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“The Importance of Being Earnest” | UK tour and West End

David Suchet will star as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest”. Directed by Adrian Noble, the new production will open in the West End on 24 June 2015, following a short UK tour. Tickets & information »

“The Last Confession” | World Tour 2014

David Suchet will star in “The Last Confession” by Roger Crane, in a World Tour from April to October 2014. Dates & information »

David Suchet wins RTS Lifetime Achievement Award

On 18 March in London, The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain's leading forum for television and related media, has announced the winners of the RTS Programme Awards 2013.

The evening culminated in the most significant honour — the RTS Lifetime Achievement Award. This highly prestigious award was given to David Suchet in recognition of his outstanding performance as Poirot, a role which he adopted for 25 years and for which he has become almost synonymous with the character, beloved by readers and viewers alike. Suchet is the only actor to have performed all of Agatha Christie's stories featuring the fastidious Belgian sleuth, including a one-off theatre production of the play Black Coffee.

Sadly, Suchet was taken ill shortly before the ceremony and was unable to attend. Mathew Prichard, Agatha Christie's grandson, received the award on Suchet's behalf, and made a moving speech thanking Suchet for his dedication to one of Agatha Christie's best loved characters.

 

News from www.agathachristie.com.

Pre-order for NIV Audio Bible: Read by David Suchet

Poirot actor and living legend David Suchet has fulfilled what he describes as “a 27 year ambition” to make an audio recording of the entire NIV Bible, from Genesis right the way through to Revelation.

To be released this Easter, the 78 hour recording will be the first full-length audio Bible spoken by a single British actor. Suchet spent over 200 hours in the recording studio while filming the final series of his hit detective TV series.

In a video to promote the new project, Suchet explains that he first became a Christian in 1986 and quickly realised that as an actor he had a particular gift he could use to share his faith. "I thought ’Well one thing I can do, or I think I can do, is to read’, and I’ve for many, many years felt that I wanted to put my voice to the Bible, and not only bits of the Bible, but the whole thing.

The 67-year-old actor has big dreams for the recording, the fee for which he is donating entirely to charity. “What I hope from a personal point of view, is that whoever wants to will be able to read the Bible at the same time as listen to it, or listen to it without reading it, and that they will want to keep returning to it,” he says.

The audio book will be sold in CD and digital formats. Pre-order now on Amazon.co.uk »

Performers on Performance: David Suchet

David Suchet will take part in a new series of one-on-one interviews at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue next year.

Encounters: Performers on Performance is billed as “a unique series of one to one conversations with high profile performers talking personally, candidly and entertainingly about their life and art.”

Fiona Lindsay will conduct the interviews, beginning with David Suchet 24 February.

Tickets £21—30. Buy here »

(Updated) David Suchet events in November and December 2013

David Suchet will be going on tour to promote Poirot and Me, appearing at the following events.

“Being Poirot”: documentary on ITV

Where: ITV. When: Wednesday 13 November 2013, 10:35pm.

David Suchet embarks on a very personal journey as the man behind the moustache explores Agatha Christie’s most enduring character. The celebrated actor will take a poignant trip to discover the history of his most famous TV creation as he reveals how he has approached the role of the iconic detective over the past 25 years.

David travels to Belgium as he attempts to unlock the mystery behind the great detective, discovers what the Belgians think about one of their most famous sons and allows our camera to film behind the scenes on the last days of filming.

Being Poirot is produced by Shiver and Agatha Christie Limited in association with Acorn Productions.

Hercule Poirot is for me, much more than the character on the written page. Hercule Poirot for me almost is a real person. He is the person who was responsible for my life for twenty-five years. I’ve got to know him, I’ve lived him, he’s my invisible closest and best friend.

— David Suchet

Final Poirot episode “Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case”

Where: ITV. When: Wednesday 13 November 2013, 8pm. After 25 years it is now the final curtain for Agatha Christie’s world famous Belgian Detective, Hercule Poirot.

 

“Curtain” is Poirot’s last ever case in which the aged and immobilised detective calls on his old friend Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser) for assistance as they return to the scene of their first case, Styles Court, to try and prevent an imminent murder.

Adapted by Kevin Elyot (Christopher and His Kind) Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case is directed by Hettie MacDonald (Hit & Miss, Wallander, White Girl) and produced by David Boulter (Whitechapel, He Kills Coppers, The Forsyte Saga).

