BBC Dracula was filmed at home of Hammer Horror in Berkshire

BBC Dracula was filmed at home of Hammer Horror in Berkshire

The spooky series was shot near Maidenhead

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The BBC series telling the classic tale of Dracula was filmed at the famous home of Hammer Horror in Berkshire.

The new version of Bram Stoker’s tale of the blood-sucking Transylvanian vampire, was filmed at Bray Studios near Maidenhead.

The studios were the home of the Hammer film productions in the 1950s and 60s, which produced such films as the Curse of Frankenstein and The Mummy.

The studios closed in 2012, and the site is earmarked for housing.

However, they reopened for filming in 2018, and the recent Elton John biopic Rocketman was filmed there.

Parts of Ridley Scott’s Alien were also filmed at the studios.

Part of the show was also filmed at the Reading Cemetery and Crematorium in Henley Road, Reading, Berkshire.

Filming of Dracula started in March 2019, and was also carried out at Orava Castle and Zuberec in Slovakia, as well as the studios.

Set in 1897, it tells the story of how the famous blood sucker wants to expand his horizons – and London is the target.

It’s a three-part series that aired earlier this year on BBC an is now available on Iplayer and Netflix.

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