ABOUT DAVID SUCHET
David Suchet is one of the UK’s most respected stage and screen actors but is best known internationally for his long-running, award-winning TV performance as Agatha Christie’s Poirot.
David returns to the London stage in Jonathan Church’s revival of Arthur Miller’s The Price which transfer from Theatre Royal Bath.
DAVID SUCHET’S PREVIOUS THEATRE ROLES
David Suchet was most recently seen in The Lover / The Collection at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London – the double bill formed one of 30 short plays presented by Jamie Lloyd to mark the 10th anniversary of Pinter’s death.
Other recent theatrical productions include the world tour of Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of The Last Confession, Long Day’s Journey Into Night and All My Sons at the Apollo Theatre; and The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville Theatre where he played Lady Bracknell.
David Suchet began his acting career at the Watermill Theatre in Bagnor, before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1973. With a history working with Harold Pinter in 1993, playing the part of John in Oleanna at the Royal Court Theatre, he has also worked opposite Dame Diana Rigg in the West End production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and appeared as Salieri in the Broadway production Amadeus.
DAVID SUCHET’S FILM AND TV ROLES
During his accomplished career as an actor he has received the RTS and BPG awards for playing Edward Teller in the TV serial Oppenheimer and a BAFTA nomination for his performance as Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule Poirot.
In 2003, Suchet starred as the ambitious Cardinal Wolsey in the two-part ITV drama Henry VIII opposite Ray Winstone. In 2006 he played the role of fallen press baron Robert Maxwell, a BBC2 dramatisation, and in the same year the part of the vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing in a BBC adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula.
His extensive career in film and television has seen appearances in the film version of A Tale of Two Cities, Reilly, Ace of Spies, Freud, Blott on the Landscape, A Song for Europe, Flood, The Bank Job, Diverted, Going Postal, Act of God, Harry and the Hendersons, A Perfect Murder, The In-Laws and Sunday.
WHAT ROEL DOES DAVID SUCHET PLAY?
David Suchet will play Gregory Solomon, a silver-tongued 90-year-old furniture dealer who is tasked with fetching the best price for possessions of the Victor and Walter’s deceased parents.
WHAT IS THE PRICE ABOUT?
Directed by Jonathan Church, the play follows two brothers, Victor and Walter, who meet for the first time in many years as they attempt to sell their deceased parents possessions.
Like Miller’s better-known works, The Price mines his preoccupation with the pleasures and perils of the American Dream – with each brother having to confront the price they have paid for decisions made in their youth.
Church’s revival marks the 50th anniversary of the play which premiered at the Morosco Theatre on Broadway in 1968.
The Price is booking from 5 February 2019 until 27 April 2019 at the Wyndham’s Theatre, London.