Murder on the Orient Express star Kenneth Branagh wants to make more Poirot films
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The star-studded thriller Murder on the Orient Express doesn’t arrive in cinemas until Nov. 10, but the film’s leading man, Sir Kenneth Branagh, says he had a great time playing the great detective Hercule Poirot in the movie, alongside Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Willem Dafoe, and Dame Judi Dench, among others. In fact, Sir Ken tells EW he would happily reprise the role of the mustachioed crime-solver, should the Agatha Christie adaptation prove a hit at the box office.
“I would be thrilled, I must say,” says Branagh, who also directed Murder on the Orient Express. “I have enjoyed it enormously, to delve into the nature of the character, to read more of the books, to understand, to admire with greater intensity what Agatha Christie’s talents were. That’s been really a great, great creative treat. So, I’d be absolutely delighted to do more, yeah.”
Turns out he’s not the only cast member who would be happy to return to the world of Poirot.
“Judi Dench said, ‘I’ve had such a good time on this, you have to cast all of us in the next one,'” recalls Branagh. “We’ll all wear different wigs, we’ll play different parts.’ She said, ‘I’ll wear a mustache next time, if you want.'”