Baz Bamigboye // Daily Mail
Underneath the wide-brimmed hat the face is¬†teasingly familiar, while the nose and slightly quizzical tilt of¬†the head are clues to¬†this Victorian grande dame‚Äôs identity.
But if¬†a¬†little detective work is¬†still needed, perhaps it¬†is¬†time to¬†call for Hercule Poirot. For this is¬†David Suchet¬†‚ÄĒ minus the Belgian detective‚Äôs famous moustache¬†‚ÄĒ dressed as¬†the indomitable Lady Bracknell.
Suchet, Agatha Christie‚Äôs dapper sleuth on¬†ITV for 25¬†years, plays Lady Bracknell in¬†a¬†new West End production of¬†The Importance Of¬†Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde‚Äôs satire of¬†Victorian high society.
The role was famously portrayed on¬†film by¬†Edith Evans and has also been taken by¬†Penelope Keith, Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush and Brian Bedford.