From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
In this travelogue, actor David Suchet journeys across Europe abroad the world famous Orient Express Train, as he prepares to play Poirot in an adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express."
David Suchet, the actor who has portrayed Poirot for more than 20 years, is interviewed and hosts this retrospective. The viewer is taken behind the scenes, and will be able to see Suchet ... See full summary »
As 25 years of playing one of television's greatest icons come to an end David Suchet attempts to unravel the mysterious appeal of the great detective Hercule Poirot - and reveals what it has been like to play one of fiction's most enduring and enigmatic creations. In this entertaining and revealing documentary. Suchet allows the camera crew to follow him as he prepares for the emotional final days' filming on set. Suchet returns to Agatha Christie's Summer home in Devon, where he first met the author's family after taking on the role a quarter of a century ago, and travels to Belgium as he attempts to find Poirot's roots and discover what the Belgians think of one of their most famous sons.Written by
I have loved Agatha Christie's novels for many years (since being a teenager) and Poirot has always been my favorite series. I've seen a few different adaptations of the novels involving Peter Ustinov, and while he's remarkable in his own right, no one captivates me like David Suchet. Seeing him become the incredible detective, changing from Suchet to Poirot, is seamless. He absolutely astounds me with his creativity and accent. He is an amazing actor and embraced the character and its creator. No one can portray Poirot like him and getting inside the process of transformation was very interesting! He even gained the approval of Christie's family before accepting the role - he obviously has buckets of respect for Agatha's writing.
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