Hercule Poirot's famous waxed moustache is long gone as David Suchet shows off his latest role - as a woman.
The actor, who portrayed Agatha Christie's fictional Belgian detective for a quarter of a century, has been pictured for the first time as Lady Bracknell for his forthcoming production of The Importance Of Being Earnest.
He is appearing in the Oscar Wilde play at London's Vaudeville Theatre, opening on July 1 with a cast which also includes Michele Dotrice, most famous for her role as Betty in BBC sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.
Suchet said last year on the casting:
The Importance Of Being Earnest, which is widely regarded as Wilde's masterpiece, was first performed in the West End in 1895.