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David Suchet

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2 May 1946 (age 77) (

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Movies and TV shows
Agatha Christie's Poirot, Thirteen at Dinner, The Bank Job, A Perfect Murder, Terry Pratchett's Going Po

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David Suchet, CBE ( ; born 2 May 1946) is an English actor, known for his work on British stage and television. He played Edward Teller in the TV serial Oppenheimer and received the RTS and BPG awards for his performance as Augustus Melmotte in the 2001 British serial The Way We Live Now. For his role as Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's Poirot, he received a 1991 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nomination.


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Early life and family

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Suchet was born in London, the son of Joan Patricia (née Jarché; 1916–1992), an actress, and Jack Suchet. Jack emigrated from South Africa to England in 1932, trained to be a doctor at St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London, in 1933, and became an obstetrician and gynaecologist.

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Suchet's father was of Lithuanian Jewish descent, the son of Izidor Suchedowitz, originally from Kretinga in the Pale of Settlement of the Russian Empire. At some point, the family name was recorded as "Schohet", a Yiddish (from Hebrew shochet) word defining the profession of kosher butcher. Suchet's father changed his surname to Suchet while living in South Africa. David's mother was English-born and Anglican (she was of Russian Jewish descent on her own father's side, and English Anglican on her mother's side). He was raised without religion, but became a practising Anglican in 1986, and was confirmed in 2006.

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Suchet and his brothers, Peter and John, attended Grenham House boarding school in Birchington-on-Sea, Kent; then, after attending another independent school, Wellington School in Somerset, he took an interest in acting and joined the National Youth Theatre at the age of 18. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he now serves as a council member.

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His older brother, John, is a British television presenter and former ITN newscaster. Suchet's nephew is the broadcaster Richard Suchet.


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Suchet began his acting career at the Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Berkshire; he has said that Watermill "fulfils my vision of a perfect theatre". In 1973, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1981–82, he played Bolingbroke in Richard II opposite Alan Howard. Suchet played "John" in the drama Oleanna at the Royal Court Theatre in 1993. It was directed by Harold Pinter, and co-starred Lia Williams as "Carol". In 1996–97 he played opposite Dame Diana Rigg in the West End production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He was also featured as Salieri from 1998 to 2000 in the Broadway production Amadeus. In 2007, at the Chichester Festival Theatre, he played Cardinal Benelli in The Last Confession, about the death of Pope John Paul I. In 2014, he reprised the role of Benelli in the Australian tour of the play.

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He has been starring as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde at the Vaudeville Theatre in London since June 2015 and on tour.

Television and film

After making his first TV appearance in 1970, he appeared in the 1980 made-for-TV film version of A Tale of Two Cities. In 1980, he also played Edward Teller, later developer of the US H-bomb, in the joint BBC-US TV serial about the US Manhattan Project called Oppenheimer. In 1983, he played the insidious half-Chinese policeman with orders to kill British spy Sidney Reilly in Reilly, Ace of Spies. He portrayed Sigmund Freud in the six-hour mini-series Freud, co-produced by the BBC in 1984. In 1985, he played Blott in the television series Blott on the Landscape, and corporate whistle-blower Stanley Adams in A Song for Europe. Coincidentally, Suchet appeared as Inspector Japp in 1985's Thirteen at Dinner, in which Peter Ustinov portrayed Poirot. In his book, Poirot and Me, Suchet mentions that Ustinov one day approached him and told him that Suchet could play Poirot and would be good at it. The following events happened:

That conversation came back to me as Brian Eastman told me that ITV wanted to make a series of ten one-hour films based on the Poirot short stories. Then he dropped his bombshell: 'We are very keen that you should play Poirot.'
My spoonful of curry stopped halfway to my mouth. I was astounded. Me, the serious Shakespearean actor, portrayer of men with haunted souls, playing a fastidious, balding detective?
Brian sent me two Poirot novels and I became intrigued. The Poirot in the books was nothing like the character I'd seen on screen: he was more elusive, more pedantic, and most of all, more human. But I still wasn't sure whether I should play him. I called my elder brother John, then a newscaster at ITN, and asked what he thought.
'I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole,' John said firmly. 'Poirot's a bit of a joke, a buffoon. It's not you at all.' I gulped.
'Well, what I'm reading isn't a buffoon,' I told him. 'It's a character that I've never seen portrayed.'
There was a slight sigh. 'Of course, you must do it if you want to,' he said quietly. 'Good luck. Only a word of warning: it may be difficult to get people to take him seriously.'
It turned out he was right. Nonetheless, I was convinced that I could bring the true Poirot, as Agatha Christie had written him, to life. I told Brian that I would do it.

In 1988, he played Leopold Bloom in the Channel 4 documentary The Modern World: Ten Great Writers, in which some of James Joyce's Ulysses was dramatised. During the time, he spent days reading Agatha Christie's books about Hercule Poirot:

The more I read, the more the little man entranced me. There were so many foibles and mannerisms — his need for order, his dislike of the country, his silver 'Turnip' pocket watch. I started to write a private list of his habits and character.
'Hates to fly,' I wrote in my dossier. 'Makes him feel sick. Regards his moustache as a thing of perfect beauty. A man of faith and morals. Regards himself as "un bon Catholique".'
I carried this dossier around on the set throughout all my years as Poirot, years in which I grew to love and admire the little Belgian.

