Caliban

Caliban

Caliban is a main male character in Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. He is played by actor Rory Kinnear. Summary Caliban, or The Creature as he is often called, is the first humanoid monster created by Dr. Victor Frankenstein. His unusual birth left him tortured and anguished, leaving him a lonely and misunderstood outcast. For his pain, he furious with his “father”.       Caliban’s Episode Appearances Episode 1 – no appearance Episode… Continue reading Continue reading

Victor Frankenstein

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Dr. Victor Frankenstein is a main male character in Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. He is played by actor Harry Treadaway. Summary Victor Frankenstein is a medical doctor fascinated with the connection between life and death. Although he is considered to have a tender soul, his research could turn out to have dire consequences. Dr. Frankenstein attempts to create a living monster out of different parts from various corpses, and, unfortunately, he… Continue reading

Sembene

sembene

Sembene is a male character in Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. He is played by actor Danny Sapani. Summary Sembene is the trusted confidant and friend of Sir Malcolm Murray. He has ritual scarring on his face from his time in Africa. He has the uncanny ability to look into someone’s eyes and know their secrets.           Sembene’s Episode Appearances Episode 1 – We meet Sembene at Sir Malcolm’s… Continue reading

Brona Croft 

Brona Croft 

Brona Croft is a main female character in Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. She is played by actress Billie Piper. Summary Brona Croft is a prostitute living and working in Victorian London with a dark and sordid past. She lives in a hotel by the Thames. Originally from Ireland, Brona’s name means “sadness” in Gaelic. She was once engaged to a man who abused her. Brona is unfortunately dying of consumption, but… Continue reading

Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray is a main male character in Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. He is played by actor Reeve Carney. Summary Dorian Gray is a very wealthy young man with intoxicating beauty. He is totally reckless and usually drawn to dangerous risks. The character of Dorian Gray is based off of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. As the story goes, Dorian Gray was a man of such beauty that artist Basil… Continue reading

Ethan Chandler

Ethan Chandler

Ethan Chandler is a main male character in Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. He is played by actor Josh Hartnett. Summary Ethan Chandler is a charming American sharpshooter who has found himself in the dark shadows of Victorian England. He is a man of great violence and hidden depths, as it appears that he is running away from his past. For these reasons he is recruited by Vanessa Ives and Sir Malcolm Murray… Continue reading

Vanessa Ives

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Vanessa Ives is the female lead character in the Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. She is played by actress Eva Green. Summary Vanessa is a mysterious beauty with supernatural power. She appears to be psychic, clairvoyant, and a medium all in one. Although it is unclear who or what Vanessa truly is, it is clear that she is a gifted spiritual and supernatural being who battles many inner demons.      … Continue reading

Sir Malcolm Murray

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Sir Malcolm Murray is a main male character in Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. He is played by actor Timothy Dalton. Summary Sir Malcolm Murray is an hardened African explorer who has spend most of his life on exciting quests. While his home is filled if magnificent artifacts, his constant journeys have cost him a life of family and love. With the help of Vanessa Ives, he hopes to right the wrongs of his… Continue reading