New Poirot episode “The Labours of Hercules”

Where: ITV. When: Wednesday 6 November 2013, 8pm.

David Suchet stars as the world famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, alongside an exciting cast including Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love), Patrick Ryecart (The Kings Speech, The High Life), Rupert Evans (The Village, Fleming, World without End), Fiona O’Shaughnessy (Utopia, Outcast) Orla Brady (Sinbad, Mistresses), Morvan Christie (Hunted, Twenty Twelve), Tom Austen (Beaver Falls, The Borgias), Eleanor Tomlinson (The White Queen, Jack the Giant Slayer) and Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones, Christopher and his Kind) in the television adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Labours of Hercules.

In the penultimate film Poirot falls into a deep depression, after his egotism plays a part in the murder of a society girl. It is the desperate plea of a lonely chauffeur (Tom Austen) to find his missing soul mate, which eventually motivates Poirot to get back to work. His quest takes him to the Swiss Alps where he stumbles on clues, which may lead to a very personal showdown.

 

News and photo from: www.itv.com

New Poirot episode “Dead Man's Folly”

Where: ITV. When: Wednesday 30 October 2013, 8pm.

In an effort to beguile their Devonshire neighbours, wealthy financier Sir George Stubbs (Sean Pertwee) and his ‘subnormal’ wife Hattie (Stephanie Leonidas) prepare to stage a grand summer fête in the grounds of their new acquisition, Nasse House.

No expense is spared, and the lawn is soon bustling with visitors keen to have their fortune told, to compete in the fancy dress and to try their hand at the coconut shy And then there is the ultimate challenge: a fiendishly complicated ‘murder hunt’ prepared by the famous mystery novelist Ariadne Oliver (Zoë Wanamaker). After being commissioned to stage a fictional murder, her intuition tells her a real one is about to happen.

Convinced that someone is ‘jockeying her along’, she insists on the presence of her old friend Hercule Poirot (David Suchet), who reluctantly agrees to apply his uniquely analytical mind to a crime that, as yet, only exists in Ariadne’s imagination.

News, photo and video from: www.itv.com

New Poirot episode “The Big Four”

Where: ITV

When: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 8pm

Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson and Pauline Moran are reunited with David Suchet for Agatha Christie’s The Big Four.

Last seen together in the television adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Evil Under the Sun”, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson and Pauline Moran are back to reprise their iconic roles as Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon alongside David Suchet as the legendary Hercule Poirot in “The Big Four”.

Adapted by award-winning screenwriter and actor Mark Gatiss and actor Ian Hallard, “The Big Four” plunges Poirot into a world of global espionage where he uncovers a theatrical tale of murder, secrets, lies and love, set against the backdrop of the impending World War II.

As a deadly game of chess unfolds, Russian grandmaster, Dr Ivan Savaranoff (Michael Culkin) meets a shocking end, sending the public spiralling into panic, as suspicion is cast upon Peace Party stalwarts Abe Ryland (James Carroll Jordan) and Madame Olivier (Patricia Hodge). In one of his toughest challenges yet, Poirot must work out who the good guys are from the bad, as a complex plot sees a host of international figures used like pawns by a gang of dangerous dissidents tagged “The Big Four”.

News and photo from: www.itv.com

Museum visitors' shock as David Suchet turns up with Poirot donation

A legend of British television paid a visit to the Bay this week to cast his meticulous eye over some very special new arrivals at Torquay Museum. David Suchet, who played fastidious Belgium detective Hercule Poirot on television for 25 years, cast his eye over the new and improved gallery dedicated to Agatha Christie.

The production company behind the TV series has donated many of the props from the long-running show, including Poirot’s desk and furniture from his study.

It has all been lovingly re-arranged in the museum to match as closely as possible the small screen version which has been a hit all over the world. Mr Suchet himself officially donated the cane which Poirot used throughout his crime-solving career.

Carl Smith, marketing manager at the museum, said he had been contacted by Acorn Productions Ltd about six months ago.

“They said they were filming the final ever episode of Poirot and were looking for a permanent home for the furniture and some of the props from his apartment and study.

“They asked if we would like them and, of course, we were delighted.”

Mr Suchet was in Torquay this week to film a documentary called ’Being Poirot’.

The programme makers wanted to film him in the museum with the props.

