Harry Potter

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To infinity – actually, let’s go back: why can film franchises no longer look to the future?
Everywhere you look, Hollywood’s biggest science-fiction, fantasy and action franchises have stopped exploring uncharted territory, and put themselves into reverse gear

Nicholas Barber

15, Jun, 2022 @9:36 AM

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‘I turned up as a snotty kid who looked right’: Tom Felton’s life after Harry Potter
Tom Felton struck gold when he was cast as Draco Malfoy, the evil schoolboy wizard, in the first Harry Potter film. Twenty years on, he’s still coming to terms with the franchise’s success – but first he’s on the West End stage in a ghost story that’s giving him the jitters

Michael Segalov

08, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Without the gay love story, Fantastic Beasts makes even less sense
The plot of the new movie is confusing enough if you know Dumbledore and Grindelwald were lovers; pity the audience in China for whom this detail is censored

Ben Child

15, Apr, 2022 @8:54 AM

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Fantastic Beasts and where to cancel them: how the Wizarding World lost its magic
With some cast members in disgrace and others at odds with creator JK Rowling over trans rights, the Harry Potter spin-off has become embroiled in controversy. Can it make it to the end of its five-film series?

Ryan Gilbey

08, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore review – good-natured magical entertainment
Visually impressive third adventure looks great, with an ever more Dickensian Eddie Redmayne, though there are questions about the Harry Potter timeline

Peter Bradshaw

05, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Post your questions for Jason Isaacs
What would you ask the former Harry Potter villain, co-star of Operation Mincemeat and self-styled ‘specialist in unattractive characters’?

24, Mar, 2022 @9:44 AM

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John Williams at 90: ‘He is so much smarter than his critics’
He has created some of the most memorable film scores of all time, including Jaws, Star Wars and ET. Is it time he was regarded as a great composer?

Ian Freer

03, Feb, 2022 @3:23 PM

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Hollywood stars back Emma Watson after Palestinian solidarity post
Susan Sarandon and Mark Ruffalo among signatories to letter supporting Harry Potter actor accused of antisemitism

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

13, Jan, 2022 @2:26 PM

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Jon Stewart denies claims he accused JK Rowling of antisemitism
Ex-US talkshow host says his comments about goblins who run Gringotts bank in wizarding movies were meant to be lighthearted

PA Media

05, Jan, 2022 @9:58 PM

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Harry Potter turns 20: where are stars of the film franchise now?
We find out what happened to the young cast of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

14, Nov, 2021 @5:21 PM

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone review – 20 years on, it’s a nostalgic spectacular
The first film in the franchise is re-released into a very different world – but it’s as entertaining and exhilarating as ever

Peter Bradshaw

28, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The not so cursed child: did Harry Potter mark the end of troubled young actors?
As we reach the 20th anniversary of the magical British blockbusters, the real magic lies in the way its young stars have stayed on the rails – unlike many before them

Ryan Gilbey

22, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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