SHE is of the most famous detective writers ever and has written some of the world's best-loved whodunnits, but just how extensive was Agatha Christie's writing career? Here's everything you need to know about the crime novelist. Who is Agatha Christie? Agatha Christie was an English writer, best known for her crime, mystery, and thriller novels featuring fictional detectives such as Poirot and Miss Marple. She was born on September 15, 1890, and died on January 12, 1976. Her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was published in 1920, and her final novel (featuring Miss Marple) was Sleeping Murder, published in the same year as her death in 1976. She also wrote numerous short stories for journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well as poetry, radio plays, and an autobiography. Many of her works have been adapted for stage, film, TV, and radio. For example, her Murder On The Orient Express novel (featuring Poirot), published in 1934, was made into three films - the most recent … [Read more...] about How many books did Agatha Christie write, when was Ordeal By Innocence released and who are Poirot and Miss Marple?
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If the BBC’s latest Agatha Christie adaptation appears to be a radical departure from the cosy whodunnits of old, there is a good reason. The screenwriter responsible for tonight’s BBC One drama, Ordeal by Innocence, has confessed that she has never seen a Christie film or television series, and would rather watch an episode of Masterchef. The three-part adaptation by Sarah Phelps is a dark psychological drama about the brutal murder of a mother whose five adopted children are among the suspects. The family’s idyllic-seeming country home hides terrible secrets. Asked if she had deliberately avoided writing a “traditional” Christie adaptation, Phelps said: “I have no idea what the stereotype of Christie would have been, because I’ve never watched one. I wouldn’t sit down and go, ‘Tell you what, let’s watch a bit of Christie.’ I would never do that. I’d probably watch Masterchef or Nigella or something way before … [Read more...] about Ordeal by Innocence scriptwriter: ‘Agatha Christie? I’d rather watch Masterchef’
Scenes from Agatha Christie drama Ordeal By Innocence are to be reshot after actor Ed Westwick was replaced by British actor Christian Cooke. Westwick was accused of rape by two different women in November, which he vehemently denies. Doctor Who and Witches Of East End. A statement said: "The co-producers of Ordeal By Innocence, Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited, today announced that they are to reshoot sections of the BBC1 drama later this month. BBC pulls Ed Westwick drama off Christmas schedule AND removes him from White Gold filming 'for foreseeable future' after rape allegations Ed Westwick rape allegation being investigated by LAPD following accusation by actress Kristina Cohen "British actor Christian Cooke has been cast in the role of Mickey Argyll." The whodunit stars the likes of Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor and Alice Eve. The drama was meant to go out on the BBC at Christmas, but was taken out of schedules following the allegations . Christmas schedules for the … [Read more...] about Ed Westwick replaced in BBC Agatha Christie drama by actor Christian Cooke over rape allegations
ACTOR Ed Westwick is being recast in the multi-million BBC Agatha Christie production after being accused of rape.The move, which is likely to come at a huge cost, will see producers reshoot scenes for three-part drama Ordeal By Innocence with a new performer.Christian Cooke, who has starred in TV series The Promise and film Cemetery Junction, has been brought into play the part of Mickey Argyll, when filming restarts later this month.It comes after movie producers in the US had to reshoot movie All The Money In The World to erase Kevin Spacey from production, as he faced sex abuse claims.bbSpacey was removed even though he was one of the main actors in the film.Westwick has strongly denied the allegations made against him.Los Angeles Police Department has received a complaint from one of his accusers.Ordeal By Innocence had been intended to air on BBC1 over the Christmas period but the corporation pulled the show in November amid the sex abuse allegations.It is understood the … [Read more...] about Ed Westwick replaced in BBC Agatha Christie drama Ordeal By Innocence after ‘rape’ claims
Agatha Christie , the Queen of Crime, died more than 40 years ago, but her detective novels remain as popular as ever. Her stories have sold more than two billion copies since she was first published in 1920, and she still makes millions of sales a year, with her books translated into more than 100 languages. Outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare, Dame Agatha is the best-selling novelist of all time – and Hercule Poirot is one of her most enduring characters. Now the Belgian detective is returning to the big screen in a star-studded Murder on the Orient Express movie out on Friday 3rd November. Kenneth Branagh is on duty both as director and in the role of the flamboyantly moustachioed sleuth trying to solve a mysterious killing on a train. The stellar cast also includes Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Derek Jacobi and Olivia Colman. Although many of Dame Agatha’s works were set in exotic locations, her roots lie … [Read more...] about 10 places every Agatha Christie fan needs to see to follow in the Murder on the Orient Express author’s footsteps