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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 »

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 2014 Effie Gray
Mr. Ruskin
 2013 The Book of John (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Duke of York
- Richard II (2012) ... Duke of York
 2011 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Jaggers
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Jaggers
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Jaggers
 2010 Ten Glorious Seconds (Short)
Albert (voice)
 2010 Going Postal (TV Mini-Series)
Reacher Gilt
 2009 Diverted (TV Movie)
Samuel Stearn
 2009/II Act of God
Dr. Benjamin Cisco
 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 Flushed Away
Rita's Dad (voice)
 2004 A Bear Named Winnie (TV Movie)
General Hallholland
 2002 Live from Baghdad (TV Movie)
Naji Al-Hadithi
 2002 Pinocchio
Geppetto / Judge / Narrator (English version, voice)
 2002 Get Carman: The Trials of George Carman QC (TV Movie)
George Carman QC
 2001 Murder in Mind (TV Series)
Edward Palmer
- Teacher (2001) ... Edward Palmer
 2001 NCS: Manhunt (TV Movie)
DI John Borne
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie)
Louis B. Mayer
 1999 Wing Commander
Capt. Jason Sansky
 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)
 1997 Sunday
Oliver / Matthew Delacorta
 1996 Deadly Voyage (TV Movie)
 1995 Cruel Train (TV Movie)
Ruben Roberts
 1995 Moses (TV Movie)
 1994 The Curious (Short)
 1992 Science Fiction (TV Series)
Roger Altounyan
 1991 Long Ago and Far Away (TV Series)
 1990 The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1990 The Play on One (TV Series)
- Don't Hang Up (1990) ... Joe
 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
 1988 Once in a Life Time (TV Movie)
Herman Glogauer
 1988 To Kill a Priest
 1988 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Yves Drouard
- A Time to Die (1988) ... Yves Drouard
 1987 Cause célèbre (TV Movie)
T.J. O'Connor K.C.
 1987 The Last Innocent Man (TV Movie)
Jonathan Gault
 1986 King & Castle (TV Series)
- 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 A Crime of Honour (TV Movie)
Steve Dyer
 1985 Blott on the Landscape (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Blott
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Blott
- Part 4 (1985) ... Blott
- Part 3 (1985) ... Blott
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Blott
 1985 Gulag (TV Movie)
 1984 Oxbridge Blues (TV Series)
- The Muse (1984) ... Colin
- He'll See You Now (1984) ... Colin
 1984 The Little Drummer Girl
 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)
 1983 Red Monarch (TV Movie)
 1983 The Last Day (TV Movie)
 1983 Trenchcoat
Inspector Stagnos
 1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
- The Cause (1981) ... Reger
 1980 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Movie)
John Barsad
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
- Where the Jungle Ends (1978) ... Krivas
 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)
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Measure for Measure", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Michael Pennington, Sinéad Cusack, Juliet Stevenson and Ruby Wax in the cast. Barry Kyle was the director. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 2 Interviews | See more »


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I'm far more observant now than I was before - I notice how people dress and if they've changed their hair. He's [Poirot] also taught me to listen. As Agatha Christie says, he will listen to you speak but hear what you mean. See more »


David's father's family were Lithuanian Jewish immigrants to South Africa. David's maternal grandfather, James Jarché, was of Russian Jewish descent (from a family that had passed through France before settling in England). David's maternal grandmother, Elsie Gladys Jezzard, was of English ancestry, and was the daughter of Walter Jezzard and Martha Finch. See more »

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