Hercule Poirot,  the popular character has stolen the hearts of the audience across the globe and his mustache has always been in trend. His mustache’s fame has overshadowed his other features, including intelligence and understanding of a criminal case.

The character is recently in discussion due to shaving off his mustache. Do you want to know why Poirot shaved his mustache? If so, you should read this article till the end.

Who is Poirot?

Poirot is a mysterious drama series which was premiered from 8th January, 1989 to 13th Novemebr 2013. It contained 13 series and 70 episodes. Poirot is the prodigy who was depicted as a detective.

Each series was inspired by a novel and short stories by Agatha Christie.

Hercule Poirot was a Belgian private detective. The drama was based on his character. Nobody could defeat his intelligence and understanding of criminal minds. Even Police forces respect him.

The audience was more fascinated by his mustache rather than his personality and his appearance. The author Agatha Christie described Poirot in a unique way. His style of wearing dresses impressed everyone. It was obvious from his dressing sense that he was a man of discipline.

In The Mysterious Affairs at Styles, Poirot’s character was depicted as an intelligent detective who uses his intelligence and applies knowledge of human nature to find clues in a criminal case.

Throughout different seasons of the drama, many famous artists such as John Malkovich, Peter Ustinov, Kenneth Branagh, Alfred Molina, etc, played the role of this Belgian private detective. Others who played this role include David Suchet, Ian Holm, Austin Trevor, Tony Randall, Albert Finney, John Moffat, and Orson Welles.

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How was Poirot Portrayed?

In The Mysterious Affair at Styles Poirot was portrayed as a clue-based detective who solved criminal cases by applying his logic and intelligence.

Poirot’s style of truth hunting was mostly based on solid clues that lead him to find out the culprits but his rival was a believer of finding out truths through conventional and direct clues. His rival’s this tendency was mocked by Poirot in The Murder on the Links. 

But Poirot depended on the nature of the victim or murdered to find out the clue and criminal. Thus he was able to establish himself as a detective who took the help of psychology.

Poirot’s “Death on the Nile”

Death on the Nile is one of the popular episodes of the ninth season of Poirot.

The ninth season of Poirot became popular due to its popular episode titled Death on the Nile.

It was adapted from Agatha Christie’s book of the same name. When Poirot embarked on sailing on the Nile, he was approached by Linnet Doyle, who married Jacqueline’s ex-fiance. It made Jacqueline resentful, and Linnet felt that Jacqueline wanted to take revenge on her.

Therefore Linnet wanted help from Poirot to deter Jacqueline from threatening and stalking her. But Poirot became unsuccessful in resisting her from pursuing the plan.

Jacqueline boarded the ship when Linnet and Simon followed Poirot.

“Death of the Nile” Spoilers

The spoiler of the series Death on the Nile has been announced. These spoilers include the following:

  • Some minor characters have been skipped. Richetti has been skipped, and the subplot involving Cornelia Robson was eliminated.
  • The role of Bowers was merged with Cornelia Robson.
  • Since Fleetwood is also not starred, it has led to a possible suspect.
  • Rosalie Otterbourne and Tim Allerton did not become together. Although she fell for him, he turned her down.
  • The route of the ship was different from the novel.

Why did Poirot Shave his Mustache?

In Death on the Nile, the mustache of Poirot was shown as a sign of pride. But when his ego was broken down he lost his confidence as a detective.

When he shaved his mustache, it symbolized letting go of his ego. Poirot decided to abandon his life as a celebrity detective since he failed Bouc. Because he thought that he did not deserve such a reputation.


The character of Hercule Poirot has compelled the audience to enjoy the novels and series. People enjoy the character and learn many things from the extraordinarily popular character.