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Bram Stoker

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Writer of the famous 1897 horror book, Dracula, which includes been adapted into countless movies. He is regarded as a Gothic author of the Victorian period. He graduated from Trinity University, London having a level in mathematics and continued to become the business enterprise manager from the Lyceum Theater in London’s Western End. He released is first book, The Primrose Route, in 1875. He released the horror book, The Lady from the Shroud, in 1909. In 1878, he wedded Florence Balcombe, who experienced previously been romantically pursued by Oscar Wilde. Stoker and his wife experienced one young child, Irving Noel Thornley Stoker. His masterpiece function, Dracula, has turned into a extremely romanticized horror and well-known culture classic, very much like Mary Shelley’s function, Frankenstein.

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Full Name Bram Stoker
Date Of Birth November 8, 1847
Died April 20, 1912, London, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.88 m
Profession Novelist
Education Trinity College, Dublin
Nationality Irish, British, British, Irish
Spouse Florence Balcombe, Charlotte Flair
Children Noel Thornley Stoker, Noel Thornley Stoker
Parents Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornley, Abraham Stoker, Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornley, Abraham Stoker
Siblings Thornley Stoker, George Stoker, Thomas Stoker, Matilda Stoker, Richard Stoker, Margaret Stoker, Thornley Stoker, George Stoker, Thomas Stoker, Matilda Stoker, Margaret Stoker, Richard Stoker
Nominations Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Retro Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, Hugo Award for Best SF or Fantasy Movie, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Retro Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, Hugo Award for Best SF or Fantasy Movie
Movies Bram Stoker's Dracula, Nosferatu, Dracula Untold, Dracula, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Dracula 3D, Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy, Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary, Blood from the Mummy's Tomb, Dracula 2000, Dracula Reborn, Dracula's Daughter, Bram Stoker's Dracula's Curse, Dracula's Death, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Scars of Dracula, Blood for Dracula, Count Dracula, Love at First Bite, The Awakening, Drakula Istanbul'da, Shadow Builder, The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires, The Batman vs. Dracula, The Lair of the White Worm, The Last Voyage of Demeter, Bram Stoker's Burial of the Rats, Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein, Dracula A.D. 1972, The Satanic Rites of Dracula, Evil of Dracula, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Nosferatu, Dracula Untold, Dracula, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Dracula 3D, Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy, Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary, Dracula 2000, Blood from the Mummy's Tomb, Dracula Reborn, Dracula's Daughter, Dracula's Death, Bram Stoker's Dracula's Curse, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Scars of Dracula, Blood for Dracula, Count Dracula, Love at First Bite, The Awakening, Drakula Istanbul'da, Shadow Builder, The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires, The Batman vs. Dracula, The Lair of the White Worm, The Last Voyage of Demeter, Bram Stoker's Burial of the Rats, Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein, Dracula A.D. 1972, The Satanic Rites of Dracula, Evil of Dracula
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#Fact
1 His brother Tom had a grandson Daniel Farson who became Bram's biographer.
2 At one point Hammer movies planned a biopic of Stoker, with a script by Don Houghton and featuring Christopher Lee as Henry Irving.
3 Has a literary award named after him.
4 Great grandfather of Noel Dobbs.
5 His creation Count Dracula has been played more times in film and television appearances than any other horror character.
6 His character Count Dracula is considered the most famous vampire in all of fiction one of the most famous literary characters of all time.
7 Wrote eight novels in 20 years.
8 Did not start writing until he was in his late 20s and did not begin writing novels until age 43.
9 Was a friend and distant relation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
