The Talented Mr. Ripley



  • The novel was first adapted for a January 1956 episode of the anthology television series Studio One.
  • Ripley, a series for Showtime starring Andrew Scott as Tom Ripley, was announced in September 2019. An eight-episode first season was commissioned by Showtime, to be written and directed by Steven Zaillian, who pitched the series to the network.[5][6][7]


  • Plein Soleil (also known as Purple Noon) (1960), directed by René Clément, stars Alain Delon as Ripley and Maurice Ronet as Greenleaf.
  • The 1999 film version, directed by Anthony Minghella, stars Matt Damon as Ripley, Jude Law as Dickie, and Gwyneth Paltrow as Marge.
  • The 2012 Indian Tamil-language adaptation Naan is based on both the novel and its 1999 adaptation.[8][9]


  • The 2009 BBC Radio 4 adaptation of the Ripley novels stars Ian Hart as Ripley, Stephen Hogan as Dickie, and Barbara Barnes as Marge.[10]


  • In 2010, the novel was adapted into a stage production at Northampton's Royal Theatre starring Michelle Ryan.[11]

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