Gods and Monsters (1998)

Directed by
Bill Condon

Ian McKellen produces an assured Oscar-nominated performance in this fictionalised biopic of horror film director James Whale, the man who created the original Frankenstein in 1931.

By the 50s Whale was no longer a Hollywood player because of his homosexuality, and entertains himself by giving interviews to fans of his work. When handsome gardener Clayton Boone (Brendan Fraser) is hired by Whale's housekeeper Hanna (Lynn Redgrave), Whale becomes entranced and begins an unlikely and complex friendship with the new arrival - one that will affect both of them profoundly...

Highly recommended.

Written by ,

Also known as "Dioses y Monstruos", "Ni dieux ni démons"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1998

5/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Ian McKellenIan McKellen...James Whale
Image for Brendan FraserBrendan Fraser...Clayton Boone
Image for Lynn RedgraveLynn Redgrave...Hanna
Image for Lolita DavidovichLolita Davidovich...Betty
David Dukes...David Lewis
Kevin J. O'Connor...Harry
Mark Kiely...Dwight
Jack Plotnick...Edmund Kay
Rosalind Ayres...Elsa Lanchester
Jack Betts...Boris Karloff
Matt McKenzie...Colin Clive
Todd Babcock...Leonard Barnett
Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy...Princess Margaret
Brandon Kleyla...Young Whale
Pamela Salem...Sarah Whale