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Poirot's David Suchet as you've never seen him before

The actor David Suchet, well known for playing the onscreen role of the fictional detective Poirot, has taken on another famous role in the Oscar Wilde play - The Importance of Being Earnest. And it's a woman....

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Poirot's David Suchet takes on a challenging new role

David Suchet in costume for his latest role

The actor David Suchet is currently appearing on stage at the Mayflower in Southampton in one of theatres' most famous roles. The thespian who became a household name playing Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, is now performing in Oscar Wilde's play the 'Importance of Being Earnest'.

Suchet said he was rather shocked at first, when he was asked to star as Lady Bracknell - the first female starring role in his long acting career.

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