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The joys and hazards of school Shakespeare plays

From trying to impress the girls as King Lear, to false beards that are just not up to the job, there's no Shakespeare like a school Shakespeare. Actors and 'Independent' contributors look back

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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