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Also Known As: Dave Suchet Died:
Born: May 2, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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A British character player of international film and TV productions whose egg-shaped bald head and stocky frame have often lent themselves to villains, David Suchet has won the hearts of many Agatha Christie enthusiasts delivering what has come to the definitive screen portrayal of Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, a role he played from 1989-93 and again in 1995.

A British character player of international film and TV productions whose egg-shaped bald head and stocky frame have often lent themselves to villains, David Suchet has won the hearts of many Agatha Christie enthusiasts delivering what has come to the definitive screen portrayal of Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, a role he played from 1989-93 and again in 1995.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Effie Gray (2014)
2.
 Bank Job, The (2008)
4.
 Flushed Away (2006)
5.
 Foolproof (2004)
6.
 In-Laws, The (2003) Thibodoux
7.
 Pinocchio (2002) Voice Of Narrator/Geppetto/The Judge (English Version)
8.
 Live From Baghdad (2002) Naji Al-Hadithi
9.
 Sabotage! (2000) Emperor Napoleon
10.
 RKO 281 (1999) Louis B Mayer
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1969:
Joined the Gateway Theatre in Chester as assistant stage manager
1972:
TV debut in episode of "The Protectors" (syndicated)
1973:
First stage appearance with Royal Shakespeare Company
1975:
US stage debut as The Fool in production of "King Lear" at Brooklyn Academy of Music
1978:
Feature film debut in remake of "A Tale of Two Cities"
1978:
TV miniseries debut in "Oppenheimer" (BBC)
1988:
Appeared as antagonist in "A World Apart"
1988:
First played Hercule Poirot on British TV; later on PBS' "Mystery!" in the USA; ceased production in 1994
1993:
Played Leopold Bloom in "James Joyce's Ulysses" (PBS)
1996:
Played Aaron in the TNT miniseries "Moses"
1997:
Won praise for his leading role in the acclaimed independent feature "Sunday"
1998:
Returned to the London stage as Salieri in revival of "Amadeus"
1999:
Reprised role of Poiret in original programs produced for A&E
1999:
Appeared as MGM mogul Louis B Mayer in the HBO drama "RKO 281" about the making of Orson Welles' 1941 classic "Citizen Kane"
1999:
Reprised role of Salieri in the Broadway staging of "Amadeus", directed by Peter Hall (who staged the original); earned Tony nomination as Actor in a Play
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Education

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art: - 1966 - 1969

Notes

"After I read the stories I had a clear idea of what Agatha Christie wanted from Poirot. I have the utmost respect for his enormous intellect. The man is all brain, capable of the greatest lateral thinking I've ever encountered, greater even than Sherlock Holmes. But I also appreciate his humor, his obsessiveness about detail, his marvelous little eccentricities. Most of all, I love his twinkle". --David Suchet

"I usually get baddies to play because my screen presence is strong and my looks very dark. People have cliche-ridden attitudes to good and evil, and if you are dark and have a deep voice, you usuall end up playing the evil foreigner." --David Suchet

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wife:
Sheila Ferris. Actor. Married June 1976.

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father:
Jack Suchet. Doctor.
mother:
Joan Suchet.
brother:
John Suchet. Newscaster, journalist.
son:
Robert Suchet.
daughter:
Kate Suchet.
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