Poirot star David Suchet has been meeting fans of the series at an exclusive book signing event on an East Coast train from London to York.
The award-winning English actor met almost 100 fans and discussed the series and his character, as well as answering questions about his career in a live chat on East Coast’s Twitter feed, while signing copies of Poirot and Me.
Suchet played the iconic role of the Belgian detective on ITV for more than two decades. His last appearance as Poirot was broadcast last month when he played out the final scenes of Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case.
The actor and co-author Geoffrey Wansell were travelling to Harrogate to meet fans and share memories of the role at the town’s Royal Hall, organised as part of Harrogate’s annual Crime Writing Festival.
During his journey Suchet took time to speak with each passenger who bought a copy of his book as well as posing for photographs and several mobile phone camera “selfies”.
As the train arrived at York, he said “It was fantastic to travel with East Coast to York. I’ve met some really nice people.
“It’s been a first for me doing a book signing on a train, and it has been terrific. I’m now looking forward to visiting Harrogate, a place I love very much”.
Many passengers took to East Coast’s Twitter feed @eastcoastuk to send their questions to David as part of a competition to win a pair of First Class travel tickets on East Coast. Questions ranged from “What was it like filming on the Orient Express for Poirot” to “What products do you use on your moustache?”
East Coast Head of Communications Neal Smith said: “This was the first on-board book signing on an East Coast train, and the reaction has been amazing. We were delighted David agreed to sign copies of Poirot and Me when travelling with us, and we have been impressed by the enthusiasm from passengers who bought copies of the book during the journey.”