National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (2011)

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Created by Victor Frankenstein, the one known only as the creature sets out to discover the world and the meaning of life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Creature / Victor Frankenstein
The Creature / Victor Frankenstein
Gretel / Clarice
John Killoran ...
Gustav / Constable
Steven Elliot ...
Lizzie Winkler ...
Agatha de Lacey
de Lacey
Daniel Millar ...
Felix de Lacey
Hayden Downing ...
William Frankenstein
William Nye ...
William Frankenstein
Jared Richard ...
William Frankenstein
M. Frankenstein
Martin Chamberlain ...


Created by Victor Frankenstein, the one known only as the creature sets out to discover the world and the meaning of life.

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Naomie Harris previously co-starred together in 'Small Island (TV Movie 2009)' See more »


The Creature: I should be Adam. God was proud of Adam. But Satan's the one I sympathise with. For I was cast out, like Satan, though I did no wrong. And when I see others content, I feel the bile rise in my throat, and it tastes like Satan's bile!
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Featured in Frankenstein: A Modern Myth (2012) See more »

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12 April 2011 | by (perth western australia) – See all my reviews

My only wish with seeing this on the big screen is " I wish I had seen it live"..

My daughter took me to see it at the Luna cinema in Leederville on Sunday and the viewing was Jonny lee miller as Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor.

I was moved, by Jonny's performance as he takes you past the monster and you see a man in search of love and acceptance. I was at loss for words, you cannot fault the mans performance..Had I got to know Frankenstein, I would have taken him in and befriended him? maybe.

Benedict Cumberbatch was very good as Victor also, a mad genius, a tortured soul with no one recognizing his brilliance and what he could do, or believed he was as good as God. He found the secret to life itself. He made man.

You feel sorry for him, yet angry as well, He disregards friends and family in his desperate pursuit of his monster, and will do anything and all to destroy it, not taking into account that his monster has become educated and only wants to be accepted in main society.. something we all crave, inside us there is a bit of victor/Frankenstein. If there is one thing to do this weekend check out your local cinema and see if they are screening this gem, it will blow you away.

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