About David Suchet, CBE
David Suchet, CBE (born 2 May 1946) is an English actor, known for his work on British television. He played Edward Teller in the TV miniseries Oppenheimer and for his RTS- and BPG award-winning performance as Augustus Melmotte in the 2001 British mini-drama The Way We Live Now, and a 1991 British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) nomination. He is likely best known for his role as Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's Poirot. His older brother, John, is a British television presenter and newsreader.
Suchet began his acting career at the Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Berkshire; he has said that Watermill "fulfils my vision of a perfect theatre". In 1973, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. Suchet performed "John" in the drama Oleanna at the Royal Court Theatre in 1993. It was directed by Harold Pinter, and co-starred Lia Williams as "Carol". In 1996-97 he played opposite Dame Diana Rigg in the East-End production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. He was also featured as Salieri from 1998 to 2000 in the Broadway production Amadeus. In 2007 at the Chichester Festival Theatre, he played Cardinal Benelli in The Last Confession, about the death of Pope John Paul I.