Rowan Atkinson to play Maigret… ?

News has reached Past Offences Towers that Rowan Atkinson, whom it’s apparently OK to call ‘rubber faced’, may be playing Maigret in a new ITV adaptation. The article I read contained several ‘mays’ and is attributed to an ‘unnamed TV executive’, so I’d take the news with a pinch of salt, but I’ll keep an eye on developments. For the record I think he could carry it off. There’s a lot more to him than Mr Bean.

 

 

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9 Responses to Rowan Atkinson to play Maigret… ?

  1. realthog says:

    Well, he’s already played James Bond, so . . .

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  2. Very interesting to picture Mr. bean as Maigret but I agree he gas the talent to pull it off.

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  3. Hmmm…this will be interesting!

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  4. kaggsysbookishramblings says:

    Not convinced here……… :s

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  5. MarinaSofia says:

    No, and it’s not the face which isn’t right for the role. It’s more that Maigret is always described as a large, bulky man, solid and imposing in stature, while Rowan Atkinson is rather slender.

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    • realthog says:

      It’s more that Maigret is always described as a large, bulky man, solid and imposing in stature, while Rowan Atkinson is rather slender.

      That part’s easy enough to fix, in fact. The face would, I think, be more of a problem; but who knows? As our host intimates, Atkinson’s a clever and capable guy.

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  6. I remain pretty sceptical but hey, if Hugh Laurie can be a huge start as a neo Sherlock, anything is possible, right?

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  7. Sarah says:

    Nooo. Just no!

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