Suchet in 2006
2 May 1946
|Parent(s)||Joan Patricia Jarché |
|Relatives||John Suchet (brother)|
Peter Suchet (brother)
Richard Suchet (nephew)
Sir David Courtney Suchet, // 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 (1980) and received the RTS and BPG awards for his performance as Augustus Melmotte in the British serial The Way We Live Now (2001). International acclaim and recognition followed his performance as Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013), for which he received a 1991 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nomination.(
Early life and family
Suchet was born in London, the son of Joan Patricia (née Jarché; 1916–1992), an actress, and Jack Suchet. Jack emigrated from South Africa to England in 1932, trained to be a doctor at St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London, in 1933, and became an obstetrician and gynaecologist.
Suchet's father was of Lithuanian-Jewish descent, the son of Izidor Suchedowitz, originally from Kretinga in the Pale of Settlement of the Russian Empire. At some point, the family name was recorded as "Schohet", a Yiddish (from Hebrew shochet) word defining the profession of kosher butcher. Suchet's father changed his surname to Suchet while living in South Africa. David's mother was born in England and was Anglican (she was of Russian-Jewish descent on her father's side, and English Anglican on her mother's side). He was raised without religion, but became a practising Anglican in 1986, and was confirmed in 2006.
Suchet and his brothers, Peter and John, attended Grenham House boarding school in Birchington-on-Sea, Kent; then, after attending another independent school, Wellington School in Somerset, he took an interest in acting and joined the National Youth Theatre at the age of 16. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he now serves as a council member.
His older brother, John, is a British television presenter and former ITN newscaster. Suchet's nephew is the broadcaster Richard Suchet.
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. In 1981–82, he played Bolingbroke in Richard II opposite Alan Howard. Suchet played "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". He made his West End debut opposite Saskia Reeves in the Kempinski play Separation, at the Comedy Theatre in 1987. In 1996–97 he played opposite Dame Diana Rigg in the West 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. In 2014, he reprised the role of Benelli in the Australian tour of the play.
Television and film
After making his first TV appearance in 1970[which?] and in a 1971 episode of Public Eye, he appeared in the 1980 made-for-TV film version of A Tale of Two Cities. In 1980, he also played Edward Teller, later developer of the US H-bomb, in the joint BBC-US TV serial about the US Manhattan Project called Oppenheimer. In 1983, he played the insidious half-Chinese policeman with orders to kill British spy Sidney Reilly in Reilly, Ace of Spies. He portrayed Sigmund Freud in the six-hour mini-series Freud, co-produced by the BBC in 1984. In 1985, he played Blott in the television series Blott on the Landscape, and corporate whistle-blower Stanley Adams in A Song for Europe. Coincidentally, Suchet appeared as Inspector Japp in 1985's Thirteen at Dinner, in which Peter Ustinov portrayed Poirot. In his book, Poirot and Me, Suchet mentions that Ustinov one day approached him and told him that Suchet could play Poirot and would be good at it. Suchet then spoke to Brian Eastman from ITV:
- As we left the restaurant, Brian said, ‘I’ll send you some of the books. Have a look at them and see what you think.’ Then he disappeared into the night, and I walked home to Sheila in a daze.
- Two days later, a couple of the full-length Poirot novels arrived, and shortly afterwards, a copy of Poirot’s Casebook, containing some of the short stories that Brian thought should make up the first series of ten television programmes. I was intrigued, but I also thought: I’d better know what I might be getting myself into. So I started to read them.
- And as I did so, it slowly dawned on me that I’d never actually seen the character I was reading about on the screen. He wasn’t like Albert Finney, or Peter Ustinov, or Ian Holm in the 1986 BBC drama Murder by the Book. He was quite, quite different: more elusive, more pedantic and, most of all, more human than the person I’d seen on the screen.
- But I still wasn’t sure whether I should play him. So I decided to ask my elder brother John, who was then a newscaster at Independent Television News in London. He is two years older than I am, and I’ve always looked up to him, so I rang him.
- ‘I wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole,’ John said firmly.
- ‘Seriously?’ I blurted out.
