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Dracula's real-life inspiration for Claes Bang adaption revealed: Who was Vlad the Impaler?

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Are Count Dracula and Vlad the Impaler the same person?
The BBC 's blood-soaked re-invention of Dracula comes to an end tonight after three-nights of decapitated nuns, surprise reveals and a lot of blood.
As played by Danish actor Claes Bang, the titular vampire is a charismatic force of nature; the latest in a long-line of Count's stretching back all the way to Bram Stoker's original novel in 1897.
The new adaption comes from the mind of Sherlock scribes Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss - and although the origins of Dracula as a literary character are well-known, the Prince of Darkness also...
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