Have a bit of this!
We can’t remember being as excited for a series in a while (OK, maybe since The Bridge, which isn’t that long ago to be fair), and much speculation has abounded as to what Sarah Phelps’ new incarnation of Hercule Poirot will look like. Will he have the ‘tache? Will that particular hirsute feature be as outlandish as Kenneth Branagh’s recent monstrosity?
The answer? No.
Here is John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot, in the Phelps’s forthcoming adaptation of The ABC Murders.
He looks like… well, John Malkovich.
Malkovich says: “I’m honoured to have been asked to play Hercule Poirot. It’s a role that’s been played by a number of excellent actors, and I am enjoying the numerous challenges this part presents. I have great respect for Sarah Phelps’ screenplay and hope to do both she and Agatha Christie’s creation some measure of justice.”
The producers have also revealed that 2018 Olivier Award-winning actress Shirley Henderson, Kevin McNally, Gregor Fisher and Jack Farthing will also join the previously announced all-star cast of Malkovich, Rupert Grint, Tara Fitzgerald and Andrew Buchan.
Also joining the cast in guest roles are Karen Westwood, Lizzy McInnerny, Anya Chalotra, Eve Austin, Christopher Villiers, Suzanne Packer, Michael Shaeffer, Cyril Nri, Henry Goodman, Tamzin Griffin, Ian Pirie, Shane Attwooll and Terenia Edwards.
This has Christmas or New Year written all over it, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed.
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