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Timothée Chalamet is a closer to Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka

As one of those children who wore a spot in the carpet in front of the TV, I might have watched Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory ten Christmases in a row. The 1971 musical fantasy, adapted from Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s novel, was and remains a mainstay of the Yuletide schedule, as much an Irish TV tradition as the Late Late Toy Show or Father Ted fleeing the lingerie department. Generations of ...