Irish actress Victoria Smurfit (Bulletproof Monk) has been cast in the upcoming NBC/Sky Living HD drama series Dracula starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The series, which bypassed the traditional pilot stage, takes place in the 1890s and finds Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) living a double life in London as an American businessman interested in bringing modern science to Victorian society. But his true plan — to exact revenge on those who burdened him centuries ago — is derailed when he falls in love with Mina (Arrow’s Jessica De Gouw), who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.
Smurfit, whose credits include roles in About a Boy, The Beach and Irish drama The Clinic, will play Lady Jayne, a fashion-forward graceful and beautiful woman instantly attracted to Dracula who pursues him.
Victoria said she is really looking forward to working with the assembled cast, including Rhys Meyers. ‘I’ve never worked with Johnny Rhys Meyers before and I’m really looking forward to the experience. He’s hugely talented,’ she said.