In 1989, he took the title role of Hercule Poirot for the long-running television series Agatha Christie's Poirot. In 2001, he had the lead role in the David Yates-directed BBC Television serial The Way We Live Now and, in April 2002, he played the real-life barrister, George Carman (QC), in the BBC drama Get Carman: The Trials of George Carman QC.

In 2003, Suchet starred as the ambitious Cardinal Wolsey in the two-part ITV drama Henry VIII opposite Ray Winstone as Henry VIII and Helena Bonham Carter as Anne Boleyn. In May 2006, he played the role of the fallen press baron Robert Maxwell in Maxwell, a BBC2 dramatisation of the final 18 months of Maxwell's life. During the same year, he voiced Poirot in the adventure game Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express.

At Christmas 2006, he played the vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing in a BBC adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. He appeared in the disaster film Flood, released in August 2007, as the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at a time when London is devastated by flooding. Suchet appeared on daytime-TV chat show Loose Women on 6 February 2008 to talk about his film The Bank Job, in which he played Lew Vogel, alongside Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows. In 2008, he took part in the genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are?, and discovered facts about his family history.

He starred in the 2009 CBC made-for-TV film Diverted. He starred as the main antagonist, Reacher Gilt, in the 2010 Sky TV adaptation of Going Postal, based on Pratchett's book of the same name. He appeared in the film Act of God as Benjamin Cisco. In 1987, Suchet played a bigfoot hunter in Harry and the Hendersons. He had roles in two Michael Douglas films, A Perfect Murder and The In-Laws. In 1997, he starred in the independent film Sunday. In November 2011, Suchet and ITV announced that Suchet would complete the canon of Poirot novels, in a thirteenth and final series of Poirot. The final episode, "Curtain", aired on ITV on 13 November 2013. During the time the final episode was filmed, Suchet expressed his sadness at his final farewell to the Poirot character he had loved:

This is the death of a dear friend. For years it has been Poirot and me — and to lose him is a pain almost beyond imagining.
Poirot's death was the end of a long journey for me. I had only ever wanted to play Dame Agatha's true Poirot [...] He was as real to me as he had been to her: a great detective, a remarkable man, if, perhaps, just now and then, a little irritating.
I think back to Poirot's last words in the scene before he dies. That second 'Cher ami' was for someone other than Hastings. It was for my dear, dear friend Poirot. I was saying goodbye to him as well — and I felt it with all my heart.

With the exception of one short story, Suchet has played the role in adaptations of every novel and short story featuring the character written by Dame Agatha Christie.

In 2017, Suchet starred as Dr Fagan in the BBC1 adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall, and guest starred in the role of a character called "The Landlord", for an episode of the tenth series of Doctor Who entitled Knock Knock.


His first broadcast job was to read a "Morning Story" for BBC Pebble Mill Talks producer David Shute; they had met at the Mayor of Stratford's annual cocktail party to welcome members of the Royal Shakespeare Company to their new season. Suchet provided the voice of Aslan in Focus on the Family's radio version of C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. He performed as the voice of the villainous Dr. Julius No in BBC Radio 4's radio adaptation of Ian Fleming's novel Dr. No. In 1991, Suchet played the part of Henrik Ibsen alongside Martin Shaw playing August Strindberg, in a one-off documentary on BBC Radio 3 about the meeting of the two playwrights.

Canal Trust and River Thames Alliance

Suchet is vice-president of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Trust, whose most challenging achievement to date has been securing funding (both via an appeal and from influencing government decisions) concerning the building of the new M6 Toll motorway where it cuts the lines of the Lichfield Canal and the Hatherton Canal, both of which the Trust wishes to see reopened. He was also officially voted in as chairman of the River Thames Alliance in November 2005. At the July 2006 Annual General Meeting of the River Thames Alliance, he agreed to continue being chairman for another year. He is a Patron of the River Thames Boat Project.

Awards, honours and appointments

Suchet's first major award was the Royal Television Society's award for best male actor for A Song for Europe in 1985. His performance as Agatha Christie's famous detective Hercule Poirot in the television series Poirot earned him a 1991 British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) nomination. In preparation for the role he says that he has read every novel and short story and compiled an extensive file on Poirot. Suchet was given a Variety Club Award in 1994 for best actor for portraying John in David Mamet's play Oleanna at the Royal Court Theatre, London. He later won another Variety Club Award (as well as a 2000 Tony nomination for best performance by a leading actor in a play) for his portrayal of Antonio Salieri in a revival of Amadeus.

Suchet was nominated for another Royal Television Society award in 2002 for his performance as Augustus Melmotte in The Way We Live Now, which also earned him a BAFTA nomination. The same year, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). On 10 October 2008, Suchet was awarded an honorary degree for his contributions to the Arts, from the University of Chichester. This was presented by the Vice-Chancellor at the Chichester Festival Theatre. In November 2008 Suchet won an International Emmy Award for Best Actor at the International Emmy Awards in New York for his role as tycoon Robert Maxwell in the 2007 BBC television film, Maxwell. He said: "It's been an unbelievable night for the Brits. I'm absolutely thrilled to bits, I can't believe it's really true. This is my first Emmy ever, and I can't tell you what it feels like to win for England because it's international, and to represent my acting community as well."

