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Evelyn Poole (Madam Kali‬) (HELEN MCCRORY) Beneath the surface of this gracious, attractive lady lies an evil wicked old witch. Evelyn Poole is a wicked, conniving practitioner of the occult.

Evelyn Poole (Madam Kali‬) (HELEN MCCRORY) Beneath the surface of this gracious, attractive lady lies an evil wicked old witch. Evelyn Poole is a wicked, conniving practitioner of the occult.

Sir Malcolm (Timothy Peter Dalton) A hardened African explorer by trade, Sir Malcolm has paid a heavy price for his exciting career. Although his stately mansion is filled with marvelous souvenirs of his travels

Sir Malcolm (Timothy Peter Dalton) A hardened African explorer by trade, Sir Malcolm has paid a heavy price for his exciting career. Although his stately mansion is filled with marvelous souvenirs of his travels

Ferdinand Lyle (Simon Russell Beale) The eccentric, fawning Egyptologist from the British Museum's Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities is initially called upon by Sir Malcolm to help translate some unusual hieroglyphics

Ferdinand Lyle (Simon Russell Beale) The eccentric, fawning Egyptologist from the British Museum's Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities is initially called upon by Sir Malcolm to help translate some unusual hieroglyphics

Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) Poised, mysterious and utterly composed, Vanessa is a seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger. She is keenly observant -- clairvoyant even -- as well as an expert medium

Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) Poised, mysterious and utterly composed, Vanessa is a seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger. She is keenly observant -- clairvoyant even -- as well as an expert medium

Ethan Chandler («Josh» Hartnett) A dashing American who finds himself trapped in the darkest corners of Victorian London, Ethan's charm and brash ways are catnip to the ladies.But behind Ethan's bright eyes lurk dark secrets.

Ethan Chandler («Josh» Hartnett) A dashing American who finds himself trapped in the darkest corners of Victorian London, Ethan's charm and brash ways are catnip to the ladies.But behind Ethan's bright eyes lurk dark secrets.

Sembene (Danny Sapani)
He is faithful dog. Not talker. The man of action. Sembene.
Sembene is an African man with ritual face scarring who serves as Sir Malcolm's sentry and confidant.

Sembene (Danny Sapani)
He is faithful dog. Not talker. The man of action. Sembene.
Sembene is an African man with ritual face scarring who serves as Sir Malcolm's sentry and confidant.

Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) More Romantic poet than surgeon, Dr. Frankenstein is a tender, gentle soul who is fascinated by the mysteries of life and death.

Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) More Romantic poet than surgeon, Dr. Frankenstein is a tender, gentle soul who is fascinated by the mysteries of life and death.

The Creature (Rory Kinnear) Dr. Frankenstein's original creation is a hideous, immortal monster whom nevertheless has a deep and anguished soul. His horrible appearance and unusual "birth" have left him a lonely, misunderstood  and outcast.

The Creature (Rory Kinnear) Dr. Frankenstein's original creation is a hideous, immortal monster whom nevertheless has a deep and anguished soul. His horrible appearance and unusual "birth" have left him a lonely, misunderstood and outcast.

Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) Gray is a fabulously wealthy young gentleman who is almost unnerving in his beauty. His skin seems to radiate a golden glow of intoxicating youth and promise. Bored and danger.

Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) Gray is a fabulously wealthy young gentleman who is almost unnerving in his beauty. His skin seems to radiate a golden glow of intoxicating youth and promise. Bored and danger.

Lily (Billie Piper) Dr. Frankenstein revives the corpse of the poor Irish immigrant Brona Croft and creates Lily, his most magnificent creation yet. Intended as a mate for The Creature, Lily soon establishes herself as a vibrant, unpredictable person.

Lily (Billie Piper) Dr. Frankenstein revives the corpse of the poor Irish immigrant Brona Croft and creates Lily, his most magnificent creation yet. Intended as a mate for The Creature, Lily soon establishes herself as a vibrant, unpredictable person.