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22-year-old adult James Ashford recently visited Harry Potter World on his own. This is his sorry tale

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Rupert Grint is famous for playing Harry Potter's sidekick Ron Weasley in the film franchise.

Matilda Battersby: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – an obsession

Embarrassed though I am to say it: I really, really like Harry Potter.

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.

Radio 1's Harry Potter day broke guidelines

The BBC was accused yesterday of "falling under the spell of celebrity" after the BBC Trust ruled that a Harry Potter-themed day on Radio 1 breached editorial guidelines.

"The journalists are waiting for you to do something controversial, like the typical child star" says Rupert Grint

As Harry Potter fans everywhere begin to mourn the end of the series of films, Rupert Grint steps away from the role that made him famous half his life ago, and takes on a new challenge as a teenager caught in a whirlwind of sex, drink, drugs and crime.

Rupert Grint's magic world of hex, drugs and rock'n'roll

The Harry Potter star has grown up and even gets naked for a movie about a hedonistic Belfast youth. But he'll still miss the role that made him famous, he tells James Mottram

Percy Jackson: Gods and monsters

Chris Columbus had huge hits with Harry Potter and Home Alone. Will lightning strike again with his new boy hero, Percy Jackson? Nev Pierce reports

DVD: Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince

Unlike the first few filmsin the Potter franchise,the sixth instalmentdoesn't have a completestory of its own: it's reallyjust a small piece ofa large jigsaw. It's stilla colourful piece, mindyou. There's no doubtingthe quality of thewondrous productiondesign, the magicalspecial effects, and thehamming theatricalgrandees. But thatdoesn't make up for thelack of plot. The identityof the mysterious "Half-Blood Prince" is an irrelevance– and so is almosteverything else.

Harry Potter star Radcliffe denies smoking cannabis

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe "categorically" denied he had smoked a cannabis joint at a party after pictures emerged of him allegedly using the drug.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, David Yates, 153 mins, (12A)<br>Frozen River, Courtney Hunt, 97 mins, (15)

Don't expect a storyline as teen romances fail to spark and our speccy hero takes a back seat to his arch rival. Still, production design is wondrous ... and there's always the Quidditch

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (12A)

This film is a bit like a summer cold: you just have to sit there while it runs its course.

Vatican praises Harry Potter film

The latest Harry Potter film has been praised by The Vatican.

The ten best Harry Potter landmarks

As film-goers psyche themselves up for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film in the series, the flight search engine Skyscanner picks the best spots to experience some of that wizard magic.

Harry Potter vanquishes the big delay

As the stars of the latest Harry Potter film posed for the cameras in London's Leicester Square tonight, leaders of the British entertainment industry said it could soon become the most successful film yet in a franchise which is already the most valuable in box office history.

Harry Potter stars to remember Knox at premiere

The stars of the new Harry Potter film are expected to wear white ribbons on their wrists at the movie's world premiere as a mark of respect for murdered actor Rob Knox.

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