Claes Bang on playing a sexy Dracula: 'He's insatiable – and not just for blood!'

Claes Bang was left behind in the Scandi noir boom. But now he’s about to go stratospheric – as a lusty, witty Dracula created by the team that revamped Sherlock

Claes Bang can still recall how he felt when he first delivered the deathless words: “I am Count Dracula.” The 52-year-old Danish actor gives a theatrical shudder and glances around the bright BBC meeting room. “You think, ‘Am I actually allowed to say that? Did it come out right?’ It’s like playing with something forbidden. You’re messing with the crown jewels.”

Bang plays the debonair bloodsucker in the nasty, florid and viciously funny new version of Bram Stoker’s classic – a re-vamp, you might say – from Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, creators of the TV show Sherlock. In person, he is sleekly handsome, with traces of Jeremy Northam’s aristocratic froideur and Ian McShane’s velvety, carnal menace
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