Although David Suchet is really an English actor, and Hercule Poirot is a fictional character, I felt compelled to include him in this board, in his most popular role of BELGIUM's most famous (fictional) detective.
David Suchet Reflects on 25 Years as Poirot . He is the definitive Poirot. He fit my vision of Poirot from reading all Agatha Christie's mysteries and I have loved his portrayal from the first episode.
One of my favourite episodes viewed so far (just reached series 5 . It breaks my heart that dear Poirot did not get the lady of his heart. I admit to DETESTING Agatha Christie over her refusal to give Poirot a love story.