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Rowan Atkinson starts filming first of two new Maigret films

Published 14/11/2016

Rowan Atkinson will play Jules Maigret
Rowan Atkinson will play Jules Maigret

Rowan Atkinson has started filming the first of two new films in the Maigret series.

The Mr Bean star, 61, sparked mixed reviews when he made his debut as the French detective Jules Maigret earlier this year.

But ITV later confirmed it had commissioned two more single films featuring the pipe-smoking detective, with Atkinson in the title role.

Today it announced that it had started filming N ight At The Crossroads - the first of the two new films in the Maigret series - in Budapest.

Night At The Crossroads, a "complex tale of murder, deceit and greed in an isolated country community" is set in Paris in the 1950s .

Night At The Crossroads will be followed by Maigret in Montmartre.

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