‘Poirot’ actor David Suchet to guest star in ‘Doctor Who’

The BBC has confirmed that David Suchet will be appearing in the new season of Doctor Who.

The 70-year-old English actor is best known for his role as detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s Poirot from 1989 to 2013.

Suchet will be playing a character named The Landlord in the fourth episode of Doctor Who Season 10, written by Doctor Foster creator Mike Bartlett.

Bartlett had a huge hit on BBC One last year with his drama series Doctor Foster, starring Suranne Jones (‘The Doctor’s Wife’).

An official promotional photo of Suchet in character as The Landlord has been released.

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Suchet commented on Twitter last night: “Yes it is now official!! I am acting the part of The Landlord in DOCTOR WHO. Always wanted to be in an episode.”

He added: “Also wonderful to act with @Peter Capaldi again. He guested in a POIROT -‘WASPS NEST.’ 1991! … Peter Capaldi was also with me in THE SECRET AGENT. 1992. Great reunion.”

Doctor Who casting director Andy Pryor also teased: “So thrilled to have @David_Suchet on board. And in a Mike Bartlett episode. (Quite unlike Doctor Foster by the way!)”

Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie were spotted filming the episode on location last week outside Fields House in Newport, which was previously used in ‘Blink’. Could the story be a sequel to Steven Moffat’s 2007 ep?

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The new season of Doctor Who began filming in Cardiff in June and will air on BBC One in spring 2017.

Here’s everything we know so far about Season 10.

The Doctor Who team will apparently be heading to Canada later this year to film in Vancouver.

Are you excited to see David Suchet in Doctor Who? Let us know below…

  • Daniel

    Fantastic. Two of our very best actors together and nice to know it’s a meaty part, not a cameo. Series 10 is really shaping up beautifully.

  • The Timelord’s Underpants

    The Timelord meets The Landlord.
    Oooh, er, missus. Where might all this be leading? Shades of Peter Butterworth anyone?

    • Dr. Moo

      Time Lords like putting “The” on their names.
      The Doctor
      The Master
      The Rani
      The Valeyard
      The Butcher
      The Monk
      The Baker
      The Corsair
      The Candlestickmaker
      The General
      The Inquisitor
      Could “The Landlord” be another?

      • The Timelord’s Underpants

        Yup..methinks you might be right. Just take a gander at those natty stripes Suchet is sporting.

        • Dr. Moo

          Some actors are simply born to play a Time Lord. David Suchet is one such example. (I once thought the same about Peter Capaldi and look what happened there.)

          • russell

            Nicely put Mooster. Boy, do I wish that Jeremy Brett was still with us!

          • Dr. Moo

            Honestly, I couldn’t ever accept him as anything but Sherlock Holmes. What that man did with that character was out of this world. Still the definitive version, nobody else has come close save for Cumberbatch (and he, with Moffat and Gatiss, only managed it by totally reinventing it).

          • russell

            Yes, Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. The telly treat which never ceases to give. Terry Nation was once surprised to find out, that ” Jeremy Brett “, meant DEFINITIVE in Serbo Croat!!

      • 13 of Me

        The Gardener
        I SO hope he’s not a villain. Maybe he’s a retired Time Lord

        • Dr. Moo

          Like Salyavin from Shada? I like that idea!

  • Dr. Moo

    Wow. Just wow. What an amazing coup this is for the show! Suchet and Capaldi in the same show … I NEED THIS NOW!!!