“He very kindly handed over as a gift the stick Poirot used throughout his 25 years of service. “He was a delightful and friendly man. Some of the visitors were absolutely shocked to see him here and they almost mobbed, but he was extremely gracious.”

Visitors can now stand in front of the desk, bookacse, chairs, files and even the fireplace which featured on the TV series.

Mr Suchet has also been filming at Agatha’s holiday home — Greenway.

The final film to go into production also sees David celebrating 25 years playing the much-loved TV detective. Dead Man’s Folly is especially poignant to both David and the Agatha Christie family as the legendary crime writer’s Devon holiday home, Greenway, will play a pivotal role with scenes filmed within the grounds.

News, photo and video from: www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk

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New Poirot episode “Elephants Can Remember” — broadcast date and time confirmed

David Suchet will return as Hercule Poirot on Sunday 9 June at 8pm, ITV has confirmed. This latest mystery, a dramatisation of Agatha Christie’s Elephants Can Remember, will see Greta Scacchi, Iain Glen and Vanessa Kirby among the guest cast, while Zoe Wanamaker reprises her role as mystery writer Ariadne Oliver.

When asked about the continuing success of the series in which he’s starred for 25 years, Suchet commented: “Poirot is, of course, very popular because he has good manners. He’s very respectful and he’s very charming, but my son-in-law gave the best answer I’ve ever had for this question, which is that Poirot is enduring because he’s a great moral compass and people would like to be like him. Whenever you watch him, as he sums up a case, you think the world is a better place.”

“Long Day’s Journey into Night” triumph

“Long Day’s Journey Into Night” has been awarded the Best Revival prize at this year’s Olivier Awards with MasterCard.

Eugene O’Neill’s tortured drama played at the Apollo theatre last April and starred David Suchet, Laurie Metcalf, Kyle Soller and Trevor White as a family harbouring a dark secret, which is revealed over the course of one turbulent day.

Equally acclaimed for O’Neill’s remarkable script as for the cast’s powerful performances, the show was directed by Anthony Page and featured atmospheric design by former Olivier Award winner Lez Brotherston.

Official London Theatre’s Charlotte Marshall described the affecting production as “leaving the audience winded” and “a mesmerising [experience] that captures the complexity of familial love in all its dangerous and sometimes conflicting intensity,” while The Telegraph’s Charles Spencer commented in his five star review, “At the end of this superb production of Eugene O’Neill’s harrowing autobiographical play, I barely had the strength to get out of my seat. The dramatic impact is shattering. The raw pain, passion and even the occasional clumsiness of the writing are testament to a work of heroic honesty.”

After accepting the award alongside fellow producer Kim Poster, Nimax Theatres’ Executive Director Nica Burns said: “I’m speechless, which is a bit of a first. It’s been an ambition of ours to do this show for seven years. It’s a very difficult play and we tried to cast it for a long time, and then Kim came and brought David Suchet to the table and David Suchet is what made it work.”

The equally thrilled Poster was keen to spread the word that theatre fans who missed out on seeing the show, can watch the production on Digital Theatre, explaining: “Digitaltheatre.com filmed the play and people who want to see this production but didn’t get the opportunity can go to www.digitaltheatre.com and see it for the princely sum of about three quid, which is brilliant because it’s bringing the West End all over the world.”


News from: www.olivierawards.com. Photo by Geraint Lewis.

See or download “Long Day’s Journey into Night” on Digitaltheatre.com. On our website, information about this performance is available here.

Digital Theatre releases David Suchet in “Long Day’s Journey into Night” for download

Digital Theatre has announced its latest production released for download: last summer’s acclaimed West End revival of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey into Night”. The production, which starred previous Whatsonstage.com Award-winning actor David Suchet and Laurie Metcalf at the Apollo Theatre, was nominated in Whatsonstage.com Awards for Best Play Revival, and has just received the same nod in this year’s Olivier Awards.

The full production is now available from Digital Theatre’s website, and can be watched online, on your desktop, with Samsung Smart TV or through Digital Theatre’s updated iOS app for iPhone, iPad or iPad touch.

Suchet and Metcalf are joined in the cast by Trevor White as Jamie, Kyle Soller as Edmund and Rosie Sansom as Cathleen. The production is directed by Tony Award-winner Anthony Page with design by Lez Brotherston.

