New Maigret with Rowan Atkinson

ITV has commenced filming Maigret Sets A Trap one of two stand-alone dramatic films featuring the legendary French fictional detective Jules Maigret, played by Rowan Atkinson. This image is the copyright of ITV and must be used in relation to Maigret. Photographer John Rogers.

Cop this – Jules Maigret, played by Rowan Atkinson

HERE’S a first look at Rowan Atkinson in ITV’s new series about the French detective Jules Maigret. Filming has just started in Budapest on Maigret Sets a Trap, one of two standalone dramatic films, with the second being Maigret’s Dead Man. The setting is Paris in the 1950s and each story will be 90-minutes long. Other cast include Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, True Blood), Aiden McCardle (Mr Selfridge, The Mill) and Shaun Dingwall (Silent Witness, Death In Paradise). It looks like a big production for ITV and a lot will be riding on how well Rowan Atkinson sheds his Mr Bean baggage to convincingly portray author Georges Simenon’s much-admired creation.


  1. CTP blog reader says:

    I am really excited about this! Simenon’s mysteries were, for the most part, just as good as Christie’s. One thing the show producers need to make sure is that Atkinson looks burly! Unlike Poirot, Maigret is a big, strong, broad shouldered man. Portraying him won’t be as much of a challenge as portraying Poirot was for David Suchet. Knowing what a great actor Rowan Atkinson is, I am sure he will do a fine job!

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