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Joanna Scanlan and Morfydd Clark among new Dracula cast members for BBC

The Invisible Woman

Story by Jack Foley

JOANNA Scanlan and Morfydd Clark are among the new cast members just confirmed for the BBC’s forthcoming adaptation of Dracula.

They will be joined by John Heffernan (Collateral, The Crown), Dolly Wells (Can You Ever Forgive Me?, 45 Years), Lujza Richter (Phantom Thread) and series co-writer Mark Gatiss (Doctor Who, Sherlock).

Claes Bang has already been cast in the title role of the new mini-series. But the roles assigned to the newcomers will be revealed in due course.

Dracula is inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel and is written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. The series will begin filming this Spring.

Gatiss commented: “I’m running out of childhood dreams to come true. And what a delight to join this fantastic cast. The children of the night!”

Steven Moffat added: “So exciting to see an amazing new cast start to assemble, I hope Claes doesn’t eat them all.”

Three feature length episodes will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy. In Transylvania in 1897, the blood-drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.

The series will premiere on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix outside of the UK.

Scanlan is best known for roles in Hold The Sunset and No Offence, as well as films such as The Invisible Woman alongside Ralph Fiennes.

Clark, meanwhile, has been seen in His Dark Materials and Sky Atlantic’s Patrick Melrose, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch.