David Suchet

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David Suchet misses playing Poirot

2 May 2017

TV gossip

David Suchet misses playing Hercule Poirot. The 71-year-old actor played the Belgian detective in the Agatha Christie adaptations for 25 years from 1989 to 2013 and was the final actor to star in ITV's 'Poirot', and says thoughts of the character…

David Suchet guest stars in Doctor Who

16 Aug 2016

TV gossip

Poirot has joined 'Doctor Who'. David Suchet - who portrayed the popular detective in 'Agatha Christie's Poirot' from 1989 to 2013 - is set to play The Landlord in the 10th series of the BBC sci-fi show. It's not yet known whether The Landlord…

Effie Gray

7 Oct 20143 stars

Victorian biopic featuring Dakota Fanning alongside screenwriter Emma Thompson

Delayed by two years due to legal wranglings surrounding Emma Thompson's screenplay, director Richard Laxton's period piece focuses on the early life of Euphemia 'Effie' Gray (Dakota Fanning), a young Scottish woman who marries older art critic John…

David Suchet sheds two stone for final Poirot

13 Nov 2013

TV gossip

David Suchet shed two-and-a-half stone for the final episode of 'Poirot'. The 67-year-old actor will portray the titular Belgian detective Hercule Poirot - who was created by English crime writer Agatha Christie - for the last time tonight…

David Suchet nearly quit Poirot before first episode

30 Oct 2013

TV gossip

David Suchet nearly quit 'Poirot' before an episode had been broadcast. The 67-year-old actor has portrayed the titular detective, Hercule Poirot, since 1989 but admits he nearly left the role after having a disagreement with director Ed Bennett…

Cillian Murphy to star in BBC drama Peaky Blinders

1 Aug 2012

TV Gossip

Cillian Murphy will play a gangster in a new BBC Two drama 'Peaky Blinders'. The 'Dark Knight Rises' actor will play Tommy, the most ruthless brother in a family of gangsters, who rule post-World War I neighbourhoods in Birmingham in…

Philip Glenister set for BBC legal drama

28 Mar 2011

TV Gossip

Philip Glenister will play a solicitor in a new BBC crime drama. The 48-year-old actor - best known for portraying tough detective Gene Hunt in 'Ashes to Ashes' - will appear alongside David Suchet and Thekla Reuten in the four-part conspiracy…

The Bank Job

28 Feb 20082 stars

HEIST/TRUE CRIME (15) 111min You’ve probably not heard of 1971’s Baker Street bank robbery, and with good reason; a government D-notice was used to black out all media coverage. The cover-up was to protect the identity of a member of the royal family…