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David Suchet as Agatha Christie's True Hercule Poirot

Updated on August 8, 2015
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Agatha Christie Movies - Mystery & Drama Movies - Hercule Poirot - David Suchet
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Simply entertaining!

5 stars for DAVID SUCHET as Hercule Poirot!

David Suchet, the British actor who so convincingly played Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, deserves a standing ovation!!!

For 25 years and a total of 70 episodes (1989-2013), David Suchet delighted Agatha Christie fans with his very convincing and expert portrayal of Hercule Poirot; the unsmiling, uptight, staunch Catholic, Belgian detective with a stiff upper lip, who you knew was really angry whenever he raised his voice and shouted with trembling rage!

We also knew him by his short busy steps, the gentlemanly tipping of his hat, a cane in his right hand and his left arm held firmly behind his back, his very precise stopwatch, him peering through his 19th century pince-nez with magnifying glass in one hand and his very faint 'superior' smile that usually disappeared as quickly as it had made its appearance.

This is one of MY favourites!

Justice MUST be served!

Oh…and who can forget his famous one word exclamation – ‘WHAT!’ (it sounded more like ‘vwat’ when he said it) - when he couldn’t believe what he was hearing. That’s Agatha Christie’s charming Hercule Poirot.

Poirot doesn’t want you to like him and he doesn’t care for that matter! Solving the mystery and letting justice be served are his chief concerns. Take it or leave it! There are no gray areas with Hercule Poirot. Something is either right or it is wrong! If you watched most or all of the episodes, you may even have been shocked at times with his very rigid determination to have justice served at all costs.

At no point in time will you feel like hugging Poirot, unlike Monk for example (who won't allow it for a different reason - because he's afraid of germs), because he’s very stand offish. Nor can you be found ‘monkeying around’; his raised eyebrows will wipe that grin right off your face. But you’ll definitely admire and respect him for his finely tuned crime solving skills.

Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories: A Hercule Poirot Collection with Foreword by Charles Todd (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories: A Hercule Poirot Collection with Foreword by Charles Todd (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

For those of you like me, who love the TV series but also want to absorb every miniscule juicy detail that the TV series can’t capture because of time, here’s a volume that contains ALL of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot short stories.

 

This episode is part of the FINAL 5 episodes.

What's INSIDE this Collection!

If you’ve read any of Agatha Christie’s riveting Poirot novels before watching the TV series or DVD episodes, you’ll really admire the fact that David Suchet has so perfectly inhabited and revealed to the world the true essence of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. (And to think his older brother told him to stay far away from playing this role!)

I take the liberty of calling it a Masterpiece Classic because it has run on for 25 years in a total of 70 magnificent episodes that have been enjoyed by millions around the globe!

This collection contains the following 12 Agatha Christie feature-length Hercule Poirot films starring the beloved David Suchet: The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd
Lord Edgware Dies, Murder In Mesopotamia, Evil Under The Sun, Death On The Nile, Sad Cypress, The Hollow, Five Little Pigs, The Mystery Of The Blue Train, Taken At The Flood, After The Funeral and Cards On The Table

You can get this collection as well as Series 1 through to Series 13 (the final Series) on Amazon. Now go out and get your series copies to watch over and over again!

Agatha Christie's Poirot, Series 13

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Collector's Set Volume 1

Another one of the FINAL 5 episodes!

Breaking News!!!

The Monogram Murders is the title of the NEW Hercule Poirot Mystery Series written by bestselling British poet and novelist Sophie Hannah which was scheduled to be published in 28 languages across 50 territories worldwide on September 8, 2014.

It is being “Written with the full backing of [Agatha] Christie's family, so I don’t think Agatha Christie fans have anything to fear but we’ll have to read it until a Hercule Poirot as capable as David Suchet steps forward for a TV series.

David Suchet may have said goodbye to us but it looks like Hercule Poirot will live on!

Here it is! HOT!!! HOT!!! HOT!!!

Here is a DELIGHTFUL Interview with David Suchet (Hercule Poirot)!

