Poirot (1989–2013)
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Death on the Nile 

A wealthy British heiress honeymooning on a Nile cruise ship is stalked by a former friend, whose boyfriend she had stolen before making him her new husband.

Director:

Andy Wilson

Writers:

Agatha Christie (novel), Kevin Elyot (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Suchet ... Hercule Poirot
James Fox ... Colonel Race
Emma Griffiths Malin ... Jacqueline De Bellefort (as Emma Malin)
JJ Feild ... Simon Doyle
Emily Blunt ... Linnet Ridgeway
Judy Parfitt ... Miss Van Schuyler
Daisy Donovan ... Cornelia Robson
Barbara Flynn ... Mrs Allerton
Daniel Lapaine ... Tim Allerton
David Soul ... Andrew Pennington
Frances de la Tour ... Salome Otterbourne (as Frances De La Tour)
Zoe Telford ... Rosalie Otterbourne
Alastair Mackenzie ... Ferguson
Steve Pemberton ... Dr Bessner
George Antoni George Antoni ... Cruise Manager (as George Yiasoumi)
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Storyline

While on their honeymoon in Egypt, newlyweds Simon Doyle and Linett Ridgeway are constantly harassed by Simon's ex-fiancée Jackie De Bellefort who feels her ex-best friend has stolen the love of her life. A holidaying Hercules Poirot counsels Jackie to put an end to her antics, fearing that all of this can only end in tragedy. When one of the passengers is killed while on a cruise down the Nile, Poirot must sift through an odd assortment of passengers, all of whom may have something to hide. There is Linett's financial advisor from the US, her French maid who clearly has something to hide, the Austrian doctor who keeps mostly to himself and the left leaning philosopher who despises the rich. Written by garykmcd

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

12 April 2004 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Valley of kings, Luxor, Egypt See more »

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Budget:

£2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD) | (14 episodes)

Color:

Color (Kodak Vision Negative Film.)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene at Denderah where Poirot and the others are entering the temple and the custodian is looking over the parapet, on the stones is carved a graffiti by Charles Irby and James Mangles, two Royal navy captains who were traveling in Egypt after the Napoleonic War. They helped Giovanni Battista Belzoni clear the entrance to the temple of Abu Simble in 1817. This is shown in Egypt (2005). See more »

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Quotes

Hercule Poirot: Love is not everything.
Jacqueline De Bellefort: Oh, but it is. It is. You must know that. Surely you understand.
Hercule Poirot: It is terrible, mademoiselle: all that I have missed in life.
Jacqueline De Bellefort: [after a pause and a long exhale] Good night, Mr. Poirot.
Hercule Poirot: [Softly] Good night.
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Connections

Version of Death on the Nile (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
(uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
[third dance at Egypt hotel]
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Better than the Original
4 August 2004 | by sirius_asriel2004See all my reviews

I was a little shocked to see this given a bad rating. Death on the Nile is one of the my most favourite books and compared to the original, this version was FAR more dedicated to the book and the the casting was very good.

HOWEVER! I can understand on some accounts that in certain areas it did appear a little dry. But apart from that it was brilliant!

David Suchet plays a very convincing Poirot and is more suited than the late Peter Ustinov, who in my opinion played Poirot as if he were stern and highly sarcastic.

This was VERY enjoyable!


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