“Dracula” returns tonight after a brief hiatus, and in stills from FarFarAway, it looks like Mina (Jessica de Gouw) is finally having a proper party for her engagement with Harker (Oliver-Jackson Cohen). But considering that the title of the episode is “The Devil’s Waltz,” there will probably be some sort of hitch in the evening, especially with everyone’s favorite bloodsucker Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) in attendance. Can Mina really be happy with Harker when she can’t help but be inexplicably drawn to Grayson? Regardless of who can win her affections, the real winner here are fans of fancy Victorian ballgowns, because the episode is full of them.
In episode six, “Of Monsters and Men,” things are looking even more romantic for Mina and Harker, but a lot less cheery for Van Helsing (Thomas Kretschmann). The stills show the happy couple in bed together after consummating their love, which would be nicer if Mina wasn’t in mortal peril due to her relationship with Grayson. So while they’re out riding merry-go-rounds and eating in restaurants, Van Helsing is facing the flames. He’s pictured dragged out by Browning (Ben Miles) and a small mob to presumably be burned alive, but we’ll see if he can get around it.
Stills from episode seven and eight reveal a mysterious painting of Mina, however, it could also be a painting of her doppelganger, Dracula’s dead wife. NBC hasn’t released the synopses for these episodes yet, but it does look like the relationship between Mina and Dracula gets much more complicated as suppressed feelings finally surface.
“Dracula” airs Fridays at 10pm on NBC. Under the cut are press releases for episodes five and six and stills for all four upcoming episodes.
Ever since everyone’s favorite vampire, “Dracula,” first laid eyes on Mina (Jessica De Gouw), his efforts to overcome sunlight have only been matched by his infatuation with her, and in stills from tonight’s episode, it looks like it’ll be two steps forward and one step back for both his proposed conquests. Titled “From Darkness to Light,” the dark events from last week seem to have made way for several different breakthroughs, but as we should know by now, not everything will be sunshine and rainbows for this crew.
Lucy (Katie McGrath) is obviously broken hearted over Mina’s engagement to fiance Jonathan Harker (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), and who wouldn’t be with the two making love-dovey eyes at each other every chance they get. Even so, the two best friends put all that aside for another night out, coming into contact with Dracula himself, Alexander Grayson (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). The Victorian entrepreneur and Renfield (Nonso Anozie) have something special to show Mina, if only it doesn’t end in disaster.
New episodes of “Dracula” air Fridays at 10PM on NBC, but you can get an early sneak peek with the press release, stills from FarFarAway and promo below.
Premiering tonight on NBC, “Dracula” tells the tale of the original vampire with a passionate twist. New stills from episode three have been unveiled, revealing quite the curious bunch of 19th century folk.
From the stills, it seems that Mina Murray (Jessica De Gouw) is in the process of mending a broken heart with her friend Lucy (Katie McGrath) by having a little fun around town, while Jonathan Harker (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) seems to be up to no good, as he keeps a watchful eye on Lord Thomas (Robert Bathurst) and Daniel Davenport (Lewis Rainer). The episode, titled “Goblin Merchant Men,” will air November 8th at 10pm.
Below are the new stills, along with the official press release for “Goblin Merchant Men.”
October 11, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
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We know that Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ titular “Dracula” is pretty instataneously infatuated with Jessica De Gouw’s Mina on NBC’s new series about the most famous vampire in history, but by the looks of these newly released stills from episode 1.02, Mina’s still only got eyes for her fiance Jonathan Harker (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). Oh kids, enjoy it while it lasts.
FarAwaySite got the first pics of the episode, titled “A Whiff of Sulphur,” and the images below also feature Katie McGrath as Lucy, Mina’s best friend and another crucial figure from Bram Stoker’s original tale. The three young people are clearly enjoying their lives and getting to know Meyers’ disguised vampire, who is passing himself off as an American entrepreneur, not yet knowing the turmoil that is to come. In fact, if you head over to FAS for the rest of the photos from the episode, you’ll have a pretty good idea of what Dracula’s up to behind his new friends’ backs.
“Dracula” premieres on October 25th at 10pm on NBC. A gallery of 25+ images and press release from the second episode are below. If you missed the stills from the series premiere, they’re right here.
