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higher than Gilderoy's kite

Extremely high; so high that it can hardly be seen. "Gilderoy" was the nickname of notorious 17th-century highwayman Patrick MacGregor, who was hanged at a time when the height of the gallows corresponded to the severity of a criminal's misdeeds. Thus, MacGregor was hanged higher than his accomplices—like a kite in the sky. Why did you put the dishes on a shelf higher than Gilderoy's kite? You know I can't reach anything up there! A: "Can you see the plane?" B: "It's higher than Gilderoy's kite! All I see is a tiny speck!"
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At worst he would be Gilderoy Lockhart, amnesiac fraud and five-time winner of the Witch Weekly's Most Charming Smile Award.
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There were moments of magic everywhere if you kept your eyes open: props and costumes from the films; the angry Monster Book of Monsters; the frog choir; Gilderoy Lockhart preening; Moaning Myrtle giggling in the toilets.
Anna Gilderoy was the deserving winner of the style award at Aintree Ladies Day, 2016
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Anna Gilderoy, who spent just PS70 on her outfit, took the prize She said: "I cannot believe it.
Ms Gilderoy won a Range Rover Evoque and PS8,000 in vouchers for being named the best-dressed at Aintree.
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99) SHY sound engineer Gilderoy (Toby Jones) lives in the peace and quiet of Dorking with his mother (Suzy Kendall), where the gentle ebb and flow of village life is reflected in the rather quaint sound effects Gilderoy produces for natural history films.
The 1970s story revolves around a timid sound engineer called Gilderoy working on an Italian horror movie.
Here Jones gives one of this year's best leading man performances as Gilderoy, a sound engineer going to work on an Italian horror movie.
THE VERDICT A strange, beguiling and elegantly playful drama that follows mild-mannered English sound editor Gilderoy (Jones), who arrives in Italy to work on horror film The Equestrian Vortex, but finds the recreations of torture increasingly unsettling.
com/name/nm0000110/) Sir Kenneth Branagh is best known for playing Shakespearean characters and for playing Gilderoy Lockhart in the film adaptation of J.
Enter Gilderoy (Jones), a meek, shuffling sound engineer from Dorking, U.