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Poirot: Dead Man's Folly

Published: Tue 15 Oct 2013

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David Suchet returns as Hercule Poirot to exercise his little grey cells once more in the Agatha Christie adaptation Dead Man’s Folly and is joined by a stellar cast that includes: Sean Pertwee (Four, Love, Honour and Obey, Luther, Ancient Rome), Sinead Cusack (V for Vendetta, Eastern Promises, Stealing Beauty), Tom Ellis (Miranda, Buffalo Soldiers, Vera Drake), Martin Jarvis (Titanic, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Batman: Arkham City), Sam Kelly (Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Barbara, Allo Allo) and Stephanie Leonidas (Mirror Mask, Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend, Beneath the Skin).  
 
Award winning stage and television actress Zoë Wanamaker (My Family, The Cherry Orchard, My Week with Marilyn) returns as Poirot’s unwitting sidekick, Ariadne Oliver for the sixth and final time. 
 
Dead Man’s Folly is especially poignant to both David and the Agatha Christie family as the legendary crime writer’s holiday home, Greenway, located in Devon, inspired the story with scenes filmed within the grounds.  
 
BAFTA winning writer Nick Dear, whose credits include the 2011 adaptation of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein for the National theatre and the Poirot adaptation Elephants Can Remember, has scripted Dead Man’s Folly, which is directed by Tom Vaughan (Endeavour, So Undercover, What Happened in Vegas) and produced by David Boutler (Whitechapel, He Kills Coopers, The Forsyte Saga).   
 
The film forms part of the thirteenth and final series, which includes Elephants Can Remember, The Big Four, Dead Man’s Folly, The Labours of Hercules and Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case.