Rowan Atkinson recently starred as Detective Inspector Jules Maigret in a 2016 Dead Man series that I saw on WETA UK. The killer, Dacourt, played by John Light, who as a short man with delusions of grandeur, goes for the “bad” girl dancer while he has a wife and kids at home.
I saw John Light as a top thief who was on one episode of the “Father Brown” tv show and returned for a second episode later in that series.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Rowan Atkinson as a detective. He was so great in the “Mr. Bean” comedy tv series in which his eyebrows and eyes were so expressive—a great part of his characterization. I liked seeing him also as a department store jewelry salesman in the movie “Love Actually”.
The icing on the cake was seeing him playing a dead-pan serious detective. He played the Maigret character so well that it brought tears to my eyes. Well-done Rowan!
Written by Rosa Griffin