Born: May 2, 1946
Famous for: His portrayal of mincing sleuth Hercule Poirot
Hercule Poirot is a man who knows how to get to the bottom of things. And as David Suchet, the actor behind Agatha Christie's enigmatic character has proved, he is a man who knows how to play the French sleuth. Although best known for his portrayals of the unflappable crime-fighter, London-born David has also turned in memorable performances in other popular shows. He delivered a comic turn in Blott On The Landscape, while NCS Manhunt saw him playing tough cop John Borne.