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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Details


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


Awarded by
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


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
Richard Clifford
as Minister
Chris Barnes
as Ship's Crew #1
Siobhan Redmond
as Midwife
Gerard Horan
as Claude
Edward Jewesbury
as City Official
Susan Field
as Frau Brach
David Kennedy
as Ship's Crew #4
Lonnie James
as Rough Woman
Robert Hines
as Ship's Crew #11
Joanna Roth
as Marie
Jenny Galloway
as Vendor's Wife
Shaun Prendergast
as Ship's Crew #2
Priscilla John
Alfred Bell
as Landlord
Tommy Wright
as Ship's Crew #3
Mark Inman
as Mansion Staff #3
Peter Jonfield
as Rough Man
Jimmy Yuill
as Grigori
Hugh Bonneville
as Schiller


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