David Suchet Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 Dec, 2019
Facts of David Suchet
Date of Birth: 1946 , May-2
Age: 74 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name David Suchet
Birth Name David Suchet
Father Jack Suchet
Mother Joan Patricia
Nationality English
Birth Place/City London
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $15 Million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Weight in KG 68
Married to Sheila Ferris
Children Two
Education Wellington School
Awards International Emmy Award
Movies Executive Decision, The Missionary,Iron Eagle, A Perfect Murder, The Bank Job
TV Show His Dark Materials, Poirot, Great Expectations, Maxwell
Siblings John Suchet and Peter Suchet
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Emmy-Award-Winning English actor David Suchet is widely known for his role in television series Oppenheimer, The Way We Live Now, Maxwell and Agatha Christie's Poirot. He also worked in many triumphant movies such as Executive Decision, The Bank Job and American Assassin

Early Life

David Suchet was born on 2nd May 1946 in London, England. He belongs to a White Caucasian ethnicity and holds British citizenship.

He is one of three kids of actress Joan Patricia and consultant Jack Suchet. He was raised with two siblings, brothers John Suchet and Peter Suchet. John is an author, newsreader, and television presenter. 

Along with his two brothers, David also studied at Grenham House Boarding School. Then, he went on to join another independent school, Wellington School. At that time, John also developed a passion for acting and joined the National Youth Theatre at 18.

He also performed at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. As of now, he is also one of counseling members of the company.

Started His Career From Theatre

David Suchet started his acting journey performing in Watermill Theatre, in Bagnor, Berkshire. He then joined Royal Shakespeare Company in 1973. Subsequently, the actor worked in many other plays including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Last Confession, and The Importance of Being Earnest.

In 1978, Suchet made her television debut appearing in CI5 The Professionals. Two years later, Suchet's first big-screen role came in a movie Schiele in Prison. Some of his other projects are Trenchcoat, The Little Drummer Girl, Iron  Eagle, and Harry and the Hendersons.

David Suchet at the premiere of Agatha Christie's Poirot SOURCE: Getty Image

In 2007, John played the role of Robert Maxwell in the most hit TV drama Maxwell. Her marvelous performance in a show also earned her first Emmy Award for Best Performance By an Actor International.

Besides, Suchet gave his voice in animated television series His Dark Materials in 2019.

Collected $15 Million Net Worth

As per estimation made by various online sources, David Suchet has an estimated net worth of $15 million. The actor has mainly collected such a decent amount of wealth from his decade long journey in the world of acting.

He has also been part of many box-office hit movies. Some of them are listed below.

Movie Released Year Star-Cast Budget Box-Office
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes 1984 Ian Holm and James Fox $30 million $45.9 million
Iron Eagle 1986 Louis Gossett Jr. and Jason Gedrick $18 million $24.15 million
Harry and the Hendersons 1987 John Lithgow and Melinda Dillon $10 million $50 million
Executive Decision 1996 Kurt Russell and Halle Berry $55 million $122.1 million
A Perfect Murder 1998 Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow $60 million $128 million
Flushed Away 2006 Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet $149 million $178 million
Arthur and the Invisibles 2006 Freddie Highmore and Madonna $85 million $107.9 million
The Bank Job 2008 Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows $20 million $64.8 million

David undoubtedly made a significant portion of his riches from his aforementioned projects.

Besides, John also released several books like Beethoven: The Man Revealed and Mozart: The Man Revealed.

Awards And Achievements 

David Suchet has been active in the world of acting for years now and won numerous accolades as well. He got a 1991 British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) nomination for his role in a TV series Poirot. Furthermore, the actor won the International Emmy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 2007 BBC television film, Maxwell.

Married Life With Sheila Ferris

David Suchet married actress Sheila Ferris on 30th June 1976. David and his future wife first met at their workplace in the Belgrade Theatre Coventry, in 1972. Sheila said that he fell in love at first sight, but Sheila took the time to get into the relationship. 

David Suchet and his Wife Sheila Ferris SOURCE: Getty Image

The couple dated for years before they exchanged the vows in 1976. The two is also blessed with two children a son Robert Suchet and a daughter Katherine Suchet. The family of four currently resides at their resident in London.

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