Poirot shoots The Royal Ballet School
On Tuesday 18 October, one of our most distinguished actors David Suchet CBE, visited The Royal Ballet Lower School at White Lodge, Richmond Park. Mr Suchet is most famous for playing Agatha Christie’s great detective Hercule Poirot in the popular and long running TV series.
The veteran actor has been following in the footsteps of his grandfather, the well-known Fleet Street photographer James Jarché, who famously photographed Royal Ballet School founder, Dame Ninette de Valois, in 1932.
Mr Suchet - himself a keen photographer – has recently been travelling the length and breadth of Britain photographing a variety of famous places and people for a forthcoming TV documentary entitled ‘Suchet Shoots Britain’. The documentary, being made by Testimony Films, will be broadcast on the BBC later in the year.
During his visit to White Lodge, Mr Suchet photographed a class of Year 7 girls being taught by Nicola Katrak, Year 7 Boys with teacher Hope Keelan with White Lodge’s Ballet Principal, Diane van Schoor, teaching a class of Year 11 girls.
Photo: Marius Arnold-Clarke