Agatha Christie


About

Birth Place
Torquay, Devon, England, GB
Born
September 15, 1890
Died
January 12, 1976
Cause of Death
Natural Causes

Biography

One of the best-selling authors of all time, English writer Agatha Christie, a Dame of the Order of the British Empire, had a long and illustrious career penning murder mysteries and other crime fiction in the form of novels, short stories, and plays. Born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller in the seaside town of Torquay, she married Archibald Christie (though they later divorced) and published...

Biography

One of the best-selling authors of all time, English writer Agatha Christie, a Dame of the Order of the British Empire, had a long and illustrious career penning murder mysteries and other crime fiction in the form of novels, short stories, and plays. Born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller in the seaside town of Torquay, she married Archibald Christie (though they later divorced) and published her first novel in 1920. Given Christie's immense popularity as a writer, it didn't take long before filmed adaptations of her work began to surface, but these televised and cinematic interpretations didn't appear in earnest until the 1950s. Among the many fine movie adaptations of Christie's prose are Billy Wilder's "Witness for the Prosecution" and Sidney Lumet's "Murder on the Orient Express," and, in the realm of TV, few would argue that actor David Suchet's take on her beloved character Hercule Poirot is one of the best ever committed to screen. Decades after Christie's death in 1976, filmed versions of her writing continue to spring up almost annually in a time-honored tradition that is not likely to change.

Filmography

 

Writer (Feature Film)

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Source Material
Crime is Our Business (2008)
Source Material
The Great Alibi (2008)
Source Material
Towards Zero (2007)
Source Material
Mon Petit Doigt M'a Dit (2005)
Source Material
Ten Little Indians (1989)
Story By
Ten Little Indians (1989)
From Story
Witness for the Prosecution (1982)
Play As Source Material
The Spider's Web (1960)
Play As Source Material

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Murder on the Orient Express (2001)
Source Material (From Novel)
The Man in the Brown Suit (1989)
Source Material (From Novel)
Appointment with Death (1988)
Source Material (From Novel)
Agatha Christie's Murder In Three Acts (1986)
Source Material (From Novel)
Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Source Material (From Novel)
Agatha Christie's Murder With Mirrors (1985)
Source Material (From Novel)
Agatha Christie's 13 At Dinner (1985)
Source Material (From Novel)
Ordeal By Innocence (1985)
Source Material (From Novel)
Agatha Christie's A Caribbean Mystery (1983)
Source Material (From Novel)
Agatha Christie's Sparkling Cyanide (1983)
Source Material (From Novel)
Evil Under The Sun (1982)
Source Material (From Novel)
Agatha Christie's Murder Is Easy (1982)
Source Material (From Novel)
The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
Source Material (From Novel)
Death on the Nile (1978)
Source Material (From Novel)
Ten Little Indians (1975)
Source Material (From Novel)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Source Material (From Novel)
Endless Night (1972)
Source Material (From Novel)

Writer (Special)

Poirot: Murder in Mesopotamia (2001)
Novel As Source Material ("Murder In Mesopotamia")
Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1996)
Novel As Source Material
Dumb Witness (1996)
Novel As Source Material
Poirot VII (1995)
From Novels ("Murder On The Links" "Hickory Dickory Dock")
Poirot VI (1994)
From Books
The Adventure of the Western Star (1992)
Story By
How Does Your Garden Grow? (1992)
From Story
The Double Clue (1992)
From Story
The Kidnapped Prime Minister (1992)
From Story
The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor (1992)
From Story
The Million Dollar Bond Mystery (1992)
From Story
The Plymouth Express (1992)
From Story
The Adventure of the Western Star (1992)
From Story
Wasps' Nest (1992)
From Story
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1991)
Book As Source Material ("The Mysterious Affair At Styles")
Murder in the Mews (1990)
From Story
Four and Twenty Blackbirds (1990)
From Story
The Dream (1990)
From Story
Triangle at Rhodes (1990)
From Story
The Third Floor Flat (1990)
From Story
Problem at Sea (1990)
From Story
The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly (1990)
From Story
The Adventure of the Clapham Cook (1990)
From Story
The King of Clubs (1990)
From Story
Ten Little Indians (1959)
Novel As Source Material ("Ten Little Indians")

Special Thanks (Special)

Poirot: Murder in Mesopotamia (2001)
Novel As Source Material ("Murder In Mesopotamia")
Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1996)
Novel As Source Material
Dumb Witness (1996)
Novel As Source Material
Poirot VII (1995)
From Novels ("Murder On The Links" "Hickory Dickory Dock")
Poirot VI (1994)
From Books
The Adventure of the Western Star (1992)
Story By
How Does Your Garden Grow? (1992)
From Story
The Double Clue (1992)
From Story
The Kidnapped Prime Minister (1992)
From Story
The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor (1992)
From Story
The Million Dollar Bond Mystery (1992)
From Story
The Plymouth Express (1992)
From Story
The Adventure of the Western Star (1992)
From Story
Wasps' Nest (1992)
From Story
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1991)
Book As Source Material ("The Mysterious Affair At Styles")
Murder in the Mews (1990)
From Story
Four and Twenty Blackbirds (1990)
From Story
The Dream (1990)
From Story
Triangle at Rhodes (1990)
From Story
The Third Floor Flat (1990)
From Story
Problem at Sea (1990)
From Story
The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly (1990)
From Story
The Adventure of the Clapham Cook (1990)
From Story
The King of Clubs (1990)
From Story
Ten Little Indians (1959)
Novel As Source Material ("Ten Little Indians")

