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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Details

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Director Kenneth Branagh's interpretation of Mary Shelley's classic horror novel stars Robert DeNiro as a terrifying monster created in an obsessive attempt to defeat death and stretch the limits of medicine in the early 19th century. With the use of flashback, a dying Dr. Viktor Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh) divulges a tale of gruesome terror to a sea captain (Aidan Quinn): As a medical student, the rebellious Frankenstein elaborates on the work of a brilliant scientist (John Cleese), successfully bringing to life a "man" assembled from the body parts of corpses. Upon realizing the destructive consequences of his experiment, Dr. Frankenstein abandons the creature and attempts to return to a normal life with his medical partner, Henry (Tom Hulce), and his fiancée (and adopted sister), Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter). In the meantime, the nameless creature struggles with loneliness and rejection from society until he sets out to track down his creator in search of one of two things: a bride to keep him company or revenge. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) was produced by Francis Ford Coppola, who previously directed and produced monster-drama Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). ~ Lisa Kropiewnicki, Rovi

  • Release date:November 4, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Paul Engelen Best Makeup 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Daniel Parker Best Makeup 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Carol Hemming Best Makeup 1994 Nominee

Cast

Robert De Niro
as Creature
Kenneth Branagh
as Dr. Frankenstein
Tom Hulce
as Henry Clavell
Helena Bonham Carter
as Elizabeth
Aidan Quinn
as Walton
Ian Holm
as Victor's Father
Richard Briers
as Grandfather
John Cleese
as Professor Waldman
Robert De Niro
as Sharp Featured Man
Robert Hardy
as Professor Krempe
Cherie Lunghi
as Victor's Mother
Celia Imrie
as Mrs. Moritz
Trevyn McDowell
as Justine
Priscilla John
Gerard Horan
as Claude
Joanna Roth
as Marie
Alfred Bell
as Landlord
Richard Clifford
as Minister
Susan Field
as Frau Brach
Jimmy Yuill
as Grigori
Chris Barnes
as Ship's Crew #1
Shaun Prendergast
as Ship's Crew #2
David Kennedy
as Ship's Crew #4
Robert Hines
as Ship's Crew #11
Lonnie James
as Rough Woman
Jenny Galloway
as Vendor's Wife
Peter Jonfield
as Rough Man
Edward Jewesbury
as City Official
Siobhan Redmond
as Midwife
Mark Inman
as Mansion Staff #3
Tommy Wright
as Ship's Crew #3
Hugh Bonneville
as Schiller
Tommy Wright
as Ship's Crew #3
Alfred Bell
as Landlord
Mark Inman
as Mansion Staff #3
Peter Jonfield
as Rough Man
Jimmy Yuill
as Grigori
Jenny Galloway
as Vendor's Wife
Joanna Roth
as Marie
Shaun Prendergast
as Ship's Crew #2
Robert Hines
as Ship's Crew #11
Gerard Horan
as Claude
Siobhan Redmond
as Midwife
Chris Barnes
as Ship's Crew #1
Richard Clifford
as Minister
Edward Jewesbury
as City Official
Lonnie James
as Rough Woman
David Kennedy
as Ship's Crew #4
Susan Field
as Frau Brach

Crew

Kenneth Branagh
Director
Jim V. Hart
Producer
Francis Ford Coppola
Producer
John Patrick Veitch
Producer
Frank Darabont
Screenwriter
Steph Lady
Screenwriter
Mary Shelley
Book Author
Roger Pratt
Cinematographer
Patrick Doyle
Composer (Music Score)
Andrew Marcus
Editor
Tim Harvey
Production Designer
John Fenner
Art Director
Martin Childs
Art Director
Desmond Crowe
Art Director
David Parfitt
Co-producer
Kenneth Branagh
Co-producer
David Barron
Associate Producer
Alan Shapiro
Executive Producer
Fred Fuchs
Executive Producer
James Acheson
Costume Designer
Ivan Sharrock
Sound/Sound Designer
Priscilla John
Casting
Carol Hemming
Makeup
Paul Engelen
Makeup
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