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Ian McShane: 'I don't even like antiques'

To British audiences, he'll always be Lovejoy. But for a decade, Ian McShane has been plundering the best roles in US film and TV. Just what is driving this former hellraiser?

Pirates of the high seas

Armed raiders targeting merchant shipping are netting $50m a year off Somalia - and now access to the Suez Canal is under threat. Ian Johnston investigates

Bloom to portray diplomat with a difference

An intrepid Scot, he has been called a modern-day Lawrence of Arabia, renowned for his work as a high-level diplomat and his enlightening travails across conflict regions in which he has lived humbly, wearing native dress among villagers.

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