Last night, viewers also found an Easter egg that links Dracula to Doctor Who in a very interesting way. He's a fantastic actor and I also rank him alongside Oldman in this part.

You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. And, quite naturally, people were expecting to hear a Transylvanian accent from Dracula – but many were left disappointed by what they heard instead. [22][26] Bang chose the alias This Is Not America to circumvent DR's policy of not broadcasting tracks by actors, and to prevent his acting career from influencing how people perceive his music. "Loved the accent but now he's turned into a totally common English Londoner - should've kept the Transylvanian accent." By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. I've known a German with no accent when speaking english because she grew up with TWO native tongues: english and german. From 2001 to 2004, he was a permanent member of the cast at Aalborg Teater. Claes Kasper Bang is a Danish actor and musician. Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Can’t work out if his accent is more like Alexander Meerkat or Borat! Two of Bang's co-stars have featured on some This Is Not America tracks. By far my favorite Dracula besides Gary Oldman. [3][4][5] During his third year at high school, Bang participated in a musical called Hair which sparked his interest in acting, and after he left school, he continued to do amateur theatre. By far my favorite Dracula besides Gary Oldman. BBC One aired the first episode of its new miniseries Dracula last night (January 1), but a number of viewers at home have questioned one particular thing about the show. [1] In 2019 he played the role of Sasha Mann for the final season of The Affair. Posted by 5 months ago. Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @digitalspy Instagram and Twitter accounts. 47. In 2015, he released the single Still of the Night, featuring Charlotte Munck, his co-star in the Danish police drama Anna Pihl. Bang starred in numerous Danish television series and films early in his career. I’m german and I’ve seen him in some German productions too, without any accent. After his parents’ divorce, he mostly lived with his father and moved around many times; he ended up attending several different schools while growing up.

Yeah I thought he was British until he spoke Danish.

Bang and the other cast members filmed themselves from home on Zoom, and were responsible for the props, wardrobe, hair and makeup, and sound. Watching #Dracula on #BBC - started off great. He was unsuccessful but applied again the next year and was accepted five days before his 25th birthday. Seems good so far though....#Dracula pic.twitter.com/s1c7f3B8Ps. [25][27][28] The name comes from a song by David Bowie, who is one of Bang's great role models. He rose to international recognition by starring as Count Dracula in the BBC/Netflix series Dracula (2020).[2]. English is a Germanic language, many of them speak flawless English. I'm expecting Danny Dyer to turn up soon. While filming The Square, Bang discovered that co-star and musician Marina Schiptjenko shared the same taste in music, so he showed her some of his music and sent her a few demos. But I know another german who has excellent english, but you can still hear a slight german accent in the background. [21][22] Music videos and album art for This Is Not America are produced with help from his wife Lis Kasper Bang, née Louis-Jensen, who does the filming and photography. In 2002, he asked the theatre director for permission to perform a monologue called Ondskaben, which is based on Jan Guillou’s novel Evil. 7 comments. "Loved the accent but now he's turned into a totally common English Londoner - should've kept the Transylvanian accent.". In 2019 he played the role of Sasha Mann for the final season of The Affair. Ruben Östlund & Claes Bang", Episode: "Special guest Claes Bang taler Dracula, Bond-rygter og sms’er fra Mick Jagger", Episode: Claes Bang on the Loneliness of Eternal Life, Edinburgh International Children's Festival, Theatre Arts Admin Collective, South Africa, Still of the Night (feat. [4] He subsequently starred in several German language roles both on television (Küstenwache, SOKO Wismar, Notruf Hafenkante, Sibel & Max, and Cologne P.D.) [32] Louis-Jensen proposed to Bang on New Year's Eve 2007, and they got married on 25th September 2010 on a canal boat in Copenhagen. [13] In an interview for The Guardian, it was observed that, while "sexy" and "insatiable", it is also "a very witty performance" from Bang. Cookies help us deliver our Services. He’s brilliant! Claes Bang), 2014: Martin Valsted - Bilist (feat. So Dracula on the BBC. And i think he did a great job as Dracula. He’s brilliant! [31][33] Bang is stepfather to her two children Sarah and Bella, and is step-grandfather to Sarah's two children. [34][35][36] The pair have lived together in Fredriksberg, Copenhagen since 2008.

Dracula continues tonight (January 2) at 9pm on BBC One. [7] He has worked mainly on stage and television in Denmark. Claes Bang's accent. I can't detect anything in Claes' voice. We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article.