David Suchet is perhaps best known for playing Hercule Poirot in the long-running series, Agatha Christie's Poirot, which earned him a BAFTA nomination in 1991. But what has the actor been up to since shaving off his tiny, twirly moustache back in 2013? Find out here...
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David, 74, has gone to have a hugely prolific career and has starred in films including Effie Gray, Dinner with Edward and American Assassin. He has also enjoyed a busy television career, and was the narrator for two series of In the Steps of St Paul, as well as Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Like most British actors, David has also appeared in Doctor Who as 'the Landlord' in Knock Knock.
What has David been up to since playing Poirot?
You may have also recognised his dulcet tones in His Dark Materials where he provides the voice for Serafina Pekkala's wise goose daemon, Kaisa.
He also recently performed in Poirot and More: A Retrospective in Australia, and said at the time: "I am incredibly excited to be coming back to Australia after the marvellous experience we had when I was last there performing in The Last Confession. Australian audiences hold a special place in my heart, and I am very much looking forward to sharing some of my story and some of my favourite theatrical moments with them."
David has had a prolific TV and film career
He previously reflected on his time playing the detective, revealing that he had read every Agatha Christie novel, and was even consulted about the story while working on set if the producer was unavailable. Speaking to The Observer, he said: "I devoted to Poirot the same care, respect, study and attention I gave to, say, Iago. I put them on the same level from the get-go, treated them with the same seriousness."
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Speaking about the role, he added: "He hates the English caste system, he always treats the servants and working-class very good, never patronises them, a kind man, not stingy at all, very wealthy, remarkable listener, his taste in art is rather bourgeois, likes the opulent and the florid, has the most charming geniality but can also be as cold as ice.”