First Look at Daniel Radcliffe as Igor

Jason McDonald

Yesterday we got another taste of Aaron Eckhart’s Frankenstein movie, but his movie isn’t the only one putting a new twist on the Mary Shelley story.  Daniel Radcliffe (“Woman in Black”) is currently working on a project with James McAvoy in which he plays the malformed assistant Igor.

What’s interesting about this project is that it tells the Frankenstein story, but from the perspective of Victor Frankenstein’s assistant.  Igor, of course, wasn’t a part of the original Frankenstein story, but it’s still an interesting take on the subject which has seen many iterations over the years.

Today we’ve gotten our first look at Daniel Radcliffe’s Igor and I must say that it’s not what I expected.  The traditional image of the character is that of a hunchbacked figure with severe deformities.  Instead, this Igor seems to be a more slightly disheveled British man.  Check out the image below which comes courtesy of The Sun.

Despite not capturing the classic image of the character, I’m still excited to see how the characterization is handled and to see how they flesh out someone who has been more of a sideshow oddity than an actual character.  The film will be directed by Paul McGuigan (“Sherlock”) while Radcliffe will play Igor and McAvoy will take on the role of Victor Frankenstein. The film is being written by Max Landis who previously wrote “Chronicle.”



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      1. Kirtina Perry December 3, 2013 at 12:14 am

        he looks good with long hair

      2. Keith Selles December 3, 2013 at 12:15 am

        Lamest Igor ever

      3. Jeremy Arruda December 3, 2013 at 12:23 am

        Poor guy. In the end, no one is ever going to remember him from anything other than Harry Potter.

      4. Matt Laskey December 3, 2013 at 12:48 am

        Not a fan of a no hunchback Igor, but I’ll wait till I see more.

      5. Bob Mikkelsen December 3, 2013 at 1:00 am

        Wait and see approach before making any judgemental comments.

      6. Rod Acosta December 3, 2013 at 3:10 am

        Fer, interesante…

      7. Wanda van der Staaij December 3, 2013 at 9:40 am

        I’m looking forward to it

      8. Annelies de Jongh December 3, 2013 at 10:10 am


      9. Trey Padgett December 3, 2013 at 1:33 pm

        I guess they can’t remember that it’s actually spelled Ygor. He wasn’t even there when the baron built his first creature. Fritz was.

      10. S. December 3, 2013 at 3:31 pm

        Ygor was introduced in Son of Frankenstein.. so shouldn’t it be Baron Wolf von Frankenstein instead of Victor…

      11. Robert O'Dell December 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm

        Looks like Neil from “The Young Ones”

      12. Lisa Joaann December 4, 2013 at 5:29 am

        cool !

      13. Tim Stellar December 6, 2013 at 4:58 am

        Dwight Frye’s Fritz(Igor) is an invention of Hollywood, not Mary Shelley. The universal Movies are essentially fan fiction. I’m totally down with Radcliffe taking part in expanding on, and refining the Frankenstein mythos.

      14. Greg December 16, 2013 at 2:40 am

        hahahah Igor Potter