September 30, 2013 | Posted by Alyssa Pando
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Vampires are a trend that will never die, (presumably because of the whole immortality thing), and NBC reinforces this fact with its premiere of “Dracula.” They’ve recently released new images from the series premiere of the supernatural drama, with the cast looking equal parts elegant and spooky, as Victorian societies often are.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”) is the star as the mysterious Dracula, and he is in good company with newcomers Jessica De Gouw as Mina Murray, Oliver Jackson-Cohen as journalist Jonathan Harker, and Katie McGrath as Lucy Westenra.
In the late 19th century, Dracula arrives in London and poses as an American entrepreneur with an interest in introducing modern science to Victorian London, particularly electricity, which is especially useful for night-dwellers. But he has ulterior motives as all respectable vampires do: He hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan, until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. Isn’t that always the way?
This new twist on the iconic bloodsucker comes from the producers of the critically acclaimed “Downton Abbey” and will premiere October 25, 2013.
September 23, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers returns to TV this fall as the most famous vampire in the world on NBC’s “Dracula,” and today new cast promo images have been released via SpoilerTV, featuring rising stars Jessica De Gouw, Katie McGrath and Oliver Jackson-Cohen as the human trio caught in Dracula’s supernatural world.
Naturally, this isn’t Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” in its strictest form. Myers’ vampire disguises himself as an American entrepreneur, integrating into Victorian society in England while secretly seeking vengeance on those who wronged him centuries earlier. Meanwhile, De Gouw’s Mina draws him in as the spitting image of his murdered wife. Jackson-Cohen plays Jonathan Harker, a different take on Stoker’s protagonist, while McGrath goes blonde to play Lucy Westenra. Victoria Smurfit, Thomas Kretschmann and Nonso Anozie also star.
“Dracula” premieres on Friday, October 25th at 10pm on NBC. Below are the new cast images, as well as the official series trailer that premiered earlier this year. Will you be watching?
February 10, 2013 | Posted by Araceli Roach
Fans of “The Mortal Instruments,” the best-selling young adult fantasy series, have been feverish for any information ever since they heard about the highly anticipated book-to-movie adaptation. Lucky for them, new stills of young actors Robert Sheehan and Jemima West have been released.
“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” the first film in what may become a franchise, follows Lily Collins as teenager Clary Fray, who is unknowingly pulled into an ancient battle to protect our world from demons when her mother (Lena Headey) mysteriously disappears. Clary must then join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, a secret race of half-angel warriors tasked to protect humanity, and learns there’s more to New York City and her own past than she thought.
Irish expat Robert Sheehan plays Simon Lewis, Clary’s best friend who is secretly in love with her. (Too bad Clary is about to fall for one of the Shadowhunters.) The still can be viewed below, thanks to Teen.com.
Jemima West stars as Isabelle Lightwood, one of the bad-ass Shadowhunters helping Clary. (Though she looks particularly worried). This still can also be viewed below, thanks to Collider.
The film is directed by Harald Zwart and also stars Jamie Campbell Bower, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kevin Durand, CCH Pounder and Kevin Zegers. It will be released on August 23, 2013.
September 21, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
All her co-stars are branching out to the big screen after finding massive success on HBO, and now sixteen year old “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner is set to make her feature film debut as well. The Daily Mail reports Turner is in negotiations to star in indie thriller “Panda Eyes” opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Spanish director Isabel Coixet will helm the adaptation of Catherine MacPhail’s novel “Another Me”, with cameras rolling beginning on November 25th in Cardiff. Turner will play Fay, a high school student who becomes embroiled with a doppelganger attempting to take over her life.
Though she joined a local theatre group at the age of three and has wanted to be an actress her whole life, playing fan favorite Sansa Stark on HBO’s critical and commercial hit “Game of Thrones” thus far marks Turner’s first and only professional gig. Not a bad place to start.
October 17, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and five-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close star in this first trailer for Albert Nobbs, directed by Rodrigo García.
As well as starring in, Close co-wrote and produced the film, which follows a woman who must pretend to be a man in order to live her life independently in 19th century Ireland, as she works at one of Dublin’s top hotels, with plans to open her own shop.
The film is receiving awards buzz, particularly for Close, who has yet to win the covered Oscar. The Academy does like to honour women who transform themselves in to men on screen (see: Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in love, Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry) and this first trailer suggests to us why the film received such great reviews at this year’s Telluride Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.
Albert Nobbs hits screen in early December and below we have a full size poster and the trailer.