David Suchet

  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Maternal grandfather was famed photographer James Jarché; father Jack Suchet was a noted obstetrician and gynecologist.
  • Joined the National Youth Theatre at the age of 18.
  • Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1973.
  • Made his Broadway debut in 1999 in a revival of Amadeus, playing Salieri opposite Michael Sheen's Mozart.
  • Is a council member for LAMDA, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
  • Received a honorary Doctorate from the University of Chichester in October 2008.
  • Awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2009.
  • Awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2011 New Year's Honours List for his services to drama.
  • Played the role of Lady Bracknell in the 2015 West End production of The Importance of Being Earnest.
  • Is the President of pastoral care charity School's Outreach.

Awards

  • 2000, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 1989, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1997, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1994, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2016, Olivier Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2011, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Nominee

Relationships

  • Sheila Ferris — Wife
  • Robert Suchet — Son
  • Sheila Ferris — Wife
  • John Suchet — Brother
  • Peter Suchet — Brother
  • Jack Suchet — Father
  • Katherine Suchet — Daughter
  • Joan Jarche — Mother

College

  • London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, London, England

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  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor