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WideEyedStudiosHedgerowAgathaMarchEarlyHigh-18Hercule Poirot:

“One of the most famous fictional characters of all time, the inimitable Belgian private detective is synonymous with waxed moustaches, perfectionism and little grey cells. Poirot would be the first to call himself a great man – he has never been known for his modesty – but with such success in his career, it is difficult to argue with him.” From Christie’s website.

  • Austin Trevor was the first to play Poirot on screen (1931, Alibi).
  • Once famous, Agatha Christie refused to allow Poirot to appear on book jackets.
  • Christie thought Sad Cypress would have been a much better read without Poirot.
  • Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case was written in the 1940s and locked away until 1974.
  • It took David Suchet almost exactly 25 years to film 70 Poirot stories.
  • 1971.The Nicaraguan government put Poirot’s face on a postage stamp.

Thanks to dramaturg, Rebecca Cureton.