First pic of Rowan Atkinson as Maigret

Thought I’d share the first picture of Rowan Atkinson as pipe-wielding flic Maigret…


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13 Responses to First pic of Rowan Atkinson as Maigret

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Thanks, Rich. It’ll be interesting to see how it all goes.


  2. Can’t be worse than David Walliams as Tommy…

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  3. kaggsysbookishramblings says:

    Still not convinced…..


  4. Juxtabook says:

    I don’t like the trend for casting comedians as detectives – it smacks of not taking the genre seriously – especially the period pieces. As if the Golden Age should be regarded as something we could only do tongue-in-cheek.

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  5. Will be interesting to see his take on the character~


  6. JJ says:

    Will be very interesting to see how he stands up, given his rich comic pedigree. Could be a “Heath Ledger’s Joker”, coild be a “Tommy Lee-Jones’ Two Face”…


  7. Bradstreet says:

    However…although he is best known as a comic actor, I have seen him do serious stuff. He was Sir Henry Birkin, the racing driver, in an episode of HEROES AND VILLAINS called FULL THROTTLE. Suave, charming, and as totally unlike Mr Bean as you can imagine. I’m fascinated to see how he does in this.

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  8. Snap! Just posted this too – I am ever hopeful, despite precedent being against me (the Gambon series was;t much cop either) … ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. Peggy Ann says:

    I like the look. Here’s to a big surprise for us all!


  10. realthog says:


    I liked about the first half of the Gambon series. It got a bit tired after that.


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