Gerard Gilbert

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

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David Threlfall interview: The actor takes a forensic approach in Code of a Killer as he leaves Shameless's Frank Gallagher behind

'Shameless' may have defined him, but David Threlfall is a chameleonic graduate from the school of Mike Leigh. Gerard Gilbert meets him on the eve of his latest leading role
There's more to Sidse Babett Knudsen than Borgen

Sidse Babett Knudsen interview: Borgen star says Birgitte Nyborg may yet return, as actress turns dominatrix for Denmark's Fifty Shades

From risqué art movies to Dan Brown blockbusters, there’s much more to the actress than Danish PM Birgitte Nyborg

Dara and Ed's Great Big Adventure

Dara and Ed's Great Big Adventure, BBC2 - TV review

The two Irishmen are physically well matched and, having known each other for a long time, are well-practised in their banter.

Only connect: 'Teens' looked at round-the-clock social networking

Teens, review: Lay off generation text – they're the ones who'll make social media grow up

It's not hard to see how social media might be contributing to the much reported explosion in adolescent self-hatred and other mental-health issues

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

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