Phyllis Logan as crime writer Patricia Highsmith in Switzerland. Photo. Nobby Clarke

Phyllis Logan


Phyllis Logan will star as Patricia Highsmith in the award-winning psychological thriller Switzerland which opens at the Ambassadors Theatre this November.

Phyllis Logan is well-known for her role as Mrs Hughes in the award-winning ITV series Downton Abbey and will be fondly remembered by some as Lady Jane Felsham in Lovejoy.

What role does Phyllis Logan play?

Phyllis Logan plays the renowned author Patricia Highsmith, one of the great writers of the 20th century who was famed for writing, Strangers On A Train, The Talented Mr Ripley and The Price of Salt.

Phyllis Logan’s previous theatre roles

On stage Phyllis Logan has appeared in, Richard III at the Crucible Theatre, Marvin’s Room at the Hampstead Theatre, and The Case of David Anderson Q.C.

Phyllis Logan’s film and tv roles

In addition to her role as Mrs Hughes in Downton Abbey and as Lady Jane Felsham in Lovejoy, Phyllis Logan has appeared in a long list of television roles, The Good Karma Hospital, Bones, Girlfriends, Wallander, Vera and Silent Witness.

Film roles include, her award-winning (BAFTA & Evening Standard) performance in Another Time Another Place, and the popular film Secrets & Lies.

What is Switzerland about?

Set in the Swiss Alps in 1995, the thriller focuses on a man who is sent to persuade the great crime writer (Patricia Highsmith) to pen one final instalment of her best-selling series featuring Tom Ripley, the master manipulator. It becomes clear however the charming stranger has a far more sinister mission.

What ensues is a gripping play for power and control, worthy of Highsmith’s pen.

Find tickets to Switzerland

Switzerland will run from 10 November 2018 to 5 January 2019 at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.

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📷 Main photo: Phyllis Logan as crime writer Patricia Highsmith in Switzerland

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