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Bill Nighy and Catherine Keener head all-star BBC adaptation of Ordeal by Innocence

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Story by Jack Foley

BILL Nighy and Catherine Keener will head an all-star cast in a lavish BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence.

The mini-series will reunite the team behind 2016’s critically-acclaimed The Witness For The Prosecution and 2015’s And Then There Were None.

Nighy and Keener will be joined by Matthew Goode (The Good Wife, Downton Abbey), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark, Loving Vincent), Anthony Boyle (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), Luke Treadaway (Fortitude), Morven Christie (The A Word), Crystal Clarke (Assassin’s Creed, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Churchill) and Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness, Black Mirror).

Filming will begin later this month in Scotland, with Sandra Goldbacher (Victoria, The Hour) directing from a script by Sarah Phelps.

James Prichard, executive producer and executive chairman of Agatha Christie Limited, which last year signed a deal with the BBC for seven adaptations, commented: “Ordeal by Innocence was one of Christie’s personal favourites, and I cannot wait to see how this outstanding cast will bring her story to life under the skilful direction of Sandra Goldbacher and the Mammoth Screen production team.

“To have Bill Nighy and Catherine Keener head up this all-star cast really is a testament to the depth and quality of my great grandmother’s writing.”

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