David Suchet

English actor

Sir David Suchet CBE (born 2 May 1946 in London) is an English actor. He mainly works on British television. He has been in many films over the years. He is perhaps best known for playing Hercule Poirot in the series Agatha Christie's Poirot.[1] He has made a film version of almost all of the books by Agatha Christie.

David Suchet in 2003

He started his career in theatre. In 1974 he joined the famous Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2002 he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire and in 2010 he was made a Commander of the same order.[2]


  1. "The Actor Behind Popular `Poirot'". Christian Science Monitor. 25 March 1992. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  2. "Poirot star David Suchet made a CBE in New Year honours list". The Guardian. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2013.

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