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National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (2011)

Created by Victor Frankenstein, the one known only as the creature sets out to discover the world and the meaning of life.

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Danny Boyle

Writers:

Nick Dear (play), Mary Shelley (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... The Creature / Victor Frankenstein
Jonny Lee Miller ... The Creature / Victor Frankenstein
Ella Smith ... Gretel / Clarice
John Killoran John Killoran ... Gustav / Constable
Steven Elliot Steven Elliot ... Klaus
Lizzie Winkler Lizzie Winkler ... Agatha de Lacey
Karl Johnson ... de Lacey
Daniel Millar Daniel Millar ... Felix de Lacey
Naomie Harris ... Elizabeth Lavenza
Haydon Downing Haydon Downing ... William Frankenstein (as Hayden Downing)
Will Nye ... William Frankenstein (as William Nye)
Jared Richard Jared Richard ... William Frankenstein
George Harris ... M. Frankenstein
Daniel Ings ... Servant
Martin Chamberlain Martin Chamberlain ... Servant
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Created by Victor Frankenstein, the one known only as the creature sets out to discover the world and the meaning of life.

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Language:

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Release Date:

17 March 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Danny Boyle asked Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller to shave their heads in order portray the Monster (both actors switched between Frankenstein and his Monster with every show). Cumberbatch couldn't agree to it, as he was committed to War Horse (2011) and couldn't shave his hair. Miller on the other hand did agree, and therefore needed a wig when it was his turn to play Frankenstein. See more »

Quotes

The Creature: I should be Adam. God was proud of Adam. But Satan's the one I sympathise with. For I was cast out, like Satan, though I did no wrong. And when I see others content, I feel the bile rise in my throat, and it tastes like Satan's bile!
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Featured in Frankenstein: A Modern Myth (2012) See more »

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Frankenstein

My only wish with seeing this on the big screen is " I wish I had seen it live"..

My daughter took me to see it at the Luna cinema in Leederville on Sunday and the viewing was Jonny lee miller as Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor.

I was moved, by Jonny's performance as he takes you past the monster and you see a man in search of love and acceptance. I was at loss for words, you cannot fault the mans performance..Had I got to know Frankenstein, I would have taken him in and befriended him? maybe.

Benedict Cumberbatch was very good as Victor also, a mad genius, a tortured soul with no one recognizing his brilliance and what he could do, or believed he was as good as God. He found the secret to life itself. He made man.

You feel sorry for him, yet angry as well, He disregards friends and family in his desperate pursuit of his monster, and will do anything and all to destroy it, not taking into account that his monster has become educated and only wants to be accepted in main society.. something we all crave, inside us there is a bit of victor/Frankenstein. If there is one thing to do this weekend check out your local cinema and see if they are screening this gem, it will blow you away.


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