Poirot and Me

February 19, 2015 - Comment

David Suchet shares his many memories of creating this iconic television series and reflects on what the detective has meant to him over the years In the summer of 2013 David Suchet filmed his final scenes as Hercule Poirot. After 24 years in the role, he played the character in every story that Agatha Christie wrote about

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David Suchet shares his many memories of creating this iconic television series and reflects on what the detective has meant to him over the years

In the summer of 2013 David Suchet filmed his final scenes as Hercule Poirot. After 24 years in the role, he played the character in every story that Agatha Christie wrote about him (bar one, deemed unfilmable) and he bid adieu to a role and a character that changed his life. Here he tells the story of how he secured the part, with the blessing of Agatha Christie’s daughter, and set himself the task of presenting the most authentic Poirot that had ever been filmed. David Suchet is uniquely placed to offer the ultimate companion to one of the world’s longest running television series. Peppered with anecdotes about filming, including many tales of the guest stars who have appeared over the years, the book is essential reading for Poirot fans all over the world.

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Debbie Young "Debbie Young" says:

A gentle and respectful autobiography by a distinguished British actor Like so many people, I have enjoyed on many levels the long-running television series in which Poirot provides the most in-depth and thoughtful interpretation of Agatha Christie’s detective, so I was fascinated to read his personal take on the experience. Having recently watched Suchet in a couple of documentaries, I have been won over by the man’s gentle nature and self-effacing charm, so I immensely enjoyed this autobiography which will also serve as a useful historical record of the making…

Katherine Maxwell says:

Great story behind the making of the PBS series and the Poirot character David Suchet’s story reads like a biography of a close friend. He describes how he got the role of Poirot and how he developed the character from Agatha Christie’s books over the 25 years and 13 seasons the PBS mystery show aired. Especially poignant is the story of filming Curtain, which ends with Poirot’s death, as well as the the final episode of Dead Man’s Folly filmed on location at Greenwood, Agatha Christie’s summer home in Devon, England. Dame Agatha and David Suchet made the character…

Dorothy H. says:

A “Must Have” for Poirot fans This is a fantastic book and like the Poirot series is enjoyable from beginning to end. I intend to refer to it often as I continue to view my treasured DVDs. I have all of the David Suchet’s Poirot series, except #13 that I have ordered and am waiting for it to be released.I had read some if Agatha Christie’s books and saw one or two of the Poirot movies but did not become such an avid fan until Mr. Suchet added such charm to Poirot’s character. Now I shall never say “Good Bye” to my…

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