Actor Stacy Keach says he enjoyed going to seven foreign countries to film his television miniseries portrayal of Ernest Hemingway, but the best thing about it was that the writer's son liked his performance.

Keach said he read a tremendous amount of material, including letters, biographies and fiction, to prepare for the title role in "Hemingway," which is currently in syndication."I had to carry a footlocker around with me from country to country," Keach said.

"For me, the most gratifying experience with the result of `Hemingway' was Jack Hemingway's comment that he liked it."