First look at Dracula

Danish actor Claes Bang stars as Count Dracula in upcoming telemovies.

First pictures of upcoming telemovies Dracula, from writer / producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who), have been released.

Danish actor Claes Bang stars as Count Dracula in the three films, a co-production between BBC One and Netflix.

The cast also includes John Heffernan, Joanna Scanlan, Dolly Wells, Sacha Dhawan, Jonathan Aris, Morfydd Clark and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.

Also joining 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 newcomer Millicent Wong.

Directing are Jonny Campbell (Informer, Westworld), Damon Thomas (Killing Eve, Penny Dreadful) and Paul McGuigan (Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, Sherlock).

Dracula will screen in Australia on Netflix. A release date is yet to be unveiled.

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.

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  1. This should be cracking. Mark Gatiss has a brilliant feel for the Gothic and Stephen Moffat, when he is at his best, is simply brilliant at marrying action, dialogue and emotion intelligently. The cast is also excellent, drawing heavily from the British stage. Fingers crossed we will get something akin to the quality of the vastly underappreciated Jekyll, early Sherlock or early Matt Smith era or late Peter Capaldi Who. Could be one of the real highlights this year and as the story hasn’t been given justice yet on television, this could be the one.

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