Agatha Christie’s famous detective, Hercule Poirot (John Malkovich) is racing against time to stop serial killer known as “A.B.C.” In a cat and mouse chase across the length of Britain, will Poirot prevail before the murderer stages his next crime?
John Malkovich says: “I’m honored to have been asked to play Hercule Poirot. It’s a role that’s been played by a number of excellent actors, and I am enjoying the numerous challenges this part presents. I have great respect for Sarah Phelps’ screenplay and hope to do both she and Agatha Christie’s creation some measure of justice.”
The producers have also revealed that 2018 Olivier Award-winning actress Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter, Happy Valley), Kevin McNally (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Legend), Gregor Fisher (Love Actually) and Poldark’s Jack Farthing (The Riot Club) will also join the previously announced all-star cast of Malkovich, Rupert Grint, Tara Fitzgerald and Andrew Buchan.
Also joining the cast in guest roles are Karen Westwood (The Alienist), Lizzy McInnerny (The Crown), Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust), Eve Austin (In The Flesh), Christopher Villiers (Hetty Feather), Suzanne Packer (Keeping Faith), Michael Shaeffer (Rogue One), Cyril Nri (Cucumber), Henry Goodman (Genius: Einstein), Tamzin Griffin (A Fantastic Fear Of Everything), Ian Pirie (Sunset Song), Shane Attwooll (Dark River) and Terenia Edwards (Peter Rabbit).
Bafta nominated writer Sarah Phelps returns to explore the 20th Century through Christie’s work. This time the setting is the 1930s, a time when the nation is dangerously divided and suspicion and hatred are on the rise. In the midst of this, Poirot faces a serial killer known only as A.B.C. First the killer strikes in Andover, then Bexhill. As the murder count rises, the only clue is the copy of The ABC Railway Guide at each crime scene. Poirot’s investigations are thwarted at every turn by an enemy determined to outsmart him. If Poirot is to match his nemesis then everything about him will be called into question: his authority, his integrity, his past, his identity.
· Andrew Buchan as Franklin Clarke
· Anya Chalotra as Lily Marbury
· Bronwyn James as Megan
· Christopher Francis Villiers as Sir Carmichael
· Cyril Nri as Father Anslem
· Eamon Farren as Cust
· Eve Austin as Betty
· Freya Mavor as Thora
· Gregor Fisher as Dexter Dooley
· Henry Goodman as Prynne
· Ian Pirie as Peter Asher
· Jack Farthing as Donald Fraser
· John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot
· Karen Westwood as Mrs Kirkham
· Kevin McNally as Japp
· Lizzie McInnery as Jenny Barnard
· Michael Shaffer as Yelland
· Neil Hurst as Benny Grew
· Rupert Grint as Crome
· Shane Attwooll as Bunce
· Shirley Henderson as Miss Rose Marbury
· Suzanne Parker as Capstick
· Tamzin Griffin as Alice Asher
· Tara Fitzgerald as Lady Hermione Clarke
· Terenia Edwards as Miss Leigh