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David Suchet Wins International Emmy Award

Best Actor Award for BBC Maxwell

British talent dominated the International Emmys in New York, winning seven out of the 10 awards.

David Suchet was among the British winners as he took best actor for his 2007 BBC role as tycoon Robert Maxwell.

Backstage at the ceremony at the New York Hilton Hotel, David Suchet said: "It's been an unbelievable night for the Brits. I'm absolutely thrilled to bits. I can't believe it's really true. He said he was “knocked out and delighted at winning an Emmy award

This is my first Emmy ever, and I can't tell you what it feels like to win for England because it's international, and to represent my acting community as well."

Forty nominees from 16 nations competed for awards recognising excellence in TV programmes produced outside of the US.

Last year David Suchet won the Variety Club Stage Performance of the Year for his role as Cardinal Bennelli in ‘The Last Confession’ which was seen at the Chichester Festival Theatre and for a sold out season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. He has just reprised this role for BBC Radio 4.

David Suchet has just completed filming on ‘Diverted’, a TV movie, with Shawn Ashmore and Joanne Whalley. It is set around 9/11 when 38 planes heading to New York were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. A town of 9,000 took in 7,000 passengers for 4 days until American airspace reopened. This will be transmitted in the US and Canada in January prior to being shown in the UK. David Suchet starts filming a new series of ‘Poirot’ in March 2009.

26 November 2008