Author John Le Carre has done another Author's Notes segment to go along with the fourth episode of AMC's The Night Manager. Here he talks about how as long as the character is on the page, the writer has his version of the character and the reader's have their version they create when reading. That the writer can feel a sense of loss once and actor takes the role, because they become the character. But in the case of Richard Roper, Le Carre explains that Hugh Laurie is so close to the Roper he imagined that there was no sense of loss. He feels the same way about Tom Hiddleston's portayal of Jonathan Pine.
As much as I'm enjoying the adaptation of the novel, I think as a writer I'm enjoying these moments with Le Carre even more.