BBC Releases First Images Of Claes Bang In Gatiss & Moffat’s ‘Dracula’
The BBC has released the first images of actor Claes Bang who takes the title role in Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat’s upcoming adaptation of ‘Dracula‘, along with announcing some additional casting.
The 3x90min mini-series is written and created by Moffat and Gatiss and inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel. Three feature-length episodes will re-introduce the world to Dracula. In Transylvania in 1897, the blood-drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
Danish actor Claes Bang stars in the lead role of Dracula, alongside a cast which already includes John Heffernan (‘Collateral’, ‘Dickensian’), Joanna Scanlan (‘No Offence’), Dolly Wells (‘Doll & Em’, ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’), Sacha Dhawan (‘Iron Fist’), Jonathan Aris (‘Stan Lee’s Lucky Man’), Morfydd Clark (‘Patrick Melrose’, ‘The City and the City’) and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (‘Misfits’, ‘Utopia’). Further casting information can be found here and here.
Announced today as joining the reinvention of Bram Stoker’s iconic tale are Lyndsey Marshal (‘Trauma’, ‘The League Of Gentlemen’), Chanel Cresswell (‘The Bay’, ‘This Is England’), Matthew Beard (‘An Education’, ‘The Imitation Game’), Lydia West (‘Years & Years’), Paul Brennen (‘Wild Bill’, ‘Happy Valley’), Sarah Niles (‘Catastrophe’, ‘Beautiful People’), Sofia Oxenham (‘Poldark’, ‘Grantchester’), John McCrea (‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’, ‘God’s Own Country’), Phil Dunster (‘Humans’, ‘Save Me’) and television newcomer Millicent Wong.
As previously announced, Jonny Campbell (‘Informer’, ‘Westworld’), Damon Thomas (‘Killing Eve’, ‘Penny Dreadful’) and Paul McGuigan (‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’, ‘Sherlock’) will direct Dracula’s three feature-length instalments.
Dracula (a Hartswood Films production) was commissioned for BBC One by Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content and Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and is a co-production with Netflix. It is written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss; executive producers are Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue for Hartswood Films, Ben Irving for the BBC and it will be handled by Larry Tanz and Carolyn Newman for Netflix.
‘Dracula‘ will premiere on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix outside of the UK and Ireland.
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