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"Agatha Christie's Poirot" After the Funeral (2005)

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Original Air Date:
11 December 2005 (Season 10, Episode 3)
When a man disinherits his sole beneficiary and bequeaths his wealth to others just prior to his death, Poirot is called in to investigate. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

David Suchet ... Hercule Poirot
Philip Anthony ... Vicar (as Phillip Anthony)

Robert Bathurst ... Gilbert Entwhistle
Anna Calder-Marshall ... Maude Abernethie
John Carson ... Richard Abernethie

Kevin Doyle ... Inspector Morton

Michael Fassbender ... George Abernethie

Fiona Glascott ... Rosamund

Geraldine James ... Helen Abernethie

Dominic Jephcott ... Dr. Larraby
Vicky Ogden ... Janet

Julian Ovenden ... Michael Shane

Lucy Punch ... Susannah Henderson
William Russell ... Lanscombe

Annabel Scholey ... 'Miss Sorrel'

Anthony Valentine ... Giovanni Gallaccio

Benjamin Whitrow ... Timothy Abernethie

Monica Dolan ... Cora / Miss Gilchrist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sean O'Connor ... Driver (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Maurice Phillips 
Writing credits
Agatha Christie (novel)

Philomena McDonagh (screenplay)

Produced by
Michele Buck .... executive producer
Phil Clymer .... executive producer: Chorion plc.
Helga Dowie .... line producer
Delia Fine .... executive producer: A&E Television Networks
Trevor Hopkins .... producer
Emilio Nunez .... supervising producer: A&E Television Networks
David Suchet .... associate producer
Damien Timmer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stephen McKeon 
Cinematography by
David Higgs (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Paul Garrick 
Casting by
Maureen Duff 
Production Design by
Jeff Tessler 
Art Direction by
Denise Ball 
Pilar Foy 
Costume Design by
Sheena Napier 
Makeup Department
Christine Greenwood .... makeup designer
Sian Miller .... David Suchet's make-up (as Sian Turner)
Susan Parkinson .... makeup artist (as Sue Parkinson)
Kate Roberts .... makeup artist
Production Management
Alasdair Whitelaw .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Clayton .... second assistant director
Jonathan Farmer .... first assistant director
Rachael Haston .... third assistant director
Emily Perowne .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Paul Gilpin .... supervising art director
Jim Grindley .... property master
David Lewis .... production buyer
Joanne Ridler .... stand-by art director
Gus Wookey .... construction manager
Tone Gibbs .... dressing props (uncredited)
Emma Godwin .... assistant production buyer (uncredited)
Paul Mitchell .... stand-by props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert Alsop .... sound trainee
John Downer .... supervising sound editor
Billy Mahoney .... dubbing mixer
Sarah Morton .... dialogue editor (as Sarah Morten)
Ashley Reynolds .... sound maintenance engineer
Andrew Sissons .... sound recordist
Paul McFadden .... adr editor (uncredited)
Paul McFadden .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Adam Powell .... foley editor (uncredited)
Filipa Principe .... foley editor (uncredited)
Nigel Squibbs .... assistant dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Ray Donn .... stunt double: David Suchet (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Fontaine .... lighting gaffer
Jeremy Gee .... camera operator
Jamie Phillips .... clapper loader
Matthew Poynter .... focus puller (as Matt Poynter)
Steve Pugh .... grip
Erin Stevens .... clapper loader
John Walker .... best boy
Andy Bell .... electrician (uncredited)
Paul Edwards .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Erin Stevens .... second focus puller (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jason Gill .... costume
Charlotte Mitchell .... costume
Philip O'Connor .... dresser: David Suchet's (as Phil O'Connor)
Gabrielle Spanswick .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Adam Harvey .... assistant editor
Sion Penny .... on-line editor (as Siôn Penny)
Lee Twohey .... colourist
Transportation Department
Mark Beeton .... unit driver (uncredited)
Sean O'Connor .... driver: David Suchet (uncredited)
Other crew
Sam Baker .... assistant coordinator
Thom Green .... production runner
Paula Jack .... dialect coach
Gail Kennett .... production executive
Jude Liknaitzky .... script editor
Peter Mares .... publicist
Rebecca Maybury .... assistant accountant
Suzanne McGeachan .... script supervisor (as Suzie Clegg)
Gina Nocero .... senior publicist: A & E
Emily Perowne .... floor runner
Sheila Price .... production accountant
Patrick Smith .... publicist
Tom Stourton .... location manager
Rebecca Sutton .... production coordinator (as Rebecca Suton)
Peter Tullo .... location manager
Beth Willis .... script editor
Andrew Dalmahoy .... location manager (uncredited)
Elton Farla .... medical coordinator (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Sound Department
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer
Other crew
Mark Albela .... location manager
Daren Thomas .... location runner
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

USA:120 min (including commercials) | UK:93 min (11 episodes)
Australia:M | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Finland:K-7 (2015) (TV) | Finland:K-11 (2007) (DVD) | Netherlands:6 | UK:PG (video rating) (2006) | USA:TV-PG

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The best movie of the season!, 11 March 2008
Author: tml_pohlak_13 from Canada

Aunt Cora had always been tactless, and her well-bred family ignored the remark she made after her brother Richard's funeral: "He WAS murdered, wasn't he?". They remembered it the next day, when Cora was found brutally murdered with a hatchet...

For some reason, the POIROT movies this year have been far from faithful to the original book. I was disappointed about the changes made in CARDS ON THE TABLE-- my favourite Poirot book. AFTER THE FUNERAL is my 2nd favourite Poirot book, and I was scared the story would be destroyed. It wasn't! The movie was nearly page-for-page faithful throughout, right down to the killer's motive! All the actors were wonderful, but my favourite has got to be Monica Dolan, who gives a great performance as Miss Gilchrist, the companion to the late Aunt Cora. Without a doubt the best Poirot movie ever!

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