'Landscapers' HBO: All The Hollywood Movies and Stars Susan and Christopher Edwards Loved

Landscapers is the new true-crime drama on HBO and HBO Max about convicted killers, Susan and Christopher Edwards. In 2014, husband and wife duo Susan and Christopher Edwards were found guilty of the 1998 killings of Susan Edwards' parents Patricia and William Wycherley. Their bodies were buried in the back yard of their home.

Susan and Christopher Edwards went on the run for 15 years and settled in France, but short on money and the police closing in on them, they surrendered themselves to police in the U.K.

As seen in Episode 3 of Landscapers, when they turned themselves in to the police, they arrived at St. Pancras station in London with few belongings. However, they did have a briefcase full of Hollywood memorabilia including posters, props, and photographs.

Sentencing Susan and Christopher Edwards in 2014, the judge at Nottingham Crown Court found the couple spent "thousands…on celebrity photographs, letters, and so on."

They were also fans of old Hollywood films, particularly classic Westerns, which as seen in Landscapers, may have sometimes blurred the lines between fantasy and reality for the couple.

Newsweek has everything you need to know about all the Hollywood movies and stars Susan and Christopher Edwards loved.

The Hollywood Stars

Gary Cooper

Susan Edwards, in particular, had a fascination with American actor Gary Cooper.
In episode 1, audiences watch as she fails to resist the urge to purchase a vintage poster of Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly for the 1952 Western, High Noon.

The Nottinghamshire police found a signed photograph of the film star in their belongings. There was also a bank form with Cooper's signature, which cost £3,000, and a two-sentenced typed letter from him where he thanked a woman for sending some fan mail, costing £2,000 reported The Guardian.

In total, the couple is believed to have spent at least £14,000 on Gary Cooper memorabilia.

As the series progresses, it is suggested Susan Edward's love for Gary Cooper stems from her own childhood trauma and longing for an alternate upbringing and father figure in Cooper. In Landscapers, she tells Christopher of her fond childhood memories of watching Gary Cooper films with her beloved grandfather.

Cooper was known for his silent acting style, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor twice during his career and taking home the Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.

He was well known for his roles in adventure and classic Western films such as A Farewell to Arms (1932), The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935), The Vanishing American (1925), and Riders of the Purple Sage (1925).

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Susan Edwards was a huge fan of Gary Cooper Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Gerard Depardieu

At trial, Christopher Edwards learned the letters he had been receiving from famed French and Hollywood actor Gerard Depardieu had been fake all along.

The letters he had been receiving for over a decade were actually written by his wife Susan. In Landscapers, Episode 3, it is revealed Susan Edwards wrote the first letter when Christopher was grieving the loss of his brother.

As the years passed, she wrote the letters to convince her husband of the fantasy world she was living in and even tricked her husband for 14 years into believing the funds they were receiving were coming from Depardieu directly. For years, Christopher Edwards believed he had a friendship with Depardieu.

Giving evidence in his defense in court, he said the letters appeared to be genuine because of the way they were written, the French stamps and the reference to Depardieu's upbringing.

Asked who he thought wrote all the letters, he said: "I believe it was my wife." Edwards also told the court he only discovered it was Susan Edwards "a few days ago, during the course of these proceedings."

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Christopher Edwards believed he was writing with Gerard Depardieu TRINGER/AFP via Getty Images

Frank Sinatra

Susan and Christopher Edwards were also fans of Frank Sinatra, with the couple being owners of a blue-and-cream table card from a 1940s dinner dance which featured Frank Sinatra's autograph.

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Susan and Christopher Edwards were fans of Frank Sinatra Murray Garrett/Getty Images

Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant

Also in Susan and Edward's trunk of memorabilia were signed autographs from Classic Hollywood film actors Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant.

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Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant. Getty

The Hollywood Movies

In episode 3 of Landscapers, Susan and Christopher Edwards are seen making separate videos for their online dating profiles. In the clips, they list all of their interests and hobbies including their favorite films.

Susan Edwards shares she loves "old, romantic" films, old Western's and anything with John Wayne and Gary Cooper.

One of her favorites is the film 1952 Western High Noon, starring Gary Cooper.
Christopher Edwards then shares his favorite films are from The Hollywood Golden Age, a time period spanning the 1920s to the 1960s.

In particular, he enjoyed the 1959 romantic comedy film Some Like It Hot starring Marilyn Monroe. Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon.

Landscapers airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and HBO Max.

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Olivia Colman as Susan Edwards in Landscapers Stefania Rosini/HBO