The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side (1992)
When Joan Hickson appeared in Christie’s 1945 stage version of Appointment With Death, Dame Agatha wrote the actress a note: “I hope you will play my dear Miss Marple.” It took several decades, but starting in 1984 Hickson starred as the elderly detective in a dozen made-for-TV movies produced by the BBC. Hickson retired from the screen in 1993 after an acting career that stretched back to1927. Christie’s 1962 novel about a movie star who is the target of a poisoning had been filmed before as The Mirror Crack’d (1980), with Angela Lansbury as Marple. ITV Studios produced a version in 2010 starring Julia McKenzie, and Walt Disney Pictures has plans for Jennifer Garner to star as a "young" Miss Marple.