Who IS the Murderer on the Orient Express? The Line-up of Suspects From the New Eagerly Anticipated Film Based on Agatha Christie's Novel
Daily Mail, 4 June 2017
Gazing nervously about the carriage, any of the elegantly attired passengers aboard a luxurious train from the golden age of travel could be a murderer.
This is the line-up of suspects from the eagerly anticipated new film of Agatha Christie’s 'Murder On The Orient Express', set in the 1930s and featuring a magnificently moustachioed Sir Kenneth Branagh as detective Hercule Poirot. Seen together for the first time, these are the same characters from the 1974 version of the famous whodunit, in which Albert Finney played Poirot alongside stars including Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery and Lauren Bacall.
In the new film, caddish businessman Samuel Ratchett, played by Johnny Depp, is found dead. In the film’s trailer, Poirot tells them: ‘I see evil on this train. A passenger has died. If there was a murder then there was a murderer. The murderer is with us and every one of you is a suspect.’
A shocked Mary Debenham, played by 'Stars Wars' actress Daisy Ridley, gasps ‘Good God! Murder, here?’ When Willem Dafoe’s character, sinister Austrian professor Gerhard Hardman, asks: ‘Who are you?’ the camera turns to reveal Poirot – ‘probably the greatest detective in the world’. In the photo, the characters from left to right are:
Directed by Sir Kenneth, Murder On The Orient Express will be released in the UK on November 3.