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Judy Parfitt
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Terence Rattigan
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David Suchet

Knowledge Identifier: +David_Suchet


David Suchet

English actor, known for his work on British television add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1946.

Countries: United Kingdom (69%), United States (14%), Europe (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Robert Maxwell, Agatha Christie, River Thames

Linked to: Royal Shakespeare Company, University of Chichester, University of Kent, Wellington School, Somerset




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David Suchet was born in 1946 add something


After making his first TV appearance in 1970, he appeared in the 1980 made-for-TV film version of "A Tale of Two Cities" add something


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 add something


In 1973, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company add something


They were married on 30 June 1976, and they have one son, Robert, a captain in the Royal Marines, and a daughter, Katherine, a physiotherapist add something


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" add something


In 1983, he played the insidious half-Chinese policeman with orders to kill British spy Sidney Reilly in "Reilly, Ace of Spies" add something


He portrayed Sigmund Freud in the 6-hour mini-series "Freud", co-produced by the BBC in 1984 add something


In 1985, he played Blott in the television series "Blott on the Landscape", and corporate whistle-blower Stanley Adams in "A Song for Europe" add something


Suchet's first major award was the Royal Television Society's award for best male actor for "A Song for Europe" in 1985 add something


In 1986, he underwent a religious conversion after reading Romans 8 in a hotel Bible; soon afterwards, he was baptised into the Anglican Church add something


In 1987, Suchet played a bigfoot hunter in "Harry and the Hendersons" add something


In 1989, he took the title role himself for the long-running television series " Agatha Christie's Poirot" add something


His performance as Agatha Christie's famous detective Hercule Poirot in the television series "Poirot" earned him a 1991 British Academy Television award nomination add something


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 add something


Suchet performed the role of John in the play "Oleanna" at the Royal Court Theatre, London in 1993 add something


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 add something


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


In 1997, he starred in the independent film "Sunday" add something


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 add something


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


Suchet was nominated for another Royal Television Society award in 2002 for his performance as Augustus Melmotte in "The Way We Live Now", which earned him a BAFTA nomination add something


In 2003, Suchet starred as the ambitious Cardinal Wolsey in the 2-part ITV drama "Henry VIII" opposite Ray Winstone as Henry VIII and Helena Bonham Carter as Anne Boleyn add something


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 add something


At Christmas 2006, he played the vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing in a BBC adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula" add something


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 add something


At the July 2006 Annual General Meeting of the River Thames Alliance, he agreed to continue being chairman for another year add something


In December 2006, he appeared on the ITV programme "Extinct", presented by Sir Trevor McDonald and Zoe Ball, which saw Suchet and seven other well-known celebrities visit critically endangered species of animals and try and plead their case for the viewers so that they would pick up the phone and vote for the animal add something


Sophia Myles - Also in 2006, Myles appeared in a BBC TV adaptation of "Dracula"; she played Lucy Westenra alongside Marc Warren, David Suchet and Dan Stevens


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. add something


He appears 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 add something


Robert Maxwell - A BBC drama, "Maxwell", covering his life shortly before his death starring David Suchet and Patricia Hodge, was aired on 4 May 2007


In 2008, he took part in the genealogy documentary series "Who Do You Think You Are-", and discovered facts about his family history add something


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 add something


On 10 October 2008, Suchet was awarded an honorary degree for his contributions to the Arts, from the University of Chichester add something


On 24 November 2008, David Suchet won the 'Best Actor' accolade at the 2008 International Emmy awards in New York for his role as tycoon Robert Maxwell in the 2007 BBC drama, "Maxwell" add something


He starred in the 2009 CBC made-for-TV film, "Diverted" add something


On 7 January 2009, David Suchet was awarded Freedom of the City of London, at the Guildhall in London add something


Tony Marchant (playwright) - In 2009 he wrote the teleplay for the CBC Television movie "Diverted" starring British actor David Suchet and Canadian actor Shawn Ashmore


He starred as the main antagonist, Reacher Gilt, in the 2010 Sky TV adaptation of "Going Postal", based on Prachett's book of the same name add something


In March 2010 he played the title role in a BBC radio version of "David Golder" add something


On 13 July 2010, David Suchet was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury add something


He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to drama add something


In November 2011, Suchet and ITV announced that Suchet would complete the canon of Poirot novels, in a thirteenth and final series of "Poirot" add something


On November 22, 2012, the British Bible Society announced the appointment of David Suchet and Dr. Paula Gooder as new vice-presidents add something


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"


The final episode "Curtain" aired on ITV November 13, 2013 add something


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


In 2014, he reprised the role of Benelli in the Australian tour of the play add something


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 add something


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 add something


Suchet starred as Dr Fagan in the 2017 BBC1 adaptation of Waugh's Decline and Fall add something