- ‘Yes. I mean, Poirot’s a bit of a joke, a buffoon. It’s not you at all.’
- I gulped.
- ‘Well, what I’m reading isn’t a buffoon,’ I told him. ‘It’s a character that I’ve never seen portrayed.’
- There was another silence.
- ‘It would be a wonderful challenge to see if I could bring that character to the screen,’ I said, stumbling on.
- There was a slight sigh. John is an enormously kind and gentle man, and would never want to upset me.
- ‘Of course, you must do it if you want to,’ he said quietly. ‘Good luck. Only one word of warning: it may be difficult to get people to take him seriously.’
- It turned out he was quite right.
- But the more I thought about the man in Dame Agatha’s books, the more convinced I became that I could bring the true Poirot to life on the screen, a man no audience had seen before.
In 1988, he played Leopold Bloom in the Channel 4 documentary The Modern World: Ten Great Writers, in which some of James Joyce's Ulysses was dramatised. During the time, he spent days reading Agatha Christie's books about Hercule Poirot:
- I started to write my private list of Poirot’s habits and character. I called it my ‘dossier of characteristics’. It ended up five pages long and detailed ninety-three different aspects of his life. I have the list to this day – in fact, I carried it around on the set with me throughout all my years as Poirot, just as I gave a copy to every director I worked with on a Poirot film.
In 1989, he took the title role of Hercule Poirot for the long-running television series Agatha Christie's Poirot. In 2001, he had the lead role in the David Yates-directed BBC television serial The Way We Live Now and, in April 2002, he played the real-life barrister, George Carman (QC), in the BBC drama Get Carman: The Trials of George Carman QC.
In 2003, Suchet starred as the ambitious Cardinal Wolsey in the two-part ITV drama Henry VIII opposite Ray Winstone as Henry VIII and Helena Bonham Carter as Anne Boleyn. In May 2006, he played the role of the fallen press baron Robert Maxwell in Maxwell, a BBC2 dramatisation of the final 18 months of Maxwell's life. During the same year, he voiced Poirot in the adventure game Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express.
At Christmas 2006, he played the vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing in a BBC adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. He appeared in the disaster film Flood, released in August 2007, as the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at a time when London is devastated by flooding. Suchet appeared on daytime-TV chat show Loose Women on 6 February 2008 to talk about his film The Bank Job, in which he played Lew Vogel, alongside Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows. In 2008, he took part in the genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are?, and discovered facts about his family history.
He starred in the 2009 CBC made-for-TV film Diverted. He starred as the main antagonist, Reacher Gilt, in the 2010 Sky TV adaptation of Going Postal, based on Pratchett's book of the same name. He appeared in the film Act of God as Benjamin Cisco. In 1987, Suchet played a bigfoot hunter in Harry and the Hendersons. He had roles in two Michael Douglas films, A Perfect Murder and The In-Laws. In 1997, he starred in the independent film Sunday. In November 2011, Suchet and ITV announced that Suchet would complete the canon of Poirot novels, in a thirteenth and final series of Poirot. The final episode, "Curtain", aired on ITV on 13 November 2013. During the time the final episode was filmed, Suchet expressed his sadness at his final farewell to the Poirot character he had loved:
- To lose him now, after so long, was like losing the dearest of friends, even though I was only an actor playing a part.
- Hercule Poirot’s death was the end of a long creative journey for me, made all the more emotional as I had only ever wanted to play Dame Agatha’s true Poirot, the man she’d first created in The Mysterious Affair at Styles in 1920 and whose death she chronicled more than half a century later, in Curtain in 1975.
- He was as real to me as he had been to her: a great detective, a remarkable man, if, perhaps, just now and then, a little irritating.
- As I look across at the camera for the final time, I think back to Poirot’s last words to Hastings on Friday.
- ‘Cher ami,’ I said softly, as he was leaving Poirot to rest.
- That phrase meant an enormous amount to me, which is why I repeated it after he had shut the door behind him. But my second ‘cher ami’ in that scene was for someone other than Hastings. It was for my dear, dear friend Poirot. I was saying goodbye to him as well, and I felt it with all my heart.