“Long Day’s Journey into Night” marks Digital Theatre’s second collaboration with independent production company Stanhope Productions and is the second Digital Theatre release to star David Suchet. It follows the filming of “All My Sons” during its sell-out 2010 West End revival, for which Suchet received his Whatsonstage.com Award.


See or download “Long Day’s Journey into Night” here.

On our website, information about this performance is available here.

David Suchet: The Mystery of Agatha Christie

Where: ITV

When: Sunday 17 March 2013, 10.00pm

Actor David Suchet sets out to unravel the mystery surrounding the life and work of Agatha Christie in this first film in the new series of ITV’s arts strand Perspectives.

David has spent more of his life acting out the plots and dramas created by Agatha Christie than anyone else in the world. He is currently donning the spats and moustaches to portray the famous Belgian detective for the very last time. Though, in his own words, he knows Agatha’s most famous creation perhaps better than he knows himself, David embarks on a journey to learn more about the woman who created him and whose books remain outsold only by Shakespeare and The Bible.

He wants to discover what gave her stories worldwide appeal, and why her literary heroes captured the imaginations of so many fans.

Throughout her life Agatha remained a private person, known for her shyness as well as her literary gifts. So what is it about Agatha and her work that has made her so enduringly popular, and to what extent did events in her life influence her writing?

David’s journey takes him all over the country and beyond, visiting the places Agatha lived and the landscapes that inspired her to find clues to the mystery surrounding one of Britain’s most prolific and best loved authors.

He meets the people who knew the woman behind the fame, like Agatha’s only surviving descendent, her grandson Mathew Prichard, who offers him “a rare peak into the treasure trove that is the Christie family archive”. David also hears from those who are deeply inspired by her extraordinary legacy.

Through exclusive interviews and unseen images and archive film, David learns how Agatha rose from a seemingly idyllic childhood in Devon to become master of the sinister world of poisons and murder.

"Having played Poirot for so long, I know how Agatha’s novels were inspired by the Devonshire landscape, with real villages and hidden coves becoming fictional places of murder and intrigue. I’m sure these idyllic settings have always been a part of her appeal.

“I’m very firmly Agatha Christie’s Poirot and I won’t allow him out of the box into which she put him. I don’t think I’m the easiest actor in the world to work with when it comes to Hercule Poirot because I do know him so well.”

He learns that Agatha’s famous and ingenious use of poisons (used as the method of murder in over half her novels) all stemmed from her first-hand experience of working as a dispensary nurse during the First World War. It was her encyclopaedic knowledge and dedication to accuracy that set her apart from her contemporaries. It was also during the Great War that she first came into contact with Belgian refugees — and where she first got the idea for a certain Belgian detective.

David Suchet: In The Footsteps Of St Paul

 

Where: BBC ONE

When: Sunday 23 December, 9.00-10.00 am and Monday 24 December, 9.00-10.00

 

Two thousand years ago, St. Paul transformed the fledgling Jesus movement into a new global religion and the dominant force in Western civilisation. David Suchet begins a personal journey in search of this enigmatic man.

Travelling from Israel to Turkey, we track Paul’s early life and career, first as an active persecutor and, following his profound conversion experience, the movement’s most ardent supporter.

As Paul begins his missionary work, he challenges the world of the classical gods and the might of Caesar in key Roman cities such as Antioch and Ephesus. At the same time he establishes the first churches and, controversially, feels there should be no barriers to membership. This brings him into conflict with the early Christian leadership based in Jerusalem.

David Suchet explores the latest archaeological and historical research associated with the Paul story to help better understand this charismatic man and his mission.

 

News and photo from: www.bbc.co.uk.

 

2013 Whatsonstage.com Awards

David Suchet is nominated on the “2013 Whatsonstage.com Awards” in the nomination “Best Actor in a Play” for his performance in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”.

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David Suchet at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

As he starts filming the final Poirot series, the much-loved English actor joins us to reflect on his 43-year-long career. From humble beginnings as a spear-carrier at the RSC, to playing Agatha Christie’s suave Belgian super-sleuth and providing a voice for Aslan the Lion, he joins Christopher Cook to reflect on the joys of acting and why he has never been out of work.

On Saturday, October 6, 2012, 14:00. Cheltenham Racecourse — Centaur. Book tikets here: www.cheltenhamfestivals.com

David Suchet visits The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

David Suchet made a visit to Kensington Gardens to meet the cast of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe on August, 12.

