Poirot is a Catholic

Poirot is a Catholic October 30, 2013

Did you know that David Suchet, who plays the detective Hercule Poirot, is a convert to Christianity? In this interview he recounts his conversion:

He was brought up a non-orthodox Jew but had been dabbling in new age philosophies. At the end of a day’s filming, Suchet picked up the Bible in his hotel room and started to read St Paul’s Letter to the Romans. (He has since made a television documentary about St Paul.)

“I read it as a letter than had just been sent to me through the post”, he says. “ By the time I got to the end, I found a world view I had been looking for all my life; something I could hang onto. I don’t have blind faith. If I were ever to write a book about my journey to faith the title would be ‘Dragged Kicking and Screaming’.”

This reminds me of C.S.Lewis’ famous line about being “the most reluctant convert in all England.” Suchet is a member of The Church of England, but more importantly, he is an intentional Christian.

To be precise, David Suchet is a Christian and a member of the Church of England. Hercule Poirot is a Catholic.

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