Danish actor Claes Bang was launched as Dracula the vampire in the new BBC take on the classic novel of & # 39; Bram Stoker.
The series & # 39; BBC One mine was written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the duo behind the award winning & # 39; Sherlock.
"I'm really excited that I get to get to dig in & # 39; this emblematic character and super interesting", said Bang.
"Yes it is evil, but there is much more to it. It is charismatic, intelligent, witty and sexy.
"Realize that there is much to live with & # 39; the best people to have got over the years, but I feel so privileged to take on this incredible character".
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But he is perhaps best known for commissioner of the Christian Museum in The Square, which won the Palme d & # 39; Or at the Festival of Film & # 39; Cannes last year.
His performance in the film, a satire on the world of art, earned him the European Film Award.
Last month, Moffat and Gatiss said that Bram Stoker was "evil his own hero" when creating the symbolic vampire in 1897.
Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Gary Oldman and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are among the many players who played the character on the screen.
The new drama, co-production between BBC One and Netflix, are made by Hartswood Films.
Piers Wenger, the controller of BBC Drama, said the BBC One had "outstanding new leading man" in & # 39; Bang and "Hell had a new boss".
The filmazzjoni starts next year on a series that will premiere on BBC One in the UK and displayed on Netflix x & # 39; anywhere else.