Saturday, February 21, 2015

Simenon news x 2

No sooner have ITV released the following news, (link via The Radio Times) that Rowan Atkinson is to play Maigret (filming to begin in September):
ITV has announced a new adaptation of George Simenon's novels about Parisian sleuth Jules Maigret. The books were originally adapted by the BBC in the 1960s, before Michael Gambon stepped into the detective's shoes in an ITV version in 1992.

Atkinson will now play Maigret in two stand-alone, 120-minute films for the channel. Both dramas will be set in 1950s Paris, with screenwriter Stewart Harcourt adapting the books Maigret Sets a Trap and Maigret's Dead Man.
then the New York Times releases an article on the author himself .

1 comment:

Bluette Matthey said...

I'll look forward to it. 1950's Paris as a setting is hard to top. As for 'Mr. Bean' as Maigret...hmmmm.