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David Suchet


Best known in the United Kingdom and abroad as Agatha Christie's suave Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot in scores of late 1980s and '90s mini-movies, London-born actor David Suchet's early interest in the theater led to his membership with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain in the 1960s following graduation from high school. He then ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Agatha Christie's Poirot
Agatha Christie's Poirot Hercule Poirot
(1989-2013)
A Perfect Murder
A Perfect Murder Mohamed Karaman
(1998)
Flushed Away
Flushed Away Rita's Dad
(2006)
Executive Decision
Executive Decision Nagi Hassan
(1996)

Filmography

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 2018 Press (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
 2017 Capitaine Marleau (TV Series)
- Sang et lumière (2017)
 2017 American Assassin
Director Stansfield
 2017 Pagliacci: The Imaginary Story of a Sad Clown (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2017 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Landlord
- Knock Knock (2017) ... Landlord
 2017 Decline and Fall (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Fagan
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Dr. Fagan
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Dr. Fagan
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Dr. Fagan
 2016 Peter Pan Goes Wrong (TV Movie)
David / Narrator
 2016 Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (TV Movie)
Oberon
 2015 The Importance of Being Earnest
Lady Bracknell
 2014 Effie Gray
Mr. Ruskin
 1989-2013 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
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
 2013 The Book of John (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
Duke of York
- Richard II (2012) ... Duke of York
 2011 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series)
Jaggers
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Jaggers
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Jaggers
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Jaggers
 2011 Hidden (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Nigel Fountain
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Sir Nigel Fountain
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Sir Nigel Fountain
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Sir Nigel Fountain
 2010 Ten Glorious Seconds (Short)
Albert (voice)
 2010 Going Postal (TV Mini-Series)
Reacher Gilt
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Reacher Gilt
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Reacher Gilt
 2009 Diverted (TV Movie)
Samuel Stearn
 2009/II Act of God
Dr. Benjamin Cisco
 2008 The Bank Job
Lew Vogel
 2007 Maxwell (TV Movie)
Robert Maxwell
 2007 Flood
Deputy Prime Minister Campbell
 2006 Dracula (TV Movie)
Abraham Van Helsing
 2006 Arthur and the Invisibles
Narrator (English version, voice)
 2006 Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express (Video Game)
Hercule Poirot (voice)
 2006 Flushed Away
Rita's Dad (voice)
 2004 A Bear Named Winnie (TV Movie)
General Hallholland
 2003 Henry VIII (TV Movie)
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
 2003 Foolproof
Leo Gillette
 2003/I The In-Laws
Jean-Pierre Thibodoux
 2002 Live from Baghdad (TV Movie)
Naji Al-Hadithi
 2002 Pinocchio
Narrator / Geppetto / Judge (English version, voice)
 2002 Get Carman: The Trials of George Carman QC (TV Movie)
George Carman QC
 2002 NCS Manhunt (TV Series)
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
 2001 The Way We Live Now (TV Mini-Series)
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
 2001 Victoria & Albert (TV Movie)
Baron Christian Friedrich von Stockmar, M.D.
 2001 Murder in Mind (TV Series)
Edward Palmer
- Teacher (2001) ... Edward Palmer
 2001 NCS: Manhunt (TV Movie)
DI John Borne
 2000 Sabotage!
Napoleon
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie)
Louis B. Mayer
 1999 Wing Commander
Capt. Jason Sansky
 1998 A Perfect Murder
Mohamed Karaman
 1998 Seesaw (TV Mini-Series)
Morris Price
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Morris Price
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Morris Price
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Morris Price
 1997 The Phoenix and the Carpet (TV Mini-Series)
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)
 1997 Solomon (TV Movie)
Joab
 1997 Sunday
Oliver / Matthew Delacorta
 1996 Screen Two (TV Series)
Vlachos
- Deadly Voyage (1996) ... Vlachos
 1996 Executive Decision
Nagi Hassan
 1995 Cruel Train (TV Movie)
Ruben Roberts
 1995 Moses (TV Movie)
Aaron
 1994 The Curious (Short)
Optician
 1993 Der Fall Lucona
Rudi Waltz
