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Ridley Scott producing 'Murder on the Orient Express'

Ridley Scott producing 'Murder on the Orient Express'

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Fox has acquired the film rights to the classic British mystery novel, "Murder on the Orient Express," Acorn Productions and Agatha Christie Ltd. announced.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
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'Poirot' wraps up in the United Kingdom after 24 years

'Poirot' wraps up in the United Kingdom after 24 years

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- "Curtain: Poirot's Final Case" was seen on ITV by an average of 5.2 million viewers in the United Kingdom, the BBC reported Thursday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.
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New Poirot novel to be published in 2014

New Poirot novel to be published in 2014

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Sophie Hannah is writing a mystery novel featuring Hercule Poirot, the Belgian sleuth created by the late Agatha Christie, HarperCollins Publishers announced.

Betting on a crisis

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 25, 2011.
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Five more Poirot movies for Suchet

LONDON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- David Suchet, who has played Agatha Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in 65 movies over 22 years, is to star in five more Poirot mysteries, ITV said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011.
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CBE honors for Suchet, Hancock

CBE honors for Suchet, Hancock

LONDON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- TV stars David Suchet and Sheila Hancock were among those honored with the Commander of the British Empire title by Queen Elizabeth II, officials said.

Actor Simon MacCorkindale dead at 58

LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- British actor Simon MacCorkindale has died in a London clinic after a long battle with bowel and lung cancer, his publicist said Friday. He was 58.
Suchet, Hershey board 'Express' TV movie

Suchet, Hershey board 'Express' TV movie

LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- David Suchet and Barbara Hershey are set to star in a new British TV adaption of Agatha Christie's mystery novel "Murder on the Orient Express," the BBC said.

Alleged killer inspired by Agatha Christie

TEHRAN, May 24 (UPI) -- Police in Iran say the country's first alleged female serial killer used ideas from Agatha Christie novels to kill at least six people, most of them middle-aged or elderly women.

An Agatha Christie mystery -- Alzheimer's?

TORONTO, April 4 (UPI) -- Canadian researchers have found signs of Alzheimer's disease in later works of Agatha Christie, one of the most prolific and popular British mystery writers.
Agatha Christie's home open for tours

Agatha Christie's home open for tours

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- England's National Trust has announced plans to open Greenway, the rural Devonshire home of the late mystery author Agatha Christie, to the public.

Julia McKenzie to play Miss Marple

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- British actress Julia McKenzie has taken over the role of the titular detective in the "Miss Marple" series airing on PBS.

Past characters set for 'Doctor' checkup

LONDON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Some former "Doctor Who" characters, along with at least one British literary figure, will appear in a new series of the popular British TV show.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007.
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'50s jet-set humor up for auction

LONDON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Snippets of England's high-society humor commissioned by Countess Mountbatten of Burma in the 1950s were scheduled to be auctioned in London Thursday.

Sweden changes controversial book title

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Following the lead of several other countries, Sweden has officially changed the title of the controversially named Agatha Christie novel, "Ten Little Niggers."

China gets first Agatha Christie books

SHANGHAI, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- China's People's Literature Publishing House is set to publish the first "legal" Agatha Christie novels in their country.

Norman: Christie mystery due to amnesia

LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Biographer Andrew Norman has claimed that the 11-day disappearance suffered by British author Agatha Christie was due to an instance of out-of-body amnesia.

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