David Suchet Biography (1946-)

Surname is pronounced "Soo-shay"; born May 2, 1946, in London, England; son of Jack (a doctor) and Joan (maiden name, Jarche) Suchet; brother of John Suchet (a British newscaster); married Sheila Ferris (an actress), June 31, 1976;children: Robert, Katherine. Addresses: Agent: Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Ken McReddie Ltd., 91 Regent St., London W1B 4EL, England.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer
Birth Details
May 2, 1946
London, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1973
  • Messenger, Richard II, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1973
  • Orlando, As You Like It, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1973
  • Tranio, The Taming of the Shrew, Royal Shakespeare Company, RoyalShakespeare Theatre, 1973
  • Zamislov, Summerfolk, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre,London, 1974, then Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1975
  • Wilma, Comrades, Royal Shakespeare Company, Palace Theatre, London, 1974
  • The Fool, Lear, Royal Shakespeare Company, Palace Theatre, 1974, then Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1975
  • Pisanio, Cymbeline, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, then Aldwych Theatre, both 1974
  • Hubert, King John, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1975
  • Ferdinand, King of Navarre, Love's Labour's Lost, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, then Brooklyn Academy of Music, both 1975
  • Lucio, Measure for Measure, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, England, then Lyttleton Theatre, London, 1977
  • Thomas Gilthead, The Devil Is an Ass, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, then Lyttleton Theatre, 1977
  • Grigory Stephanovich Smirnov, "The Bear," and Posdnyshev, "The Kreutzer Sonata," in The Kreutzer Sonata, Theatre Upstairs, London, 1977, then Royal Court Theatre, London, 1978
  • Tsaravitch and Georg Wochner, Laughter!, English Stage Company, Royal Court Theatre, 1978
  • Herman Glogauer, Once in a Lifetime, Royal Shakespeare Company, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1978
  • Caliban, The Tempest, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal ShakespeareTheatre, 1978
  • Shylock, The Merchant of Venice, Royal Shakespeare Company, RoyalShakespeare Theatre, 1978
  • Grumio, The Taming of the Shrew, Royal Shakespeare Company, RoyalShakespeare Theatre, 1978, then Aldwych Theatre, 1979
  • Sir Nathaniel, Love's Labour's Lost, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1978, then Aldwych Theatre, 1979
  • Sextus Pompey, Antony and Cleopatra, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1978, then Aldwych Theatre, 1979
  • Angelo, Measure for Measure, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1979
  • Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Barbican Concert Hall, London, 1983
  • Iago, Othello, 1986
  • Joe Green, Separation, Hampstead Theatre Club, then Comedy Theatre, both London, 1987
  • Title role, Timon of Athens, Young Vic, London, 1991
  • Oleanna, Royal Court Theatre and Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1993
  • George, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Aldwych Theatre, 1996
  • (Broadway debut) Salieri, Amadeus, London, 1998, then Music Box Theatre, 1999-2000, later Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 2000
  • Also appeared in This Story of Yours, Hampstead Theatre Club; as Achilles, Troilus and Cressida, Royal Shakespeare Company; Bolingbroke,Richard II.