Between 2014 and 2015, Suchet appeared in and narrated two BBC Television documentaries, undertaking an epic journey spanning the Mediterranean, inspired by the life and travels of both St. Peter the Disciple and St. Paul the Apostle.
In 2016, Suchet took on the role as the narrator in the BBC live production of Peter Pan Goes Wrong, where he serves as the sole "professional" among the cast. At one point during the broadcast, when one of the actors is electrocuted, he is asked to distract the audience. His solution is to take Captain Hook's mustache and start acting like Poirot, even delivering his lines in a Belgian accent. This prompts the director (who is also playing Captain Hook) to retrieve the mustache and dismiss Suchet.
In 2017, Suchet starred as Dr Fagan in the BBC1 adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall, and guest starred in the role of a character called "The Landlord", for an episode of the tenth series of Doctor Who entitled Knock Knock.
His first broadcast job was to read a "Morning Story" for BBC Pebble Mill Talks producer David Shute; they had met at the Mayor of Stratford's annual cocktail party to welcome members of the Royal Shakespeare Company to their new season. Suchet provided the voice of Aslan in Focus on the Family's radio version of C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. He performed as the voice of the villainous Dr. Julius No in BBC Radio 4's radio adaptation of Ian Fleming's novel Dr. No. In 1991, Suchet played the part of Henrik Ibsen alongside Martin Shaw playing August Strindberg, in a one-off documentary on BBC Radio 3 about the meeting of the two playwrights.
Canal Trust and River Thames Alliance
Suchet is vice-president of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Trust, whose most challenging achievement to date has been securing funding (both via an appeal and from influencing government decisions) concerning the building of the new M6 Toll motorway where it cuts the lines of the Lichfield Canal and the Hatherton Canal, both of which the Trust wishes to see reopened. He was also officially voted in as chairman of the River Thames Alliance in November 2005. At the July 2006 Annual General Meeting of the River Thames Alliance, he agreed to continue being chairman for another year. He is a Patron of the River Thames Boat Project.
Awards, honours and appointments
Suchet's first major award was the Royal Television Society's award for best male actor for A Song for Europe in 1985. His performance as Agatha Christie's famous detective Hercule Poirot in the television series Poirot earned him a 1991 British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) nomination. In preparation for the role he says that he has read every novel and short story and compiled an extensive file on Poirot. Suchet was given a Variety Club Award in 1994 for best actor for portraying John in David Mamet's play Oleanna at the Royal Court Theatre, London. He later won another Variety Club Award (as well as a 2000 Tony nomination for best performance by a leading actor in a play) for his portrayal of Antonio Salieri in a revival of Amadeus.
Suchet was nominated for another Royal Television Society award in 2002 for his performance as Augustus Melmotte in The Way We Live Now, which also earned him a BAFTA nomination. The same year, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). On 10 October 2008, Suchet was awarded an honorary degree for his contributions to the Arts, from the University of Chichester. This was presented by the Vice-Chancellor at the Chichester Festival Theatre. In November 2008 Suchet won an International Emmy Award for Best Actor at the International Emmy Awards in New York for his role as tycoon Robert Maxwell in the 2007 BBC television film, Maxwell.
On 7 January 2009, he was awarded Freedom of the City of London, at the Guildhall in London. On 13 July 2010, David Suchet was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for "services to drama". On 18 March 2014, Suchet was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the RTS Programme Awards 2013 for his outstanding performance in Agatha Christie's Poirot.
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), formerly 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 Leica M3 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 the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth; now in Lithuania). After escaping persecution to relocate 16 mi (26 km) away to Memel in the 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.
Raised without religion, in 1986 Suchet underwent a religious conversion after reading Romans 8 in his hotel room; 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.
