Knowledge Identifier: +Agatha_Christie
Born in 1890.
Countries: United Kingdom (65%), United States (17%), (7%)
Linked to: British Museum, University College Hospital, Buckingham Palace, HarperCollins
Charles Laughton - He appeared in many West End plays in the following few years and his earliest successes on the stage were in roles like Hercule Poirot in Alibi (1928, the first actor to portray Agatha Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot) - a stage adaptation of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd) and William Marble in Payment Deferred, in which he made his Lyceum Theatre debut in 1931.
Gladys Mitchell - Mitchell was an early member of the Detection Club along with G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers and throughout the 1930s was considered to be one of the "Big Three women detective writers", but she often challenged and mocked the conventions of the genre - notably in her earliest books, such as the first novel "Speedy Death", where there is a particularly surprising twist to the plot, or her parodies of Christie in "The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop" and "The Saltmarsh Murders"
Terence De Marney - Thrillers tended to be his stock in trade, appearing in a revival of Sutton Vane's "Outward Bound" during the 1930s, as well as Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians" and "Dear Murderer"
Andre van Gyseghem - He continued to take parts in plays, such as Florindo in "The Liar" and Master Klaus in "The Witch", but began his long career as director, starting with the Agatha Christie play "Black Coffee" in December 1930
Allen Lane - The legend goes that on a train journey back from visiting Agatha Christie in 1934, Lane found himself on an Exeter station platform with nothing available worth reading
Dumb Witness - "The Scotsman" of 5 July 1937 started off with: "In Agatha Christie's novel there is a minor question of construction which might be raised
Dumb Witness - In "The Observer"'s issue of 18 July 1937, "Torquemada" said, "usually after reading a Poirot story the reviewer begins to scheme for space in which to deal with it adequately; but Dumb Witness, the least of all the Poirot books, does not have this effect on me, though my sincere admiration for Agatha Christie is almost notorious
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Arnold Ridley - During his time in military service in the Second World War he adapted the Agatha Christie novel "Peril at End House" into a West End play that premiered in 1940
And Then There Were None - For instance, an unnamed reviewer in the "Toronto Daily Star" of 16 March 1940 said, "Others have written better mysteries than Agatha Christie, but no one can touch her for ingenious plot and surprise ending
And Then There Were None - In 1943, Agatha Christie adapted the story for the stage
Richard Haydn - Haydn was particularly memorable as the manservant Rogers in the 1945 adaptation of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None"
Roland Young - In 1945, he began his own radio show and appeared in the film adaption of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None"
Mary Clare - In the theatre, she played the lead role of the victim in Agatha Christie's 1945 play "Appointment with Death"
Francis L. Sullivan - Sullivan, who eventually became a naturalized US citizen, won a Tony *award in 1955 for the Agatha Christie play "Witness for the Prosecution"
Gracie Fields - In 1956, Fields played Miss Marple in a US TV production of Agatha Christie's "A Murder is Announced"
Margaret Rutherford - In the early 1960s she became synonymous with Miss Jane Marple in a series of four films loosely based on the novels of Agatha Christie
Margaret Rutherford - She is probably best known for her 1960s performances as Miss Marple in several films based loosely on Agatha Christie's novels
Mimi Kennedy - She got her start in theater with the Rochester Community Players, appearing in Agatha Christie's "Spider Web" in October 1960 when she was 12 years old
Cicely Courtneidge - Courtneidge's theatre work in the 1970s included tours of Agatha Christie's "The Hollow" and Peter Coke's "Breath of Spring", both with Hulbert
These publications came on the heels of the success of the film version of Murder on the Orient Express in 1974.