  • Major Tours
  • Man and Boy, U.K. cities, 2005
  • Film Appearances
  • Gustav Klimt, Schiele in Prison, Concord Films Council, 1980
  • Corbett, The Missionary, Columbia, 1982
  • Laurenti P. Beria, Red Monarch, Goldcrest, 1983
  • Inspector Stagnos, Trenchcoat, Buena Vista, 1983
  • Buller/Prince Max Von Hesse, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord ofthe Apes, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Mesterbein, The Little Drummer Girl, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Alex Okana, The Falcon and the Snowman, Orion, 1985
  • Steven Dyer, A Song for Europe (also known as A Crime of Honour), 1985
  • Defense minister, Iron Eagle, TriStar, 1986
  • Jacques Lafleur, Harry and the Hendersons (also known as Bigfoot and the Hendersons), Universal, 1987
  • Muller, A World Apart, Atlantic, 1988
  • The Bishop, Popielusko (also known as To Kill a Priest andPopieluszko), Columbia, 1988
  • Will, When the Whales Came (also known as Why the Whales Came), Signet Films, 1989
  • Rudi Waltz, Der Fall Lucona (also known as The Lucona Affair), 1993
  • Nagi Hassan, Executive Decision (also known as Critical Decision), Warner Bros., 1996
  • Oliver/Matthew Delacorta, Sunday, CFP Distribution, 1997
  • Detective Mohamed Karamn, A Perfect Murder, Warner Bros., 1998
  • Captain Jason Sansky, Wing Commander (also known as Wing Commander: Space Will Never Be the Same), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Napoleon, Sabotage! (also known as Sabotage!! and Sabotaje), 2000
  • (U.S. version) Voice of narrator, Geppetto, and the Judge, Pinocchio (also known as Roberto Benigni's "Pinocchio"), Miramax, 2002
  • Jean-Pierre Thibodoux, The In-Laws (also known as Ein Ungleiches Paar and Wild Wedding--ein ungleiches Paar), Warner Bros., 2003
  • Leo Gillette, Foolproof (also known as A toute epreuve), DEJ Productions, 2003
  • Day of Wrath, Americana World Pictures, 2005
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • (Uncredited) Voiceover in titles, Sapphire and Steel, ITV, 1979
  • Inspector Tsientsin, Reilly: The Ace of Spies, Euston, then broadcast as segments of Mystery, PBS, 1984
  • Hercule Poirot (title role), Poirot (also known as Agatha Christie's "Poirot"), ITV, PBS, and Arts and Entertainment, 1989-94
  • Detective Inspector John Borne, NCS Manhunt, BBC, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • (Debut) Edward Teller, Oppenheimer, BBC, 1978, then broadcast as asegment of American Playhouse, PBS, 1982
  • Himself, Playing Shakespeare, London Weekend Television, then PBS,1983
  • Andre D'Usseau, Master of the Game, CBS, 1984
  • Dr. Sigmund Freud (title role), The Life of Freud (also known as Freud), BBC, 1984
  • Blott, Blott on the Landscape, BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 1985
  • Dino Grandi, Mussolini: The Untold Story, NBC, 1985
  • The Modern World: Ten Great Writers, 1988
  • Aaron, Moses (also known as The Bible: Moses, Die Bibel-Moses, Die Bibel: Moses, and La Bible: Moise), TNT, 1996
  • Voice of the Phoenix, The Phoenix and the Carpet, BBC, 1997
  • Joab, Solomon (also known as Die Bibel-Salomon and Salomone), PAX, 1997
  • Morris Price, Seesaw, 1998
  • Frederich "Stocky" von Stockmar, M.D., Victoria & Albert, Artsand Entertainment, 2001
  • Augustus Melmotte, The Way We Live Now, BBC and PBS, 2001
  • Movies
  • Barsad, A Tale of Two Cities, CBS, 1980
  • Trouillefou, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (also known as Hunchback), CBS, 1982
  • Inspector Japp, Agatha Christie's "Thirteen at Dinner" (also knownas Thirteen at Dinner), CBS, 1985
  • Matvei, Gulag, HBO, 1985
  • William L. Shirer, Murrow, HBO, 1986
  • Jonathon Gault, The Last Innocent Man, HBO, 1987
  • Joe, Separation (also known as Don't Hang Up), BBC, 1990
  • Hercule Poirot, Hercule Poirot's Christmas, PBS, 1994
  • Hercule Poirot, Murder on the Links (also known as Poirot: Murder on the Links), LWT, 1995
  • Hercule Poirot, Hickory Dickory Dock, ITV1, 1995
  • Ruben Roberts, Cruel Train, BBC, 1995
  • Vlachos, Deadly Voyage, HBO, 1996
  • Hercule Poirot, Dumb Witness (also known as Poirot: Dumb Witness), PBS, 1996
  • Louis B. Mayer, RKO 281 (also known as RKO 281: The Battle overCitizen Kane), HBO, 1999
  • Hercule Poirot, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (also known as Poirot: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd), Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Hercule Poirot, Lord Edgeware Dies, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Hercule Poirot, Evil under the Sun (also known as Poirot: Evilunder the Sun), ITV and Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Hercule Poirot, Murder in Mesopotamia, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Naji Al-Nadithi, Live from Baghdad, HBO, 2002
  • Hercule Poirot, Poirot: Five Little Pigs, Arts and Entertainment and ITV, 2003
  • Hercule Poirot, Poirot: Sad Cypress, Arts and Entertainment, 2003
  • Hercule Poirot, Poirot: Death on the Nile, Arts and Entertainmentand ITV, 2004
  • Hercule Poirot, Poirot: The Hollow, Arts and Entertainment, 2004
  • General Hallholland, A Bear Named Winnie, CBC, 2004
  • Pilots
  • Detective Inspector John Borne, NCS: Manhunt, BBC, 2001
  • Specials
  • The Last Day, 1983
  • Herman Glogauer, Once in a Lifetime, BBC, then broadcast as a segment of Great Performances, PBS, 1988
  • T. J. O'Connor, Cause Celebre, Anglia TV, then broadcast as a segment of Mystery, PBS, 1988
  • Carver, "More Than a Touch of Zen," 4 Play: Nobody Here But Us Chickens (also known as Nobody Here But Us Chickens), 1989
  • The Life of Agatha Christie, Arts and Entertainment, 1990
  • Adolf Verloc, "The Secret Agent," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS and BBC2, 1992
  • Leopold Bloom, James Joyce's "Ulysses," PBS, 1993
  • Narrator, Days of Majesty, PBS, 1994
  • Presenter, The Laurence Olivier Awards 2003, 2003
  • Narrator, Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets, BBC, 2004, The Discovery Channel, 2005
  • Narrator, Space Odyssey: The Robot Pioneers, BBC, 2004, The Discovery Channel, 2005
  • Also appeared as Howard Bollsover, Saigon: The Last Days, BBC; Yves Drouard, Time to Die, Anglia TV; in Being Normal, BBC; Kings and Castles, Thames.
  • Episodic
  • Martin Kulman, "And When You've Paid the Bill You're None the Wiser," Public Eye, 1971
  • Leo, "Fighting Fund," The Protectors, ITV, 1973
  • "Goodbye George," The Protectors, ITV, 1978
  • Krivas, "Where the Jungle Ends," The Professionals, 1978
  • Devas, "Partners," King & Castle, Thames, 1986
  • Colin, "The Muse," Oxbridge Blues, BBC, then Arts and Entertainment, 1986, then PBS, 1988
  • Yves Drouard, "A Time to Die," Tales of the Unexpected, syndicatedand ITV1, 1988
  • Narrator, "The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship," Long Ago and Far Away, PBS, 1989
  • Edward Palmer, "Teacher," Murder in Mind, BBC, 2001
  • Himself, This Morning, ITV, 2004
  • Himself, GMTV, ITV, 2004
  • Television Associate Producer
  • Movies
  • Poirot: Five Little Pigs, Arts and Entertainment and ITV, 2003
  • Poirot: Sad Cypress, Arts and Entertainment, 2003
  • Poirot: Death on the Nile, Arts and Entertainment and ITV, 2004
  • Poirot: The Hollow, Arts and Entertainment, 2004
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • Evil under the Sun: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie, AudioEditions, 2002
  • WRITINGS
  • (With others) Players of Shakespeare (2 volumes) 1985, 1988
  • Also wrote essays on interpretations of roles.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • British Heritage, December, 1999, p. 42

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