In August 2014, Suchet was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in the September 2014 referendum on that issue.
|1971||The Taming of the Shrew: An Introduction|
|Henry IV, Part 2: An Introduction|
|1980||Schiele in Prison||Gustav Klimt|
|1984||Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes||Buller|
|The Little Drummer Girl||Mesterbein|
|1985||The Falcon and the Snowman||Alex|
|1986||Iron Eagle||Minister of Defense Col. Akir Nakesh|
|1987||Harry and the Hendersons||Jacques Lafleur|
|1988||A World Apart||Muller|
|To Kill a Priest||Bishop|
|1989||When the Whales Came||Will|
|1993||Der Fall Lucona||Rudi Waltz|
|1996||Executive Decision||Nagi Hassan|
|1997||Sunday||Oliver / Matthew Delacorta|
|1998||A Perfect Murder||Mohamed Karaman|
|1999||Wing Commander||Capt. Jason Sansky|
|2002||Pinocchio||Geppetto / Judge||dub voice portrayed by Carlo Giuffrè|
|2003||The In-Laws||Jean-Pierre Thibodoux|
|2004||Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets||Narrator||TV movie, Voice|
|2006||Flushed Away||Rita's Dad||Voice|
|2006||Arthur and the Invisibles||Narrator||English version, Voice|
|2007||Flood||Deputy Prime Minister Campbell|
|2008||The Bank Job||Lew Vogel|
|2009||Act of God||Dr. Benjamin Cisco|
|2011||All My Sons||Joe Keller|
|2014||Effie Gray||Mr. Ruskin|
|2014||Long Day's Journey into Night||James Tyrone|
|2015||The Importance of Being Earnest||Lady Bracknell|
|2016||Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story||Himself|
|2017||American Assassin||Director Stansfield|
|2018||Dinner with Edward||Edward|
|1978||CI5 The Professionals||Krivas||Episode: "Where The Jungle Ends"|
|1980||A Tale of Two Cities||John Barsad||TV Movie|
|Oppenheimer||Edward Teller||6 episodes|
|1981||Play for Today||Reger||Episode: "The Cause"|
|1982||The Hunchback of Notre Dame||Clopin Trouillefou||TV Movie|
|1983||The Last Day||Howard||TV Movie|
|Red Monarch||Beria||TV Movie|
|Being Normal||Bill||TV Movie|
|Reilly, Ace of Spies||Inspector Tsientsin||Episode: "Prelude to War"|
|1984||Master of the Game||André d'Usseau||3 episodes|
|Freud||Dr. Sigmund Freud||6 episodes|
|Oxbridge Blues||Colin||2 episodes|
|Blott on the Landscape||Blott||6 episodes|
|A Crime of Honour||Steve Dyer||TV Movie|
|Thirteen at Dinner||Inspector Japp||TV Movie|
|Mussolini: The Untold Story||Dino Grandi||2 episodes|
|1986||Murrow||William L. Shirer||TV Movie|
|King and Castle||Devas||Episode: "Partners"|
|1987||The Last Innocent Man||Jonathan Gault||TV Movie|
|1988||Tales of the Unexpected||Yves Drouard||Episode: "A Time to Die"|
|Once in a Life Time||Herman Glogauer||TV Movie|
|1989||Cause Célèbre||T.J. O'Connor K.C.||TV Movie|
|1989–2013||Agatha Christie's Poirot||Hercule Poirot||13 series; 70 episodes|
|1990||The Play on One||Joe||Episode: "Separation"|
|Theatre Night||William Shakespeare||Episode: "Scenes of Money and Death"|
|1992||Science Fiction||Roger Altounyan||Episode: "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Link"|
|The Secret Agent||Alfred Verloc||3 episodes|
|1996||Cruel Train||Ruben Roberts||TV Movie|
|Screen Two||Vlachos||Episode: "Deadly Voyage"|
|The Phoenix and the Carpet||The Phoenix||6 episodes|
|1998||Seesaw||Morris Price||3 episodes|
|1999||RKO 281||Louis B. Mayer||TV Movie|
|2001–2002||NCS: Manhunt||DI John Borne||Pilot & Series; 8 episodes|
|2001||Murder in Mind||Edward Palmer||Episode: "Teacher"|
|Victoria & Albert||Baron Christian Friedrich von Stockmar, M.D.||TV Movie|
|The Way We Live Now||Augustus Melmotte||4 episodes|
|2002||Get Carman: The Trials of George Carman QC||George Carman QC||TV Movie|
|Live From Baghdad||Naji Al-Hadithi||TV Movie|
|2003||Henry VIII||Cardinal Thomas Wolsey||TV Movie|
