John Diamond

Dracula
  • Dracula

    • Bram Stoker

    • Michael Fassbender (Read by)

    • James D'Arcy (Read by)

    • James Greene (Read by)

    • Gillian Kearney (Read by)

    Michael Fassbender stars in this multi-voice reading of Bram Stoker’s legendary tale

    First published in 1897, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is widely regarded as the best gothic horror novel of all time. The popularity of the world’s most notorious vampire, Count Dracula, has ensured that it has never been out of print, and it remains a timeless classic.

    In this epistolary novel, journal entries, letters, newspaper clippings and a ship's log interweave to form an incredible, thrilling story, as the various protagonists intimately recount the epic legend of the Transylvanian count.

    The tale begins with Jonathan Harker’s journal as the young, newly qualified solicitor travels to the remote Carpathian Mountains to meet a wealthy client. But as he explores Castle Dracula, he discovers more than he dares contemplate, and learns the terrible truth about his host.

    Meanwhile in England, his fiancée Mina Murray fears for his safety. An empty foreign schooner arrives in Whitby, and Mina's apprehension grows as a mysterious illness affects her dear friend Lucy. When Lucy’s health deteriorates rapidly, Dr Seward calls in the help of Professor Van Helsing, who sets a plan in motion to capture Dracula.

    With time running out, Jonathan, Van Helsing, Dr Seward and Mina must embark on a perilous journey to Transylvania and come face to face with the Vampire King…

    This 10-part series features Oscar-nominated actor Michael Fassbender as Jonathan Harker, James D’Arcy as Dr Seward, Gillian Kearney as Mina Murray and James Greene as Van Helsing.

John Diamond, who died on March 1st 2001, was one of Britain's most prolific journalists, columnists and broadcasters. For seven years he wrote an immensely popular weekly column in The Times which, since his diagnosis with cancer, was given over to following the disease's progress. John lived in West London and was married to fellow columnist and bestselling author Nigella Lawson, with whom he had two children.


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