Roald Dahl

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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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The week in TV: Bridgerton; Motherland; Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse and more
Netflix’s new costume drama was wonderfully preposterous – plus, when the father of Matilda met the mother of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle

Barbara Ellen

27, Dec, 2020 @9:30 AM

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This Christmas, read a story aloud - you'll be surprised by the joy it brings
With many of us set to spend Christmas on Zoom or the phone, author Sarah Hall shares why dark and daring tales are perfect to read to others - and 10 great stories to try

Sarah Hall

24, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Roald Dahl's family apologises for his antisemitism
Statement on author’s official website says his views caused ‘lasting and understandable hurt’

Harriet Sherwood

06, Dec, 2020 @11:10 AM

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Anne Hathaway is a witch whose spells only succeed in causing offence | Rebecca Nicholson
The star of the pointless remake of Roald Dahl’s classic could take lessons from the original witch, Anjelica Huston

Rebecca Nicholson

07, Nov, 2020 @5:29 PM

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Lost the magic? Warner Bros struggles with Witches criticism and Depp's shame
The studio is dealing with censure from disability campaigners in its Anne Hathaway vehicle and must decide whether to recast Johnny Depp’s Fantastic Beasts role

Ben Child

05, Nov, 2020 @4:46 PM

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The Witches review – Roald Dahl reboot fails to cast the original's magic spell
Robert Zemeckis’s retelling of the wicked children’s story feels more grumpy than scary, while its comedy veers between frantic and strained

Peter Bradshaw

21, Oct, 2020 @4:00 PM

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