 1992 The Secret Agent (TV Series)
Alfred Verloc
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Alfred Verloc
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Alfred Verloc
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Alfred Verloc
 1992 Science Fiction (TV Series)
Roger Altounyan
 1991 Long Ago and Far Away (TV Series)
Narrator
 1990 The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1990 Theatre Night (TV Series)
William Shakespeare
- Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death (1990) ... William Shakespeare
 1990 The Play on One (TV Series)
Joe
- Don't Hang Up (1990) ... Joe
 1989 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Humbert Humbert
- My Most Difficult Book - The Story of 'Lolita' (1989) ... Humbert Humbert
 1989 4 Play (TV Series)
Carver (segment "More Than a Touch of Zen")
- Nobody Here But Us Chickens (1989) ... Carver (segment "More Than a Touch of Zen")
 1989 When the Whales Came
Will
 1989 Cause célèbre (TV Movie)
T.J. O'Connor K.C.
 1988 Once in a Life Time (TV Movie)
Herman Glogauer
 1988 To Kill a Priest
Bishop
 1988 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Yves Drouard
- A Time to Die (1988) ... Yves Drouard
 1988 A World Apart
Muller
 1988 Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Leopold Bloom
- James Joyce's 'Ulysses' (1988) ... Leopold Bloom
 1987 Harry and the Hendersons
Jacques Lafleur
 1987 The Last Innocent Man (TV Movie)
Jonathan Gault
 1986 King & Castle (TV Series)
Devas
- Partners (1986) ... Devas
 1986 Murrow (TV Movie)
William L. Shirer
 1986 Iron Eagle
Minister of Defense Col. Akir Nakesh
 1986 Stress (TV Movie)
 1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV Mini-Series)
Dino Grandi
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Dino Grandi
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Dino Grandi
 1985 Thirteen at Dinner (TV Movie)
Inspector Japp
 1985 A Song for Europe (TV Movie)
Steve Dyer
 1985 Blott on the Landscape (TV Mini-Series)
Blott
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Blott
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Blott
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Blott
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Blott
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Blott
 1985 Gulag (TV Movie)
Matvei
 1984 Oxbridge Blues (TV Series)
Colin
- The Muse (1984) ... Colin
- He'll See You Now (1984) ... Colin
 1984 Freud (TV Mini-Series)
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
 1984 The Little Drummer Girl
Mesterbein
 1984 Master of the Game (TV Mini-Series)
André d'Usseau
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... André d'Usseau
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... André d'Usseau
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... André d'Usseau
 1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini-Series)
Inspector Tsientsin
- Prelude to War (1983) ... Inspector Tsientsin
 1983 Being Normal (TV Movie)
Bill
 1983 Red Monarch (TV Movie)
Beria
 1983 The Last Day (TV Movie)
Howard
 1983 Trenchcoat
Inspector Stagnos
 1982 The Missionary
Corbett
 1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie)
Clopin Trouillefou
 1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Reger
- The Cause (1981) ... Reger
 1980 Schiele in Prison
Gustav Klimt
 1980 Oppenheimer (TV Mini-Series)
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
 1980 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Movie)
John Barsad
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
Krivas
- Where the Jungle Ends (1978) ... Krivas
 1977 The Quality Connection (Short)
George
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
Det. at End / Leo
- Goodbye George (1973) ... Det. at End (uncredited)
- Fighting Fund (1973) ... Leo
 1971 Public Eye (TV Series)
Martin Kulman
 1970 The Mating Machine (TV Series)
Henry
 1970 Hamlet: An Introduction (Short)
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Sinéad Cusack, Tom Wilkinson, Jonathan Hyde, Michael Siberry and Judy Buxton in the cast. John Barton was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 2 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Then, towards the end of the meal, Anthony Hicks leant across the table towards me and looked me straight in the eye. 'I want you to remember', he said, a touch fiercely, 'that we, the audience, can and will smile with Poirot.' Then he paused. 'But we must never, ever, laugh at him.' There was another pause. 'And I am most certainly not joking.' I gulped, before Rosalind said, equally forcefully,... See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2011 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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