Hugh Laurie films Agatha Christie drama

Hugh Laurie A nine-week shoot begins in London this week on Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? starring and directed by Hugh Laurie. 

Laurie has also adapted the drama – for delivery to Britbox US -  from Agatha Christie’s murder mystery about Bobby Jones and his socialite friend Lady Frances Derwent, who discover the body of a dying man while hunting for a golf ball. With is last breath, the man gasps the cryptic question of the series’ title. 

Mammoth Screen, the prolific production company with a pedigree in Christie adaptations, is making the series with Agatha Christie Limited; their previous collaborations include The ABC Murders starring John Malkovich, And Then There Were None and The Pale Horse.  

When the commission was officially announced, Laurie said: “I loved this book as a nipper and still do. The hairs on the back of my neck haven’t properly settled down from the first time I grasped the beauty of the essential mystery.  

“Since then, I have fallen deeper and deeper in love with the characters, and feel immensely honoured to have been given the chance to retell their story in this form. I will wear a tie on set, and give it everything I have.” 


Image M McCartney. 

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