Julia McKenzie, as a comfortingly genteel Miss Marple in BBC MASTERPIECE MYSTERY (2010-2011).  One of Agatha Christie's iconic sleuths ~ I really like her in this role. Doesn't she have a lovely, pleasant face?

Julia McKenzie, as a comfortingly genteel Miss Marple in BBC MASTERPIECE MYSTERY One of Agatha Christie's iconic sleuths ~ I really like her in this role. Doesn't she have a lovely, pleasant face?

In 1980, Angela Lansbury played Miss Marple in The Mirror Crack'd (EMI, directed by Guy Hamilton), based on Christie's 1962 novel. The film featured an all-star cast that included Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, Geraldine Chaplin, Tony Curtis, and Kim Novak. Edward Fox appeared as Inspector Craddock, who did Miss Marple's legwork. Lansbury's Marple was a crisp, intelligent woman who moved stiffly and spoke in clipped tones. Unlike most incarnations of Miss Marple, this one smoked cigarettes.

Angela Lansbury

Dame Angela Lansbury was the Miss Marple but only made one feature move in 1980 "The Mirror Crack'd". Also starring Liz Taylor, Kim Novak, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis. A 16 year gap from the last MM movie. ( Born 1925 in London, England)

Miss Jane Marple is a fictional character in twelve of Agatha Christie's murder mystery books. Her first appearance in a novel was in The Murder...

Miss Jane Marple is a fictional character in twelve of Agatha Christie's murder mystery books. Margaret Rutherford is a scream, my mother and I loved her as Miss Marple!

Jane Marple, the fictional amateur  investigator in 12 of Agatha Christie's crime novels and in 20 short stories.

Book Reader's Heaven: Collaborative Novel, Rubicon Ranch: Riley's Story Presents Complex, Creative Mystery.

Miss Marple (TV series) - Joan Hickson is perfect in the title role!

Loved all of the Miss Marples: Margaret Rutherford, Joan Hickson, Helen Hayes, Geraldine McEwan and Julia McKenzie.

Joan Hickson, The perfect Miss Marple ( & the actress Agatha Christie always wanted to play her)

Joan Hickson, The perfect Miss Marple ( & the actress Agatha Christie always…

Swagger Coat by Susan Crawford. Book: A Stitch In Time: Vintage Knitting Patterns, 1939-1959 vol. 2    This coat has featured in The King’s Speech (worn by the wife of the speech therapist), and in the TV series of Miss Marple.    The coat is designed to be worn open at the front.

A Swagger Coat (from A Stitch in Time: Vintage Knitting Patterns, volume 2 by Susan Crawford & Jane Waller)

Miss Marple - Joan Hickson

Miss Marple - Joan Hickson; any Agatha Christie movie she is in is the best. According to Inspector Slack (Murder at the Vicarage) she is a "nice looking grey-haired cobra" who "slides about" and sticks to unexplained murders "like chewing-gum to a cat.

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. I don't care for the plot changes and do not think the actress portrays Miss Marple as Agatha Christie envisioned her. BUT I do enjoy seeing favorite actors in some of these episodes.

Joan Hickson was the 5th Miss Marple starring in BBC series from 1984 - 1992 (3 seasons - 8 years) Born in Northhampton Aug. 1906 - 1998 (I've been watching her on WETA lately and I can't say she's my favorite but I love all the Miss Marple movies)

Joan Hickson was the Miss Marple starring in BBC series from 1984 - 1992 seasons - 8 years) Born in Northhampton Aug. 1906 - 1998 (I've been watching her on WETA lately and I can't say she's my favorite but I love all the Miss Marple movies)

Poirot (David Suchet) meets Miss Marple (Joan Hickson). This was for a charity event, sadly they would never meet for an episode, as of course these great Agatha Christie detectives were from different era's.

Poirot (David Suchet) meets Miss Marple (Joan Hickson). This was for a charity event, sadly they would never meet for an episode, as of course these great Agatha Christie detectives were from different eras.

By next year, David Suchet will have appeared as Poirot in every story penned by Agatha Christie. Definitely awesome!

By next year, David Suchet will have appeared as Poirot in every story penned by Agatha Christie.

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