On 7 January 2009, he was awarded Freedom of the City of London, at the Guildhall in London. On 13 July 2010, David Suchet was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for "services to drama". On 18 March 2014, Suchet was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the RTS Programme Awards 2013 for his outstanding performance in Agatha Christie's Poirot.


In 1972, Suchet first met his wife, Sheila Ferris, at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, where they were both working; he says that he fell in love with her as soon as he saw her, and that it took a while to persuade her to go out for a meal with him. They were married on 30 June 1976; the couple have a son, Robert (b. 1981), formerly a captain in the Royal Marines, and a daughter, Katherine (b. 1983), a physiotherapist.

Suchet is the brother of John Suchet, a national news presenter for Five News and Breakfast Show Presenter on Classic FM (January 2011). He is the uncle of broadcaster Richard Suchet, who is the son of Suchet's youngest brother, Peter.

Suchet's maternal grandfather, James Jarché, was a famous Fleet Street photographer notable for the first pictures of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson and also for his pictures of Louis Blériot (1909) and the Siege of Sidney Street. Suchet first became interested in photography when his grandfather gave him a Kodak camera as a present. The Jarché family was originally named Jarchy, and were Russian Jews.

Suchet's paternal grandfather, Lithuanian Jew Isidor Shokhet (shochet means "kosher butcher" in Yiddish; derived from Hebrew), lived in Kretinga, a Lithuanian city in the Pale of Settlement of the Russian Empire (until 1791 in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth; now in Lithuania). After escaping persecution to relocate 16 mi (26 km) away to Memel in the German Empire, Isidor changed his surname to the still Yiddish, but Germanized with a Slavic twist, Suchedowitz, where Suched+o+witz resembles the Polish name (Slavic) construction structure of [root]+wicz with o in between when the last letter of the root is d, t, h, n, etc., e.g. Janowicz=Jan+o+wicz, made German/Yiddish-like by replacing "cz" with "tz", e.g. Janowitz; also suche means "dry" in Polish), and then to Suchet after moving to Cape Town, South Africa.

Suchet's maternal grandmother's great-grandfather, George Jezzard, was a master mariner. He was captain of the brig Hannah, which foundered nine miles off the coast of Suffolk during a terrible storm on 28 May 1860, in which more than 100 vessels and at least 40 lives were lost. Jezzard and six others of his crew were saved by local rescuers just before their ship sank.

Religious beliefs

Raised without religion, in 1986, Suchet underwent a religious conversion after reading Romans 8 in a hotel Bible; soon afterwards, he was baptised into the Church of England. Suchet stated in an interview with Strand Magazine, "I'm a Christian by faith. I like to think it sees me through a great deal of my life. I very much believe in the principles of Christianity and the principles of most religions, actually—that one has to abandon oneself to a higher good." In 2012, Suchet made a documentary for the BBC on his personal hero, Saint Paul, to discover what he was like as a man by charting his evangelistic journey around the Mediterranean. Two years later, he would film another documentary, this time on the apostle Saint Peter.

On 22 November 2012, the British Bible Society announced the appointment of David Suchet and Dr Paula Gooder as new vice-presidents. They joined the existing vice-presidents: John Sentamu (Archbishop of York), Vincent Nichols (Archbishop of Westminster), Barry Morgan (Archbishop of Wales), David F. Ford (Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge), Joel Edwards (International Director of Micah Challenge) and Lord Alton of Liverpool. Following the time when he bade farewell to his role as Hercule Poirot, Suchet fulfilled a 27-year ambition to make an audio recording of The Bible's New International Version, which was released on 24 April 2014.

Political views

In August 2014, Suchet was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.

Poirot and Agatha Christie

  • Being Poirot BBC documentary (2014)
  • David Suchet on playing Hercule Poirot – Dead Man’s Folly Q&A – BFI
  • David Suchet Final Poirot scene hardest of my career BBC 2013
  • David Suchet On Poirot's Death Loose Women ITV 2015
  • Au revoir Hercule Poirot – BBC News
  • Poirot's David Suchet ITV
  • The David Suchet Interview by Studio 10 (Australia) The ultra-smooth talking David Suchet aka Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot drops by Studio 10.
  • : David Suchet talks about Poirot
  • Holly and Phil chat with David Suchet BBC – 13th Nov 2013
  • Today Tonight – David Suchet Channel Seven, Perth (Australia) 2014
  • David Suchet interviewed by Clive Anderson BBC, Wogan 1990's
  • The.Mystery.of.Agatha.Christie ITV.Perspectives.2013.
  • Agatha Christie BBC documentary
  • The Agatha Christie code ITV 2005
  • BBC documentaries

  • David Suchet on the Orient Express (TV documentary) (2010)
  • David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St Paul (BBC documentary) (2012)
  • David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St Peter (BBC Documentary) (2015)
  • Other interviews

  • The One Show: David Suchet – Interview (30.04.2015) BBC
  • Long Day's Journey into Night David Suchet on acting, Digital Theatre Plus 2013
  • Roles, Characters, Empathy: David Suchet (On) Acting 2012
  • Suchet receives CBE BCC 2011
  • David Suchet, Actor – A Birthday Tribute 2011
  • International Emmy Winner – David Suchet BBC 2009
  • David Suchet – Who Do You Think You Are BBC 2009
  • Cannes Interview with David Suchet May 1997
  • Filmography

    Dinner with Edward (pre-production) as
    His Dark Materials (TV Series) as
    - The Clouded Mountain (2022) - Kaisa (voice)
    - Æsahættr (2020) - Kaisa (voice)
    - Malice (2020) - Kaisa (voice)
    - Theft (2020) - Kaisa (voice)
    - The City of Magpies (2020) - Kaisa (voice)
    - The Lost Boy (2019) - Kaisa (voice)
    - Armour (2019) - Kaisa (voice)
    Press (TV Mini Series) as
    George Emmerson
    - Resonance (2018) - George Emmerson
    - Magic (2018) - George Emmerson
    - Death Knock (2018) - George Emmerson
    Urban Myths (TV Series) as
    Salvador Dali
    - The Dali and the Cooper (2018) - Salvador Dali
    Capitain Marleau (TV Series) as
    Herbert White
    - Sang & Lumière (2017) - Herbert White
    American Assassin as
    Director Stansfield
    Pagliacci: The Imaginary Story of a Sad Clown (Short) as
    Narrator (voice)
    Doctor Who (TV Series) as
    - Knock Knock (2017) - Landlord
    Decline and Fall (TV Mini Series) as
    Dr. Fagan
    - Episode #1.3 (2017) - Dr. Fagan
    - Episode #1.2 (2017) - Dr. Fagan
    - Episode #1.1 (2017) - Dr. Fagan
    Brother Francis: The Barefoor Saint of Assisi (Podcast Series) as
    The Voice
    Peter Pan Goes Wrong (TV Movie) as
    David / Narrator
    Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (TV Movie) as
    The Importance of Being Earnest on Stage as
    Lady Bracknell
    Digital Theatre: Long Day's Journey Into Night as
    James Tyrone
    Effie Gray as
    Mr. Ruskin
    Poirot (TV Series) as
    Hercule Poirot
    - Curtain: Poirot's Last Case (2013) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Labours of Hercules (2013) - Hercule Poirot
    - Dead Man's Folly (2013) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Big Four (2013) - Hercule Poirot
    - Elephants Can Remember (2013) - Hercule Poirot
    - Murder on the Orient Express (2010) - Hercule Poirot
    - Hallowe'en Party (2010) - Hercule Poirot
    - Three Act Tragedy (2010) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Clocks (2009) - Hercule Poirot
    - Appointment with Death (2008) - Hercule Poirot
    - Third Girl (2008) - Hercule Poirot
    - Cat Among the Pigeons (2008) - Hercule Poirot
    - Mrs McGinty's Dead (2008) - Hercule Poirot
    - Taken at the Flood (2006) - Hercule Poirot
    - After the Funeral (2006) - Hercule Poirot
    - Cards on the Table (2006) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Mystery of the Blue Train (2005) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Hollow (2004) - Hercule Poirot
    - Death on the Nile (2004) - Hercule Poirot
    - Sad Cypress (2003) - Hercule Poirot
    - Five Little Pigs (2003) - Hercule Poirot
    - Murder in Mesopotamia (2001) - Hercule Poirot
    - Evil Under the Sun (2001) - Hercule Poirot
    - Lord Edgware Dies (2000) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (2000) - Hercule Poirot
    - Dumb Witness (1996) - Hercule Poirot
    - Murder on the Links (1996) - Hercule Poirot
    - Hickory Dickory Dock (1995) - Hercule Poirot
    - Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1994) - Hercule Poirot
    - Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan (1993) - Hercule Poirot
    - Dead Man's Mirror (1993) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Chocolate Box (1993) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman (1993) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Case of the Missing Will (1993) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Yellow Iris (1993) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Underdog (1993) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb (1993) - Hercule Poirot
    - One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1992) - Hercule Poirot
    - Death in the Clouds (1992) - Hercule Poirot
    - The ABC Murders (1992) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge (1991) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Affair at the Victory Ball (1991) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Theft of the Royal Ruby (1991) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (1991) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Double Clue (1991) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor (1991) - Hercule Poirot
    - Wasps' Nest (1991) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Plymouth Express (1991) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Million Dollar Bond Robbery (1991) - Hercule Poirot
    - How Does Your Garden Grow? (1991) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1990) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Adventure of the Western Star (1990) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Kidnapped Prime Minister (1990) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Adventure of the Cheap Flat (1990) - Hercule Poirot
    - Double Sin (1990) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim (1990) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Cornish Mystery (1990) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Lost Mine (1990) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Veiled Lady (1990) - Hercule Poirot
    - Peril at End House (1990) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Dream (1989) - Hercule Poirot
    - The King of Clubs (1989) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Incredible Theft (1989) - Hercule Poirot
    - Problem at Sea (1989) - Hercule Poirot
    - Triangle at Rhodes (1989) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Third Floor Flat (1989) - Hercule Poirot
    - Four and Twenty Blackbirds (1989) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly (1989) - Hercule Poirot
    - Murder in the Mews (1989) - Hercule Poirot
    - The Adventure of the Clapham Cook (1989) - Hercule Poirot
    The Book of John (Short) as
    Narrator (voice)
    The Hollow Crown (TV Series) as
    Duke of York
    - Richard II (2012) - Duke of York
    All My Sons as
    Joe Keller
    Great Expectations (TV Mini Series) as
    - Episode #1.3 (2011) - Jaggers
    - Episode #1.2 (2011) - Jaggers
    - Episode #1.1 (2011) - Jaggers
    Hidden (TV Mini Series) as
    Sir Nigel Fountain
    - Episode #1.4 (2011) - Sir Nigel Fountain
    - Episode #1.3 (2011) - Sir Nigel Fountain
    - Episode #1.2 (2011) - Sir Nigel Fountain
    Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series) as
    Hercule Poirot / Self
    - Poirot XI: Three Act Tragedy (2011) - Self / Hercule Poirot
    - Hercule Poirot, Series X: Third Girl (2010) - Hercule Poirot
    Ten Glorious Seconds (Short) as
    Albert (voice)
    Going Postal (TV Mini Series) as
    Reacher Gilt
    - Episode #1.2 (2010) - Reacher Gilt
    - Episode #1.1 (2010) - Reacher Gilt
    Act of God as
    Dr. Benjamin Cisco
    Diverted (TV Movie) as
    Samuel Stearn
    Dr. No: The Radio Play (Video) as
    Dr. Julius No (voice)
    The Bank Job as
    Lew Vogel
    Maxwell (TV Movie) as
    Robert Maxwell
    Flood as
    DPM Campbell
    Dracula (TV Movie) as
    Abraham Van Helsing
    Arthur and the Invisibles as
    Narrator (English version, voice)
    Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express (Video Game) as
    Hercule Poirot (voice)
    Flushed Away as
    Rita's Dad (voice)
    A Bear Named Winnie (TV Movie) as
    General Hallholland
    Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets (TV Movie documentary) as
    Narrator (voice)
    Henry VIII (TV Movie) as
    Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
    Foolproof as
    Leo Gillette
    The In-Laws as
    Jean-Pierre Thibodoux
    Live from Baghdad (TV Movie) as
    Naji Al-Hadithi
    Pinocchio as
    Narrator / Geppetto / Judge (English version, voice)
    Get Carman: The Trials of George Carman QC (TV Movie) as
    George Carman QC
    NCS Manhunt (TV Series) as
    DI John Borne
    - Out of Time: Part 2 (2002) - DI John Borne
    - Out of Time: Part 1 (2002) - DI John Borne
    - Tinderbox: Part 2 (2002) - DI John Borne
    - Tinderbox: Part 1 (2002) - DI John Borne
    - Collision Course: Part 2 (2002) - DI John Borne
    - Collision Course: Part 1 (2002) - DI John Borne
    The Way We Live Now (TV Mini Series) as
    Augustus Melmotte
    - Episode #1.4 (2001) - Augustus Melmotte
    - Episode #1.3 (2001) - Augustus Melmotte
    - Episode #1.2 (2001) - Augustus Melmotte
    - Episode #1.1 (2001) - Augustus Melmotte
    Victoria & Albert (TV Mini Series) as
    Baron Christian Friedrich von Stockmar, M.D.
    Murder in Mind (TV Series) as
    Edward Palmer
    - Teacher (2001) - Edward Palmer
    NCS: Manhunt (TV Movie) as
    DI John Borne
    Sabotage! as
    RKO 281 (TV Movie) as
    Louis B. Mayer
    Wing Commander as
    Capt. Jason Sansky
    Seesaw (TV Mini Series) as
    Morris Price
    - Episode #1.3 (1998) - Morris Price
    - Episode #1.2 (1998) - Morris Price
    - Episode #1.1 (1998) - Morris Price
    A Perfect Murder as
    Mohamed Karaman
    The Phoenix and the Carpet (TV Mini Series) as
    The Phoenix
    - Episode #1.6 (1997) - The Phoenix (voice)
    - Episode #1.5 (1997) - The Phoenix (voice)
    - Episode #1.4 (1997) - The Phoenix (voice)
    - Episode #1.3 (1997) - The Phoenix (voice)
    - Episode #1.2 (1997) - The Phoenix (voice)
    - Episode #1.1 (1997) - The Phoenix (voice)
    Solomon (TV Mini Series) as
    Sunday as
    Oliver / Matthew Delacorta
    Screen Two (TV Series) as
    - Deadly Voyage (1996) - Vlachos
    Executive Decision as
    Nagi Hassan
    Cruel Train (TV Movie) as
    Ruben Roberts
    Moses (TV Mini Series) as
    The Curious (Short) as
    Der Fall Lucona as
    Rudi Waltz
    The Secret Agent (TV Mini Series) as
    Alfred Verloc
    - Episode #1.3 (1992) - Alfred Verloc
    - Episode #1.2 (1992) - Alfred Verloc
    - Episode #1.1 (1992) - Alfred Verloc
    Science Fiction (TV Series) as
    Roger Altounyan
    - Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Link (1992) - Roger Altounyan
    Long Ago and Far Away (TV Series) as
