Emmy and BAFTA award-winning actor, David Suchet, returns to ITV for the final time as the iconic Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, in the eagerly anticipated Agatha Christie adaption Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case.
Curtain is Poirot’s last ever case in which the aged and immobilised detective calls on his old friend Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser) for assistance as they return to the scene of their first case, Styles Court, to try and prevent an imminent murder.
The cast joining David Suchet and Hugh Fraser for the final adaptation includes; Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax, Upstairs Downstairs, Marchlands), Philip Glenister (Mad Dogs, Ashes to Ashes), Helen Baxendale (Cuckoo, Kidnap and Ransom, Cold Feet), Matthew McNulty (The Mill, The Paradise, Room at the Top), Anna Madeley (The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, Brideshead Revisited, Coup), Shaun Dingwall (Breathless, Above Suspicion, Mark of Cain), John Standing (Game of Thrones, V for Vendetta, The Importance of Being Earnest), Aidan McArdle (Downton Abbey, Garrow’s Law, The Reckoning), Alice Orr-Ewing (The Scapegoat, Blandings), Claire Keelen (The Last Weekend, Line of Duty, The Trip) and David Yelland.
David Suchet has worn the moustachioed Belgian sleuth’s polished spats very successfully since 1988 when he accepted the role. His first film, The Adventure of the Clapham Cook, was broadcast on January 8 1989.
It has always been David’s ambition to bring Agatha Christie’s amazing canon of works to completion. Over 25 years David has accomplished 70 adaptations including the iconic and best-known title Murder on the Orient Express.
Adapted by Kevin Elyot (Christopher and His Kind) Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case is directed by Hettie MacDonald (Hit & Miss, Wallander, White Girl) and produced by David Boulter (Whitechapel, He Kills Coppers, The Forsyte Saga).
Wednesday 13 November at 8pm on ITV