It has been announced that Count Dracula is to return to the small screen in a major new 10-part adaptation, the NBC/ Sky Living production will star Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the famous vampire.
Created by author Bram Stoker in 1897, Dracula has been the subject of hundreds of film and TV adaptations over the years, let’s have a look at some of the most famous:
Bela Lugosi stars as what was, for many years, Hollywood’s defining Dracula.
Hammer Horror made dozens of Dracula films in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, many with Christopher lee in the role.
Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola directed Gary Oldman as the count in this 1992 film adaptation.
After spoofing westerns and Frankenstein, Mel Brooks has a go at Dracula.
A famous and creepy BBC TV adaptation from 1977.
And a recent BBC update from 2006