    - The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (1991) - Narrator
    The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (TV Movie) as
    Narrator (voice)
    Theatre Night (TV Series) as
    William Shakespeare
    - Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death (1990) - William Shakespeare
    The Play on One (TV Series) as
    - Don't Hang Up (1990) - Joe
    Omnibus (TV Series documentary) as
    Humbert Humbert
    - My Most Difficult Book - The Story of 'Lolita' (1989) - Humbert Humbert
    4 Play (TV Series) as
    Carver (segment "More Than a Touch of Zen")
    - Nobody Here But Us Chickens (1989) - Carver (segment "More Than a Touch of Zen")
    When the Whales Came as
    Once in a Life Time (TV Movie) as
    Herman Glogauer
    To Kill A Priest as
    A World Apart as
    Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) as
    Yves Drouard
    - A Time to Die (1988) - Yves Drouard
    Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Leopold Bloom
    - James Joyce's 'Ulysses' (1988) - Leopold Bloom
    Cause célèbre (TV Movie) as
    T.J. O'Connor K.C.
    Harry and the Hendersons as
    Jacques Lafleur
    The Last Innocent Man (TV Movie) as
    Jonathan Gault
    Jackanory (TV Series) as
    - Emil and the Detectives: Part 5 - Saved by a Pinprick (1987) - Storyteller
    - Emil and the Detectives: Part 4 - A Spy in the Hotel (1987) - Storyteller
    - Emil and the Detectives: Part 3 - The Detectives Assemble (1987) - Storyteller
    - Emil and the Detectives: Part 2 - The Chase Begins (1987) - Storyteller
    - Emil and the Detectives: Part 1 - Alone with a Stranger (1987) - Storyteller
    - Emil and the Detectives: Part 4 - Lying in Wait (1966)
    - Emil and the Detectives: Part 3 - The Detectives (1966)
    Stress (TV Movie)
    King & Castle (TV Series) as
    - Partners (1986) - Devas
    Murrow (TV Movie) as
    William L. Shirer
    Iron Eagle as
    Minister of Defense
    Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV Mini Series) as
    Dino Grandi
    - Episode #1.2 (1985) - Dino Grandi
    - Episode #1.1 (1985) - Dino Grandi
    Thirteen at Dinner (TV Movie) as
    Inspector Japp
    A Song for Europe (TV Movie) as
    Steve Dyer
    Blott on the Landscape (TV Mini Series) as
    - Man in a Tree (1985) - Blott
    - Cards on the Table (1985) - Blott
    - A Safe Place (1985) - Blott
    - Blackmail (1985) - Blott
    - In the Pub (1985) - Blott
    - A Phone Call (1985) - Blott
    The Falcon and the Snowman as
    Gulag (TV Movie) as
    Oxbridge Blues (TV Series) as
    - The Muse (1984) - Colin
    Freud (TV Mini Series) as
    Dr. Sigmund Freud
    - The World as Dream (1984) - Dr. Sigmund Freud
    - Messiah (1984) - Dr. Sigmund Freud
    - Madonna (1984) - Dr. Sigmund Freud
    - The Secret of Dreams (1984) - Dr. Sigmund Freud
    - The Hypnotist (1984) - Dr. Sigmund Freud
    - In the Name of the Gods (1984) - Dr. Sigmund Freud
    The Little Drummer Girl as
    Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes as
    Master of the Game (TV Mini Series) as
    André d'Usseau
    - Episode #1.3 (1984) - André d'Usseau
    - Episode #1.2 (1984) - André d'Usseau
    - Episode #1.1 (1984) - André d'Usseau
    Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini Series) as
    Inspector Tsientsin
    - Prelude to War (1983) - Inspector Tsientsin
    Being Normal (TV Movie) as
    Red Monarch (TV Movie) as
    The Last Day (TV Movie) as
    Trenchcoat as
    Inspector Stagnos
    The Missionary as
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie) as
    Clopin Trouillefou
    Play for Today (TV Series) as
    - The Cause (1981) - Reger
    Schiele in Prison as
    Gustav Klimt
    Oppenheimer (TV Mini Series) as
    Edward Teller
    - Episode #1.7 (1980) - Edward Teller
    - Episode #1.6 (1980) - Edward Teller
    - Episode #1.5 (1980) - Edward Teller
    - Episode #1.4 (1980) - Edward Teller
    - Episode #1.3 (1980) - Edward Teller
    - Episode #1.2 (1980) - Edward Teller
    A Tale of Two Cities (TV Movie) as
    John Barsad
    Wings of Ash: A Dramatization of the Life of Antonin Artaud (Short)
    The Professionals (TV Series) as
    - Where the Jungle Ends (1978) - Krivas
    The Quality Connection (Short) as
    Out of the Past (TV Series)
    - Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest 3: The Castle Builders (1977)
    - Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest 2: When the wind changed (1977)
    - Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest 1: A King for England (1977)
    The Protectors (TV Series) as
    Det. at End / Leo
    - Goodbye George (1973) - Det. at End (uncredited)
    - Fighting Fund (1973) - Leo
    Henry IV, Part 1: An Introduction (Short)
    Henry IV, Part 2: An Introduction
    The Merchant of Venice: An Introduction (Short)
    The Taming of the Shrew: An Introduction
    Public Eye (TV Series) as
    Martin Kulman
    - And When You've Paid the Bill, You're None the Wiser (1971) - Martin Kulman
    Hamlet: An Introduction (Short)
    The Mating Machine (TV Series) as
    - Flo and Monty and Henry- and Henry (1970) - Henry
    Poirot (TV Series) (associate producer - 21 episodes)
    - Curtain: Poirot's Last Case (2013) - (associate producer)
