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Robbie Coltrane defends JK Rowling saying people should ‘get over it’

Robbie Coltrane defends JK Rowling saying people should ‘get over it’

Actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, has come to the defense of author JK Rowling saying he does not consider her views and comments to be offensive. Speaking to Britain’s Radio Times the actor said many of the people who claim to be offended by Rowling’s anti-transgender comments were part of […]

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JK Rowling doubles down on transphobia with new novel

JK Rowling doubles down on transphobia with new novel

After months of public criticism for sharing her transphobic opinions, author JK Rowling has reinforced her stance with the announcement of her latest novel. The Harry Potter author ignited controversy earlier this year with a barrage of public anti-trans statements, including an essay titled TERF Wars, outlining her trans-exclusive ideas of feminism and arguing against treatment for […]

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Daniel Radcliffe responds to J.K. Rowling: Trans women are women

Daniel Radcliffe responds to J.K. Rowling: Trans women are women

Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter movie franchise, has written a response to J.K. Rowling after the author published anti-transgender opinions to social media this week. Rowling took exception to an article that describes “people who menstruate”, arguing “if sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction,” prompting outrage and disappointment from fans and the wider community. […]

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J.K. Rowling criticised for thread of anti-transgender tweets

J.K. Rowling criticised for thread of anti-transgender tweets

Harry Potter creator and prolific children’s author J.K. Rowling has prompted backlash from fans after posting a series of transphobic opinions to social media. Targeting an article entitled Creating a More Equal Post-COVID-19 World for People Who Menstruate, published on Devex.com, Rowling conflates sex with expressions of gender. “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a […]

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Author J.K. Rowling under fire over Twitter post about transgender people

Author J.K. Rowling under fire over Twitter post about transgender people

Author J.K. Rowling is under fire over her latest tweet about transgender people. The writer of the Harry Potter novels has often shared her controversial opinions online, but her latest comments have got followers outraged. Rowling offered her opinion on a recent UK court case. Researcher Maya Forstater had been working for a company on […]

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Review | Potted Potter will Slytherin to your hearts

Review | Potted Potter will Slytherin to your hearts

Potted Potter | State Theatre Centre | til Sep 30 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  So, here’s my quandary: How do I tell you this show is an out-and-out must watch parody of everything Potter without revealing any of the mad comedic genius that is Dan and Jeff (British performer and writers extraordinaire). You won’t simply take […]

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Potted Potter: Unauthorised magic is coming to the State Theatre Centre

Potted Potter: Unauthorised magic is coming to the State Theatre Centre

Direct from sold-out theatres around the globe, all seven Harry Potter books are condensed into seventy hilarious minutes in Dan and Jeff’s unauthorised Potted Potter. The show brings all your favourite characters from the wizarding world to the stage, complete with a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, songs, props and a real-life game of Quidditch! Double Olivier […]

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Review | Completely Improvised Potter is (slightly) magical

Review | Completely Improvised Potter is (slightly) magical

Completely Improvised Potter | Ibis Palace | Till 4 February | ★ ★ ★  ½  Performed by the Melbourne improv troupe Soothsayers, Completely Improvised Potter promises an hour of entertainment centered around J.K Rowling’s magical universe of Harry Potter. Featuring all of your favourites, from Hogwarts to Hagrid, the show is well aware of the Harry […]

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The magical music of Harry Potter is back, live in concert

The magical music of Harry Potter is back, live in concert

From the moment the first notes play you know what it is. Before the Warner Bros logo glints quietly past or the first quiet Lumos Maxima is whispered, even before Daniel Radcliffe’s mess of black hair makes an appearance, you recognise what you’re watching. The Harry Potter films have some of the most identifiable soundtracks […]

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From Jaws to Star Wars: WASO perform the music of John Williams

From Jaws to Star Wars: WASO perform the music of John Williams

The music of multi-award winning American composer, John Williams, maintains a special place in the WASO repertoire; and this, the second concert in the WASO 2017 Pops Series, pays tribute to the man who has composed some of the most popular and instantly recognisable film scores in the history of cinema. Winner of five Academy […]

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