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Did you know that the literary character, Hannibal Lecter, M.D., though created by author Thomas Harris, first hit the big screen thanks to actor Benjamin Hendrickson in the 1986 Michael Mann film, Manhunter? And here I always thought Anthony Hopkins’ portrayal of the sometime cannibal in 1991′s The Silence of the Lambs was the first on-screen adaptation in the series.
Well, now one of my favorite foreign actors will carry the torch for NBC. Danish star Mads Mikkelsen will portray Dr.Lecter. He first hit my radar as Le Chiffre, opposite Daniel Craig in Casino Royal, »
- Sasha Nova
A key character in the "Hannibal" universe has been cast, and as has been the case with several other roles in the upcoming show, it's being played by yet another alumnus of a previous Bryan Fuller series. Read on for the details.
Per TVLine, Broadway vet Raul Esparza (My Soul to Take) will appear in at least two episodes of NBC’s contemporary Hannibal Lecter series in the key role of Dr. Chilton. The character was originated on the big screen by actor Benjamin Hendrickson in 1986′s Manhunter, and Anthony Heald took over the role of Lecter’s infamous jailer in The Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon.
Like the previously announced Caroline Dhavernas, Molly Shannon, Chelan Simons, Ellen Greene, and Gina Torres, Esparza previously worked with exec producer Fuller: He played traveling salesman Alfredo Aldarisio in Fuller’s "Pushing Daisies."
One of the most fascinating literary »
- The Woman In Black
Law & Order: Svu's Raul Esparza has become the latest actor to join NBC's Hannibal Lecter series. Hannibal is loosely based on Robert Harris novel Red Dragon and stars Casino Royale's Mads Mikkelsen as cannibal killer Lecter. Esparza - who previously worked with Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller on his show Pushing Daisies - will play the role of Dr Chilton, according to TVLine. The character has previously been portrayed by Benjamin Hendrickson in Michael Mann's 1986 Red Dragon adaptation Manhunter and by Anthony Heald in 1991's The Silence of the Lambs and (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
The character was originated on the big screen by actor Benjamin Hendrickson in 1986′s Manhunter. Anthony Heald took over the role of Lecter’s infamous jailer in The Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon.
- Michael Ausiello
4 items from 2012
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