10 Was invited to the White House twice and got to meet Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.
11 Stoker is buried at Golders Green Crematorium, Greater London (UK) (plot: East Columbarium).
12 Great-grand-uncle of Dacre Stoker.
13 His novel "Dracula" was an early inspiration for author Stephen King. King's first novel, "Carrie", while it tells a completely different story, uses much of the same style. "Dracula" was an epistolary novel, which means that rather than relying solely on an omniscient narrator, much of the story is related from first-hand accounts, such as journal entries, newspaper articles and, in one case, a recording made on wax cylinders. Much of the story in "Carrie" is related the same way. King's second novel was "Salem's Lot", which parallels "Dracula" quite closely. "Dracula" begins with the Count looking into buying a house in London, while the vampire Barlow buys a house in the town of Salem's Lot. Included in those who hunt down Dracula are John Seward, a doctor, and his medical school professor, Abraham Van Helsing, who is an expert on vampires. "Salem's Lot" features a doctor, Jimmy Cody, and his former schoolteacher, Matt Burke, who becomes an expert on vampires and is compared to Van Helsing by other characters. The heroes hunt down Dracula to avenge Lucy Westenra, who has been turned into a vampire, and Mina Harker, who will suffer the same fate if Dracula is not killed. In "Salem's Lot" they do so to avenge Susan Norton, who has been turned into a vampire.
14 While part of Dracula is famously set in Transylvania, Stoker never actually went there, learning about it by researching Transylvanian history and culture at the British Museum.
15 His death was overshadowed by the sinking of the Titanic which occurred the same week.
16 Friends with Ellen Terry, the leading lady of the Lyceum Theatre. She joined the Lyceum the same day Stoker did.
17 During his lifetime he was known mostly for being the Business Manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London and the Personal assistant to actor Henry Irving, the manager of the Lyceum. When Stoker died, not a single obituary of his mentioned "Dracula".
18 Worked for the Dublin Evening Mail as a theatre critic.
19 Worked as a Petty Sessions clerk in the civil service at Dublin Castle.
20 A fan of poet Walt Whitman, with whom he corresponded.
21 Childhood illness meant he was unable to walk until he was seven years old. An explanation for the illness was never found.
22 He was the third of seven children. His siblings were William, Matilda, Thomas, Richard, Margaret and George.
23 His father was Abraham Stoker, a civil servant at Dublin Castle, and his mother was Charlotte Stoker (nee Thornley), a lieutenant's daughter from Sligo.
24 Great-great-grandfather of actress Alberta Mayne.
25 Contrary to popular belief, Stoker did not base his most famous character, Count Dracula, on Prince Vlad II of Romania (at the time called Wallachia). Most of his novel was completed and his vampire protagonist was to be named Count Wampyr. Then, during his research, he came across William Wilkinson's "An Account of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia". In this book were brief passages about "Voivode Dracula" (never referred to as Vlad), who crossed the Danube to fight the Turks and helped to drive them out of Wallachia, but was betrayed to them by his brother. What intrigued Stoker was a footnote that in Romanian, Dracula meant Devil. Liking the name for that reason, Stoker changed the name of his vampire from Wampyr to Dracula. Another story is that the Dracula character is actually based on actor Henry Irving, for whom Stoker served as Personal Manager and with whom he did not get along. This story is given some credence by the fact that the Dracula character in the play, which Stoker did not write, is quite different from the Dracula character in the book, which Stoker did write, and most film versions of the story are based on the play, not the book.
26 The character of Prof. Abraham Van Helsing is modeled after Stoker.
27 His only child, Noel Thornley Stoker, was born in 1879. Both Stoker and Oscar Wilde competed for the affections of the lovely Florence Balcombe, who eventually married Stoker. Over 100 years later two of Stoker's and Wilde's most famous characters, Mina Harker and Dorian Gray, would appear in the same film, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003).


