• TRULY MISS MARPLE

    TRULY MISS MARPLE

    The Curious Case of Margaret Rutherford

    license film

TRULY MISS MARPLE

The Curious Case of Margaret Rutherford

a film by Rieke Brendel, Andrew Davies

TRULY MISS MARPLE

Germany | 2012 | 59:00 min

Formal Categories

Biography / Portrait Arts

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
Margaret Rutherford’s true life story is much more eccentric than the most famous fictional role she ever played, her role of a lifetime. A role which appeared tailor-made for her: Miss Jane Marple – Agatha Christie’s amateur detective. In the four black and white interpretations of Agatha Christie’s international bestsellers, Rutherford wore her own costumes and put on her own make-up. Perhaps an indication of why Rutherford’s characterisation of Miss Marple has become so definitive, classic and unmistakeably English. In more than 40 films and over 100 stage plays, Oscar & Gold Globe winner Margaret Rutherford realised she possessed an incredible gift for timing and with this a natural talent for comedy. Secretly she always wanted to play Shakespeare’s Julia, but knew that with her idiosyncratic looks, jutting chin and portly figure she was just not destined to play romantic heroines. In fact, far more interesting roles lay ahead. Margaret Rutherford’s final resting place is in the cemetery at Gerrards Cross, where she shares a grave with Stringer Davis who passed away a year after his beloved wife. Her gravestone is inscribed with the words: DAME MARGARET TAYLOR RUTHERFORD - A BLITHE SPIRIT - a fitting epitaph because she really was that.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Rieke Brendel, Andrew Davies
Original Languages

German

English

Production Company
FLORIANFILM GMBH
Unter Krähenbäumen 4, 50670 Köln

Phone: +49 221 2005280

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