Harry Potter

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Sir Ian McKellen: ‘What does old mean? Quite honestly I feel about 12’
It’s half a century since Sir Ian McKellen first played Hamlet. Now he’s starring as the Dane again – at 82. He talks about his extraordinary life, why he’ll never write his memoir – and his one lasting regret

Tom Lamont

13, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Are you Team AstraZeneca or Team Pfizer? The ridiculous rise of vaccine loyalty
From buying Etsy merchandise to making Tik Toks, some of those lucky enough to have been vaccinated are remarkably keen to celebrate their vaccine ‘tribe’

21, Apr, 2021 @4:34 PM

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Helen McCrory obituary
One of the leading stage actors of her generation who found wider fame in the Harry Potter films and TV’s Peaky Blinders

Michael Coveney

18, Apr, 2021 @1:50 PM

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Helen McCrory swore friends to secrecy about cancer diagnosis
Actor did not want her professional or charitable work overshadowed by illness in final weeks, says friend

Nadeem Badshah

17, Apr, 2021 @4:11 PM

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Helen McCrory: engaging, enthralling, always magnetically watchable
The exquisitely talented actor shone at playing complex, intelligent women with a seemingly effortless skill

Mark Lawson

16, Apr, 2021 @6:22 PM

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Helen McCrory, star of Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter, dies aged 52
Actor was also known for her roles in the films The Queen and The Special Relationship

Hannah J Davies

16, Apr, 2021 @5:01 PM

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Paul Ritter obituary
Stage and screen actor best known for his roles in the TV comedy Friday Night Dinner and the miniseries Chernobyl

Michael Coveney

07, Apr, 2021 @3:39 PM

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Paul Ritter: Friday Night Dinner star dies of brain tumour at 54
Ritter, who also appeared in films including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, died at home alongside is wife and two sons

Toby Moses

06, Apr, 2021 @11:12 AM

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Secret to succession: does it matter if a film franchise changes its star?
It tangled Spider-Man and dethroned The Crown – but keeps Bond alive. How will Fantastic Beasts cope without Johnny Depp?

Luke Walpole

12, Nov, 2020 @4:59 PM

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'Trans women are women': Daniel Radcliffe speaks out after JK Rowling tweets
Harry Potter star responds to controversy after the author is accused of transphobia

André Wheeler

09, Jun, 2020 @3:25 AM

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Inside MinaLima: the fantastic world of Harry Potter prop design
The graphic design studio which created the Potter spellbooks, newspapers, tickets and posters on their latest magical book

Gregory Robinson

18, Apr, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Evil or genius – what has Disney done to Artemis Fowl?
Fans of the original books by Eoin Colfer are incensed by the latest film trailer, which seems confused on the hero’s morality

Ben Child

05, Mar, 2020 @11:56 AM

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