Writer: Mark Gatis, Steven Moffat, Bram Stoker
Director: Paul McGuigan, Damon Thomas, Jonny Campbell
Starring: Claes Bang, Jonathan Aris, Mark Gatiss, Dolly Wells
Production Company: Hartswood Films, BBC, Netflix
Kent Locations Used: Joss Bay, Broadstairs
From the makers of Sherlock, Dracula (2020) is a brand new drama based on Bram Stoker’s novel, Set in Transylvania in 1897, this time the blood-sucking count will be plotting against Victorian London.
The cast of the 3 feature length episodes is led by Claes Bang starring as Dracula (The Square, The Girl in the Spiders Web), and is supported by Jonathan Aris (Sherlock, The End of the F*cking World), Mark Gatiss (The Favourite, Sherlock) and Dolly Wells (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).
Production filmed a sunrise sequence at Joss Bay, Broadstairs which was not used in the final edit.
Joss Bay is a popular sandy beach sheltered by steep chalk cliffs and backing onto the North Foreland Golf Course. Several film productions have visited the location including Coast and Country (2016).
The beach is reputedly named after an eighteenth-century smuggler Joss Snelling. Joss Bay is Kent’s best-known surfing beach and is home to the longest established surf school on this coast. The site offers an ideal set for many film productions.
The Dracula mini-series will air on BBC One on three consecutive days starting at 9pm on Wednesday 1st January 2020.
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