|2004||A Bear Named Winnie||General Hallholland||TV Movie|
|2006||Dracula||Abraham Van Helsing||TV Movie|
|2007||Maxwell||Robert Maxwell||TV Movie|
|Flood||Deputy Prime Minister Campbell||2 episodes|
|2009||Diverted||Samuel Stern||TV Movie|
|2010||Going Postal||Reacher Gilt||2 episodes|
|2011||Hidden||Sir Nigel Fountain||3 episodes|
|Great Expectations||Jaggers||3 episodes|
|2012||The Hollow Crown||Duke of York||Episode: Richard II|
|2014||In the Steps of St. Paul||Narrator||2 Episode BBC TV Documentary|
|2015||In the Steps of St. Peter||Narrator||2 Episode BBC TV Documentary|
|2016||Peter Pan Goes Wrong||Narrator||TV Movie|
|2017||Decline and Fall||Dr. Fagan||3 episodes|
|Doctor Who||The Landlord||Episode: "Knock Knock"|
|Capitaine Marleau||Herbert White||Episode: "Sang & Lumière"|
|2018||Urban Myths||Salvador Dali||Episode: "The Dali & The Cooper"|
|Press||George Emmerson||3 episodes|
|2019||His Dark Materials||Kaisa (voice)||5 episodes|
Interviews and TV documentaries
Poirot and Agatha Christie
- Being Poirot BBC documentary (2014)
- David Suchet on playing Hercule Poirot – Dead Man’s Folly Q&A – BFI 
- David Suchet Final Poirot scene hardest of my career BBC 2013 
- David Suchet on Poirot's Death Loose Women ITV 2015 
- Au revoir Hercule Poirot – BBC News 
- Poirot's David Suchet ITV 
- The David Suchet Interview by Studio 10 (Australia) The ultra-smooth talking David Suchet aka Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot drops by Studio 10.
- Premier.tv : David Suchet talks about Poirot 
- Holly and Phil chat with David Suchet BBC – 13 November 2013 
- Today Tonight – David Suchet Channel Seven, Perth (Australia) 2014 
- David Suchet interviewed by Clive Anderson BBC, Wogan 1990s 
- The.Mystery.of.Agatha.Christie ITV.Perspectives.2013.
- Agatha Christie BBC documentary 
- The Agatha Christie code ITV 2005 
- David Suchet on the Orient Express (TV documentary) (2010) 
- David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St Paul (BBC documentary) (2012) 
- David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St Peter (BBC Documentary) (2015) 
- The One Show: David Suchet – Interview (30 April 2015) BBC 
- Long Day's Journey into Night David Suchet on acting, Digital Theatre Plus 2013 
- Roles, Characters, Empathy: David Suchet (On) Acting 2012 
- Suchet receives CBE BCC 2011 
- David Suchet, Actor – A Birthday Tribute 2011 
- International Emmy Winner – David Suchet BBC 2009 
- David Suchet – Who Do You Think You Are BBC 2009 
- Cannes Interview with David Suchet May 1997 
- Suchet, David and Wansell, Geoffrey. Poirot and Me. Headline Book Publishing, 7 November 2013 (UK), 1 October 2014 (US). ISBN 0-75-536422-8 ISBN 978-0-755-36422-0
- England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916–2007
- "Sir David Courtney SUCHET - Personal Appointments (free information from Companies House)". Companies House. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
- "David Suchet interview: the clue to Poirot's long life". The Daily Telegraph. 13 May 2010.
- "The Actor Behind Popular 'Poirot", The Christian Science Monitor, 25 March 1992.
- "Inside the mind of a media monster". Yorkshire Post. 27 April 2007.
- "David Suchet profile at". FilmReference.com. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
- "Who Do You Think You Are?". BBC. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
- Fraser, Alasdair (24 November 2001). "Obituary of Jack Suchet: Obstetrician and gynaecologist who worked with Fleming on the role of penicillin in treating venereal disease". BMJ. 323 (7323): 1255. doi:10.1136/bmj.323.7323.1255. PMC 1121713. Retrieved 25 September 2008.
