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 have 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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Poirot and Me Reviews
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 of Hercule Poirot come to life. Fans will truly enjoy this final story of the merging of a great story teller, fantastic actor, and memorable character.
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.
5 p.m. Thursday June 28, 2013. That is the final minute of David Suchet acting in his most inimitable role, as Hercule Poirot. Unless you've been on Mars, you know that his last TV episode as Poirot aired in November, 2013. This is the end to a great run. According to "Poirot and Me", Suchet has filmed 70 TV shows as the Little Belgian, and has filmed every story and novel, albeit sometimes modified, that Agatha Christie wrote featuring Poirot. This accomplishment was never certain. Suchet writes that after the 2nd season, he never knew if BBC was going to commission another series. As a matter of fact, there was a four year period, from 1995 to 1999, where fans and Suchet feared that the show was dead for good.
I am thoroughly enjoying POIROT. Reading how David Suchet formed and established his character of Poirot and what went into the show is so interesting. I enjoyed David's character of Poirot and now I also get to learn more about the "man" portraying Poirot.
Loved this book! I decided to watch all the Poirot videos starting with season 1, etc. and stay just ahead of his chapters. Although he begins the book with the filming of the last Poirot episode, he then goes back to the beginning and describes the impact of "becoming" Point changed his life as a person and as an actor. It is also a tribute to the production company that would continue filming episodes until all of Agatha Christie's Poirot stories had been filmed using the same actor who was dedicated to portray Hercule Poirot as the author visualized the character.
For anyone who enjoyed the Poirot series over the years with David Suchet's wonderful portrayal of Poirot, and who also loves reading "behind-the scenes" detail books, this book is not to be missed! Full of minute details and specifics of how Suchet arrived at his understanding of the character and personality of Poirot and his determination to stay true to Agatha Christie's creation, the filming of the series over the years, as well as his career outside of Poirot, this book is a fascinating glimpse of an extraordinary relationship between an actor and a fictional character. If you like this type of book, you'll love it. If you're looking for an exposé of infighting and backstage drama during the series, you won't find it here. A loving look back at an extraordinary portion of an impressive career.