Kim Cattrall

Self-confessed Agatha Christie fan Kim Cattrall has had an extensive acting career that spans film, stage and television. The British born actress recently returned to TV in the Sky Arts series Sensitive Skin. On stage Kim has been seen on the West End in Sweet Bird of Youth and Richard Eyre’s Private Lives, which also received a Broadway run. Her most recent film credits include Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer, Meet Monica Velour, Sex and The City and Sex in the City 2 in which she reprised her award-winning role as the infamous ‘Samantha Jones’.

In The Witness for the Prosecution Kim plays the staggeringly wealthy widow Emily French who is beautiful, glamorous and bored. Used to getting exactly what she wants, she glides through the London high-life, indulging in champagne, raucous nightclubs and meaningless affairs with her favourite pastime: younger men.

I’ve always loved Agatha Christie and murder mysteries…Never did I think I would be one of Christie’s victims!
Kim Cattrall

Cattrall grew up immersed in Agatha Christie stories, and credits the Queen of Crime’s success to being one step ahead of the audience explaining that Christie, “did something as a writer and a playwright that kept her one step ahead of her audience. I think if you are one step ahead of your audience then you’ve got them.” Talking about the new adaptation of The Witness for the Prosecution Kim says, “We have made it our own whilst at the same time been very faithful to this amazing writer who has created some terrific parts for women.”

Discover more about the cast here.