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Being Poirot (2013)

After 25 years of playing Hercule Poirot, British actor David Suchet explores the enduring appeal of his most legendary character.


Chris Malone


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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Suchet ... Himself - Presenter / Narrator
Sean O'Connor Sean O'Connor ... Himself - David Suchet's driver
Michele Buck Michele Buck ... Herself - Executive Producer
Geoffrey Wansell Geoffrey Wansell ... Himself - Poirot Biographer & Friend
Sheila Ferris Sheila Ferris ... Herself, David Suchet's wife
Mathew Prichard Mathew Prichard ... Himself - Agatha Christie's Grandson
Carl Smith Carl Smith ... Himself, Torquay Museum
Amie Schofield Amie Schofield ... Herself, Torquay Museum
John Curran John Curran ... Himself - Archivist
Brian Eastman Brian Eastman ... Himself - First Producer
Christopher Gunning Christopher Gunning ... Himself - Composer
Stan Lauryssens Stan Lauryssens ... Himself - Belgian Crime Writer
Freddy Thielemans Freddy Thielemans ... Himself - Mayor of Brussels
Pascal Hyde Pascal Hyde ... Himself, local historian, Ellezelles, Belgium
David Boulter David Boulter ... Himself - Producer


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 Anonymous

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10 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Essere Poirot See more »

Filming Locations:

Ellezelles, Belgium See more »


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£2,000,000 (estimated)
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Suchet as Poirot - Brilliant!
27 December 2015 | by MissLeopard83See all my reviews

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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