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 Hercule 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:

GBP2,000,000 (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

Elliott Gould was asked to play Andrew Pennington. He would soon after go on to play Rufus Van Aldin in "Poirot: Mystery of the Blue Train" instead. See more »

Goofs

We see Poirot leaving what is a very spacious cabin for on-board ship. As soon as he is outside the door, we see that the adjacent cabin door is very close. That cabin must be like Doctor Who's Tardis - much bigger on the inside than on the outside. See more »

Quotes

Jacqueline De Bellefort: It's so dreadfully easy, killing people, Monsieur Poirot. You begin to feel that it doesn't matter.
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Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is the Sweetest Thing
Written Ray Noble
Performed by Al Bowlly
[Final Scene]
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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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