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Rowan Atkinson leads French detective drama


Rowan Atkinson has begun filming on ITV’s Maigret Sets A Trap – one of two stand-alone dramatic films featuring the legendary French fictional detective Jules Maigret.

Set in the 1950’s in Paris, Maigret Sets A Trap is written by Stewart Harcourt (Treasure Island, Marple), and will also feature, Fiona Shaw (True Blood), Aiden McCardle (Mr Selfridge), Shaun Dingwall (Death In Paradise), Lucy Cohu (Broadchurch), Leo Starr (Call The Midwife), Rufus Wright (Miranda), Hugh Simon (The Mill), David Dawson (Ripper Street), Colin Mace (Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies) and Rebecca Night (Starlings).

Maigret is produced by Ealing Studios and Maigret Productions Ltd. The Executive Producers are Barnaby Thompson, Ben Latham-Jones, John Simenon, Paul Aggett and Stewart Harcourt.

Maigret Sets A Trap has started filming in Budapest and will be followed by Maigret’s Dead Man.