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David Suchet is a Actor British born on 2 may 1946 at London (United-kingdom)

David Suchet

David Suchet
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 2 may 1946 (78 years) at London (United-kingdom)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

David Suchet, CBE (/ˈsuːʃeɪ/ SOO-shay; born 2 May 1946) is an English actor, known for his work on British stage and television. He played Edward Teller in the TV serial Oppenheimer and received the RTS and BPG awards for his performance as Augustus Melmotte in the 2001 British serial The Way We Live Now. For his role as Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's Poirot, he received a 1991 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nomination.


In 1972, Suchet first met his wife, Sheila Ferris, at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, where they were both working; he says that he fell in love with her as soon as he saw her, and that it took a while to persuade her to go out for a meal with him. They were married on 30 June 1976; the couple have a son, Robert (b. 1981), a captain in the Royal Marines, and a daughter, Katherine (b. 1983), a physiotherapist.

Suchet is the brother of John Suchet, a national news presenter for Five News and Breakfast Show Presenter on Classic FM (January 2011). He is the uncle of broadcaster Richard Suchet, who is the son of Suchet's youngest brother, Peter.

Suchet's maternal grandfather, James Jarché, was a famous Fleet Street photographer notable for the first pictures of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson and also for his pictures of Louis Blériot (1909) and the Siege of Sidney Street. Suchet first became interested in photography when his grandfather gave him a Kodak camera as a present. The Jarché family was originally named Jarchy, and were Russian Jews.

Suchet's paternal grandfather, Lithuanian Jew Isidor Shokhet (shochet means "kosher butcher" in Yiddish; derived from Hebrew), lived in Kretinga, a Lithuanian city in the Pale of Settlement of the Russian Empire (until 1791 in Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth; now in Lithuania). After escaping persecution to located 16 mi (26 km) away Memel in German Empire, Isidor changed his surname to the still Yiddish, but Germanized with a Slavic twist, Suchedowitz, where Suched+o+witz resembles the Polish name (Slavic) construction structure of [root]+wicz with o in between when the last letter of the root is d, t, h, n, etc., e.g. Janowicz=Jan+o+wicz, made German-/Yiddish-like by replacing "cz" with "tz", e.g. Janowitz; also suche means "dry" in Polish), and then to Suchet after moving to Cape Town, South Africa.

Suchet's maternal grandmother's great-grandfather, George Jezzard, was a master mariner. He was captain of the brig Hannah, which foundered nine miles off the coast of Suffolk during a terrible storm on 28 May 1860, in which more than 100 vessels and at least 40 lives were lost. Jezzard and six others of his crew were saved by local rescuers just before their ship sank.

Religious beliefs
Raised without religion, in 1986, Suchet underwent a religious conversion after reading Romans 8 in a hotel Bible; soon afterwards, he was baptised into the Church of England. Suchet stated in an interview with Strand Magazine, "I'm a Christian by faith. I like to think it sees me through a great deal of my life. I very much believe in the principles of Christianity and the principles of most religions, actually—that one has to abandon oneself to a higher good." In 2012, Suchet made a documentary for the BBC on his personal hero, Saint Paul, to discover what he was like as a man by charting his evangelistic journey around the Mediterranean. Two years later, he would film another documentary, this time on the apostle Saint Peter.

On 22 November 2012, the British Bible Society announced the appointment of David Suchet and Dr Paula Gooder as new vice-presidents. They joined the existing vice-presidents: John Sentamu (Archbishop of York), Vincent Nichols (Archbishop of Westminster), Barry Morgan (Archbishop of Wales), David F. Ford (Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge), Joel Edwards (International Director of Micah Challenge) and Lord Alton of Liverpool. Following the time when he bade farewell to his role as Hercule Poirot, Suchet fulfilled a 27-year ambition to make an audio recording of The Bible's New International Version, which was released on 24 April 2014.

Political views
In August 2014, Suchet was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.

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Filmography of David Suchet (115 films)

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American Assassin, 1h45
Directed by Michael Cuesta
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about terrorism, Arme nucléaire
Actors Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch, Scott Adkins, Sanaa Lathan, David Suchet
Roles Director Stansfield
Rating62% 3.1030553.1030553.1030553.1030553.103055
Mitch Rapp est une nouvelle recrue de la CIA. Dévasté par la mort de sa petite amie lors d'un attentat, il est pris sous l'aile d'un vétéran de la Guerre froide qui lui fait subir un rude entraînement pour contrecarrer les attaques terroristes et traquer les criminels. Les deux hommes vont devoir collaborer avec un agent turc afin d'arrêter un dangereux terroriste qui souhaite déclencher une guerre au Moyen-Orient.
Effie Gray
Effie Gray (2014)
, 1h48
Directed by Richard Laxton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane, Derek Jacobi, Julie Walters, Tom Sturridge
Roles Mr. Ruskin
Rating59% 2.998892.998892.998892.998892.99889
In a pre-credit sequence Effie Gray is seen walking through a garden speaking about a fairy story in which a girl married a man with wicked parents. After the credits, the marriage of Effie to John Ruskin in Perth, Scotland is seen. The couple travel to London to stay with his parents. Effie soon begins to feel isolated, especially as she is repeatedly belittled by John's mother. Her distress is compounded by the fact that her husband shows no interest in consummating the marriage and refuses to discuss the subject.
Curtain: Poirot's Last Case, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, David Yelland, Anne Reid, John Standing, Helen Baxendale
Roles Poirot
Rating84% 4.2414654.2414654.2414654.2414654.241465
Le Capitaine Hastings revient à Styles Court, lieu de sa première enquête avec son ami Hercule Poirot. Il y retrouve le détective fortement diminué : cardiaque, ayant changé de valet, il ne se déplace plus qu'en chaise roulante. Poirot se lance une dernière fois dans une chasse au meurtrier... qui pourrait causer sa perte. Un ingénieux tueur en série, présent à Styles, aurait trouvé le crime parfait...
Elephants Can Remember, 1h30
Directed by John Strickland
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Greta Scacchi, Zoë Wanamaker, Iain Glen, Adrian Lukis, Annabel Mullion
Roles Poirot
Rating79% 3.993323.993323.993323.993323.99332
Les Ravenscroft sont retrouvés tous les deux morts d'une balle dans la tête. La police conclut alors à un double suicide sans trop y croire, le couple étant connu pour filer le parfait amour.
Great Expectations, 2h8
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about children
Actors Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter, Gillian Anderson, Holliday Grainger, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng
Roles M. Jaggers
Rating63% 3.1509953.1509953.1509953.1509953.150995
This script must be run from the command line
Les Quatre
Les Quatre (2012)
, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran, David Yelland, Michael Culkin
Roles Hercule Poirot
Rating71% 3.597083.597083.597083.597083.59708
Alors que la menace d'une nouvelle guerre plane sur le monde, un grand maître russe meurt mystérieusement pendant une partie d'échecs organisée par le Parti de la Paix. Hercule Poirot enquête avec son vieil ami Japp, désormais commissaire adjoint, mais meurtres et disparitions commencent à s'enchaîner, attribués à une organisation criminelle appelée les Quatre Grands.
Poirot: Dead Man's Folly, 1h30
Directed by Tom Vaughan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors David Suchet, Zoë Wanamaker, Martin Jarvis, Sean Pertwee, Sinéad Cusack, Stephanie Leonidas
Roles Hercule Poirot
Rating78% 3.945053.945053.945053.945053.94505
Hercule Poirot est appelé d'urgence par son amie l'écrivaine Ariadne Oliver à Nasse House, dans le Devon. Arrivé sur place, elle lui explique être là pour mettre en place une course à l'assassin pour la future kermesse. Mais elle a l'impression d'être manipulée et craint qu'un vrai meurtre n'ait lieu...
Poirot: "The Labours of Hercules", 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors David Suchet, Patrick Ryecart, Rupert Evans, Tom Chadbon, Tom Austen, Fiona O'Shaughnessy
Roles Hercule Poirot
Rating80% 4.0448954.0448954.0448954.0448954.044895
Après un échec cuisant ayant mené à la mort d'une jeune fille, Poirot décide de se retirer quelque temps et sombre peu à peu dans la dépression. Sur le conseil de son médecin, il se remet en selle avec une nouvelle enquête qui l’emmène à l'Hôtel Olympus, aux Rochers-neige, dans les Alpes suisses. Il y fait alors face à une série de mystères à résoudre, mais aussi à la présence d'une amie de longue date ainsi que celle d'un vieil ennemi...
