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Miriam Margolyes says JK Rowling has a ‘conservative view’ of transgender people

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Miriam Margolyes has described JK Rowling’s recent controversial comments over transgender individuals as “rather conservative.”

Rowling, 54, has been criticised in recent months over a series of posts on her Twitter account which have been considered to be offensive to trans people.

While the author of the Harry Potter franchise has hit back at criticism with a lengthy blog post, in which she described her personal experience of abuse as well as her concerns over “both education and safeguarding” and “freedom of speech”, a slew of actors from the Potter films have since publicly disagreed with Rowling’s views.

Stars including the franchise’s eponymous hero Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Fantastic Beasts frontman Eddie Redmayne have all distanced themselves from Rowling in the last few months.

Harry Potter author, J K Rowling, has been criticised for her recent comments (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
Harry Potter author, J K Rowling, has been criticised for her recent comments (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

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