Sherlock creators find their Dracula

Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Bang follows in the footsteps of Christopher Lee, Gary Oldman and others

Danish actor Claes Bang has been cast as Dracula the vampire in the BBC’s new take on Bram Stoker’s classic novel.

The BBC One mini-series has been written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the duo behind the award-winning Sherlock.

“I’m so excited that I get to dig into this iconic and super interesting character,” said Bang.

“Yes he’s evil, but there’s also so much more to him. He’s charismatic, intelligent, witty and sexy.

Recommended For You

VidFactory Elite

Create beautiful video ads with our cloud-based video creation and editing tool.

Vidmonial Commercial

Double conversions, trust, and traffic with brand new video technology. Vidmonial makes it easy to capture and create authentic video testimonial videos fast.

“I realise that there’s a lot to live up to with all the amazing people that have played him over the years, but I feel so privileged to be taking on this incredible character.”

The 51-year-old can currently be seen alongside Claire Foy in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the latest outing for Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander character.

But he is perhaps better known for playing museum curator Christian in The Square, which won the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Image copyright Sony Pictures
Image caption The actor can currently be seen in The Girl in the Spider’s Web

His performance in the film, a satire on the art world, earned him a European Film Award.

Last month Moffat and Gatiss said Bram Stoker had given “evil its own hero” when he created the iconic vampire in 1897.

Recommended For You

Leadifly Reseller

Resell rights to the leadifly plugin

AutoPlay Ninja - Developers License

Finally auto play your videos again on any browser with a click of a button.

Long Tail Pro Special Offer

The best and fastest way to find keywords that will help your website rank in search engines. The Beginner Package includes 10,000 keyword results with complete SERP competition data, Keyword Competitiveness scores for every keyword, and no expiry date!

Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Gary Oldman and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are among the many actors to have played the character on screen.

The new drama, a co-production between BBC One and Netflix, is being made by Hartswood Films.

Piers Wenger, controller of BBC Drama, said BBC One had “an outstanding new leading man” in Bang and that “Hell had a new boss”.

Image copyright Getty Images/Sony Pictures
Image caption L to R: Christopher Lee in Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Dracula as he appears in the Hotel Transylvania films

Filming kicks off next year on a series that will premiere on BBC One in the UK and be shown on Netflix elsewhere.

Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk.

Related Topics

Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Recommended For You

ZingBank Unlimited Websites And Hosting - Get all 345 websites + 50% OFF!

Zingbank is the TOTAL magic bullet to building sites, flipping sites, domain mining, flipping domains, building a list, promoting other people’s products, affiliate marketing and more!Customers can choose from over 20 niches and 360 actual custom websit

AffiliStores LICENSE Pro

Create Highly Profitable Affiliate Stores In Minutes! Crush It With Amazon, AliExpress, eBay and Many Other Affiliate Marketplaces!

Vizully VIP

Vizully Exclusive VIP Club - FRESH and NEW Inventory. Your UNFAIR Advantage To Consistently Long Term Growth and Profits.

Thank you for taking the time to read our article.

If you enjoyed our content, we'd really appreciate some "love" with a share or two.

And ... Don't forget to have fun!

Recommended

Leads Profiter Agency License

Leads Profiter Is The First Ever Software On Jvzoo for Quickly Building A List and Raking Profit Online On Complete AutoPilot Without Investing In Any Other Tool

CTA Wiz - Developers - Without Bonus

New Software Turns Visitors Into Customers By ‘Ethically Stealing’ Their Attention With This Profitable Plugin With Developers Rights (without bonus)

IM VIP TRAINING - YEARLY

IM VIP Training is a complete all-in-one training platform for marketers of all levels. It contains over 240 lessons covering everything from beginners training, email marketing, affiliate marketing, traffic generation, product creation and high ticket sa

Leave a Reply