MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS adaptation (2010s decade)

by dylanemery22 | created - 07 Apr 2017 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

NOTE -

1. I'm not going to cast ALL of the characters from the original 1934 Agatha Christie novel of the same name; so if I happen to forget some, comment below and cast the person you think would be perfect for whichever character I didn't cast.

2. This is all opinion based. So if you disagree with some of my choices, like I said, comment below and cast the actors/actresses you think would be perfect to play these roles.

1. Kenneth Branagh

Actor | Henry V

Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. (born 1955) and Joyce Branagh (born 1970). When he was nine, his family ...

Hercule Poirot

2. Serge Hazanavicius

Actor | Tout là-haut

Serge Hazanavicius was born on September 11, 1963 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for To the Top (2017), The Monuments Men (2014) and Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989).

Monsieur Bouc

4. Johnny Depp

Actor | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood.

He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.

Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped ...

Ratchett

5. Josh Gad

Actor | Frozen

Josh Gad was born on February 23, 1981 in Hollywood, Florida, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Frozen (2013), Pixels (2015) and Beauty and the Beast (2017). He has been married to Ida Darvish since May 10, 2008. They have two children.

Hector MacQueen

6. Derek Jacobi

Actor | Gladiator

Preeminent British classical actor of the first post-Olivier generation, Derek Jacobi was knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre, and, in fact, is only the second to enjoy the honor of holding TWO knighthoods, Danish and English (Olivier was the other). Modest and unassuming in nature, ...

Masterman

7. Idris Elba

Actor | Beasts of No Nation

An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped...

Colonel Arbuthnot

8. Michelle Pfeiffer

Actress | Hairspray

Michelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California, to Donna Jean (Taverna) and Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air-conditioning contractor. She has an older brother and two younger sisters - Dedee Pfeiffer and Lori Pfeiffer, who both dabbled in acting and modeling but decided against making it ...

Mrs. Hubbard

9. Sergei Polunin

Actor | Murder on the Orient Express

Sergei Polunin was born on November 20, 1989 in Kherson, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Sergei Vladimirovich Polunin. He is an actor and writer, known for Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Red Sparrow (2018) and The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011).

Count Andrenyi

10. Lucy Boynton

Actress | Sing Street

Lucy Boynton (born 17 January 1994) is an American-English actress. She made her film debut with a leading role in Miss Potter (2006). Boynton starred in Copperhead (2013), Sing Street (2016), Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).

Boynton was born in New York City and ...

Countess Andrenyi

11. Judi Dench

Actress | Skyfall

Dame Judi Dench was born Judith Olivia Dench in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with the ...

Princess Dragomiroff

12. Daisy Ridley

Actress | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley is an English actress. She is best known for her breakthrough role as "Rey" in the 2015 film, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015). Daisy was born in Westminster, London, on April 10, 1992. She is the daughter of Louise Fawkner-Corbett and Chris Ridley. Her ...

Mary Debenham

13. Olivia Colman

Actress | The Favourite

Olivia Colman was born on January 30, 1974 in Norwich, Norfolk, England as Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman. She is an actress, known for The Favourite (2018), Tyrannosaur (2011) and The Lobster (2015). She has been married to Ed Sinclair since August 2001. They have three children.

Hildegarde Schmidt

14. Bobby Cannavale

Actor | The Station Agent

In both career and in real life, Bobby Cannavale tends to choose the unconventional way of doing things. In the beginning, his decisions may have cost the dark, swarthily good-looking actor some acting roles and/or good-paying money but, in the end, his strong work ethic and sense of self, despite ...

Antonio Foscarelli

15. Marie-Josée Croze

Actress | Les invasions barbares

Marie-Josée Croze first studied fine arts before opting for the stage at La Veillée-Prospero Theatre workshop in Montreal. In 1993 she got her first movie part in La Florida (1993) and started working for numerous Canadian TV series and movies.

In 2000, with her performance in Denis Villeneuve's ...

Greta Ohlsson

16. Denis Ménochet

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

Denis Ménochet was born in 1976 in Enghien-les-Bains, Val-d'Oise, France. He is an actor, known for Inglourious Basterds (2009), In the House (2012) and Hannibal Rising (2007).

