Interview: Toby Jones, The Witness For The Prosecution

As you’re all no doubt aware by now, Toby Jones is one of this country’s finest and most adaptable actors, but he’s at his best – I think – when he playing men who are conflicted somehow, perhaps slightly timid and unable to express emotions. There’s something about Jones’s furrowed browd and hangdog look. He…

Interview: Andrea Riseborough, The Witness For The Prosecution

Ever since I saw her in The Devil’s Whore, I was kind of transfixed by Andrea Riseborough. Since then she has gone on to become one of this country’s best and most unheralded actresses. I had the pleasure of interviewing her for that series, and she was lovely, opinionated and had a certain energy about…

Interview: Kim Cattrall, The Witness For The Prosecution

Boxing Day heralds a real festive treat – another Sarah Phelps adaptation of an Agatha Christie story. Last year Phelps created an impossibly enjoyable and tense re-telling of And The There Were None, and now this year it’s the turn of a Christie short story to get the Phelps treatment. As ever, there’s a stellar…

BBC releases The Witness For The Prosecution trailer

The Daily Mail got into a lather a few days ago when it previewed Sarah Phelps’ latest Agatha Christie adaptation – The Witness For The Prosecution – screaming that it was full of swear words and sex. Good, I said to myself. It implied that the two-part adaptation was so far away from the ‘spirit’…

BBC confirms next Agatha Christie adaptation

Last year’s And Then There were None was a real Christmas treat – the lavish adaptation of the Agatha Christie hit drew in viewers by their many millions thanks to a brilliantly written version by Sarah Phelps, an all-star cast, sumptuous decor and fine direction. This mini-series was in stark contrast to the lamentable David Walliams’…