Gerard Gilbert

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

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Actress Julia Stiles has had a varied career

Julia Stiles interview: 'I'm paid to kiss strangers'

The actress has graduated from romcoms and the Bourne films to a mother with a secret in Blue

Natural beauty: Aidan Turner stars in the new series of Poldark

New series of Poldark is set to showcase the beauty of Cornwall all over again

Gerard Gilbert looks at how TV programmes, from 'Balamory' to 'Broadchurch', pull in the telly tourists
Suspicious mind: Martin Clunes as Arthur Conan Doyle in ‘Arthur & George’

Martin Clunes interview: The actor stars as the Sherlock Holmes creator in Arthur & George

The new ITV drama focuses on a tale of a miscarriage of justice fuelled by racial prejudice. He tells Gerard Gilbert about a curious case
'Safe House' with Christopher Eccleston

What to watch after Broadchurch: The best new crime dramas from Battle Creek to Safe House

Now that 'Broadchurch' is finished, where can crime-drama fans get their fix? Gerard Gilbert goes on the trail of the best new sleuthing shows

Kevin Spacey as a ruthless Frank Underwood in 'House of Cards'

House of Cards season 3: What can we expect from the Kevin Spacey Netflix drama this year?

Are President Underwood and the First Lady going to split? Is Russia the new China… and what part will Pussy Riot play? Thanks to a leak of the new season of ‘House of Cards’, we can sort the informed speculation from the rumour

Coming up roses: Ophelia Lovibond

Ophelia Lovibond on Elementary, schooldays and living with that name

As the American TV show 'Elementary' returns, Ophelia Lovibond, who plays Sherlock's protégée, talks to Gerard Gilbert

Class act: Julia McKenzie and Keeley Hawes in 'The Casual Vacancy'

JK Rowling weaves her magic again: The Casual Vacancy comes to TV

Gerard Gilbert goes behind the scenes and talks to its stars Julia McKenzie and Keeley Hawes

From left: Bob Odenkirk, who plays Saul Goodman, with writers Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan on the set of ‘Better Call Saul’

Better Call Saul episode 1 review: Breaking Bad's conniving lawyer is back on Netflix – but can his spin-off show work?

The new show cleverly jumps between Goodman's pre- and post-Walter White life

Frozen out: despite being filmed in Iceland, 'Fortitude' is set further north, in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard

Our fascination with the Arctic from Greek myths to Sky Atlantic's new drama Fortitude

Never mind Scandi-noir, the zeitgeist is creeping upwards – to the Arctic Circle. Gerard Gilbert considers the pull the pole has always exerted on us, from Greek myth to the new TV thriller 'Fortitude'

Joanna Eatwell outside her costume truck on the set of 'Wolf Hall'

Behind-the-scenes with the costume makers for Wolf Hall, Broadchurch and Doctor Who

The BBC's lavish adaptation of 'Wolf Hall' will showcase the best UK drama talent. And some of the finest clobber since the court of Henry VIII himself. In the latest of our series on behind-the-scenes heroes, we meet the costume designers on TV's biggest hits
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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn