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Gerard Gilbert

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Gerard Gilbert is a television writer and feature writer for The Independent.

Michael Gambon on playing Winston Churchill

Michael Gambon tells Gerard Gilbert how Brando made him give up engineering to act, what worries him about playing Churchill and why he’s never seen ‘The Singing Detective’

Hugh Laurie shines in John le Carré's The Night Manager

The BBC's lavish new John le Carré thriller 'The Night Manager' features Tom Hiddleston doing his best Bond and Olivia Colman as a 21st-century Smiley. But it's Hugh Laurie's villain – his first British television role in 13 years – who really stands out. Gerard Gilbert meets the cast and director

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Benedict Cumberbatch on Sherlock's Victorian adventure

Having so successfully updated the detective stories for the BBC series, its creators wrote a special episode in which Holmes and Watson are seen in their original era. But its stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman explain that they had to be convinced