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“You should learn to participate,” maintains Paul Rudd's English teacher to timid high-school freshman Charlie (Logan Lerman).

Video: Emma Watson on 'boring' Potter kisses

While Rupert Grint 'feels lost' without Harry Potter, Emma Watson explains she was a bit bored kissing Daniel Radcliffe and Grint on screen.

Video: Harry Potter fans camp out ahead of final premiere

Hundreds gathered at Trafalgar Square to spend the night ahead of today's final Harry Potter film franchise premiere to get the best spot to stars including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

Emma Watson scared to act angry

Emma Watson "almost broke down in tears" when she was asked to act angrily.

'Harry Potter' star speaks out over bullying allegations

Emma Watson says she has taken break from studies to concentrate on her acting career

Bafta award for Harry Potter film series

Harry Potter author JK Rowling will be at this year's Baftas to accept an award on behalf of the films inspired by her books about the teenage wizard.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, David Yates, 146 mins (12A)

If you haven't read the books, the latest Potter plot will whizz over your head like a broomstick

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1: Mixed cauldron from critics

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1, the latest instalment of the blockbusting series, attracted mixed reviews from the nation's top film critics today.

First Night: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1

Appetiser that will leave Potter fans hungry for the finale

Harry Potter star sports skimpy dress for premiere

Harry Potter star Emma Watson turned on the magic with a barely-there dress as she bewitched fans at the premiere of the latest Harry Potter film tonight.

Can Emma Watson hold on to the magic?

Hollywood history is littered with fallen child stars – but smart, savvy Emma Watson isn't about to join the list, says Alice-Azania Jarvis

Harry Potter stars face future as films draw to close

The first of two movies that wrap up the hugely successful Harry Potter adventures has its world premiere in London on Thursday, leaving its young stars eyeing an uncertain future.

Harry Potter and the class of Hogwarts 2000

From Confundus charms to deathly decoys, Harry Potter's pals have helped him out of countless scrapes. Now the movie franchise is drawing to a close, we find out what they're planning next.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - preview photos

Take a sneak peek at the hotly anticipated penultimate Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, with this selection of preview snaps from the film.

Man sentenced over indecent images of Harry Potter star Emma Watson

A man who superimposed the head of Harry Potter star Emma Watson on to indecent images of children was given a community order today.

From the Philosopher's Stone to the Deathly Hallows: My, haven't the Harry Potter stars grown!

Most of us are fortunate enough not to have had our progression from gawky adolescence into sleek adulthood broadcast to millions of people around the world. Not so Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, the trio who landed the coveted main roles in the film versions of J.K Rowling's Harry Potter franchise way, way back in 2000.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee