Most famous for playing Agatha Christieâ€™s suave detective, Hercule Poirot, David Suchet isÂ the brother ofÂ newsreader John Suchet. Winning acclaim inÂ 2002 for hisÂ TV role ofÂ Augustus Melmotte inÂ The Way WeÂ Live Now, heÂ returns toÂ the dark side asÂ Gregor Antonescu inÂ Terence Rattiganâ€™s Man And Boy, which has just opened onÂ Londonâ€™s West End.
Does itÂ feel nice toÂ beÂ onÂ the wrong side ofÂ the law again?
Yes, itâ€™s great. Gregorâ€™s not onÂ the wrong side ofÂ the law. Heâ€™s the wrong side ofÂ heaven and earthÂ â€” inÂ the depths ofÂ hell and quite happy toÂ beÂ there. Heâ€™s aÂ nasty piece ofÂ work.
Whatâ€™s the nastiest thing youâ€™ve ever done? For publication, thatÂ is.
IÂ donâ€™t know. IÂ canâ€™t answer that. Youâ€™d have toÂ ask someone else.