Friday 28 June 2013
The Final Day...
As many of you will know, this week marked the end of the shoot for the final episode of the final series of Agatha Christie's Poirot. If we include the rehearsed reading of Black Coffee, and assume that all the short stories of Labours of Hercules will be referenced in some way, we can conclude that David Suchet has now starred in adaptations of every single Poirot short story, novel and play ever published by Agatha Christie. That is quite an achievement. His last day on set must have been such an emotional moment, just like the end credits of the final episode, Curtain, will certainly be an emotional moment for all us fans out there. I'll offer some more thoughts on the subject once that episode has aired, but until then, suffice to say a big T H A N K Y O U to David Suchet for dedicating such a large part of his career to this funny little Belgian. This has been 25 years of excellence, 25 years of pure perfection.
P.S. The photo I've chosen is from the Facebook page of Greenway Ferry. It was apparently taken shortly after they finished shooting the final scene of Dead Man's Folly. Notice how Zoë Wanamaker is holding David Suchet's hand. It must have been such a poignant day.
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