Actor Emma Watson:  ‘You didn’t want to become the face of a movement,’ she writes. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The English actor Emma Watson, best known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, has written an open letter honouring Savita Halappan(...)

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I want to complain about the people complaining to the Irish Film Classification Office. In the good old days, a square centimetre of bare ankle would(...)

The strange thing about the Harry Potter books is that Harry is, by far, the least interesting character in them. Photograph:  Graeme Robertson/Getty Images

  The plots I first encountered Harry Potter when I was 23. It was 1998, and a friend who was working in the children’s section in Waterstone’s (...)

Magnificent seven plus one: (clockwise from top left) Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Bonny Wright, JK Rowling, Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch and Matthew Lewis

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) Radcliffe looked to be faltering for a while. He admitted to excessive drinking and gave up the booze in 2010 as Pott(...)

Stephen Fry’s latest evacuation from Twitter followed a torrent of angry tweets directed at him

Last week, somebody on Twitter called me a See-U-Next-Tuesday because I didn’t like a superhero film he admired (http://goo.gl/x6ta7W). Now, I guess t(...)

The men of our parliament have it in their hands to make 2015 the year Ireland stood up for all of its women. Photograph: Getty Images

It might not seem like it at the moment, but good things have actually happened to some women in the world this year. There were massive reductions on(...)