Misc. Crew (Special)

Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (1990)
Source Material (From Novel)
Murder By the Book (1990)
Source Material (From Novel)
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series IV (1989)
Source Material (From Novel)
The Secret Adversary (1987)
Source Material (From Novel)
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series II (1986)
Source Material (From Novel)
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series I (1986)
Source Material (From Novel)
Partners in Crime, Series II (1986)
Other
Partners in Crime, Series I (1984)
Other
Agatha Christie Stories, Series I (1983)
From Stories
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1981)
Source Material (From Novel)
The Seven Dials Mystery (1981)
Source Material (From Novel)

Writer (TV Mini-Series)

Death on the Nile (2004)
Source Material (From Novel: "Death On The Nile")
Five Little Pigs (2003)
Source Material (From Novel: "Five Little Pigs")
Poirot: Evil Under the Sun (2003)
Source Material (From Novel: "Evil Under The Sun")
Poirot: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (2000)
Novel As Source Material ("The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd")
Poirot: Peril at End House (1990)
Source Material (From Novel: Peril At End House)

Misc. Crew (TV Mini-Series)

Poirot: Lord Edgware Dies (2000)
Source Material (From Novel)
Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse (1997)
Source Material (From Novel)
Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd (1993)
Source Material (From Novel)
They Do It With Mirrors (1992)
Source Material (From Novel)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Murder Most Foul (1964) - The Blackmailer! Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford as Agatha Christie’s sleuth) with her associate Mr. Stringer (Stringer Davis, who was Mr. Rutherford) deducing the meaning of a cut-up newspaper found at a murder scene, ringing a landlady,(Megs Jenkins), and observed by the annoyed Inspector Craddock (Charles Tingwell) Murder Most Foul, 1964.
Murder Most Foul (1964) - The Lodger's Dilemma Husband of the star, Stringer Davis, as “Mr. Stringer,” appears with Ross Parker and Lucy Griffiths from the local theater company, as Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) arrives, having just caused her murder jury to be hung, with Sydney Arnold as the vicar, early in the third of four MGM-British features based on the Agatha Christie, Murder Most Foul, 1964.
Murder Most Foul (1964) - Are You Jane Marble? Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) has her own reasons for infiltrating a local theater company, but must audition for the fussy director Cosgood (second-billed Ron Moody, in his first scene), choosing a Robert Service poem that was a favorite of Rutherford’s, in the last of her MGM-British features as Agatha Christie’s sleuth, Murder Most Foul, 1964.
Ten Little Indians (1966) - What's He Like? Introduced in credits riding up an Alpine tramway, guests Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde White, Leo Genn, Hugh O'Brian, Dennis Price, Fabian, Shirley Eaton, Daliah Lavi, plus servants Mario Adorf and Marianne Hoppe, begin to chat, in the 1966 version of Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians.
Murder She Said (1961) - A Bad Dream, Indeed! Opening scene, Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) observes a murder in the next train, then tells a dubious ticket clerk (Peter Butterworth) in Murder She Said, 1961, from Agatha Christie's 4:50 From Paddington.
Murder She Said (1961) - We Can't All Be Young And Handsome Anxious Emma (Muriel Pavlow) introduces Jane Marple (Margaret Rutherford), infiltrating the household as a maid, to her blustery father (James Robertson-Justice), in Murder She Said, 1961, from an Agatha Christie novel.
Murder Ahoy -- (1964) - To Put Backbone Into Young Jellyfish In her village where Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford, in an original, non-Agathae Christie story), who was outfitted with a naval suit during the credits, joins a meeting chaired by the bishop (Miles Malleson) but derailed by Ffolly-Hardwicke (Henry Longhurst), from the third in the MGM series, Murder Ahoy, 1964.
Murder Ahoy -- (1964) - He Was Done Away With Convinced that a fellow member of the board of a society that reforms young truants through naval training was murdered by poisoned snuff, Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) guides sidekick Mr. Stringer (Rutherford’s husband, Stringer Davis) through experiments, in Murder Ahoy, 1964.
Murder Ahoy -- (1964) - Neptune's Mother Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) aims to solve a murder by investigating on the ship operated by the youth-reform institute for which she’s a board member, meeting the captain (Lionel Jeffries) and staff (William Mervyn, Gerald Cross, Francis Matthews, Derek Nimmo, Norma Foster, Joan Benham), in Murder Ahoy, 1964.
Murder At The Gallop (1963) - Murder Most Foul Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) drops in on mysterious Aunt Cora, but winds up settling for her assistant Miss Gilchrist (Flora Robson), in Murder At The Gallop, 1963, from an Agatha Christie novel.
Murder At The Gallop (1963) - Strong Yet Supple A minor riding accident brings Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) and the still-suspect Hector (Robert Morley) back to the stable for physical comedy, in Murder At The Gallop, 1963, from MGM's Agatha Christie series.
And Then There Were None (1945) - The Place For Nursery Rhymes Director Rene Clair is still cycling through Agatha Christie's ten island guests, Walter Huston and Barry Fitzgerald, Mischa Auer on the piano, Richard Haydn playing the record, when the gimmick is revealed, to C. Aubrey Smith, Judith Anderson, June Duprez, Louis Hayward, Roland Young and Queenie Leonard, early in And Then There Were None, 1945.

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