Suchet recorded the voice for the part of Aslan, represented onstage by a giant puppet, and was heard to say “It’s the strangest experience for me to pick up a ticket at the box office and watch myself perform, even though it may be a lion! I was very thrilled to be part of a wonderful show, it was truly magical.”

Suchet is currently performing in A Long Day’s Journey Into Night, which closes this Saturday (18 August).

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, whose cast includes Sally Dexter, Forbes Mason and Brian Protheroe, also features Carly Bawden as Susan Pevensie, who attended David Suchet’s old school and received a Drama Prize set up by David to encourage students in acting.

News from: www.whatsonstage.com. Photo from wooller.com (see large photo here »)

 

Suchet supports Cody Dock project

Actor David Suchet is backing a call to raise thousands of pounds to transform a neglected London dock into a creative hub ahead of the Olympics. The Poirot actor is supporting a scheme to regenerate Cody Dock on the River Lea, which has been sealed off for decades.

David is among a number of stars who have pledged their support to the scheme, run by the Gasworks Dock Partnership, including comedian Andi Orshi and singer and activist Billy Bragg. The charity is aiming to open the site, located between Canary Wharf and the Olympic Park, before the games start this summer. So far Gasworks has raised ?56,000, but is calling on the public to help it raise the remaining ?83,000 through crowdfunding website Spacehive.com.

Once completed the project will enable people to walk for 26 miles from Hertfordshire to the Thames thanks to a new swing bridge.

David, a keen boater and chairman of the River Thames Alliance, said: "One of London’s most historic docks currently sits behind lock and key in a neglected corner of the capital. This brilliant grassroots project will reinvent it as a vibrant home for artists, entrepreneurs, and boaters. Opening Cody Dock will complete an epic 26-mile walk along the banks of London’s second river, the Lea. I hope people will dig deep so we can unlock it for all to enjoy.”

Project creator Simon Myers said: “We’ve got our hands on the most amazing space here. For decades Cody Dock has been a hidden secret. With your help we can not only open it but create the most exciting new place for Londoners to enjoy.”

To support the scheme visit spacehive.com/codydock.

Suchet announced as Narnia’s Lion

David Suchet will provide the voice of Aslan in threesixty's production of The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, which previews from tonight in Kensington Gardens. Suchet’s roar will be heard alongside the ice cold tones of Sally Dexter as the evil White Witch in threesixty’s revolutionary tent until 9 September.

CS Lewis’s classic tale, which is adapted by Rupert Goold, will also star Forbes Masson as Mr Tumnus, Brian Protheroe as the Professor and Carly Bawden, Rebecca Benson, Philip Labey and Jonny Weldon as the Pevensie children.

The innovative new production uses ground-breaking surround video and enchanting puppetry to bring to life the tale of four siblings who embark on a magical journey, through a wardrobe, to the enchanted land of Narnia.

News and photo from: www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk || Visit the show website »

David Suchet: People I Have Shot

In this programme, called Those I Have Shot, actor David Suchet follows in the footsteps of his Fleet Street press photographer grandfather, James Jarch?. Suchet’s aim is to discover what it was like for Jarch? to be sent on an assignment and “told not to come back unless you get the shot.” What was it like to be a press photographer in the 1940?s and 50?s ? It wasn’t the same as the paparazzi now; Jarch? was involved in “pure news,” but it did require determination and buckets of charisma. Jarch? had both, and so too does Suchet. So what of his photography skills ?

Suchet explains early on that his maternal grandfather inspired him with his passion for photography and indeed gave him several cameras, the last of which was the Leica M3 which he uses in the programme, as well as plenty of instruction on the art of photography itself.

Once piece of advice Suchet remembers particularly vividly is that “when you look through your camera it’s not what you see but how you see it” that matters. “Your lens” is more important than any amount of equipment, no matter how much it cost.

Suchet sets about photographing London, miners, HM The Queen, ordinary people doing their jobs (including a hoop dancer and a stilt walker) as well as visiting the Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park — the Lower School called White Lodge.

It’s a brief glimpse of his time there, and I have to say that his methods of photography would not be allowed under normal circumstances! He gets right in the middle of the studio — I’ve never seen a photographer do anything more than tiptoe around the edges — making no attempt to be invisible and getting right in between the dancers as they jump past him. He must have had special dispensation!

