Victor Frankenstein – In Cinemas December 3 – Cast retrospective
James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.
With the release of Victor Frankenstein on 3rd December with two of our favourite men, Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy, we are having a look at some of their awesome work throughout the years...
Everyone remembers Daniel Radcliffe for his appearance as the young, adorable Harry Potter back in 2001 when he was only 11 years old, bless! Throughout the Harry Potter franchise we see Radcliffe and his wizard and muggle friends grow up together, getting in all sorts of trouble throughout the seven films.
The Woman In Black
After finishing the amazing Harry Potter franchise, Radcliffe decided to that the world of wizards and mythical creatures wasn’t quite scary enough for him as he went down a darker, more serious route as he starred in the terrifying Woman In Black as lawyer who travels to a small village only to discover a ghost terrorising the village.
With this one you can’t help but think of the Buzzcocks song: ‘ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn’t have fallen in love with’ as Radcliffe plays Wallace who falls in love with his best friends cousin, who also has a long term boyfriend- oops. After a few failed relationships, Wallace is a cynical individual but as his friendship and love for Chantry develops, the mess unfolds.
Next up we can see what Radcliffe has in store for us as he will be staring as Igor in the new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, legendary tale out on December 3rd.
Starter For 10
We all remember our first day at University, bumbling along trying to make friends and generally try and figure out what on earth we are doing and McAvoy’s Starter For 10 is no different. In 2006 McAvoy played Brian Jackson, a student who gets accepted to Bristol University. This comedy follows Brian’s journey through university as he discovers girls, partying and the well-known TV show ‘University Challenge’
If you like seeing McAvoy a little rough and ready then this is absolutely the one for you. McAvoy plays Bruce a corrupt, unorthodox police officer in Scotland who is addicted to drugs, alcohol, abusive relationships and suffers from bipolar personality disorder, in other words, he’s a bit of a handful. In this comedy-drama Bruce attempts to fight his way to a promotion to try and win back his wife and daughter.. Good luck Bruce.
McAvoy’s softer side comes out here as he plays Robbie Turner, Cecilia Tallis’ lover in this gripping romantic drama. When Ceclia’s younger sister Briony becomes infatuated with Robbie and jealous of their relationship, Robbie is falsely accused of sexual assaulting a young girl and sent to prison. Robbie is released form prison on the condition he must join the army. After Robbie returns from the army and marries Cecilia, Briony finally admits and apologises to the pair for her false accusations, bit late love!
In this psychological thriller McAvoy plays Simon an art auctioneer, after being attacked during an auction Simon manages to protect a famous painting as the robbers steal a fake. Well done Simon, jobs a good’un.. until they knock him on conscious, as he wakes he has no recollection where he has hidden the real painting- uh oh. As the robbers come to his home to torture him for the whereabouts of the real painting, they realise the damage their attack has caused and his subsequent memory less. Simon, under the order and threat of the robbers, must see a hypnotherapist in order to recall its’ whereabouts.
After starring in several TV series in such as My Life In Film, Sherlock, Band of Brothers Scott has ventured in to the world of film starring in John Butler’s 2013 movie The Batchelor, following Scott as the main characters on his stag do which see’s some interesting turns. Since, Scott has starred in Bond’s new film, Spectre, as the nasty Max Denbigh who we all hate, before playing Inspector Turpin in the upcoming Victor Frankenstein.
Jessica Brown Findlay
Jessica Findlay really shone to fame in 2010 as she jointed the popular Downton Abbey TV series as the gorgeous, warm-hearted young sister Lady Sybil Crawley. Since her appearance in Downton Abbey Jessica has recently starred in Lone Scherfig’s thriller The Riot Club following the story of first year students at Oxford University who join the infamous Riot Club, notorious for ruining reputations.
Jessica has now taken a different route down the dark side with the new Victor Frankenstein as she plays Lorelei, Igor’s romantic interest.
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN IS OUT IN CINEMAS ON DECEMBER 3