For Suchet, the physical hardships and the moral dilemmas his character has to face make this tale “an investigation into Poirot, a journey into his own deepest self”. He says continuing to make these dramas is “serious fun” and still has a fierce dedication to his character. Before starting filming, he always sits down with his wife and watches “12, 15 hours” of previous Poirots.
Now just six books remain to be filmed, including Christie’s 1975 novel Curtain, which tells of Poirot’s own demise. Scripts are being developed for further adaptations, the first of which will be Dead Man’s Folly.
“I won’t have closure – that horrible word – until we film his death,” says Suchet. “After that I’ll probably be in Styles myself [the old people’s home where Poirot ends his days], watching all the reruns…”
Extrait d'une interview de David Suchet: http://i.telegraph.co.uk