Gerard Gilbert

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

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

Laura Carmichael: 'Downton was a miracle'

As ‘Downton Abbey’ comes to a close, Laura Carmichael opens up about the last shoot, her plans to move into film  and why she’s worried she might be typecast as Lady Edith

War and peace in the Apennines

Along the deserted slopes of the Apennines, Gerard Gilbert follows in the footsteps of his father, and other less fortunate Allied escapees

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