Shooting the Dracula's castle sequences in Slovakia, in the same castle used initially for Nosferatu, cemented the idea that Harker's final look would have a Count Orlok feel to it. In the end, there were three Harker prosthetic looks by Elsey's department, and five looks put together by makeup department head Marcus Whitney. These different looks helped show Harker's decline as he starts becoming a monster. Dave explained the subtle approach they took to the prosthetics, "We made silicone pieces. The pieces were actually very thin, and it was a little highlight and shadow that we could do to kind of help it. But we were very lucky that [Heffernan's] face was very well suited to that. You could put a very small amount on his cheekbone, and suddenly his cheeks go right in." "I think it really helps us that John was playing the part, because he's such an amazing actor," said Lou. "He knew that he was going to be going through a lot in this episode, and that we were going to be putting a lot of makeup on him. But he was completely up for it. He wanted to immerse himself in the whole thing." Dave added, "It's one thing to design a makeup, but usually we're trying to design a makeup that speaks to who the actor is, that works with the actor and doesn't work against him." See more »
Wasn't sure about this but gave it a go. First episode was fantastic, great acting and the tension was superb. Second episode went downhill rapidly, started to become a farce. Third episode was a car crash, absolutely pathetic, had nothing to do with the book or pretty much Dracula. Very disappointed, could have been amazing. BBC try harder please!!!!!
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