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"Death on the Nile" Duo, Death on the Nile--two figures (Hercule Poirot and Mrs. Marie Van Schuyler)

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Item Number: AE103

"Death on the Nile" Duo, Death on the Nile--two figures (Hercule Poirot and Mrs. Marie Van Schuyler)

‘Death On The Nile’ was and is one of Agatha Christie’s most famous mystery novels and first published in 1937.  It features, of course, one of Christie’s favourite characters, Hercule Poirot, the famous Belgian detective.  In the 1978 movie version, Poirot was played by the very talented Peter Ustinov, an actor, director, author and great wit.  This is K&C’s third interpretation of Hercule Poirot and is closely based on Ustinov’s own interpretation of the detective and his distinctive looks.  Accompanying Poirot is a formidable lady, Mrs. Marie Van Schuyler, played by the equally formidable Bette Davis.  Both figures would most definitely want to visit Tutankhamun’s Tomb to inspect for themselves the many treasures and relics it holds as well perhaps as a few of its mysteries.

"Death on the Nile"

While researching more ideas for K&C’s mini ‘Ancient Egyptian’ series that updates the range to the discovery of the boy King Tutankhamun’s burial site in 1922, I remembered the 1978 British murder mystery film “Death On The Nile”.  Based on Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel of the same name, the film features the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot played by Peter Ustinov plus an all-star supporting cast of Maggie Smith, Bette Davis, and David Niven among others.

Although the original book and film takes place in 1937, it featured many famous Ancient Egyptian sites with the actors and actresses wearing very similar styles and fashions to those characters K&C has already presented in ‘The Discovery of Tutankhamun’ mini range.

Many still photographs from the 1978 movie were used as style references for these three new figures.

Released in AUGUST 2023.