    - The Labours of Hercules (2013) - (associate producer)
    - Dead Man's Folly (2013) - (associate producer)
    - The Big Four (2013) - (associate producer)
    - Elephants Can Remember (2013) - (associate producer)
    - Murder on the Orient Express (2010) - (associate producer)
    - Hallowe'en Party (2010) - (associate producer)
    - Three Act Tragedy (2010) - (associate producer)
    - The Clocks (2009) - (associate producer)
    - Appointment with Death (2008) - (associate producer)
    - Third Girl (2008) - (associate producer)
    - Cat Among the Pigeons (2008) - (associate producer)
    - Mrs McGinty's Dead (2008) - (associate producer)
    - Taken at the Flood (2006) - (associate producer)
    - After the Funeral (2006) - (associate producer)
    - Cards on the Table (2006) - (associate producer)
    - The Mystery of the Blue Train (2005) - (associate producer)
    - The Hollow (2004) - (associate producer)
    - Death on the Nile (2004) - (associate producer)
    - Sad Cypress (2003) - (associate producer)
    - Five Little Pigs (2003) - (associate producer)
    Good Morning Britain (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest / Self / Self - Nominated for Best Actor
    - Episode dated 15 March 2023 (2023) - Self
    - Episode dated 8 April 2019 (2019) - Self - Nominated for Best Actor
    - Episode dated 1 February 2019 (2019) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 5 October 2018 (2018) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 29 May 2017 (2017) - Self - Guest
    The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 (TV Special) as
    Self (as Sir David Suchet)
    The One Show (TV Series) as
    Self / Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 29 November 2021 (2021) - Self (as Sir David Suchet)
    - Episode dated 31 March 2020 (2020) - Self
    - Episode dated 3 October 2019 (2019) - Self
    - Episode dated 29 January 2019 (2019) - Self
    - Episode #7.28 (2012) - Self - Guest
    Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father (TV Series documentary) as
    - Episode #5.1 (2021) - Self
    This Morning (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest / Self
    - Episode dated 8 September 2020 (2020) - Self
    - Episode dated 16 October 2019 (2019) - Self
    - Episode dated 6 February 2019 (2019) - Self
    - Episode dated 13 November 2013 (2013) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 19 December 2012 (2012) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 26 July 2012 (2012) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 22 December 2009 (2009) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 6 November 2007 (2007) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 8 December 2006 (2006) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 7 April 2004 (2004) - Self - Guest
    Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story as
    More Than Words (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    - Non-verbal communication worldwide (2018) - Self
    - Music, Dance and Tatoo (2018) - Self
    - Film & Love (2018) - Self
    Concorde (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Self - Narrator
    - Designing the Dream (2017) - Self - Narrator (voice)
    Luther V Rome: How a Hammer and Nail Changed the World (TV Movie documentary) as
    Alaska: A Year in the Wild (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Narrator (voice)
    Doctor Who: The Fan Show (TV Series documentary) as
    - David Suchet and Mike Bartlett - The Aftershow (2017) - Self
    This is Greece with Michael Scott (TV Series documentary)
    - Northern Greece
    Ancient Bible Destinations of Greece (TV Series documentary) as
    This Changed Everything (Video documentary) as
    Little Stars (Documentary) as
    David Suchet: In the Footsteps of Saint Peter (TV Mini Series documentary)
    Loose Women (TV Series) as
    - Episode #19.124 (2015) - Self
    - Episode #13.149 (2009) - Self
    - Episode #12.106 (2008) - Self
    Q&A (TV Series) as
    Self - Panellist
    - Who Dunnit and How Do We Fix It? (2014) - Self - Panellist
    David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St. Paul (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Self - Host
    Being Poirot (Documentary) as
    Self - Presenter / Narrator
    Perspectives (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Presenter / Narrator
    - David Suchet: The Mystery of Agatha Christie (2013) - Self - Presenter / Narrator
    - David Suchet: People I Have Shot (2012) - Self - Presenter
    The Making of Henry IV Part 2 (Video documentary short) as
    Self (uncredited)
    The Making of Richard II (Video documentary short) as
    Self / Duke of York
    Starring Sigmund Freud (Documentary short)
    Crime Connections (TV Series documentary) as
    Self / Hercule Poirot
    - Episode #1.6 (2012) - Self / Hercule Poirot
    Life Before Death (Documentary) as
    Narrator (voice)
    David Suchet on Sid Field: Last of the Music Hall Heroes (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self - Presenter / Narrator
    The A to Z of Crime (TV Series documentary) as
    Self / Hercule Poirot
    - M to P (2011) - Self / Hercule Poirot
