Poirot actor’s Bible world-first

Poirot actor’s Bible world-first

Known to millions of people as ace detective, Hercule Poirot, the actor Sir David Suchet is set to take on a role he regards as a real ‘privilege’ – reading the gospel of St John’s from Westminster Abbey on Easter Sunday.
In a world premiere, Sir David will read the whole of the book on the Abbey’s YouTube channel from the Jerusalem Chamber. The broadcast will be available from 4 pm on Easter Sunday.

‘I count it as a great privilege to be filmed reading St John’s Gospel in the iconic Jerusalem Chamber of Westminster Abbey,’ commented the actor.

The reading is to be made available without charge and will remain online after the unveiling of the premiere.
Exciting and compelling
The Dean of Westminster Abbey, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, is delighted to secure the services of the famous thespian, who became a Christian in 1986 after reading a Gideon Bible in a hotel room.

He said: ‘Hearing the gospel is not the same as reading it and having David Suchet read John, i...

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