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David Suchet

Autor(a) de Poirot and Me

67+ Works 476 Membros 12 Reviews

About the Author

Inclui os nomes: David Suchet, Sir David Suchet

Image credit: twitter @David_Suchet

Obras de David Suchet

Poirot and Me (2013) 233 cópias
Poirot: The Movie Collection (2001) — Director & Actor; Actor — 15 cópias
The Anthony Trollope Collection [BBC TV miniseries] (2006) — Actor; Director / Actor — 15 cópias
Blott on the Landscape [1985 TV mini series] (1985) — Actor — 15 cópias
Being Poirot (2014) 9 cópias
Poirot Series 1 Through 5 (2011) 5 cópias
The Lost Mine 1 exemplar(es)
The Dead Man's Mirror 1 exemplar(es)
Hidden Region 0 DVD9 1 exemplar(es)
Poirot and Me 1 exemplar(es)
Agatha Christie's Poirot, Series 6 (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Poirot [UK Import] 1 exemplar(es)
Days of Majesty: Queen Elizabeth II (PBS Video) — Narrador — 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

O Sobrinho do Mago (1955) — Narrador, algumas edições29,652 cópias
Murder on the Orient Express (1934) — Narrador, algumas edições17,286 cópias
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) — Narrador, algumas edições9,025 cópias
Death on the Nile (1937) — Narrador, algumas edições8,976 cópias
Evil Under the Sun (1941) — Narrador, algumas edições4,611 cópias
Poirot Investigates (1924) — Narrador, algumas edições3,577 cópias
Sad Cypress (1940) — Narrador, algumas edições3,456 cópias
Dead Man's Folly (1956) — Narrador, algumas edições3,186 cópias
Poirot's Early Cases (1974) — Narrador, algumas edições1,585 cópias
Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making (2011) — Prefácio — 201 cópias
Executive Decision [1996 film] (1996) — Actor — 99 cópias
"Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad" [short story] (1904) — Narrador, algumas edições99 cópias
Terry Pratchett's Going Postal [2010 film] (2010) — Actor — 76 cópias
Iron Eagle [1986 film] (1986) — Actor — 71 cópias
A Perfect Murder [1998 film] (1998) — Actor — 67 cópias
Moses [1995 film] (1996) 61 cópias
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery {short story} (1923) — Narrador, algumas edições56 cópias
The Case of the Missing Will {short story} (1923) — Narrador, algumas edições55 cópias
Victoria & Albert [2001 film] (2001) — Actor — 47 cópias
Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Complete Series (2014) — Actor; Actor — 43 cópias
The Incredible Theft {novella} (1937) — Narrador, algumas edições43 cópias
The Way We Live Now [2001 TV mini series] (2001) — Actor — 40 cópias
Sinister Spring (2023) — Narrador, algumas edições33 cópias
A Tale of Two Cities [1980 TV movie] (1980) — Actor — 26 cópias
In the Footsteps of St. Paul (DVD) (2014) — Host — 25 cópias
Great Expectations [2011 TV mini series] (2012) — Actor — 25 cópias
Effie Gray [2014 film] (2015) — Actor — 20 cópias
The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge and Other Stories (1999) — Narrador, algumas edições17 cópias
Foolproof [2003 film] (2003) — Actor — 16 cópias
Decline and Fall [2017 TV Mini Series] (2014) — Actor. — 14 cópias
Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Movie Collection Set 3 (2004) — Performer — 12 cópias
The Hunchback of Notre Dame [1982 TV movie] (1982) — Actor — 9 cópias
Dracula: A BBC Radio Dramatisation (2017) — Narrador — 8 cópias
Agatha Christie - Poirot Collection 09 [4 DVDs] (2012) — Actor — 4 cópias
Poirot Fan Favorites Collection [Videorecording] (2013) — Actor — 3 cópias
Death by Drowning [and] The Plymouth Express (2005) — Narrador — 3 cópias
Agatha Christie - Poirot Collection 12 [5 DVDs] (2014) — Actor — 3 cópias
Cause Celebre [1987 film] (2005) — Actor — 3 cópias
Agatha Christie - Poirot Collection 11 [4 DVDs] (2014) — Actor — 2 cópias
Agatha Christie - Poirot Collection 10 [4 DVDs] (2013) — Actor — 2 cópias
Psalms / Proverbs (BBC Radio Collection) (1992) — Narrador — 2 cópias
Agatha Christie - Poirot Collection 07 [4 DVDs] (2010) — Actor — 2 cópias
Thirteen at Dinner [1985 TV movie] (1985) — Actor — 2 cópias
Agatha Christie - Poirot Collection 08 [4 DVDs] (2011) — Actor — 2 cópias
Agatha Christie - Poirot Collection 02 [3 DVDs] (2006) — Actor — 2 cópias
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Series 06 [Videorecording] (2012) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
Trenchcoat [1983 film] — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
Agatha Christie's Poirot 1 exemplar(es)
Great Detectives Anthology (Poirot / Miss Marple / Sherlock Holmes) — Actor, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Series 11 [Videorecording] (2014) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Series 04 [Videorecording] (1992) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Suchet, David
Data de nascimento
1946-05-02
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Ocupação
actor
Relacionamentos
Suchet, John (brother)
Organizações
Garrick Club (member)

