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Jack gets creepy in Famous Five

CHILDREN beware — the BBC’s ‘reinvention’ of enid Blyton’s The Famous Five features a character inspired by notorious occultist Aleister Crowley, I can reveal.

The plucky adventurers return on Saturday with a ‘modern and exciting’ take on the classic stories. The opening episode features Game of Thrones star Jack Gleeson as Wentworth, a ruthless antiques dealer who is after a hoard of treasure discovered by the gang. ‘He’s quite sinister and he’s hellbent on getting what he wants, which is power,’ Gleeson says. ‘Something very important to Wentworth is travelling to different realms in his mind. He’s very spiritual and mystical, sort of like an Aleister Crowleytype figure.’

magician and occultist Crowley, who died in 1947, was called the ‘wickedest man in the world’ after the wife of one of his disciples blamed her husband’s death on him drinking the blood of a sacrificed cat. Watch out Timmy the dog!





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