Albert Finney - During this period, one of his high-profile film roles was as Agatha Christie's Belgian master detective Hercule Poirot in the 1974 film "Murder On The Orient Express"
Georgette Heyer - The 1974 edition of the encyclopædia, published shortly after her death, included entries on popular writers Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, but did not mention Heyer
Elsa Lanchester - She was Jessica Marbles, a sleuth based on Agatha Christie's Jane Marple, in the 1976 murder mystery spoof, "Murder by Death", and she made her last film in 1980 as Sophie in "Die Laughing"
Simon MacCorkindale - He was cast as Simon Doyle in the 1978 film adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Death on the Nile" at the age of 25
Lois Chiles - In 1978, she appeared in the film adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Death on the Nile" as the murder victim Linnet Ridgeway Doyle, and in 1979, she appeared in what is perhaps her most famous role, that of NASA astronaut, scientist and Bond girl Dr. Holly Goodhead opposite Roger Moore's James Bond in "Moonraker"
Fiona Walker - Other television appearances have included "All Creatures Great and Small" , "Bleak House" , Agatha Christie's "Poirot" , and two "Doctor Who" serials, 24 years apart - "The Keys of Marinus" in 1964 and "Silver Nemesis" in 1988
Geoffrey Whitehead - He is regularly seen on British television as well as filling many roles on radio, where he featured in the 3rd and 4th episodes of the fifth series of the BBC Radio 4 comedy series "Old Harry's Game" in the role of Roland Kingworthy, as "Prior Robert" in the 1980s BBC radio dramatisations of "Cadfael", as John Barsad in the radio dramatisation of Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" and most recently as Justice Wargrave in the BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" on 13 November 2010
Kim Novak - In 1980, Novak played Lola Brewster in the British mystery-thriller "The Mirror Crack'd", based on the story by Agatha Christie
Elizabeth Taylor - Taylor starred in the 1980 mystery film "The Mirror Crack'd", based on an Agatha Christie novel
Sylvia Miles - She was part of an all-star cast in the 1982 Agatha Christie murder mystery "Evil Under the Sun", portraying a Broadway producer
John Castle - He played Inspector Craddock in the 1985 adaptation of the Agatha Christie story "A Murder is Announced"
Samantha Bond - In 1985, she appeared in the BBC's adaptation of "A Murder is Announced", a Miss Marple novel by Agatha Christie
Margaret Tyzack - She played Clothilde Bradbury-Scott in the BBC adaptation of the Agatha Christie story "Nemesis" in 1987
David Suchet - In 1989, he took the title role himself for the long-running television series " Agatha Christie's Poirot"
Anthony Horowitz - His association with murder mysteries began with the adaptation of several Hercule Poirot stories for ITV's popular " Agatha Christie's Poirot" series during the 1990s
Samantha Bond - In 1990, she appeared in the " Agatha Christie's Poirot" television series episode "The Adventure of the Cheap Flat"
David Suchet - His performance as Agatha Christie's famous detective Hercule Poirot in the television series "Poirot" earned him a 1991 British Academy Television *award nomination
Laura Lamson - She continued to specialise in adaptations, writing the screenplays for Gillian Wright's "The Rich Deceiver" in 1995, Peter James' "The Alchemists" in 1999 and Agatha Christie's "Sparkling Cyanide" in 2003
From 8 November 2001 to 24 March 2002, The British Museum had an exhibit named "Agatha Christie and Archaeology: Mystery in Mesopotamia", which presented the secret life of Agatha Christie and the influences of archaeology in her life and works
Elaine Paige - Paige focused on television appearances, playing Dora Bunner in the 2005 ITV adaptation of Agatha Christie's "A Murder is Announced" in the "Marple" series, before performing a guest role as a post mistress in "Where the Heart Is"
Miriam Karlin - In 2006, while filming an Agatha Christie television mystery, "By the Pricking of My Thumbs", Karlin was told that she had cancer and that part of her tongue would have to be removed
Natalie Haynes - Her entries on subjects from Agatha Christie to E F Benson can be found in Cassell's "Little Black Book Of Books", published in 2007
Gerald Harper - He toured the country in 2008 as the lead in Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" directed by Joe Harmston for producer Bill Kenwright
Alex Ferns - His theatrical work includes the role of the "tapeworm" in "I.D.", a play about Dimitri Tsafendas and his assassination of South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, the 2008 national tour of Agatha Christie's murder mystery "And Then There Were None", and "Little Shop of Horrors" as the Dentist
In 2013, "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" was voted the best crime novel ever by 600 fellow writers of the Crime Writers' Association
Harefield - In 2015 the building was used as the filming location for the interior of the island mansion in the TV adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery novel "And Then There Were None"
Louise Jameson - In 2016, she toured in Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap", the longest running show in British theatre
And Then There Were None - In the 2016 novel "The Baker Street Jurors", a judge takes his barristers and jurors on a site visit to an English resort island, soon to become isolated by bad weather, and the hotel owner mentions the Agatha Christie story to the judge--who responds that he has read the story too, but has no intention of murdering anyone
Glenn Close - In October 2017, she co-starred in "Crooked House", a film adaptation of the novel by Agatha Christie