Kim Cattrall and Toby Jones to star in Agatha Christie thriller, Witness for the Prosection

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Kim Cattrall and Toby Jones lead the cast of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution, made by the team who filmed last Christmas's BBC1 hit And Then There Were None

Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall and Dad’s Army actor Toby Jones will star in the BBC’s adaptation of Agatha Christie ’s The Witness For The Prosecution.

The two-part drama, which has been adapted by Sarah Phelps from the short story of the same name, will also star Bloodline actress Andrea Riseborough.

Andrea Riseborough arriving at the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre

Andrea Riseborough at the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre (Ian West/PA)


The murder mystery began filming in Liverpool today, reuniting the team behind And Then There Were None, which was watched by more than eight million people last Christmas.

Set in 1920s London, the 23-page short story starts with the murder of rich and glamorous Emily French, played by Kim.

Kim Cattrall attending the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 opening-night gala

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All evidence points to Leonard Vole, played by Billy Howle, the heir to French’s enormous fortune.

Andrea will play Leonard’s chorus girl partner Romaine, while Toby will play John Mayhew, the solicitor tasked with defending him.

Toby Jones attending the House of Fraser BAFTA TV Awards 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall

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Monica Dolan and Four Weddings And A Funeral actor David Haig will also star in the production.

It will be directed by Julian Jarrold while Sarah will serve as an executive producer.

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