September 20, 2014

BUT A SMALL PART:

David Suchet: 'Part of Me Died With Him' (Interview by HOPE REEVES, 9/19/14, NY Times Magazine)

After 25 years on the air, "Agatha Christie's Poirot" recently broadcast the final five episodes in the United States on Acorn TV. I read that you filmed the final episode first. 

To have him die at the same moment I finished the role would have been a very negative thing for me to go through. So I asked the producers if I could film him dying first. Then I would leave him as I want to remember him, alive and kicking.

Did you mourn for him? 

Filming his actual death was the hardest day of the whole 25 years. Part of me died with him.

If you get a chance to see his BBC series, In the Footsteps of St. Paul, the similarities to Poirot are amusing, but the differences make the man.
Posted by at September 20, 2014 6:39 AM
  

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