The resulting image isn’t the best of his selection — but he does meet with The Sunday Times Magazine picture editor, John Jones, who agrees that one of his pictures might have made it into print, were they running a relevant story — which is quite some achievement. The Sunday Times Magazine is world-renowned for highlighting superb photography from around the world and Jones offers some advice relevant to all photo-journalists when it comes to submitting pictures that offer options for telling a story. Suchet rather humbly credits Jarch? with his talent, saying that his grandfather was a professional whereas for Suchet, photography is a passion, but it’s still an emotional experience for him as he learns more about his grandfather’s huge body of work — and puts his own photographs under the microscope of industry experts. He’s a very engaging host and his journey gives us — and him — more than he might have bargained for.

News and photo from:  balletnews.co.uk. Photographer: Chris Openshaw.

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Great Expectations with David Suchet

David Suchet has joined the cast of BBC One's new adaptation of Great Expectations. The drama, which is being penned by Oliver Twist scribe Sarah Phelps, is due to air at Christmas. The BBC has now announced that Suchet has signed up to play Jaggers, a lawyer who represents Pip's benefactor and Miss Havisham. The BBC also confirmed earlier reports that Gillian Anderson has joined the cast as Miss Havisham.

Poirot recommissioned

ITV is delighted to announce that David Suchet will return to his role as Hercule Poirot and complete Agatha Christie’s canon of stories about the fastidious and brilliant Belgian detective. The films, based on the remaining Poirot novels and short stories yet to be filmed, have been commissioned from ITV Studios and Agatha Christie Ltd.  

The Poirot films which will go into production during 2012 are:

Labours of Hercules;
Dead Man’s Folly;
The Big Four;
Elephants Can Remember;
Curtain.

Curtain is Poirot’s last case in which an arthritic and immobilised Poirot calls on his old friend Captain Hastings for assistance as they return to the scene of their first case, Styles Court, to try to prevent an imminent murder.

David Suchet has often spoken about his ambition to film all the Poirot stories. He has worn the moustachioed Belgian sleuth's polished spats very successfully for 22 years and starred in a total of 65 films including the iconic and best known title Murder on the Orient Express, which broadcast on ITV1 during Christmas 2010.  

The Clocks, the latest Poirot film from ITV, will broadcast this Christmas and will star David, alongside an exciting cast including Phil Daniels as Inspector Hardcastle, Jaime Winstone, Tom Burke, Lesley Sharp, Geoffrey Palmer and Beatie Edney and the late Anna Massey. Filmed in London and Dover, The Clocks is adapted by Stewart Harcourt, directed by Charles Palmer and the producer is Karen Thrussell. After nearly two decades, Poirot continues to rate consistently highly and is sold all around the world to over 40 countries. 

“I’m more than delighted to be reprising my role as Poirot. It’s been my life’s ambition to bring this amazing canon of works to completion on ITV,” said David. “Poirot is a brilliant, yet profoundly complicated character and I’ve always loved playing him. He’s considerate, with a love of elegance and precision, but he is also so maddeningly frustrating to play as he’s so vain and pedantic! What endears me to him the most is his endless love of people," added David. “And for all his faults he is one of the greatest listeners in literature. I’ve been so fortunate to play him.”

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David Suchet Takes Another Long Journey to West End

As previously tipped, David Suchet, who won both this year’s Whatsonstage.com and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Actor for All My Sons, will return to the West End in another American classic, Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

The new production is due to run from 2 April to 18 August 2012 at Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, the same address where the Arthur Miller play, in which Suchet co-starred with fellow Whatsonstage.com Award winner Zoe Wanamaker, was a sell-out hit last summer.

O'Neill's 1941 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama tells the story of the Tyrones, a family on the edge, with a druggie mother, penny-pinching father and alcoholic son. Long Day’s Journey into Night is considered one of America's greatest plays and in the National Theatre’s survey of the 100 most significant plays of the 20th century, it was voted into fifth place.

News from: www.whatsonstage.com. Photo from www.groupleisure.com. Official website: www.longdaysjourneylondon.com.

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star featuring David Suchet

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star featuring David Suchet

This short film, narrated by acclaimed British actor David Suchet CBE, communicates some of the key principles of children's palliative care. Read more

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