David Suchet joins Doctor Who
Acclaimed actor David Suchet has joined the cast of Doctor Who for a guest appearance in series ten.
Suchet will appear in an episode written by Mike Bartlett as ‘the Landlord’. At this moment in time not a lot is known about the character, but the first still of Suchet as the Landlord has been released. In the image, Suchet is wearing a brown striped suit and holding a set of keys.
The tenth series of Doctor Who is currently filming in Cardiff, and is scheduled to air on BBC One in 2017. It will be the last series helmed by showrunner Steven Moffat, and the first to include new assistant Bill (played by Pearl Mackie).
Suchet is best known for the two decades he spent portraying Agatha Christie’s famed detective Poirot in Agatha Christie’s Poirot. In 1991, he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for his portrayal of the detective.
He also portrayed theoretical physicist Edward Teller in the BBC miniseries about the creation of the nuclear bomb, Oppenheimer, in 1980.
Suchet was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 for “services to drama”.