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David Suchet voted the best ever Poirot, with over 86% of votes in new poll

David Suchet Is Best Poirot In New Poll

David Suchet has been voted the best ever Poirot, with over 86% of the votes in a new poll by BritishPeriodDramas.com.

Suchet starred in 70 episodes of ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot series between 1989 and 2013. The actor was voted more popular than Peter Ustinov, Kenneth Branagh, Alfred Molina and Albert Finney.

Agatha Christie's grandson Mathew Prichard has previously said: "Personally, I regret very much that she never saw David Suchet. I think that visually he is much the most convincing and perhaps he manages to convey to the viewer just enough of the irritation that we always associate with the perfectionist, to be convincing!"

John Malkovich makes his debut as Hercule Poirot in the BBC's new mini-series The ABC Murders later this year. Kenneth Branagh begins filming Death on the Nile, the follow-up to 2017's Murder on the Orient Express movie, very soon. Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name) recently joined the cast.

Meanwhile, Agatha Christie fans in the UK can catch Agatha Christie Hour weekdays at 4pm on True Entertainment and look out for their Agatha Christie Weekend on 20th-21st October (True Entertainment is available on Freeview 61, Sky 179, Freesat 142 and Virgin 189).

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  1. What a crock! Christie's grandson insists that christie would have loved suchet at Poirot. I DOUBT that, as she treated the character of Poirot as if he were a child she was forced to carry to term. Jane Marple was her baby, who was never killed off. Poirot, she couldn't wait to kill. So you'll pardon me for gagging over this bit of ass-kissing hypocrisy.

    Poirot was referred to, by christie as "DETESTABLE" (deserving of HATE) and wondered why she 'created' him in the first place.

    "Why oh Why did I EVER create that DETESTABLE, bombastic creature?" was her most infamous slam against the Belgian sleuth. She also labeled him an "Arrogant Creep" (She should talk!) That said, Poirot could have been portrayed by David Suchet, David Cassidy or David Letterman and it wouldn't have mattered to the arrogant bitch, whose sole motive in constructing Poirot was so she could share literary praises with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Speaking of which, there is growing evidence to prove that christie didn't so much 'create' Poirot as she REMODELED Sherlock Holmes.

    Sadly, suchet had no trouble quoting christie's vitriolic slam against Poirot, ironically enough, in a book ABOUT Poirot. As the cahpter TITLE, no less! Even as he CLAIMED, in the same book, that Poirot was a 'best friend' . I'll pass on that particular brand of 'friendship ' .

    It's a tragic contrast that Norman Lear and the late Carroll O'Connor NEVER slammed ARCHIE BUNKER the way christie and suchet maligned Poirot. While they didn't endorse everything Archie said and did, they allowed him to be who he was and dealt with the issues as they came up. They found redeemable qualities in 'America's lovable biggot' where Hercule Poirot wasn't even allowed a love story! Make sense out of that for me, if you can. I'm stumped!

    I say this as someone who once loved suchet's Poirot and became heartsick at the ease with which he quoted such hatred at a character, who did him only good. And I will not even permit a christie novel into my home. An author who does not respect her characters deserves like respect from readers.

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