David Suchet, CBE (/ˈsuːʃeɪ/ SOO-shay; born 2 May 1946) is an English actor, known for his work on British television. He is recognised for his RTS- and BPG award-winning performance as Augustus Melmotte in the 2001 British TV mini-drama The Way We Live Now, alongside Matthew Macfadyen and Paloma Baeza, and a 1991 British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) nomination. He is best-known for his role as Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's Poirot. His older brother, John, is a British television presenter and newsreader. Their father was gynaecologist Jack Suchet. Suchet's nephew is the broadcaster Richard Suchet.