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David Suchet

Highest Rated:   100% Live from Baghdad (2002)
Lowest Rated:   0% Pinocchio (2002)
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Birthplace:   London, England, UK
Known mostly for portraying Agatha Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot for more than a decade, the short and stocky character actor David Suchet has also enjoyed a lengthy career on stage, screen, and television. Born in London, he studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and eventually joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. Throughout the 1970s, Suchet appeared in numerous stage productions and crime dramas on British television. His did his first film in 1980 with A Tale of Two Cities, but didn't play his first detective until the crime comedy Trenchcoat in 1983. For the rest of the '80s, the British actor played a Middle Eastern terrorist in The Little Drummer Girl, a Russian operative in The Falcon and the Snowman, and a French hunter in Harry and the Hendersons. He also occasionally portrayed real-life figures, including Sigmund Freud in the miniseries Freud, news reporter William L. Shirer in the HBO docudrama Murrow, and movie legend Louis B. Mayer in RKO 281. While the Poirot mysteries would dominate his career in the '90s, Suchet also played some other leading roles: double agent Verloc in miniseries The Secret Agent, based on the novel by Joseph Conrad; Aaron in the TNT television special Moses; and downsized New Yorker Oliver in the American independent film Sunday. Some standard Hollywood action thrillers followed with Executive Decision, Deadly Voyage, and A Perfect Murder being just a few. After 2000, he turned to costume dramas to play Napoleon in Sabotage!, Baron von Stockmar in Victoria & Albert, and upper-crust Augustus Melmotte in The Way We Live Now. He resumed the role of Poirot (after a short break from 1998-1999) just as he started up another detective character, DI John Borne of NCS: Manhunt and NCS 2. In 2003, he played gangster Leo Gillette in the action thriller Foolproof.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet This Changed Everything: 500 Years of the Reformation
  • Narrator
2016
No Score Yet Vaudeville Theatre London - The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet The Importance Of Being Earnest Live
  • Actor
2015
43% Effie Gray
  • Mr. Ruskin
2015
No Score Yet Going Postal
  • Reacher Gilt
2010
No Score Yet Diverted
  • Actor
2009
79% The Bank Job
  • Lew Vogel
$30.1M 2008
No Score Yet Generation RX
  • Narrator
2008
No Score Yet Dracula
  • Van Helsing
2007
No Score Yet Flood
  • DPM Campbell
2007
72% Flushed Away
  • Rita's Dad
$64.5M 2006
No Score Yet A Bear Named Winnie
  • General Hallholland
2005
No Score Yet Foolproof
  • Leo Gillette
2004
No Score Yet Henry VIII
  • Actor
2003
34% The In-Laws
  • Thibodoux
$20.4M 2003
0% Pinocchio
  • Geppetto [U.S. Version]
$3.7M 2002
100% Live from Baghdad
  • Naji Al-Hadithi
2002
No Score Yet Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Victoria & Albert
  • Stockmar
2001
92% RKO 281
  • Louis B. Mayer
1999
10% Wing Commander
  • Captain Sansky
1999
55% A Perfect Murder
  • Det. Mohamed Karaman
1998
No Score Yet Seesaw
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Solomon
  • Joab
1997
No Score Yet The Phoenix and the Carpet
  • Phoenix
1997
80% Sunday
  • Oliver
1997
No Score Yet Deadly Voyage
  • Vlachos
1996
63% Executive Decision
  • Naji Hassan
1996
No Score Yet Moses
  • Aaron
1995
No Score Yet Days of Majesty
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
  • Narrator
1991
No Score Yet Don't Hang Up
  • Actor
1990
60% When the Whales Came
  • Will
1989
80% To Kill a Priest
  • Bishop
1988
88% A World Apart
  • Muller
1988
44% Harry and the Hendersons
  • Jacques LaFleur
1987
No Score Yet El Último Inocente
  • Jonathan Gault
1987
No Score Yet Cause Célèbre
  • T.J. O'Connor
1987
No Score Yet Murrow
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Iron Eagle
  • Minister of Defense Col. Akir Nakesh
1986
No Score Yet Crime of Honor
  • Stephen Dyer
1986
No Score Yet Mussolini: The Untold Story
  • Grandi
1985
No Score Yet Agatha Christie's 'Thirteen at Dinner'
  • Inspector Japp
1985
84% The Falcon and the Snowman
  • Alex
1985
No Score Yet Gulag
  • Matvei
1985
67% The Little Drummer Girl
  • Mesterbein
1984
69% Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
  • Buller
1984
No Score Yet Freud
  • Sigmund Freud
1984
No Score Yet Trenchcoat
  • Inspector
1983
No Score Yet The Missionary
  • Corbett
1982
No Score Yet The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Trouillefou
1982
No Score Yet A Tale of Two Cities
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Act of God
  • Actor
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% Decline and Fall
2017
  • Dr Fagan
  • 2017
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Jaggers Augustus Melmotte Hercule Poirot Cardinal Wolsey Poirot Dr. Abraham Van Helsing
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2004
  • 2002
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Duke of York
  • 2013
No Score Yet Great Expectations
2011
  • Jaggers
  • 2012
100% The Hollow Crown
2012-2016
  • Actor
  • 2012

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