Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was a British actor and director. In 1928 he played Hercule Poirot in the stage play Alibi, making him the first actor to portray the Belgian detective. He also performed the role on Broadway in 1932 (the play had the changed name to The Fatal Alibi), and directed the sequent film adaptation.

In 1957 he played Sir Wilfrid Robarts in the Billy Wilder film Witness for the Prosecution. His wife Elsa Lanchester played Miss Plimsoll in the same film.

Agatha Christie related acting roles

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