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Barnabas Collins (Character)
from Dark Shadows (2012)

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Dark Shadows -- After being turned into a vampire by a jilted lover, Barnabas (Johnny Depp) is entombed for two centuries until he emerges into the very changed world of 1972.
Dark Shadows -- The vampire Barnabas Collins awakens in the year 1972 in Collinsport, Maine, where he was cursed and buried alive by the witch Angelique Bouchard two centuries ago. His return to Collinwood Manor finds his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin, and his dysfunctional clan each harboring their own dark secrets.
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Dark Shadows -- Tim Burton talks about his new film Dark Shadows.

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Biography:
Barnabas Collins was born in the 18th century, one... See more »
Alternate Names:
Aged Barnabas / Hand of Barnabas / Hands of Old Barnabas / Young Barnabas / Young Barnabus Collins

Filmography

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  1. Dark Shadows (2012) Played by Johnny Depp / Vincent Curson Smith (as Young Barnabas) / Thomas McDonell (as Young Barnabus Collins)

  2. Dark Shadows (2005) (TV) Played by Alec Newman

  3. Dark Shadows 30th Anniversary Tribute (1996) Played by Jonathan Frid
  4. "Dark Shadows"
    ... aka "Dark Shadows Revival" - USA (video box title)
        - Episode #1.12 (1991) TV episode, Played by Ben Cross
        - Episode #1.11 (1991) TV episode, Played by Ben Cross
        - Episode #1.10 (1991) TV episode, Played by Ben Cross
        - Episode #1.9 (1991) TV episode, Played by Ben Cross
        - Episode #1.8 (1991) TV episode, Played by Ben Cross
          (7 more)
  5. Dark Shadows: Behind the Scenes (1991) (V) Played by Jonathan Frid

  6. "Dark Shadows"
        - Episode #1.1198 (1971) TV episode, Played by Jonathan Frid
        - Episode #1.1197 (1971) TV episode, Played by Jonathan Frid
        - Episode #1.1196 (1971) TV episode, Played by Jonathan Frid
        - Episode #1.1195 (1971) TV episode, Played by Jonathan Frid
        - Episode #1.1186 (1971) TV episode, Played by Jonathan Frid
          (564 more)
  7. House of Dark Shadows (1970) Played by Jonathan Frid
Archive Footage:
  1. Dark Shadows on Location (1999) (V) Played by Jonathan Frid
  2. Dark Shadows Bloopers (1993) (V) Played by Jonathan Frid

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From "Dark Shadows: Episode #1.305" (1967)
Barnabas Collins: I'll tell you something. I think of our relationship as more of a duel: two superb swordsmen with highly sharpened blades. You thrust, I parry... I thrust, you parry.
Burke Devlin: I prefer my simile to yours.
Barnabas Collins: Why?
Burke Devlin: Well, mine is merely a game, which one either wins or loses, depending on the cards.
Barnabas Collins: And mine?
Burke Devlin: Well, yours seems to be a matter of complete desperation: life or death. To lose a duel with you would be to lose everything, including one's life.
Barnabas Collins: But isn't that the purpose of a duel?
Burke Devlin: If a duel is necessary. Is it?
Barnabas Collins: Well, that can't be determined, until the sword is in one's hand. But you make me sound so evil, when all the time the stakes of a card game could also be the same: life or death.
Burke Devlin: I think we've played ourselves into a stalemate.
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