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James Prichard

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James Prichard is a British film producer, chairman and CEO of Agatha Christie Limited and the great-grandson of author Agatha Christie.

James Prichard
💼 Occupation
CEO of Agatha Christie Ltd.
📆 Years active  2015—present
👴 👵 Parent(s)
  • Angela Maples (mother)
  • Mathew Prichard (father)
👪 Relatives
  • Rosalind Hicks (grandmother)
  • Agatha Christie (great-grandmother)
  • Archie Christie (great-grandfather)
  • Hubert Prichard (great-grandfather)
  • Frederick Alvah Miller (great-great-grandfather)


James Prichard was born in 1970 in England. His father, Mathew Prichard, is a British philanthropist, the only child of British literary guardian Rosalind Hicks and the only grandchild of author Agatha Christie. While studying at the University of Oxford, he met secretarial student Angela Maples. They married in 1967 and had three children, including James. His siblings are Alexandra Prichard (b. 1969) and Joanna Prichard (b. 1976).[1]

Prichard studied at the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. He graduated in 1993, before beginning his career at HarperCollins as commercial director. He remained in the position until 2009, when he created the company Langtail Press, which preserves publications out of print by producing e-books.[2] In 2015, Prichard took over as CEO of Agatha Christie Limited, from his father Mathew Prichard. He remains chairman and has been involved in upcoming projects, like the new Poirot novels written by Sophie Hannah. Along with his father, he also served as executive producer for Murder On The Orient Express and Death On The Nile, voicing interest in more collaborations in the future.[3][4]


  1. "Mathew Prichard Has Been Caught in a Mousetrap for 25 Years—and Loves It". Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  2. "Langtail Press". The Invisible Event. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  3. "Death on the Nile and Free Guy Release Dates Pushed Back". 2020-11-06. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  4. McNary, Dave; McNary, Dave (2015-11-21). "Kenneth Branagh to Direct, Star in 'Murder on the Orient Express' Remake". Variety. Retrieved 2020-12-05.

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