Stock Up on Your Agatha Christie Poirot Series with David Suchet

Agatha Christie's Poirot, Series 12
Agatha Christie's Poirot, Series 12

Released on May 6, 2014, this Series is the one before the Final Series (Series 13) and contains 4 feature-length mysteries starring the most competent David Suchet as Hercule Poirot.

 

He really is charming on and off stage!

Agatha Christie's Poirot, Series 13
Agatha Christie's Poirot, Series 13

This FINAL series, which would be available soon, contains the final 5 mysteries from this hit TV series - Elephants Can Remember, The Big Four , Dead Man's Folly, The Labours of Hercules and Curtain: Poirot's Last Case.So this is the end of our beloved David Suchet who so magnificently played Agatha Christie’s ‘Hercule Poirot’.

 

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What's YOUR favourite Hercule Poirot Series? With David Suchet as Hercule Poirot of course!

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      Anthony J Vita 3 years ago

      Suchet's performance will be the gold standard for anyone playing Poirot in the future.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @TerriCarr: The books are more detailed and I enjoy reading since movies just cannot capture all of the details in a really good novel in 1 1/2 to 2 hours. David Suchet, however, has brought to life the Agatha Christie novels. David Suchet says he will be engaged with other things but yes he has officially retired from the Poirot role. I don't race to do anything, holisticwriter, since I am not in competition with anyone, only myself. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      TerriCarr 3 years ago

      Another Poirot fan...Yay! I wrote a review too...though, I guess comment etiquette says I am not supposed to link to it here :-)I have never read a word of Agatha Christie but maybe I will when these new mysteries come out in Sept. You say it is a series....does that mean several novel/novella length mysteries? Sounds delightful. Naturally, we will both race to review them too! I won't hold my breath waiting for them to be filmed. And, besides, who would want to follow Suchet? Has he officially retired? Maybe he would come back.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @DeborahDian: Touche, Deborah-Diane! Thanks for visiting, Have a blessed week ahead.

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      I agree that David Suchet is the perfect Poirot. No one else fits the role as well.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Loretta L: Welcome to the club, Lovelifelaughter! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @sybil watson: Me too, me too! I loved Murder on the Orient Express. Thanks for visiting and sharing your favourite Poirot episode, sybil-watson. Have a blessed week.

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      Loretta Livingstone 3 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      I have to say, David Suchet is by far my favourite Poirot.

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      sybil watson 3 years ago

      I'm a huge David Suchet fan! My favorite Poirot episode was Murder on the Orient Express. It's nice to meet a fellow fan!

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      georgepmoola2 3 years ago

      A favourite of mine, well reviewed by you.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Arachnea: Thanks Arachnea! Have a blessed Sunday and week ahead.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Donna Cook: Thanks mountainmist! Glad you liked it. Have a blessed Sunday and week ahead.

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      Tanya Jones 3 years ago from Texas USA

      I love Suchet in the role of Hercule Poirot. I don't think anyone else will do justice to Christie's well-loved character. Great review.

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      Donna Cook 3 years ago

      Terrific lens! David Suchet is amazing and brings new depths to the character. He's my favorite TV Poirot. I do love Peter Ustinov as the movie Poirot. Big, cuddly, and a twinkling sense of humor. Unforturnately, Albert Finney just did not work for me. Two out of three is still good!

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      What an intriguing character!

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      I have not seen this but he sounds like a character I would admire. Have to scope on this.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      Thanks holisticwriter! I guess I beat you to it :) I love Poirot too. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      TerriCarr 3 years ago

      OMG! I have been watching Hercule Poirot this week with the intention of reviewing it! Though my knowledge of Suchet's role is no match for yours. Nice review. Poirot is the best!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Ibidii: I'm glad you enjoyed Hercule Poirot, Sherry. That may have been responsible in large part for your recovery :)) Glad you liked my review, also. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      I watched some of these when I was in the Hospital. I really enjoyed watching Hercule Poirot! Great review Heidi!