Harry Potter

Transgender row: is J.K. Rowling destroying her legacy?
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Transgender row: is J.K. Rowling destroying her legacy?

Writers quit literary agency that represents Harry Potter author in protest against her controversial views
23 Jun 2020
Reaction: J.K. Rowling reveals sexual assault in trans essay
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Reaction: J.K. Rowling reveals sexual assault in trans essay

Harry Potter author says experiences as a domestic abuse survivor influenced decision to speak out
11 Jun 2020
Why everyone’s talking about J.K. Rowling’s trans tweets
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Why everyone’s talking about J.K. Rowling’s trans tweets

Harry Potter author facing online backlash over ‘anti-trans comments’
8 Jun 2020
Penguin poo sends scientists ‘completely cuckoo’
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Penguin poo sends scientists ‘completely cuckoo’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
22 May 2020
Serial toilet clogger jailed in the US
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Serial toilet clogger jailed in the US

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Aug 2019
How to spot a rare and valuable Harry Potter book
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How to spot a rare and valuable Harry Potter book

Original edition of J.K. Rowling’s first Potter book sells at auction for £28,500
1 Aug 2019
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - what we know so far
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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - what we know so far

Magical new augmented reality mobile game is based on Pokemon Go
19 Jun 2019

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Why Polish priests are burning Harry Potter
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Why Polish priests are burning Harry Potter

Catholic evangelical group destroying books and other objects feared to contain ‘evil forces’
2 Apr 2019
Harry Potter: how to get tickets to see Gringotts Bank
A goblin at the Gringotts Wizarding Bank
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Harry Potter: how to get tickets to see Gringotts Bank

Fans of the boy wizard can follow in his footsteps with a trip to the banking hall and Lestrange Vault
29 Jan 2019
The UK's favourite Christmas film revealed
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The UK's favourite Christmas film revealed

Festive favourites Love Actually, Elf and Home Alone all miss out on the top spot in online survey of 7,000 people
19 Dec 2018
Top ten West End shows in London
Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre
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Top ten West End shows in London

From new shows such as True West to classics Les Mis and The Lion King
1 Nov 2018
Fantastic Beasts: Rowling defends ‘racist’ Nagini casting
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Fantastic Beasts: Rowling defends ‘racist’ Nagini casting

Fans criticise choice of South Korean actress to play Lord Voldemort’s pet snake
27 Sep 2018
Where was Harry Potter filmed?
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Where was Harry Potter filmed?

Ten locations where JK Rowling’s books were brought to life
19 Jul 2018
J.K. Rowling ‘happy’ with Johnny Depp casting
JK Rowling
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J.K. Rowling ‘happy’ with Johnny Depp casting

Harry Potter author faces backlash after defending casting of Depp, who was accused of domestic abuse last year
8 Dec 2017
The Balmoral's JK Rowling suite: A touch of magic
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The Balmoral's JK Rowling suite: A touch of magic

The ultimate stay in Edinburgh for Harry Potter obsessives
16 Aug 2017
New Harry Potter books continue to weave the magic
JK Rowling in 2007
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New Harry Potter books continue to weave the magic

Twenty years on, the boy wizard is still popular enough to inspire an exhibtion
20 Jul 2017
Harry Potter plot holes that have never been solved
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Harry Potter plot holes that have never been solved

Six unexplained questions that will change the way you look at the wizarding world
26 Jun 2017
Harry Potter movies, ranked from best to worst
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Harry Potter movies, ranked from best to worst

Marking the boy wizard's 20th anniversary - from the spellbinding outings to the damp squibs
26 Jun 2017
JK Rowling works magic after Trump blocks Stephen King
JK Rowling
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JK Rowling works magic after Trump blocks Stephen King

Harry Potter author steps in after thriller writer becomes the latest to be #blockedbytrump
14 Jun 2017
Fantastic Beasts 2 opens casting call for teenage actors
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Fantastic Beasts 2 opens casting call for teenage actors

Warner Bros begins search for young Albus Dumbledore and Newt Scamander to star alongside Eddie Redmayne
7 Jun 2017
Harry Potter actor in intensive care after head-on collision
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Harry Potter actor in intensive care after head-on collision

Comedian who played Tom the innkeeper is recovering in hospital after breaking neck, leg and 15 ribs
9 Mar 2017
JK Rowling vs Piers Morgan: Who's winning the online feud?
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JK Rowling vs Piers Morgan: Who's winning the online feud?

Twitter spat moves to new level as TV presenter is tricked into criticising his own tribute to the Harry Potter author
15 Feb 2017
Why Fantastic Beasts is 'unexpectedly relevant' for 2016
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Why Fantastic Beasts is 'unexpectedly relevant' for 2016

JK Rowling's film is a marvellous fantasy romp, but did it mean to comment on contemporary politics?
14 Nov 2016
What is muggle quidditch? The not-so-magical worldwide sport
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What is muggle quidditch? The not-so-magical worldwide sport

Twenty-three countries will battle it out in a real-life version of Harry Potter's favourite game
29 Jun 2016
Harry Potter quiz: How well do you know the boy wizard?
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Harry Potter quiz: How well do you know the boy wizard?

Take The Week's quiz to see whether you're a mere muggle or a full-blown wizard
21 Jun 2016
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child thrills and shocks fans
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child thrills and shocks fans

Whoops and gasps as first preview of JK Rowling's stage play gets an 'ecstatic' response from audience
8 Jun 2016
Harry Potter actor 'spent earnings on drink, girls and cars'
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Harry Potter actor 'spent earnings on drink, girls and cars'

Mother of Devon Murray, who played Seamus Finnegan, tells court his agent did not do enough to protect him
8 Apr 2016
Top ten heroes and villains of children's literature
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Top ten heroes and villains of children's literature

Female characters dominate lists as literary lovers mark World Book Day
22 Feb 2016
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: how to get tickets
JK Rowling
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: how to get tickets

Internet frenzy as fans complain of queues and profiteering; season extended to satisfy demand
29 Oct 2015
Harry Potter gets a new look in illustrated edition
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Harry Potter gets a new look in illustrated edition

Jim Kay has re-imagined Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid and Malfoy for the first illustrated Harry Potter
14 Jan 2015
Lego lady scientists
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Lego lady scientists

As Lego launches a female scientists series, here are ten more key turning points in Lego history
5 Jun 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 27 Sep 2012
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 27 Sep 2012

27 Sep 2012
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