    The Story of Jesus (TV Series documentary) as
    Breakfast (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 21 February 2011 (2011) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 3 February 2005 (2005) - Self - Guest
    The Jesus Storybook Bible (TV Movie) as
    Self - Narrator
    The People's Detective (TV Series documentary) as
    Self / Hercule Poirot
    - Poirot/Holmes (2010) - Self / Hercule Poirot
    David Suchet on the Orient Express (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self / Hercule Poirot
    Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series) as
    Self / Hercule Poirot
    - David Suchet on the Orient Express (2010) - Self / Hercule Poirot
    The Variety Club Showbiz Awards 2009 (TV Special) as
    Self - Award Presenter
    China's Capitalist Revolution (Documentary)(voice)
    Top of the Cops (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self / Hercule Poirot
    36th International Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
    Generation RX (Documentary) as
    Self - Narrator
    Who Do You Think You Are? (TV Series documentary) as
    - David Suchet (2008) - Self
    Variety Club Showbiz Awards 2007 (TV Special) as
    News 24 Sunday (TV Series) as
    - Episode #3.2 (2007) - Self
    The British Academy Television Awards (TV Special) as
    Behind the Scenes: Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self / Hercule Poirot
    Sunday AM (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #2.16 (2006) - Self - Guest
    Extinct (TV Series documentary) as
    - Giant Panda (2006) - Self
    - Episode #1.1 (2006) - Self
    Super Sleuths (TV Series documentary) as
    - Agatha Christie's Poirot (2006) - Self
    The Agatha Christie Code (TV Movie documentary) as
    Empire Movie Awards 2005 (TV Special) as
    The Evening Standard British Film Awards (TV Special) as
    Richard & Judy (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 24 January 2005 (2005) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 11 March 2002 (2002) - Self - Guest
    Space Odyssey: The Robot Pioneers (TV Movie documentary) as
    Narrator (voice)
    GMTV (TV Series) as
    - Episode dated 8 April 2004 (2004) - Self
    Maggie: The First Lady (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Narrator (voice)
    The Laurence Olivier Awards 2003 (TV Special) as
    The BAFTA TV Awards 2002 (TV Special) as
    80 Years: A Royal Celebration (TV Movie) as
    The Missing Links (TV Movie documentary) as
    Presenter / Narrator
    The BAFTA TV Awards 2001 (TV Special documentary) as
    The 54th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    The Great Detectives (TV Series documentary) as
    The Laurence Olivier Awards 1997 (TV Special) as
    The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Guest
    - The South Bank Show Awards (1997) - Self - Guest
    - Royal Shakespeare Company Masterclass: Part 2 (1979) - Self - Guest
    - Royal Shakespeare Company Masterclass: Part 1 (1979) - Self - Guest
    Big City (TV Series documentary) as
    - Episode #2.26 (1994) - Self
    Children in Need (TV Series) as
    - Episode #14.1 (1993) - Self
    The Trouble with Agatha Christie (TV Movie documentary) as
    Light the Darkness (TV Movie documentary) as
    Wogan (TV Series) as
    - Wogan with Clive Anderson (1991) - Self
    - Episode #6.108 (1986) - Self
    Arena (TV Series documentary) as
    - Agatha Christie - Unfinished Portrait (1990) - Self
    Agatha Christie: Crime Does Pay (TV Movie documentary) as
    The 21st BAFTA Awards (TV Special) as
    Aspel & Company (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #7.8 (1990) - Self - Guest
    The Dame Edna Experience (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #2.4 (1989) - Self - Guest
    Timewatch (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Narrator
    - Judgement in Jerusalem (1987) - Self - Narrator (voice)
    Playing Shakespeare (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    - Poetry and Hidden Poetry (1982) - Self
    - Irony and Ambiguity (1982) - Self
    - Set Speeches and Soliloquies (1982) - Self
    - Exploring a Character (1982) - Self
    - Language and Character (1982) - Self
    - Using the Verse (1982) - Self
    - The Two Traditions (1982) - Self
    Out of the Past (TV Series) as
    Self - Presenter
    - A Story from Islam: The Man of Honour (1980) - Self - Presenter
    Archive Footage
    Agatha & Poirot: Partners in Crime (TV Special documentary) as
    Les Chroniques du Mea (TV Series) as
    - Columbo: Faux Témoin (2020) - Self
    The Secret Story of the BBC Christmas Tapes (TV Movie documentary) as
    Whovians (TV Series) as
    - Knock Knock (2017) - Self
    Effie Gray: Interview with Dakota Fanning (Video documentary short) as
    Mr. Ruskin (uncredited)
    Effie Gray: Interview with Emma Thompson (Video documentary short) as
    Mr. Ruskin (uncredited)
    The Great Detectives (TV Series documentary) as
    - Hercule Poirot and the Disappearing Novelist (1999) - Self
    Nicholas Craig, the Naked Actor (TV Series) as
    - Climbing the Mountain (1990) - Self (uncredited)


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