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David Harbour: ‘Stranger Things was different from anything I’ve ever experienced in my career’
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David Harbour: ‘Stranger Things was different from anything I’ve ever experienced in my career’

As Stranger Things returns, David Harbour, aka Hawkins police chief Jim Hopper, talks about the weirdness of fame and how our upside-down world has created monsters for all of us to fight.

Stranger Things star David Harbour says Gandalf and Han Solo inspired Hopper’s ‘resurrection’
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Stranger Things star David Harbour says Gandalf and Han Solo inspired Hopper’s ‘resurrection’

Speaking exclusively to The Big Issue, David Harbour talks about his character’s fate and lying to everyone about it ahead of season four of Stranger Things.

Grand Designs people are not like the rest of us
TV

Grand Designs people are not like the rest of us

Lucy Sweet admires the vision and bravery of those on the popular homebuilding TV show – but wonders why they bother

Lea Thompson on directing Star Trek: Picard and her plan to make a Howard the Duck sequel
Film

Lea Thompson on directing Star Trek: Picard and her plan to make a Howard the Duck sequel

The Big Issue 2022 festival guide
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The Big Issue 2022 festival guide

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Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa on the moment he realised he was homeless
Ncuti Gatwa

Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa on the moment he realised he was homeless

This week’s Big TV: Conversations with Friends, Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood, Floodlights
What to watch

This week’s Big TV: Conversations with Friends, Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood, Floodlights

‘Mistakes are not a failure, they are part of the gig,’ says TV presenter Angela Scanlon
Letter to my younger self

‘Mistakes are not a failure, they are part of the gig,’ says TV presenter Angela Scanlon

The book tour that’s taken me to heaven and Hull
Culture

The book tour that’s taken me to heaven and Hull

Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell: ‘Homelessness is like this collective blind spot’
Razorlight

Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell: ‘Homelessness is like this collective blind spot’

The remarkable rise of Ncuti Gatwa: From sofa surfing and Sex Education to Doctor Who
Doctor Who

The remarkable rise of Ncuti Gatwa: From sofa surfing and Sex Education to Doctor Who

Screenwriter Abi Morgan on the dramas in her own life that rival anything she’s written
Culture

Screenwriter Abi Morgan on the dramas in her own life that rival anything she’s written

Jodie Comer’s play Prima Facie has an uncomfortable twist in the tale
John Bird

Jodie Comer’s play Prima Facie has an uncomfortable twist in the tale

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The Contractor review: Mindless title, mindful military thriller
Film

The Contractor review: Mindless title, mindful military thriller

Parminder Nagra on Bend It Like Beckham’s legacy and celebrating birthdays with George Clooney
Culture

Parminder Nagra on Bend It Like Beckham’s legacy and celebrating birthdays with George Clooney

The left’s blind spot: London and regional inequality
Sam Bright

The left’s blind spot: London and regional inequality

Sophie Marceau: ‘I hope love always stays a mystery’
Film

Sophie Marceau: ‘I hope love always stays a mystery’

This week’s Big TV: Ten Percent, Navalny, Clark and Generation Change
What to watch

This week’s Big TV: Ten Percent, Navalny, Clark and Generation Change

After the musical Six comes SVN – meet the group redefining girl power in 2022
Music

After the musical Six comes SVN – meet the group redefining girl power in 2022

Hullraisers proves that Hull is intrinsically funny
TV

Hullraisers proves that Hull is intrinsically funny

Kit Connor: ‘Heartstopper is a love story above all else’
Heartstopper

Kit Connor: ‘Heartstopper is a love story above all else’

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These striking photos of homeless people show the reality of life on Britain’s streets
Homelessness

These striking photos of homeless people show the reality of life on Britain’s streets

Ai-Da: Meet the robot artist exhibiting at the Venice Biennale
Art

Ai-Da: Meet the robot artist exhibiting at the Venice Biennale

Why we need to talk about Anatomy of a Scandal according to Michelle Dockery and Naomi Scott
TV

Why we need to talk about Anatomy of a Scandal according to Michelle Dockery and Naomi Scott

How Anya Taylor-Joy cornered the Complex Female Character market
Film

How Anya Taylor-Joy cornered the Complex Female Character market

Benedetta review: an all-nuns-blazing tale of sex, sinners and unholy sisterhood
Film

Benedetta review: an all-nuns-blazing tale of sex, sinners and unholy sisterhood

Sienna Miller: ‘This is the right time for a show like Anatomy of a Scandal’
Anatomy of a Scandal

Sienna Miller: ‘This is the right time for a show like Anatomy of a Scandal’

Why classical club night concerts are now the hottest ticket
Music

Why classical club night concerts are now the hottest ticket

‘The opposite of levelling up’: Tories criticise Channel 4 privatisation plans
Media

‘The opposite of levelling up’: Tories criticise Channel 4 privatisation plans

‘What you really love to do will keep you going’: Remembering June Brown, EastEnders’ iconic Dot Cotton
TV

‘What you really love to do will keep you going’: Remembering June Brown, EastEnders’ iconic Dot Cotton

Claudia Jessie: ‘A clown is all I ever wanted to be’
TV

Claudia Jessie: ‘A clown is all I ever wanted to be’

Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy – escapism has never looked or tasted so good
TV

Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy – escapism has never looked or tasted so good

Robert Sheehan: ‘Human beings are more destructive and wasteful than we’ve ever been’
TV

Robert Sheehan: ‘Human beings are more destructive and wasteful than we’ve ever been’

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