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Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

British actor Hugh Laurie writes, directs and stars in this spirited adaptation of Agatha Christie, alongside the UK’s Will Poulter and Lucy Boynton as a vicar’s son and a socialite caught up in a crime-solving caper. Delightfully whimsical and old-fashioned, expect red herrings, sparkling wit and even a cameo from Emma Thompson.


  • Hugh Laurie


  • Hugh Laurie
  • Agatha Christie


  • Will Poulter
  • Lucy Boynton
  • Daniel Ings


When Bobby Jones (Will Poulter), a vicar’s son and former naval officer stumbles upon a dying man at the bottom of a cliff, he becomes privy to his final words: “Why didn’t they ask Evans?” So begins a chin-scratching, cross-country journey, alongside old friend Frankie (Lucy Boynton) to reveal the cause of the man’s death and the answer to his question.