Richard E Grant, Johnny Briggs, Amanda Burton, singer Lisa Stansfield and West End starlet Laura Michelle Kelly will all feature in the next Miss Marple drama for ITV1.
Entitled Nemesis, it is the last Marple novel that Agatha Christie ever wrote, and the second of four new films in the franchise. The drama is being billed as the popular detective’s biggest challenge in which she receives instructions to investigate a possible crime but has not been told what the crime is.
Ruth Wilson, currently starring in the BBC’s adaptation of Jane Eyre, also features in the production, alongside Ronni Ancona and Life Begins’ actress Anne Reid.
Christie remains the most popular novelist in history, with over two billion of her books sold to date in over 100 languages and many hugely popular TV and film adaptations. As well as the renowned Poirot and Miss Marple series, Christie also wrote the detective series Tommy and Tuppence.
London Weekend Television began broadcasting Agatha Christie’s Poirot in 1989 and the BBC was previously the producer of the Miss Marple dramas.