Harry Potter

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Tom Felton looks back: ‘I had a nice car, a house in LA. You’re told they make you happy – they don’t’
The Harry Potter star recreates an old photo and recalls the ‘cocky’ audition that changed his life

Harriet Gibsone

19, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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What does a £100,000 ‘invisibility cloak’ look like? Funny you should ask …
Three years’ research and a lot of very expensive materials have gone into Steve and Nick Tidball’s thermal camouflage jacket. Can its wearer really blend into the background?

Sam Wollaston

08, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Ralph Fiennes defends JK Rowling saying abuse she receives is ‘disgusting’
Actor condemns attacks directed at the Harry Potter author since she spoke out about gender identity and trans rights

Andrew Pulver

25, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Post your questions for Daniel Radcliffe
The former Hogwarts wizard and star of movies from The Woman in Black to his latest, Weird: The Al Yankovic story, has dusted down his wand and is ready to conjure answers to your questions

Rich Pelley

25, Oct, 2022 @11:27 AM

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‘Intriguing, troubled, funny’: tributes pour in for Robbie Coltrane
Friends remember the Scottish actor, best known for playing Hagrid in Harry Potter, who died on Friday at the age of 72

Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and Media Correspondent

15, Oct, 2022 @8:37 PM

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Robbie Coltrane obituary
Comedian turned critically acclaimed actor, from Cracker’s sarcastic, cerebral Fitz to the half-giant Hagrid in Harry Potter

Stuart Jeffries

14, Oct, 2022 @6:11 PM

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Robbie Coltrane: a totally singular talent from Cracker to Harry Potter – cerebral, physical and unforgettable
From early comedy in Tutti Frutti to damaged psychologist Fitz, via Hagrid, Falstaff, Blackadder and finally National Treasure’s complex, hard-to-hate lead, Coltrane – who has died aged 72 – was a one-off

Peter Bradshaw

14, Oct, 2022 @5:08 PM

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Robbie Coltrane, star of Cracker and Harry Potter, dies aged 72
Scottish actor who graduated from the alternative comedy scene to become a major performer known for taking on complex and difficult roles

Andrew Pulver and Nadia Khomami

14, Oct, 2022 @4:52 PM

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Dance like you’re in Bridgerton, play Squid Game: why are immersive experiences booming?
From Stranger Things re-enactments to Batman dining nights, interactive events are taking over town centres – and fans are willing to pay high prices for the Instagrammable privilege of participating

Amelia Tait

14, Oct, 2022 @11:59 AM

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The Ghost of Richard Harris review – a hushed reassessment of a hellraiser by his sons
Venice film festival: There are some memorable moments in this documentary about the great Irish actor, but too many inconvenient truths are dismissed for it to be definitive

Peter Bradshaw

04, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Quidditch changes name to quadball after JK Rowling’s trans statements
Quidditch, a sport that was created for the fictional world of Harry Potter before spreading to US college campuses, is changing its name to quadball

Guardian sport

20, Jul, 2022 @2:11 PM

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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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