Knowledge Identifier: +David_Suchet
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1946.
Countries: United Kingdom (69%), United States (14%), Europe (6%)
Linked to: Royal Shakespeare Company, University of Chichester, University of Kent, Wellington School, Somerset
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
In 1973, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company
In 1980, he 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 1985, he played Blott in the television series "Blott on the Landscape", and corporate whistle-blower Stanley Adams in "A Song for Europe"
In 1989, he took the title role himself for the long-running television series " Agatha Christie's Poirot"
His performance as Agatha Christie's famous detective Hercule Poirot in the television series "Poirot" earned him a 1991 British Academy Television award nomination
Suchet performed the role of John in the play "Oleanna" at the Royal Court Theatre, London in 1993
Sid Field - In 1994 the actor David Suchet played Sid Field in a stage play of his life , and in October 2011 Suchet followed this up as the presenter of a BBC4 documentary about Sid Field
Dumb Witness - In 1996, the novel was adapted as part of the television series "Agatha Christie's Poirot", starring David Suchet as Poirot
He is recognised for his RTS- and BPG award-winning performance as Augustus Melmotte in the 2001 British TV mini-drama "The Way We Live Now", alongside Matthew Macfadyen and Paloma Baeza, and a 1991 British Academy Television award nomination
Terence Rattigan - Chichester Festival Theatre - A string of successful revivals followed, including "The Winslow Boy" at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2001 , "Man and Boy" at the Duchess Theatre, London, in 2005, with David Suchet as Gregor Antonescu, and "In Praise of Love" at Chichester, and "Separate Tables" at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, in 2006
Murder on the Orient Express - Following a trend of religious elements introduced into the series after 2003 at the behest of star David Suchet, the script includes extended religious and moral dialogues, including Ratchett showing himself to be religious, telling Poirot that he wants to make amends for something unknown and feeling remorse for the evil he has done
Judy Parfitt - She played the domineering American dowager, Mrs. van Schuyler, opposite David Suchet, James Fox, Frances de la Tour and David Soul in a feature-length episode of "Agatha Christie's Poirot" in the 2004 edition of "Death on the Nile"
He has been officially voted in as chairman of the River Thames Alliance in November 2005
Chichester Festival Theatre - In 2007 at the Chichester Festival Theatre, he played a lead role as Cardinal Benelli in "The Last Confession", about the death of Pope John Paul I.
Laurie Metcalf - In 2012, Metcalf joined British actor David Suchet in a British stage production of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night"
Orla Brady - In late 2013, Brady will appear as the Countess Vera Rossakoff in the television adaptation of The Labours of Hercules as part of the final season of "Agatha Christie's Poirot" with David Suchet
He will be starring as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde at the Vaudeville Theatre in London in June 2015 and on tour