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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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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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Runtime:

| (DVD) | (14 episodes)

Color:

Color (Kodak Vision Negative Film.)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Ferguson (Alastair Mackenzie) views Life magazine issue from January 1937, with President Roosevelt on the front page. See more »

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Quotes

Ferguson: Some lunatic's about to take power in Germany and all we read about is how some spoilt brat stole her best friend's fiance.
Rosalie Otterbourne: Some people have everything.
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Connections

Version of Death on the Nile (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Mad About the Boy
(uncredited)
Written by Noël Coward
Performed by Gertrude Lawrence
[Linnet and Joanna gossip about Jackie]
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Vibrant, tense thriller that captures the spirit of Christie
6 February 2006 | by jonescw2See all my reviews

Given the wide variety of Agatha Christie adaptations out there, this has to rate somewhere at the top.

While some adaptations (especially some recent adaptations of Marple) seem determined to show 'what a jolly good wheeze' it is to be producing an Agatha Christie - and then proceed to show no respect for her meticulous characterisations and plot lines, this version of Death on the Nile shows a gratifying amount of respect for the book, while retaining the inherent humour of Christie's writing (largely thanks to a wonderful script by Kevin Elyot). The use of music is great - both adding to the tension and building upon the already immaculate period effect of the lavish costumes and breathtaking settings. And the cast are equally spot on - each a vibrant contribution to the whole but none surpassing David Suchet's wonderful Poirot.

If only they were all like this.


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