Written by Dan Malone on Thursday, April 12th, 2012

David Suchet, best known for playing Hercule Poirot, has said that next year may be his last playing the Belgian detective. He has been playing the part since 1989.

Suchet will have participated in adaptations of every Poirot novel and 50 of the 51 short stories the character appears in.

“I’m excited, I will feel as though I have achieved a dream… But I’ll also be gutted, because I will be saying a real farewell and a goodbye [to Poirot] and then I will have to bury him,” he said.

The last Agatha Christie works left to film are Labours of Hercules, Dead Man’s Folly, The Big Four, Elephants can Remember and Curtains. When all is said and done, Suchet will have played Poirot in 65 television movies.

ITV will next year bring down its own curtain on twenty-three years of Poirot.

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