The Lethal Weapon star, 72, will portray serial killer Lionel MCAuley in the production, the longest-running play in Big Apple history.

He will begin his two-week stint in the show on 21 November (16) at The Theater Center near Times Square.

Perfect Crime is a thriller about a wealthy psychiatrist who is accused of murdering her husband. It opened in 1987, and has starred Catherine Russell since its launch - she holds the Guinness World Record for most performances by a theatre actor in the same role, having only missed four shows in the past 29 years.