Friday, November 6, 2009

Poirot and his little grey cells

Rumour has it that ITV will produce four upcoming Poirot episodes!

The four novels turned feature length films will be: The Clocks, Three Act Tragedy, Hallowe'en Party and finishing with a bang, Murder on the Orient Express. Hopefully they will weave Hastings back into one of the stories since he will be returning later in the Big Four and especially Curtain. I'm surprised I don't see Zoƫ Wanamaker (Ariadne Oliver) listed as a cast member in Hallowe'en Party... hope it's an error.

Foyle's War, Poirot, and The Marple series have always drawn an impressive pool of talent, many thespians who eventually earn their starring roles across the pond.

Here are few of note:

Hickory Dickory Dock - Damian Lewis (Life, Band of Brothers)
Dead Man's Mirror - Jeremy Northam (Gosford Park, Tudors)
Sad Cypress - Paul McGann (Withnail and I, Doctor Who)
Death on the Nile - Emily Blunt (Devil Wears Prada, The Young Victoria)
After the Funeral - Michael Fassbender (Inglorious Basterds, Hunger)

Foyle's War
The German Woman - Rosamund Pike (Pride and Prejudice, James Bond)
The German Woman - James McAvoy (Atonement, Wanted, The Last King of Scotland)
War Games - Emily Blunt (see above)
Enemy Fire - Simon Woods (Rome, Pride and Prejudice)

4:50 from Paddington - John Hannah (The Mummy, Sliding Doors, Four Weddings and Funeral)
By the Pricking of My Thumbs - Greta Scacchi (Emma, Rasputin)
A Murder is Announced - Sienna Guillory (Inkheart, Eragon)
A Murder is Announced - Matthew Goode (Watchmen, Brideshead Revisited)
The Moving Finger - James D'Arcy (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Rebel Heart)
Nemesis - Richard E. Grant (Gosford Park, Withnail and I, The Player, Henry & June)
They Do It with Mirrors - Emma Griffiths Malin (House of Boys, The Forsyte Saga: To Let)
Why didn't they Ask Evans - Natalie Dormer (Tudors)