David Suchet (pronunced "soo-shay" /ˈsuːʃeɪ/), OBE (born 2 May 1946) is an English actor, known for his work on British television. He is recognised for his RTS- and BPG award-winning performance as Augustus Melmotte in the 2001 British TV mini-drama The Way We Live Now, alongside Matthew Macfadyen and Paloma Baeza.
He is perhaps best known though, for his role as the main character, Hercule Poirot in the British TV drama Poirot, alongside Hugh Fraser and Pauline Moran.
He is also the younger brother of British Newsreader and TV Presenter, John Suchet.
After making his first TV appearance in 1970, he made his first appearance on the big screen in the 1980 film version of A Tale of Two Cities. In 1985, he played Blott in the television series Blott on the Landscape. Suchet appeared as Inspector Japp in the 1985 film adaptation of Lord Edgware Dies, screen-name Thirteen at Dinner, with Peter Ustinov portraying Poirot. In 198