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The hotel where "Evil Under the Sun" was filmed is the one where Agatha Christie wrote the book "Evil Under the Sun".
In preparation for the role, David Suchet read every single book and short story Poirot appears in, making notes about the character.
Before playing Poirot, David Suchet played Chief Inspector Japp opposite Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot in Thirteen at Dinner (1985).
To simulate the overweight physique of Hercule Poirot, David Suchet, who is much slimmer, wore body padding. He also wore wing collars to make his neck appear fatter.
In addition to paddings, Suchet would initially trim the top of his hair to appear more balding (n later years his hair had thinned naturally), except in "The Mysterious Affair at Styles", which chronicles Poirot's first case in England where he's supposed to be considerably younger.
As of 2013, the entire Poirot canon written by Agatha Christie has been filmed for this series, with The Lemesurier Inheritance incorporated into Labours of Hercules, and Suchet giving a reading of the only stage play, Black Coffee for The Agatha Christie Theatre Company.
David Suchet always stayed in character as Poirot whether the cameras were rolling or not.
David Suchet didn't have to audition and was the choice of the Agatha Christie estate despite not being familiar with the stories himself.
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David Jason is a big fan of the show and other detective series, which inspired him to play a detective in A Touch of Frost (1992).
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When the series was canceled, David Suchet had grown so attached to the character, that he knew shooting his death scene would be emotionally painful. He asked that this scene be shot early on the schedule, so that the last scene should would still feature the character alive.

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