Membros

Resenhas

I'm a fan of Mr Suchet - not only Poirot but fortunate enough to see him in "The Last Confession" on stage some years ago and it was spell binding - both he and the cast managed to make you forget you were watching a play and not actually watching real life unfolding. Incredible. I did also see him in something else much later playing an Irish American and that was pretty awful, so I guess that shows I am not going to like everything he's done...!

Enjoyed his Poirot and Me book and was looking forward to reading this. It is perhaps a typical actor's autobiog in some respects - early life, "how I got started", anecdotes, "what I think about..." etc but split into subject chapters rather than being a chronological full autobiography. Instead it is also illustrated with copious photos throughout - DS is quite the photographer and the stated aim of the book is that the reader will perhaps learn as much of him from the photos as from the text.

Well the text is an interesting enough light read, without being in any way controversial. And the photos are fine but not too many struck me as particularly meaningful. Some are in colour, most are B/W, even if they don't really benefit from being B/W. Not many struck me as "wow, what a great photo" but then that's not why he was including them, I suspect.

All in all, a pleasant read but not a book I would return to - unlike "Poirot and Me", which I do find myself returning to.
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Flip_Martian | Mar 5, 2024 |
Excellent memoir. Suchet's story reminds me of other actors who have embodied fictional roles (Brett's Sherlock Holmes, Hiddleston's Loki, etc.) that could muddy an actor's sense of self.
 
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JBarringer | outras 9 resenhas | Dec 15, 2023 |
Many, many actors have portrayed Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot over the years, but for a huge number of fans, David Suchet is THE quintessential Poirot. Suchet played the part over a period of 25 years, and in this book he explains how he approached playing the Belgian sleuth, and how Poirot became a huge part of his life.

Each chapter more or less covers a series of the show, giving details of each book they were filming per episode, who else was appearing in it with him and outlining the basic plots (importantly however, there aren’t any spoilers revealed for anyone who might feel inspired to watch the series after reading the book!)

Suchet talks about how he came to be very protective of the character and was determined to portray him according to how Agatha Christie wrote him, going to far as write an extensive lists of character traits and foibles which he referred to time and again while filming. Indeed, he seemed to be become almost obsessive about it and often refers to Poirot as though he were a real living person rather than a fictional creation.

He also describes the other acting jobs that he took on between series of Poirot – after all he did not always know whether the show was going to be renewed and he had to earn his living.

It’s an enjoyable and easy to read book which did make me want to watch all of the Poirot films. If I was to nitpick, I might say that it could have done with a bit of editing as there is some repetition, and it feels as though there is an element of humble-bragging throughout; then again when writing about what critics were saying about the show, if they were pretty much all enthusiastic and complimentary, how can anyone write it without expressing those favourable opinions?!

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to fans of David Suchet, Agatha Christie, or Hercule Poirot.
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Ruth72 | outras 9 resenhas | Aug 13, 2023 |
A very readable autobiography of the relationship between the actor David Suchet and his television portrayal of Hercule Poirot from 1988 to 2013, which is very enjoyably filled with anecdotes from the production of the short stories and books by Agatha Christie.
I read this quickly, and so was a little irritated by the repetition of some themes and notes of thanks, usually near the end of a chapter. But these are minor quibbles about a book in which Suchet generously regales us with stories about how he created the character on screen and the circumstances around the filming of many of the episodes.… (mais)
 
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CarltonC | outras 9 resenhas | Jun 11, 2022 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
67
Also by
146
Membros
476
Popularidade
#51,804
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
12
ISBNs
46
Idiomas
3

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