Playing a bit of catch-up following a fabulous couple of weeks in the UK, I returned to the States only to find out that Miss Fisher & The Crypt of Tears, the film version of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries seems to be creating almost as much buzz as the big screen version of its British period-drama counterpart, Downton Abbey.
The forthcoming film which comes on the heels of three brilliant series will reunite Essie Davis (Game of Thrones) as The Hon. Phryne Fisher, Nathan Page (Underbelly, The Hiding) as Detective Inspector Jack Robinson, Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter) as Aunt Prudence, Ashleigh Cummings (The Goldfinch) as the loyal assistant and maid Dorothy ‘Dot’ Collins and Hugo Johnstone-Burt (The Wrong Girl) as her husband, Constable Hugh Collins.
British actor Rupert Penry-Jones (Spooks, Whitechapel, Silk) and Australian actors Daniel Lapaine (Zero Dark Thirty) and Jacqueline McKenzie (The Water Diviner) have joined the cast of the feature film which is based on the best-selling murder mystery books by Kerry Greenwood.
The ensemble cast also includes John Stanton (The Dr Blake Mysteries, Beneath Hill 60), William Zappa (Mad Max 2), Ian Bliss (Matrix Reloaded), Los Angeles-based Egyptian star Kal Naga (Eyes of a Thief) and will introduce Australian actress Izabella Yena to the big screen.
— Miss Fisher Movie Fans (@MissFisherMovie) September 13, 2019
In the big screen adventure, the exploits of The Hon. Phryne Fisher in 1920s Melbourne, Australia, lead her to murder, mystery and mayhem from London to British Palestine. After freeing a young Bedouin girl (Shirin Abbas) from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem, Miss Fisher begins to unravel a decade-‐old mystery concerning priceless emeralds, ancient curses and the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of Shirin’s forgotten tribe.
Here’s your first look at the ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’ movie! 🍿 pic.twitter.com/fa8ZqTLrAG
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) September 12, 2019
Tellyspotting caught up with series star Essie Davis a few years ago while on the set of filming the second series of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries for a bit of a Q&A to talk about Miss Phryne Fisher.
Released in Australia in February 2020, the forthcoming feature film Miss Fisher & The Crypt of Tears is set to be released into theaters and simultaneously stream in the U.S. on AcornTV shortly thereafter.