Pierre Michel

17. Willem Dafoe

Actor | Spider-Man

Having made over one hundred films in his legendary career, Willem Dafoe is internationally respected for bringing versatility, boldness, and dare to some of the most iconic films of our time. His artistic curiosity in exploring the human condition leads him to projects all over the world, large ...

Cyrus Hardman

18. Lucy Bevan

Casting_director | Beauty and the Beast

Lucy Bevan is known for her work on Beauty and the Beast (2017), An Education (2009) and Ghost in the Shell (2017).

casting director

19. Haris Zambarloukos

Cinematographer | Sleuth

Haris Zambarloukos was born on March 11, 1970 in Nicosia, Cyprus. He is known for his work on Sleuth (2007), Batman Begins (2005) and Thor (2011).

cinematographer

20. Martin Walsh

Editor | Chicago

Martin Walsh was born on November 8, 1955 in Manchester, England. He is an editor, known for Chicago (2002), V for Vendetta (2005) and Wonder Woman (2017).

editor

21. Patrick Doyle

Composer | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer.

His first film score, the acclaimed adaptation of "Henry V" with Kenneth Branagh for Renaissance films was scored in 1989. He has subsequently worked with Kenneth Branagh, a long time collaborator on numerous pictures including "Dead Again", "Much Ado...

music score

22. Jim Clay

Production_designer | Children of Men

Jim Clay was born in 1948 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. He is a production designer, known for Children of Men (2006), Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Match Point (2005).

production designer

chief art director

24. Andrew Ackland-Snow

Art_director | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Andrew Ackland-Snow was born on April 15, 1961 in the UK. He is known for his work on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), War Horse (2011) and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009).

senior art director

26. Dominic Masters

Art_director | Casino Royale

Son of British art director Anthony Masters (1919-1990) and British stage and film actress Heather Sears (1935-1994), who won a BAFTA Award for her breakout role in The Story of Esther Costello (1957), opposite Joan Crawford, who hand picked her for the role.

supervising art director

27. Celia Bobak

Set_decorator | The Martian

Celia Bobak is known for her work on The Martian (2015), The Phantom of the Opera (2004) and Hyde Park on Hudson (2012).

set decorator

28. Alexandra Byrne

Costume_designer | Guardians of the Galaxy

Alexandra Byrne was born in 1962. She is known for her work on Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Doctor Strange (2016) and The Phantom of the Opera (2004). She has been married to Simon Shepherd since 1980. They have four children.

costume designer

29. Wakana Yoshihara

Make_up_department | Cinderella

makeup

30. Carol Hemming

Make_up_department | Cinderella

hair

storyboard/s

33. James Mather

Sound_department | Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

James Mather is known for his work on Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), Wonder Woman (2017) and Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018).

supervising sound editor

34. Mike Prestwood Smith

Sound_department | Casino Royale

Mike Prestwood Smith is known for his work on Casino Royale (2006), The Hunger Games (2012) and Captain Phillips (2013).

sound re-recording mixer

35. Colin Nicolson

Sound_department | Murder on the Orient Express

Colin Nicolson is known for his work on Murder on the Orient Express (2017), T2 Trainspotting (2017) and The World's End (2013).

sound mixer

36. David Watkins

Special_effects | Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

David Watkins was born as David Gareth Watkins. He is known for his work on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), Artemis Fowl (2020) and Life (2017).

special effects supervisor

37. Charley Henley

Visual_effects | Prometheus

Charley Henley was born in 1973 in Surrey, England as Charles Christian R. Henley. He is known for his work on Prometheus (2012), The Jungle Book (2016) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).

visual effects supervisor

38. James O'Donnell

Stunts | Artemis Fowl

James O'Donnell was born on January 20, 1968 in London, England. He is known for his work on Artemis Fowl (2020), Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Kick-Ass 2 (2013).

stunt coordinator

39. Kenneth Branagh

Actor | Henry V

Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. (born 1955) and Joyce Branagh (born 1970). When he was nine, his family ...

director



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