Tom Georgeson (born 8 August 1937) is an English actor, known for his television and film work. His most notable credits have been supporting parts in Between the Lines (1992–94) and in three dramas by Alan Bleasdale: Boys from the Blackstuff (1982), Scully (1984), and G.B.H. (1991). He appeared as the lawyer's clerk Clamb in the BBC One serial Bleak House (2005).
Other television work has included roles in police and hospital dramas such as Holby City , Juliet Bravo , The Manageress , Peak Practice , Agatha Christie's Poirot , A Touch of Frost , Cadfael , The Bill , Dalziel and Pascoe , The Professionals and Z-Cars . He has also appeared twice in Doctor Who (in the stories Genesis of the Daleks and Logopolis ) and in Ashes to Ashes , Foyle's War , Brookside and The Crimson Petal and the White .
Georgeson's film credits include A Fish Called Wanda (1988), where his character's name was a play on his own ('George Thomason'), and the follow-up film Fierce Creatures (1997) as a spectator at the sea-lion centre. Georgeson is also well known for his stage work and was nominated for a 2002 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in Frozen at the Cottesloe Theatre (RNT).
Sir David Courtney Suchet is an English actor known for his work on British stage and television. He portrayed Edward Teller in the television serial Oppenheimer (1980) and received the RTS and BPG awards for his performance as Augustus Melmotte in the British serial The Way We Live Now (2001). International acclaim and recognition followed his performance as Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013), for which he received a 1991 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nomination.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is a detective novel by the British writer Agatha Christie, her third to feature Hercule Poirot as the lead detective. The novel was published in the UK in June 1926 by William Collins, Sons, having previously been serialised as Who Killed Ackroyd? between July and September 1925 in the London Evening News. An American edition by Dodd, Mead and Company followed in 1926.
Mystery! is a television anthology series produced by WGBH Boston for PBS in the United States.
Five Little Pigs is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie, first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in May 1942 under the title Murder in Retrospect and in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in January 1943. The UK first edition carries a copyright date of 1942 and retailed at eight shillings while the US edition was priced at $2.00.
Elizabeth Jane Goddard is a British actress known for her role as Suze Littlewood in the BBC comedy series Gimme Gimme Gimme.
Christina Cole is an English actress known for portraying Cassie Hughes in the Sky One supernatural television series Hex.
Sarah Phelps is a British television screenwriter, radio writer, playwright and television producer. She is best known for her work on EastEnders, a number of BBC serial adaptations including Agatha Christie's The Witness For the Prosecution, And Then There Were None, Ordeal by Innocence, The ABC Murders and The Pale Horse; Charles Dickens's Great Expectations and Oliver Twist; and J. K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy, and work with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Philip Jackson is an English actor known for his many television and film roles, most notably as Chief Inspector Japp in both the television series Agatha Christie's Poirot and in BBC Radio dramatisations of Poirot stories; as Melvin "Dylan" Bottomley in Porridge; and as Abbot Hugo, one of the recurring adversaries in the cult 1980s series Robin of Sherwood.
Jonathan Newth is an English actor.
Anthony Calf is an English actor. He studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He had recurring roles in the television medical drama Holby City, as Michael Beauchamp, and New Tricks as DAC Robert Strickland. He has also worked in theatre, where his credits include productions of The Madness of George III with the National Theatre and A Midsummer Night's Dream, The false servant at the National Theatre and Rock'n Roll at the Duke of York's Theatre. He was nominated as best actor in the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2008 for his work in Uncle Vanya at the Gate Theatre. He was featured in King Charles III on Broadway in 2015.
Michael Cronin is a British actor.
Nicholas C. Frost, known professionally as Nicholas Farrell, is an English stage, film and television actor.
Tim Wylton is a British actor best known for his television roles as Stanley Dawkins in My Hero, and Lol Ferris in As Time Goes By.
Peter Blythe was an English character actor, probably best known as Samuel "Soapy Sam" Ballard in Rumpole of the Bailey.
George Irving is an English actor known for playing Anton Meyer in Holby City from 1999 to 2002. He previously had a regular role as DI Ken Jackson in the first two series of Dangerfield (1995). He has also been in The Sweeney, The Professionals, Shoestring, Juliet Bravo, Bergerac, Dempsey and Makepeace, EastEnders as Trevor Smith, Inspector Morse, Peak Practice, The Bill, Cadfael, Casualty, Dalziel and Pascoe and Doctors.
Julia St John is an English actress. Her television credits include A Touch of Frost, The Brittas Empire, Agatha Christie's Poirot, Lovejoy, Minder, Harry Enfield and Chums, Lewis, and Victoria Wood, appearing in the episode Over To Pam.
Lloyd McGuire is an English actor in film and television.
John Rowe is a British actor.
Ross Devenish is a South African film director. His 1980 film Marigolds in August was entered into the 30th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Berlin Bear Anniversary Prize. His 1977 feature film The Guest won a Bronze Leopard at Locarno International Film Festival.