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dracula's War 2018 characters pre-production
Crooked Man novel announced
Van Helsing characters announced
The Weary Traveler 2016 Short character
Vampyre 2015 Short novel - uncredited
Walking on Water 2015 Short character
DraculAIDS 2014 Short characters
Dracula Untold 2014 characters
Dracula 2013-2014 TV Series "Dracula" characters - 10 episodes
Dawn of Dracula 2013 characters
Creep Creepersin's Dracula 2013 characters
Dracula and Stoker 2012
Dracula: Reborn 2012 novel
Dracula 3D 2012 book
This Ain't Dracula XXX 2011 Video book
Dracula 2010 Short novel
Dracula: The Musical 2010 Video novel
Dracula's Stoker 2009 Documentary writer
Phantasie 2009 Short Dracula character - uncredited
The Monster 2008/II Short characters
Dracula's Guest 2008 characters - uncredited
Dracula 2006 TV Movie novel
Dracula's Curse 2006 novel
The Batman vs. Dracula 2005 Video character: Dracula - uncredited
Living Death: A Day in the Life of Dracula 2004 Short novel
Walpurgis Nacht 2004 Short
Cuentos clásicos de terror 2004 TV Series novel - 1 episode
Lucy en miroir 2003 Short characters
Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary 2002 novel "Dracula"
Dracula 2002 TV Series novel - 2 episodes
Drácula 1999 TV Mini-Series character: Dracula - 4 episodes
Legend of the Mummy 1998 novel "The Jewel of the Seven Stars"
Shadow Builder 1998 based upon the short story by
Burial of the Rats 1995 TV Movie story
Dracula: Dead and Loving It 1995 characters
Monster Mash: The Movie 1995 character - uncredited
La casa del juez 1993 Short story
Dracula 1992 novel "Dracula"
Drac's Night Out 1991 Video Game character: Count Dracula
Revivencial 1989 Video novel "Dracula"
The Lair of the White Worm 1988 novel
Teta 1987 TV Series character - 7 episodes
The Games of Countess Dolingen 1981 short story "Dracula's Guest"
Yami no teiô kyuketsuki dorakyura 1980 TV Movie characters
The Awakening 1980 novel "The Jewel of Seven Stars"
Broadway on Showtime 1980 TV Series original author - 1 episode
Dracula 1979 Video novel
Dracula 1979 novel
Love at First Bite 1979 character Dracula - uncredited
Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979 novel "Dracula" - uncredited
Dracula Sucks 1978 novel "Dracula"
Count Dracula 1977 TV Movie novel "Dracula"
Allen and Rossi Meet Dracula and Frankenstein 1974 character Dracula - uncredited
Evil of Dracula 1974 character
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires 1974 characters - uncredited
Blood for Dracula 1974 character - uncredited
Dracula 1974 TV Movie novel - uncredited
Dracula 1973 TV Movie novel
Potty Time 1973 TV Series novel "Dracula" - 1 episode
Drakula Goes to R.P. 1973 character
Dracula 1972 TV Movie novel
Drácula contra Frankenstein 1972 characters - uncredited
Dracula A.D. 1972 1972 characters: Dracula, Van Helsing - uncredited
Blood from the Mummy's Tomb 1971 novel "Jewel of the Seven Stars"
Vampyros Lesbos 1971 novel - uncredited
Hrabe Drakula 1971 TV Movie novel "Dracula"
Scars of Dracula 1970 based on the character created by
Jonathan 1970 novel "Dracula"
Taste the Blood of Dracula 1970 based on the character created by
Count Dracula 1970 novel "Dracula" - uncredited
Mystery and Imagination TV Series novel "The Jewel of Seven Stars" - 1 episode, 1970 novel "Dracula" - 1 episode, 1968
Otra vez Drácula 1970 TV Mini-Series character - 5 episodes
Carry on Christmas 1969 TV Movie characters - uncredited
Santo en El tesoro de Drácula 1969 character creator - uncredited
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave 1968 based on the character created by
The Empire of Dracula 1967 novel "Dracula" - as Abraham Stoker
Dracula in Pakistan 1967 adapted from the novel by
Batman Fights Dracula 1967 Dracula character - uncredited
Gallery of Horror 1967 novel "Dracula" - uncredited
Dracula: Prince of Darkness 1966 characters created by
Dracula 1964 Short Novel
Horror of Dracula 1958 novel
Matinee Theatre TV Series writer - 1 episode, 1956 story - 1 episode, 1956
Drakula Istanbul'da 1953 novel
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein 1948 characters - uncredited
Dracula's Daughter 1936 story
Drácula 1931 novel "Dracula"
Dracula 1931 by
Nosferatu 1922 based on the novel: "Dracula"
Dracula's Death 1921 novel "Dracula"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Way of the Vampire 2005 presenter - uncredited
Van Helsing 2004 Video Game created characters
Van Helsing 2004 created characters
Dracula 2000 2000 characters: from novel Dracula

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2014 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bloodlines: The Dracula Family Tree 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
In Search of History: The Real Dracula 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Dracula (1992) · Francis Ford Coppola (director)
· James V. Hart (screenplay)
1959 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Dracula (1958) · Terence Fisher (director)
· Jimmy Sangster (screenplay)


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