Watching Agatha Christie
They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie has been adapted many times – first Helen Hayes played the role of Marple in the 1985 film ‘Murder with Mirrors’ and then Joan Hickson picked up the role when the novel was filmed as part of the television series she starred in as episode 11 in 1991.
Most recently, Julia McKenzie played Marple in the ITV adaptation in season 4, episode 3 of the 2010 series and a French adaptation was also filmed in 2013, episode 1, season 2 of ‘Les Petits Meurtres d’Agatha Christie’.
They Do It With Mirrors Character List
|Alexis Restarick||Stephen’s older brother, also working in the theatre and also in love with Gina|
|Arthur Jenkins||One of the boys who is a resident at the institute|
|Canon Strete||Mildred’s husband|
|Carrie Louise Serrocold||Married to Lewis Serrecold, sister of Ruth Van Rydock|
|Christian Gulbrandsen||Son of Carrie Louise’s first husband and Mildred’s half brother|
|Detective Sergeant Lake||Assisting with the investigation|
|Dr Galbraith||Bishop of Cromer and old friend of the Gulbrandens|
|Dr Maverick||Psychiatrist working at Stonygates|
|Edgar Lawson||Young delinquent staying at Stonggates and secretary to Lewis|
|Eric Gulbrandsen||Carrie Lousie’s first husband|
|Ernie Gregg||Young delinquent staying at Stonggates|
|Gina Hudd||Carrie Louise’s adopted Granddaughter , married to the American Wally Hudd|
|Guido San Severiano||Italian husband of Pippa and father to Gina|
|Inspector Curry||Scotland Yard inspector|
|Johnnie Backhouse||Resident of St Mary Mead to whom Miss Marple makes reference|
|Johnnie Restarick||Carrie Lousie’s second husband|
|Juliet Bellever||Housekeeper at Stonygates who looks after Carrie Louise|
|Leonard Wylie||Resident of St Mary Mead to whom Miss Marple makes reference|
|Lewis Serrecold||Third husband of Carrie Louise and owner of Stoneygates, running a home for young delinquents|
|Mildred Strete||Carrie Louise’s daughter and Christian Gulbrandsen’s half sister|
|Miss Moncrieff||Resident of St Mary Mead to whom Miss Marple makes reference|
|Mr Baumgarten||Occupational therapist|
|Mr Gilfoy||Lawyer with the firm Gilfoy, Gilfoy, Jaimes and Gilfoy who draws up the will for Carrie Louise|
|Pippa||Daughter of Eric and Carrie Louise who married Guido, Gina’s Mother|
|Ruth Van Rydock||Sister of Carrie Lousie who is worried about her. American friend of Miss Marple|
|Stephen Restarick||Stepson of Carrie Louise, younger brother of Alex who works in the theatre and is in love with Gina|
|Wally Hudd||Gina’s American husband|
Louise Serrecold – helped by Edgar Lawson his secret illegitimate son.
Louise Serrecold was a visionary and needed money so he had been embezzling from the Gulbrandsen estate.
Christian is shot and Alexis and Ernie are both crushed under a stage prop.