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Poirot and Me

David Suchet

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Biography, Biography: arts & entertainment, Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Prose: non-fiction

As he films the final episode, actor David Suchet recalls his experience of playing Agatha Christie's world-famous detective, Hercule Poirot, for almost a quarter of a century.

In the summer of 2013 David Suchet will film his final scenes as Hercule Poirot. After 24 years in the role, he will have played the character in every story that Agatha Christie wrote about him (bar one, deemed unfilmable) and he will bid adieu to a role and a character that has changed his life.

In POIROT AND ME, David Suchet 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 write 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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Praise for Poirot and Me

  • This is an excellent book about the psychopathology of an exceptional actor... - Daily Mail

  • David Suchet writes with tremendous warmth and sincerity about his most famous alter ego... - Metro

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David Suchet

Trained at LAMDA, David Suchet is best known for portraying Agatha Christie's Poirot for twenty-five years but has played countless other roles, including Edward Teller, Freud, Shylock, Lady Bracknell and Robert Maxwell. He is married with two grown-up children and lives in London.

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