Articles Tagged 'Frankenstein'

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in Frankenstein

Hollywood Succumbs To Frankenstein Fever

Mary Shelley’s gothic tale of Promethian anguish has long held a fascination for movie audiences. So much so that there is still a popular confusion over whether the name Frankenstein applies to the crazed scientist that builds a man out of dead body parts, and then uses electricity to bring him to life, or the creature […]

‘Old Times’ play at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London, Britain –

Kristin Scott Thomas Flip Flops Role in Pinter Production

Kristin Scott Thomas (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Nowhere Boy) and Lia Williams (Dirty Weekend) have signed up to role-share in Harold Pinter’s play Old Times, reports the London Evening Standard. Scott Thomas and Williams will be learning both roles for Kate and Anna. Every three performances the actresses will switch roles. And, to make […]

Five Things You Might Not Have Known About Boris Karloff

You might not have known it, but this past weekend was Boris Karloff weekend. And not just in the sense that every Halloween is spiritually overseen by the famous horror movie actor. This weekend was officially named Boris Karloff Weekend by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who pointed out in his proclamation that this year […]

Actress Naomie Harris: From First Grade to ‘Frankenstein’

Naomie Harris is busy these days. The 34-year-old British actress, best known for her roles in 28 Days Later and the second and third installments of Pirates of the Caribbean, finished her final performance of Frankenstein, opposite co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, on stage at the National Theatre in London on a Monday. […]

Danny Boyle’s ‘Frankenstein’ to Screen in U.S. Cinemas

Danny Boyle‘s Frankenstein officially opened at London’s National Theatre this week and so far, the reviews are mighty promising. The Guardian called it “a humane, intelligent retelling of the original story in which much of the focus is on the plight of the obsessive scientist’s sad creation.” The Daily Independent also applauded Benedict Cumberbatch and […]

Underworld Reunites with Danny Boyle for ‘Frankenstein’

Danny Boyle‘s forthcoming stage interpretation of Frankenstein is set to have some spectacular sound courtesy of Underworld. The Guardian reports that Karl Hyde and Rick Smith will oversee a “soundscore” for the play. Ooooooh! The English electronic duo first synced up with the Oscar-winning director nearly 15 years ago when their song “Born Slippy NUXX” […]

Benedict Cumberbatch Wants ‘Thrills and Spills’ for ‘Frankenstein’

As previously reported, Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch will star alongside Jonny Lee Miller in Danny Boyle's Frankenstein play at London's National Theatre. When speaking with the BBC, the 34-year-old English thespian says he's a bit frightened of embracing his inner ogre for the twofold part he shares with Miller. "I'm in a sort of fearless place, […]

Cumberbatch and Boyle Team Up for ‘Frankenstein’ Play

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to join Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle for his forthcoming London stage interpretation of Frankenstein. The Sherlock star will perform alongside British actor Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter, Emma, Trainspotting) in alternating roles as the mad scientist and his gargantuan monster. "I thought it would be really interesting if they could play each […]