DAVID Suchet talks about playing aÂ real life porn king inÂ The Bank Job, the research heÂ did for the character and his recollections ofÂ the robbery depicted onÂ film.
Q: Lew Vogel isÂ not the real name ofÂ the man you portray inÂ The Bank Job. But heÂ was anÂ evil man?
David Suchet: Yes, heÂ was king ofÂ porn inÂ Soho. IÂ think heÂ was anÂ extension ofÂ the East End London Jewish Mafia that heÂ would have known inÂ isÂ day, asÂ aÂ younger man. Although byÂ 1971 that was over, heÂ was the last remnant ofÂ being called king. Thatâ€™s why there are these little moments inÂ the film when rather than giving the police money for protection, heÂ throws itÂ atÂ them. HeÂ needs them but heÂ doesnâ€™t want toÂ fraternise.