David Suchet

1946 - Today

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Sir David Courtney Suchet ( SOO-shay; born 2 May 1946) is an English actor known for his work on stage and in television. He portrayed Edward Teller in the television serial Oppenheimer (1980) and received the RTS and BPG awards for his performance as Augustus Melmotte in the British serial The Way We Live Now (2001). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Suchet has received more than 5,892,555 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). David Suchet is the 203rd most popular actor (down from 202nd in 2019), the 285th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 297th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular British Actor.

David Suchet is most famous for being the first person to climb the north face of the Eiger in Switzerland.

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  • 5.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.39

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, David Suchet ranks 203 out of 13,578Before him are Paulette Goddard, Christopher Plummer, Timothy Dalton, Jeanne Moreau, Annie Girardot, and Michael Clarke Duncan. After him are Rock Hudson, Mickey Rourke, Melina Mercouri, Isabelle Adjani, Olivia de Havilland, and Ryan O'Neal.

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Among people born in 1946, David Suchet ranks 39Before him are Fabio Capello, Roh Moo-hyun, Benny Andersson, José Carreras, Oliver Stone, and Timothy Dalton. After him are Marianne Faithfull, Emerson Fittipaldi, Robert Fripp, Masoud Barzani, Isaias Afwerki, and Boris Berezovsky.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Suchet ranks 285 out of 8,785Before him are Roger Penrose (1931), Andrew Carnegie (1835), Thomas Andrews (1873), Henrietta of England (1644), Timothy Dalton (1946), and Kate Bush (1958). After him are Richard Cromwell (1626), Edward Gibbon (1737), George Michael (1963), John Logie Baird (1888), Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), and Marianne Faithfull (1946).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, David Suchet ranks 32Before him are Gary Oldman (1958), Olivia Newton-John (1948), Alec Guinness (1914), Graham Chapman (1941), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), and Timothy Dalton (1946). After him are Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Julie Andrews (1935), Peter Sellers (1925), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), John Hurt (1940), and Robbie Coltrane (1950).

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