Thirteen at Dinner (film)

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Thirteen at Dinner
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Directed by Lou Antonio
Written by Agatha Christie
Rod Browning
Starring Peter Ustinov
Faye Dunaway
Diane Keen
Bill Nighy
David Suchet
Distributed by CBS Television
Release dates
  • 19 September 1985 (1985-09-19)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English

Thirteen at Dinner is a 1985 American-British made-for-television mystery film featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Adapted by Rod Browning from the Agatha Christie novel Lord Edgware Dies, it was directed by Lou Antonio and starred Peter Ustinov, Faye Dunaway, Jonathan Cecil, Diane Keen and Bill Nighy. David Suchet, later to play Poirot in the long-running television series entitled Agatha Christie's Poirot, played the role of Inspector Japp. Suchet considers his performance as Japp to be "possibly the worst performance of [his] career."[1]


Ustinov as Poirot[edit]

Thirteen at Dinner was Peter Ustinov's third portrayal of Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Ustinov played Poirot in a total of six films:


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