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Dr. Polidori (Character)
from Gothic (1986)

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John William Polidori (7 September 1795 24 August 1821) was an English writer and physician... See more »
Alternate Names:
Dr. Joan Polidori / Dr. John Polidori / Dr. John William Polidori / Dr. Pollidori / John Polidori / John William Polidori / Professor Polidori


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  1. Mary Shelley (2017) Played by Ben Hardy (as John Polidori)
  2. The Sick and Twisted Tale of Frankenstein (2015) Played by Yankie Grant (as Dr. Joan Polidori)
  3. Frankenstein's Patchwork Monster (2015) Played by Michael Leszczynski / Micah Rose (as John Polidori)
  4. Eternal Kiss (2010) Played by Nigel Bennett

  5. Rowing with the Wind (1988) Played by José Luis Gómez (as John Polidori)
    ... aka "Remando al viento" - Spain (original title)
  6. Haunted Summer (1988) Played by Alex Winter (as Dr. John William Polidori)
  7. Gothic (1986) Played by Timothy Spall
  1. "The Folklorist"
        - Angels of Mons, Year Without Summer, the Wooden Horse (2014) TV episode, Played by Moises Bournigal (as John William Polidori)
  2. Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night (2014) (TV) Played by Sam Swann (as Dr. John Polidori)
  3. "Mary Shelley's Frankenhole"
        - Gaston Leroux's Je Ne Sais Quoi (2012) TV episode, Played by Scott Adsit (as Professor Polidori)
        - Franz Kafka's Jealousy! (2012) TV episode, Played by Scott Adsit (as Professor Polidori)
        - Edgar Allan Poe's Jesus (2012) TV episode, Played by Scott Adsit (as Professor Polidori)
        - Victor Hugo's Identity! (2012) TV episode, Played by Scott Adsit (as Professor Polidori)
        - H.P. Lovecraft's Vagina (2012) TV episode, Played by Scott Adsit (as Professor Polidori)
          (11 more)

  4. "The X-Files"
    ... aka "The X Files" - Canada (original title)
    ... aka "X-File" - Japan (English title)
        - The Post-Modern Prometheus (1997) TV episode, Played by John O'Hurley (as Dr. Pollidori)

  5. Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) (TV) Played by James Mason (as Dr. John Polidori)
  6. Shelley (1972) (TV) Played by Nicolas Chagrin (as John William Polidori)

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From Rowing with the Wind (1988)
Lord Byron: The rivers, lakes and ocean. The tides were in their grave. The moon their mistress, had expired before. The winds were withered in the stagnant air... why are you limping Polidori?
John Polidori: I have twisted my ankle, my Lord.
Lord Byron: Well, congratulations. At last you've managed to be like me. Although, in precisely the way I would least liker to be like Lord Byron. Vanity leads men to imitate other men, and poetry to imitate itself. Do you know what the finest poem would be? It would be the poem that gave life to matter, by force of imagination alone.
Mary Shelley: It would be horrible!
Percy Bysshe Shelley: Do you know that the best our scientists can do, is to make a dead worm wriggle in a glass jar.
Claire Clairmont: And what does our doctor think about all this?
John Polidori: That the imagination only creates things that are dead, although they may sometimes be beautiful. And that science only discovers new ways of killing.
Claire Clairmont: Good heavens, my Lord! Where did you find your bedside doctor?
Lord Byron: Queen of England recommended him to me.
John Polidori: My dramatic works had a certain curative effect on her, but my medical prescriptions made her vomit.
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