David Suchet is a well reputed English actor who has performed extensively on British television after training at LAMDA. He is most famous for playing Hercule Poirot....Read More
David Suchet is a well reputed English actor who has performed extensively on British television after training at LAMDA. Beginning his acting career at the Watermill Theatre in Berkshire, in 1973 he joined the RSC. In 1993 he performed at the Royal Court, and between 1996 and 1997 performed Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the Almeida and Aldwych Theatres. In 2006, he worked with Edward Hall at the National Theatre, and in 2007 took the Chichester Festival Theatre production of The Last Confession to the West End’s Royal Haymarket. In 2009, he worked with Kevin Spacey in Complicit at The Old Vic and in 2010 took to the stage as the tragic hero Joe Keller in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons at the Apollo Theatre.
In television, he is most famous for playing Hercule Poirot. Until 2002, he performed for 13 years in 51 episodes of Agatha Christie’s television series, returning to the part in 2003, 2005 and 2009. In 2011, Suchet and ITV announced he would complete the canon of Poirot novels in a thirteenth and final series of Poirot. He is also well known for his performance as Augustus Melmotte in the 2001 British TV mini-drama, The Way We Live Now, in which he won the Royal Television Society and Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. Recently, he has performed as the Duke of York in Richard II, and Jaggers in Great Expectations, both BBC 2011 productions.
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