ITV confirms Maigret transmission date

We’ve known for some time that Rowan Atkinson was to step into the shoes (and hat and pipe) of Georges Simenon’s classic French detective, Jules Maigret, and that the first of two new films from ITV were just around the corner. Now the network has confirmed the transmission date and it’s in the next couple of…

Trailer: Maigret, ITV

When Rowan Atkinson was announced as the new Maigret, it felt like a polarising appointment. But I could see why he was cast, and it seemed to me if it worked out it would be an interesting and potentially inspired piece of casting. We’re edging towards transmission of the first film (we’re talking only weeks away, here),…

Rowan Atkinson to play Maigret in new ITV version

Well, this news came out of the blue. One of the most revered British actors in the comedy arena – Rowan Atkinson – is to don the heavy coat and pipe of Georges Simenon’s classic fictional detective, Jules Maigret, in two new ITV adaptations. First seen in print in 1931, Maigret went onto to feature…