The Clocks
The Clocks (2011)
, 1h40
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors David Suchet, Olivia Grant, Anna Skellern, Tom Burke, Victoria Wicks, Jaime Winstone
Roles Hercule Poirot
Rating78% 3.9420353.9420353.9420353.9420353.942035
La jeune dactylographe Sheila Webb découvre le cadavre d'un homme dans le salon d'une aveugle qui l'aurait engagée. En se ruant dehors elle tombe sur le Lieutenant Race qui enquête sur une affaire d'espionnage. Celui-ci va appeler l'ami de son père, Poirot, pour l'aider à comprendre pourquoi toutes les pendules sont arrêtées sur 4h13...
Three Act Tragedy, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Martin Shaw, David Yelland, Kimberley Nixon, Art Malik, Anastasia Hille
Roles Hercule Poirot
Rating76% 3.84273.84273.84273.84273.8427
Lors d'un diner chez l'acteur Cartwright auquel participe Poirot, le révérend Babbington meurt apparemment de cause naturelle. Mais lorsqu'un mois plus tard, en présence des mêmes invités, un autre convive meurt de la même manière, Poirot n'a plus de doute sur le fait que ce sont des meurtres. Lui et Cartwright vont aider la police à faire toute la lumière sur cette affaire...
Hallowe'en Party, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Zoë Wanamaker, David Yelland, Amelia Bullmore, Sophie Thompson, Georgia King
Roles Hercule Poirot
Rating77% 3.8954253.8954253.8954253.8954253.895425
Ariadne Oliver prépare Halloween avec une amie et des enfants. L'une d'elles, Joyce, prétend avoir assisté à un meurtre il y a quelques années. Personne ne la croit, sauf qu'elle est retrouvée noyée dans un seau d'eau un peu plus tard. Ariadne fait appel à son ami Poirot pour trouver le meurtrier. Celui-ci est particulièrement intéressé par l'anecdote de la jeune fille...
Agatha Christie's Poirot - Murder on the Orient Express, 1h30
Directed by Philip Martin, Philip Martin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Toby Jones, Brian J. Smith, David Morrissey, Jessica Chastain, Serge Hazanavicius
Roles Hercule Poirot
Rating79% 3.9935053.9935053.9935053.9935053.993505
Hercule Poirot vient de clore une affaire au Moyen-Orient pour le compte de l'armée. Arrivé à son hôtel d'Istanbul, il reçoit un télégramme lui demandant de rentrer d'urgence à Londres. Il rencontre son ami Xavier Bouc, directeur de la compagnie internationale des wagons-lits, qui lui trouve une place avec difficulté dans le premier Orient-Express au départ pour l'Angleterre. Lors du trajet, Samuel Ratchett, riche homme d'affaires américain, demande au détective belge de le protéger, pensant qu'on en veut à sa vie, mais Poirot refuse. Le lendemain, Ratchett est retrouvé dans son lit poignardé à de multiples reprises. Le train étant immobilisé par la neige, le coupable se trouve forcément à son bord.
Diverted (2009)
, 1h30
Directed by Alex Chapple
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Shawn Ashmore, David Suchet, Joanne Whalley, Liisa Repo-Martell, Anita Majumdar, Karen LeBlanc
Roles Samuel Stearn
Rating61% 3.051373.051373.051373.051373.05137
On September 11, 2001, as information seeps out about the 9/11 attacks on America, the FAA begins directing all remaining aircraft in the air to nearby airports, completely clearing the skies. A total of 39 transatlantic flights at or near their "point of no return" (AKA point of safe return) are diverted to the nearest airport in Canada, Gander, Newfoundland. The anxious passengers leaving on business and vacation trips have no idea why their flights are being sent to a remote town in Canada. With wild rumours spreading, one British airliner's crew tells the passengers what is known, that a terrorist attack has taken place in the United States.
The Bank Job, 1h51
Directed by Roger Donaldson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Richard Lintern, Stephen Campbel Moore, James Faulkner, Daniel Mays
Roles Lew Vogel
Rating71% 3.5976453.5976453.5976453.5976453.597645
Petty-criminal-gone-straight, Terry Leather (Jason Statham), owns a struggling car-sales garage. His friend, the photographer Kevin Swain's (Stephen Campbell Moore) ex-girlfriend, a former model named Martine Love (Saffron Burrows) offers Terry a chance to earn enough money to never worry about debt again: a bank robbery in Baker Street, London. Terry gathers his petty-criminal friends, including Kevin, a sometime pornographic actor Dave Shilling (Daniel Mays), a mechanic named Bambas (Alki David), and an elegant con-man "Major" Guy Singer (James Faulkner). While scouting the branch of Lloyds Bank, Terry and Martine inspect the vault while Kevin and Dave case the exterior. The Soho gangster Lew Vogel (David Suchet) happens upon Kevin and Dave, the latter of whom has made some films for Vogel.