Aaron Paul, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Bryan Cranston, winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, pose with their awards for Breaking Bad during the  66th Primetime Emmy Awards in California yesterday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 2:04

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Just like that comedian: David Threlfall as Tommy Cooper.Photograph: Robert Viglaskyâ

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Angelina Jolie: “clear and clean – almost clinical, even, in her matter-of-fact description of the rather grisly operation”. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

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