of privatised public transport in the UK

26, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Roald Dahl’s universe might not be a golden ticket for the writer’s fans | Rebecca Nicholson
Netflix has snapped up the author’s entire estate but could struggle to do justice to the fantastic world of his imagination

Rebecca Nicholson

25, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Netflix’s Roald Dahl universe would be a golden ticket to despair | Stuart Heritage
A glitzy franchise in which Matilda, the BFG and Willy Wonka all star threatens Dahl’s legacy and Netflix’s reputation

Stuart Heritage

23, Sep, 2021 @2:27 PM

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Netflix acquires works of Roald Dahl as it escalates streaming wars
Content deal over author of children’s classics such as Matilda and The BFG is firm’s biggest to date

Mark Sweney

22, Sep, 2021 @7:40 AM

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at 50: a clunky film that Roald Dahl rightly hated
The years haven’t been kind to Gene Wilder and his underplayed performance as the sadistic chocolatier in a cheap and poorly made adaptation

Guy Lodge

30, Jun, 2021 @5:34 AM

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Timothée Chalamet to play Willy Wonka in origins movie
Oscar nominee will follow in the footsteps of Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp with role of the chocolate maker in Roald Dahl’s Wonka

Benjamin Lee

24, May, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Vick Hope: 'I didn’t just cry when reading A Little Life, I bawled'
The TV presenter, author and Women’s prize judge on reading To Kill a Mockingbird at nine, the influence of Malorie Blackman and her love for David Almond’s novels

Vick Hope

19, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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To Olivia review – a glib exploration of Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal's grief
Keeley Hawkes and Hugh Bonneville are decent as the actor and children’s author whose daughter died aged seven, but there is no real howl of pain

Peter Bradshaw

18, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Why a Willy Wonka origins movie could be bad news for children – and Michael Aspel
Will Paul King’s planned prequel follow in the pawprints of Paddington? Or might it stick closer to Warner Bros’ most recent origins hit: Joker?

Stuart Heritage

20, Jan, 2021 @12:41 PM

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Top 10 most dislikable characters in fiction
From Tom Wolfe’s ‘master of the universe’ to George Eliot’s vengeful pedant, these are some of the hardest characters in literature to love

Louise Candlish

30, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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