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George Alfred St Vincent Marsh, fourth Baron Edgware, also simply known as Lord Edgware, is a minor character and the titular primary victim of Agatha Christie's novel Lord Edgware Dies, featuring Hercule Poirot as the portagonist.
Lord Edgware is a harsh, condescending and envious aristocrat who has been a control freak towards his wife, Jane Wilkinson, who became his murderer.
- In the 1943 film adaptation, he was portrayed by the late C.V. France.
- In the 1985 film adaptation renamed as Thirteen at Dinner, he was portrayed by the late John Barron.
- In Agatha Christie's Poirot, which adapted the novel in 2000, he was portrayed by John Castle, who is well-known for his portrayal of Paul McDaggett in RoboCop 3.
- The title of the novel was unfamiliar to U.S. readers for many years. Lord Edgware Dies was originally published in the U.K. & U.S. in September 1933 under the same title, but later that very same year the U S. publisher decided to print the novel again but changed the title to Thirteen At Dinner. This second title was taken from the old superstition that if there are 13 people sitting down to dinner at the same time, the first person to get up and leave will experience bad luck. Eventually, however, in more recent printings the novel returned to being printed in the U.S. under it's original title.
- Lord Edgware is presented as much more honorable than many other well-deserved victims in Agatha Christie's novels, but he is still both an unsympathetic and abusive person, considering he casted out his first wife, as well as being harsh and domineering towards his second.
- In addition, Lord Edgware's eldest daughter, who was mothered by his first wife, declared that she never felt sympathy towards her father's death, considering what he had done to his mother.
- John Castle portrayed Lord Edgware in Agatha Christie's Poirot, but this is not the first time Castle was involved within an adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel. He played Detective Inspector Craddock in Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985) and Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992).
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