The award winning actor David Suchet gets ready to exercise his little grey cells one last time as he undertakes his final duties portraying Agatha Christie’s world famous detective, Hercule Poirot.
The final film to go into production also sees David celebrating 25 years playing the much-loved TV detective. Dead Man’s Folly is especially poignant to both David and the Agatha Christie family as the legendary crime writer’s Devon holiday home, Greenway, will play a pivotal role with scenes filmed within the grounds.
Dead Man’s Folly was first published in 1956. The house at the centre of the mystery was inspired by Greenway, Agatha Christie’s former holiday home now owned by the National Trust. The grounds include a boathouse similar to one featured in the book.
Dead Man’s Folly features in the 13th and final series, which includes five brand new films, Elephants Can Remember, Curtain; Poirot’s Last Case, The Labours of Hercules and The Big Four. The series has been filmed out of sequence but when aired, will culminate with the screening of Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case.
David is joined by a stellar cast that includes: Sean Pertwee, Sinead Cusack, Tom Ellis Martin Jarvis, Sam Kelly and Stephanie Leonidas.
Award winning stage and TV actress Zoë Wanamaker will return as Poirot’s unwitting sidekick, Ariadne Oliver.
BAFTA winning writer Nick Dear has scripted Dead Man’s Folly, which is directed by Tom Vaughan.
The Poirot stories are co-produced by ITV Studios and Agatha Christie Ltd, an RLJ Entertainment group company. Mammoth Screen’s Michele Buck, Damien Timmer and Karen Thrussell executive produce Poirot on behalf of ITV Studios. Hilary Strong is executive producer for Agatha Christie Ltd. ITV Global holds the international distribution rights.