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Thursday 26 May 2016

Ulster actor Jamie gets his teeth into vampire film

Belfast man in Hammer role

By Maureen Coleman

Published 26/09/2007

How Ulster actor Jamie Dornan might look as a Hammer vampire
How Ulster actor Jamie Dornan might look as a Hammer vampire

Ulster actor and model Jamie Dornan is to get his teeth into an exciting new movie role.

The Belfast man has landed a role in the first movie to be made by horror giants Hammer Films in over 20 years.

Shooting is currently under way in London on Beyond The Rave, a full length vampire movie set in the world of the underground drug scene.

It is understood the movie will be released online and is aimed at introducing a new generation to the famous Hammer brand before embarking on feature film productions.

The story centres on a soldier named Ed, played by Dornan, who, on the eve of being sent to Iraq, sets out to find his girlfriend, along with his pal Necro.

It seems Ed's girlfriend was last seen partying with an odd bunch led by a man called Melech. When Ed and Necro finally catch up with him at a rave in the woods, they learn they are in the company of vampires and Melech has plans for his party's guests.

The cast also includes Sadie Frost (Bram Stoker's Dracula), Rick Warden (Band of Brothers and Rome), Lois Winstone and Nora-Jane Noone.

It also features legendary Hammer actress Ingrid Pitt, who starred in The Vampire Lovers and Countess Dracula.

Producer Ben Grass said of the movie: "Beyond The Rave was inspired by Tom (Grass, creator) and my own experiences of raves, the great highs and the demons that can lurk in the dark before dawn.

"It's jam packed with great characters and encounters. The narrative hurtles along to a big, juicy conclusion and all along it's peppered with great tunes and fast action."

Dornan, a well known Calvin Klein and Dior model, has also filmed a movie called The Wreck with legendary actress Jean Simmons.

He began his acting career in the Sofia Coppola movie Marie Antoinette alongside Kirsten Dunst.

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