David Suchet

David Suchet, CBE ( born 2 May 1946 in London ) is a British actor.


Suchet is the second of three sons ( the elder, John, is a television journalist, the younger, Peter, is a marketing manager ) of a successful gynecologist and a London stage actress. Actually Suchet should also be a doctor, but he fell through the Physikum.

With 18 years Suchet also interested in the theater, after his mother had taken from time to time to their performances. Soon after, he attended the National Youth Theatre at the Royal Court Theatre, and made ​​an effort to become a professional actor. He then studied for three years at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and worked after graduating from the Gateway Theatre in Chester, first as assistant stage.

Suchet had first guest appearances in television series such as The Protectors ( No mercy for Guardian Angel ), The pros and Tales of the Unexpected. Best known but Suchet was his portrayal of Hercule Poirot in the 70 - part television series Agatha Christie's Poirot, which was produced from 1989 to 2013. Previously, he played Inspector Japp beside the Sir Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot in the TV movie Thirteen at Dinner (1985). In 1989 he was in Poirot - The Mysterious Affair to see at Styles next Vass Anderson and Gillian Barge.

In the cinema his portrayal of Rudy Waltz stood out in the case Lucona (1993). The film is based on a true story, the scandal surrounding the Austrian entrepreneur Udo Proksch.

Suchet is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he was involved in a large number of performances since 1973, such as in King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and Richard II as well as in Who 's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. He embodied Antonio Salieri in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus at theaters in Los Angeles and on Broadway as well as the Cardinal in the Vatican thriller The Last Confession at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London. In Germany Suchet was last seen in the movie The Bank Job as one of the opponent by Jason Statham.

David Suchet has been married since 1976 and has two children.

Filmography ( excerpt)


German dubbing voices

Suchet has been synchronized for the German versions of his films over the years by several speakers. The most common Uli Krohm and Joachim Kerzel lent him her voice, as in The Owl House and Executive Decision.