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Forest Whitaker on playing The Butler

Duration: 02:51

Actor Forest Whitaker talks about playing Cecil Gaines, a character based on real-life White House butler Eugene Allen, in his latest film The Butler.

Available since: Thu 21 Nov 2013

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Front Row Donna Tartt; Forest Whitaker

American novelist Donna Tartt, Forest Whitaker on The Butler and 'days of the week' songs.

First broadcast: 14 Nov 2013

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