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Suchet: Moustache completes Poirot

David Suchet has revealed the secret to his success as TV detective Poirot: a stick-on moustache.

"The thing that really tips me into the character, where I feel I can't be David Suchet any longer, is putting on the moustache," the 64-year-old explained.

"Poirot's moustache is not intrusive, but it does restrict a certain movement of the top lip and that changes the way I sound and how I move my face."

David - who first took on the Agatha Christie role 21 years ago - said he also bulks up for the part by donning a special fat suit.

"The suit is layered, so that when I sit down it will concertina into itself," he added.

"And when it's hanging up on its own little coat hanger it looks like plates - like an armadillo."

:: Agatha Christie's Poirot: Murder On The Orient Express is on ITV1 on Christmas Day.

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