David Suchet would be up for starring in a film of Agatha Christie’s iconic detective ‘Poirot’
David Suchet would be up for a ‘Poirot’ film.
The 74-year-old actor would love to reprise his iconic role as Hercule Poirot for a big-screen production of the mystery drama series, but he doubts it would get the green light.
Asked if he would be keen to star in a ‘Poirot’ film, he said on ‘Good Morning Britain’: “I would be, but I don’t think I will be so I’m not going to expect so I won’t get disappointed.”
David starred as the eponymous detective in Dame Agatha Christie’s drama series from 1989 to 2013 and was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Actor in 1991.
The show has recently been airing on TV screens across the globe, and his fan mail has doubled as a result of the repeats.
He added: “It’s absolutely extraordinary, I wasn’t expecting it, My fan mail has nearly doubled.
“Around the world, letters are coming in, messages are coming, tweets are coming in. People are watching from South America, Australia, everywhere.
“They’re watching the whole box set again and it’s so rewarding. Also, when I look at the television guide and see that I was on the whole weekend recently, I’m delighted.”
While the likes of Kenneth Branagh and John Malkovich have taken on the role of Hercule Poirot in the 2017 film adaptation ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and BBC’s 2018 adaptation of ‘The ABC Murders’ respectively, David has not seen any other actors play his iconic character.
He explained: “Didn’t watch it, and I’ll tell you why. I’ll be absolutely honest with you.
“It’s not right for me to have any opinion because usually they want to hear something negative. It’s not for me to do that, so I chose not to see them so that I don’t have an opinion.”