‘Maigret’ first pic: Rowan Atkinson as French detective in new ITV drama

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ITV has unveiled a promotional photo of Mr Bean star Rowan Atkinson as the legendary French fictional detective Jules Maigret.

Set in the 1950’s in Paris, Maigret Sets A Trap has started filming in Budapest, Hungary.

The 120-minute drama is one of two new stand-alone dramatic films and will be followed by Maigret’s Dead Man.

Both stories are written by Stewart Harcourt (Love & Marriage, Treasure Island, Marple).

Maigret Rowan Atkinson.

The cast for Maigret Sets A Trap also includes Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter), Aiden McCardle (Mr Selfridge), Shaun Dingwall (Death In Paradise), Lucy Cohu (Broadchurch), Leo Starr (Lewis), Rufus Wright (Doctors), Hugh Simon (Spooks), David Dawson (Peaky Blinders), Colin Mace (Doctors) and Rebecca Night (Starlings).

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