The first, best, and most definitive portrayal of Miss Marple belongs to Margaret Rutherford, the London-born actress who first played the part in the 1962 adaptation of The Mirror Crack’d Side to Side.
Who was the 1st Miss Marple?
American TV was the setting for the first screen portrayal of Miss Marple with Gracie Fields, the British actress and singer, playing her in a 1956 episode of Goodyear TV Playhouse based on A Murder Is Announced, the 1950 Christie novel.
Who was the most popular Miss Marple?
Joan Hickson (1984-1992) – Still viewed by many fans as the iconic Miss Marple on screen, Joan Hickson narrowly beat Margaret Rutherford to top our poll with 41.30% of the votes!
Who did Agatha Christie like as Miss Marple?
But in the case of her beloved Miss Marple, Christie thought Hickson would be perfect for the role after seeing her in a play and wrote her a letter saying, “I hope one day you will play my dear Miss Marple.” Hickson initially thought she wouldn’t be right for the role, but Christie eventually got her wish when the
What was the first Miss Marple movie?
From 1961 until 1965, Margaret Rutherford appeared in the role of Miss Marple in a total of five movies. Her first appearance was in 1961 in the film, Murder, She Said, followed in 1963 by Murder at the Gallop.
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