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Messing with Marple?

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There are few film and television leading roles for elderly women. So it has upset some that glamorous young Hollywood star, Jennifer Garner, will take the role of Miss Marple in a new Disney adaptation.

Laura Thompson, Agatha Christie's biographer and Charlie Higson, author of the Young Bond novels, debate the reinvention of popular characters.


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