I wrote at the time that I wasn't at all sure whether Julia was old or fluffy enough for the role, but that I greatly admired her ability to take on different roles.
Over to the right is the first known image of Miss Marple, an illustration by Gilbert Wilkinson of Miss Marple from the December 1927 issue of The Royal Magazine and the first-known image of the character (See The Thirteen Problems)
Below are the Miss Marples of screen and television. There are 7 of them. Now that the latest has hit our TV screens you have probably been thinking about which one is closest to your idea of Miss Marple. (Please excuse the space below - I can't work out what is causing it)
|Julia McKenzie||Geraldine McEwan||Joan Hickson||Helen Hayes||Angela Lansbury||Margaret Rutherford||Gracie Fields|
So which one is closest to your "mental picture" from your reading?
Take the poll in the side bar, and do leave a comment.
Novels featuring Miss Marple
- The Murder at the Vicarage (1930)
- The Body in the Library (1942)
- The Moving Finger (1943)
- A Murder is Announced (1950)
- They Do It with Mirrors, or Murder with Mirrors (1952)
- A Pocket Full of Rye (1953)
- 4.50 from Paddington, or What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw! (1957)
- The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, or The Mirror Crack'd (1962)
- A Caribbean Mystery (1964)
- At Bertram's Hotel (1965)
- Nemesis (1971)
- Sleeping Murder (written around 1940, published 1976)