Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile back in cinemas

David Niven, Peter Ustinov and Bette Davis
David Niven, Peter Ustinov and Bette Davis in in a scene from the 1978 version.

New adaptation. Same old question: Whodunnit..?

Kenneth Branagh's Poirot returns!

Filmed and completed before the COVID-19 pandemic took an unprecedented stranglehold on modern life as we know it, Kenneth Branagh's take on the Agatha Christie classic murder mystery novel has finally been released in cinemas (as of late January, 2022 here in the UK).

Following on from his successful adaptation of "Murder on the Orient Express" (2017), Branagh returns as both director and lead actor in this lavish production.

The original big-screen version was released back in 1978, with an all-star cast lead by the late Sir Peter Ustinov, Bette Davis & David Niven

Needless to say there are sadly no lobby cards for the new version, but Poirot fans are advised to check out and enjoy cards from the 1978 version.

More Poirot, anyone?

Tucked away in the Lobby Cards Gallery vault are British and American sets of cards for the original "Murder on the Orient Express" movie (1974) starring Albert Finney. A much-loved and hugely talented actor on stage & screen, Finney famously turned down a Knighthood in 2000, citing associated snobbery as the reason for his dislike of the so-called "honours" system.

Look out for both Orient Express sets, due to showcased here on Gallery Website in due course.

Fast-forward back to 2022: Following a largely positive response from critics and cinema-going audiences alike, it will be interesting to see if Branagh & co. decide to continue with any further Poirot adventures, such as "Evil Under the Sun" or "Appointment with Death" (both of which were made into films previously, with Ustinov starring as the famous Belgian moustached detective).

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