When Anthony Trollope started writing what would become his longest novel, heÂ never dreamed aÂ con artist inÂ aÂ supporting role would take over the plot, swindling not only the characters inÂ the book but the author himself! Such was the force ofÂ personality ofÂ his creation, Augustus Melmotte. David Suchetâ€™s rendition ofÂ Melmotte inÂ The Way WeÂ Live Now makes itÂ clear what Trollope was upÂ against. NoÂ fastidious, obsessive, mincing Hercule Poirot heÂ â€” atÂ least, not inÂ this performance.
InÂ addition toÂ his signature roles asÂ Poirot onÂ Mystery! and inÂ the 1992 Masterpiece Theatre production The Secret Agent, Suchet has appeared inÂ the feature films AÂ Perfect Murder, Sunday, Wing Commander, Executive Decision, and RKO 281Â on HBO. Among his many stage roles, heÂ has appeared asÂ George (opposite Diana Rigg) inÂ Whoâ€™s Afraid ofÂ Virginia Woolf? and asÂ the professor inÂ David Mametâ€™s Oleanna. HeÂ made his Broadway stage debut inÂ Peter Hallâ€™s Amadeus playing Salieri.