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I was just a small part of the Harry Potter franchise When I got the audition to play Lavender Brown in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince six years ago, I'd only done a few ads before, including one for Veet hair-removal cream. Winning the part felt like winning the Lottery.

Glitz and glamour at Jackson's final show

In death as in life, Michael Jackson was the hottest ticket in town. Guy Adams reports from a star-studded send-off

Everlasting Moments: At the pictures

Everlasting Moments is the latest in a line of films to focus on the fine art of the photograph. Kaleem Aftab celebrates cinema's sharpest shooters

Kiefer Sutherland charged with assault

Actor Kiefer Sutherland was today charged over an alleged head-butting incident in a New York bar.

'24' star quizzed over nightclub confrontation

When the clock’s ticking, Kiefer Sutherland’s famous alter ego Jack Bauer likes to save the world and get the girl by cracking a few heads together. But in real life, the 24 star’s style of conflict resolution can have awkward unintended consequences.

Album: Bitter: Sweet, Drama, (Qaungo/Cooperative Music)

Too late for the scene and too early for mid-1990s nostalgia, Bitter:Sweet are a jazzy/trip-hop duo whose music is designed to be played in the background of TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy (episode two, season three) or in the foreground of Lipstick Jungle (theme tune, "The Bomb").

Last Night's TV: One for the collection of Auntie's bloomers

Fashion Versus The BBC, BBC4<br />Dodi al-Fayed: What Really Happened, Channel 4</B>

Lipstick revolt to save heirs of Carrie

Fans deluge NBC with make-up to keep <i>Sex and the City</i> follow-up on the air

Jeep Wrangler: Is this the greenest car on sale?

Could a sports utility vehicle be greener than a hybrid car? By Sean O'Grady

We're voting for luxury

<preform>While Iraq burns and the world frets about Tuesday's election, America's super-rich are spending more than ever. Meanwhile, demand for food stamps has risen sharply. Andrew Buncombe </b></i>reports</preform>

CK OKs deal with Van Heusen

Tennis: Agassi ready to raise his game again

AND SO it is to be Pat Rafter against Andre Agassi in the semi- finals, the currently hairy one against the former. Agassi has great respect for the Australian's game but fears most his hair-do. "It's a little distracting playing someone with a ponytail," the No 4 seed said after his 6-3, 6- 4, 6-4 destruction of Gustavo Kuerten yesterday.

Fashion: Never gonna give you up

Yes, believe it or not, the Eighties are back again. The decade that sported a mullet haircut and a thousand other sartorial follies has stormed the catwalk, and is now tottering down a high street near you in drainpipes and stilettos.

For richer and richer

Modern marriage is supposed to be a match of equals, so how come rich wives are scheming to take the money and run? By Hettie Judah

Tennis: Agassi beats Becker to title

ANDRE AGASSI beat Boris Becker 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the Hong Kong Open final yesterday to win his first ATP tournament of the year.

Tennis: Costa cuts loose to overwhelm Martin

ALBERT COSTA rallied to beat Todd Martin of the United States and win the Estoril Open in Oeiras, Portugal, yesterday. The fourth-seeded Spaniard finally broke loose in the the third set to win 7-6, 2-6, 6-3.
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'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

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