Murder On The Orient Express is one of Agatha Christie’s best-loved books, but how to improve on its first big-screen (and super-starry) adaptation?
Murder On The Orient Express, available from Friday 14 September in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 12. Also available in HD
Released in 1974, the original film adaptation boasts one of the starriest casts ever assembled. So actor Kenneth Branagh had a lot to prove when he stepped up to direct a similarly ludicrously talented cast of film, theatre and ballet stars in a new iteration of the classic Hercule Poirot mystery. Would he be able to elicit memorable performances to rival those delivered by the classic line-up of Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery and company?
Turns out he could. The infamous case of foul play onboard a trans-European train in the 1930s is depicted with aplomb by a confident cast and aided by some fantastic visuals. As the train rolls through the mountains, an avalanche strikes, leaving the passengers stranded. Added to this, there’s been a murder, and it’s up to dandy detective Hercule Poirot (played by Branagh) to solve the case.
With the questions and mysteries piling up, it’s time to scrutinise these unusual suspects. Click/hover on the images below to find out more about the cast…
Who do you suspect?
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