Television series production of Agatha Christie’s life being filmed in Malta
Ongoing currently is the €2 million production of a television series regarding the life of renowned author Agatha Christie.
Christie wrote a great number of books and was particularly renowned for her short detective stories which achieved her great fame, some of them becoming adapted to films or drama plays. This included the popular film Murder on The Orient Express.
Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi visited paid a visit to the set being used for the production.
The series production team are using a number of localities throughout Malta including St Paul’s Catacombs, the Wignacourt Museum as well as a number of churches and hotels.
Over half of the film crew involved in the production are Maltese in addition to which the visual effects are being totally handled by a Maltese company.
During his visit, Minister Mizzi said that currently the Tourism Ministry together with the Malta Film Commission are working jointly to attract more productions to Malta. He said that during 2019 although year’s end has not been reached, Malta attracted 19 international productions, 11 more than in the previous year. These injected more than €24.5 into Malta’s economy.
Films Commissioner Johann Grech said this year international productions from various countries had continued to be attracted to Malta, from the United States, Britain, Italy, Germany, Holland, Israel and Canada.
He said it has been a year of back-to-back productions, enabling more people being employed in the industry. More opportunities are being created and more people are being attracted to the industry.
Grech said that there is great optimism that more films and television series productions will be attracted.