Monday, June 10, 2013

David Suchet in Agatha Christie's "Dead Man's Folly"

Great news! Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot mystery series has another production underway--Dead Man's Folly--which will be filmed at Greenway, Agatha Christie's home, which is now owned by the National Trust.

David Suchet will again star as Hercule Poirot in "Dead Man's Folly." Zoë Wanamaker plays another of Christie's detectives, mystery writer Ariadne Oliver. Oliver asks Poirot to join in a "murder-hunt" party at Nasse House in Devon. During the game, the "pretend" murder suddenly becomes alarmingly real.
"Dead Man's Folly" features in the 13th and final Poirot TV series which will include five Agatha Christie adaptations, "Labours of Hercules," "The Big Four," "Elephants Can Remember" and "Curtain".

The BBC says that with the July 2013 conclusion of the current ITV series, David Suchet will have appeared in a depiction of each novel Christie wrote about Poirot – over 65 television programs. Suchet began his portrayal of Poirot in 1989.

Hat Tip: Carol Thomas,


The Passing Tramp said...

I've grown old (okay, middle-aged) with Suchet's Poirot!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the hat tip, Janet.

Carol Thomas said...

I guess I am the "unknown." Thanks again, Janet, for the link to my article. --Carol Thomas

Janet Rudolph said...

Thank you, Carol, for the good news!

vallery said...

I look forward to these new productions with mild trepidation. If the stories are told as they were written, they will be a treat. But if the producers feel the need to update them or make them more "edgy", (terrible word), the memory of Suchet as Poirot will be tainted. Look no further than Murder on the Orient Express to see what I mean.