- "David Suchet's grandfather". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
- Nathan, John (21 May 2010). "Interview: David Suchet". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
- Dodd, Celia (9 January 2009). "David Suchet still on the case". The Times. London. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
- "Interview with David Suchet". Dsuchet.ru. Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
- "Suchet's Acts of Faith", This Is London
- The Chichester Festival Theatre website
- The Last Confession – Australian tour (retrieved 2014-09-28)
- Taffel, Jacqui (12 May 2014). "Hercule Poirot actor David Suchet coming to Sydney's stage for The Last Confession". Sydney Morning Herald. Sydhey, Australia. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
- "Express Yourself with Music".
- Suchet, David; Wansell, Geoffrey (2013). Poirot and Me. UK: Headline. ISBN 978 0 7553 6420 6.
- IMDb profile of The Modern World: Ten Great Writers – James Joyce's 'Ulysses
- Sheehan, Sean (2009). Joyce's Ulysses: A Reader's Guide. Continuum. p. 106. ISBN 978-1847065193.
- Berlins, Marcel (10 April 2002). "Suchet as Carman". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
- Who do you think you are? BBC. Broadcast on 17 September 2008
- BBC profile of Suchet
- "Peter Pan Goes Wrong review on BBC1".
- River Thames Alliance
- River Thames Boat Project
- "University of Kent awards honorary degrees to Orlando Bloom and David Suchet". Kent.ac.uk. 16 July 2010. Archived from the original on 3 December 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
- "No. 59647". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2010. p. 8.
- Poirot star awarded in UK honours, ABC News (Australia), 31 December 2010.
- "Poirot star David Suchet made a CBE in New Year honours list". The Guardian. 31 December 2010.
- "Winners Announced at RTS Programme Awards 2013". Royal Television Society. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
- "No. 63135". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 October 2020. p. B2.
- "Birthday Honours 2020: Marcus Rashford and Joe Wicks honoured alongside key workers". BBC News. 10 October 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
- "Desert Island Discs with David Suchet". Desert Island Discs. 13 February 2009. BBC. Radio 4.
- British Library Archival Sound Recordings. Retrieved on 13 February 2009
- "Jewish Names". Judaism 101. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
- Obituary of Jack Suchet (24 November 2001)
- Lodge, Carey (21 April 2014). "David Suchet: Recording the NIV Bible is my legacy". Christian Today. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
- Ouzounian, Richard (25 April 2014). "David Suchet and the mystery of faith". Toronto Star. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
- Suchet religious conversion, Strandmag.com
- Profile in The Australian
- Whitnall, Bill (22 November 2012). "Bible Society announce Suchet and Gooder as new VPs". British Bible Society News. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
- "Celebrities' open letter to Scotland – full text and list of signatories". The Guardian. London. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- David Suchet to guest star in Doctor Who, Series 10 at radiotimes.com
- His Dark Materials, retrieved 6 December 2019
- Being Poirot documentary
- BFI -David Suchet on playing Hercule Poirot
- David Suchet Final Poirot scene hardest of my career
- David Suchet On Poirot's Death in Loose Women
- Au revoir Hercule Poirot
- Poirot's David Suchet
- The David Suchet Interview by Studio 10 (Australia)
- David Suchet talks about Poirot
- Holly and Phil chat with David Suchet
- Today Tonight – David Suchet
- David Suchet interviewed by Clive Anderson BBC
- Agatha Christie
- Agatha Christie code
- David Suchet on the Orient Express
- David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St. Paul -Episode 1 and Episode 2
- David Suchet in the Footsteps of St Peter Episode 1 and Episode2 2015
- The One Show: David Suchet
- David Suchet on acting
- David Suchet on acting
- Poirot meets the Prince
- David Suchet, 65 th birthday
- Emmy awards
- David Suchet – Who Do You Think You Are part1/6 2/6 3/6 4/6 5/6 6/6
- Cannes Interview with David Suchet