Victor Frankenstein - Fox

Circus consultancy

The National Centre offered a complete creative package for the circus elements of Victor Frankenstein. The 2015 film starred Daniel Radcliffe, Andrew Scott, Jessica Brown Findlay and James McAvoy. Our circus consultancy included the following:

  • We trained Jessica Brown Findlay in swinging trapeze and Daniel Radcliffe in clowning.
  • Provided performance double and lunger for Jessica.
  • Conducted the casting of clowns for the film. 
  • Devised and created the clowning sequence.
  • Provided aerial rigging.
You can watch the circus scenes, including Brown Findlay on swinging trapeze, in the behind the scenes video below.
 

About the film

Directed by Paul McGuigan, Victor Frankenstein is a sci-fi drama based on the Frankenstein story. While searching for animal body parts at a London circus, scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) meets gifted surgeon and misshapen clown Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe).

The doctor offers Strausman both his friendship and the chance to work with him on radical research. Jessica Brown Findlay plays Lorelei, an acrobat who Igor dotes on. When Victor's experiments with life and death go too far, only Igor can help him come back from the brink of insanity and save him from his monstrous creation.

Behind the scenes

Find out more

Contact Ben on 020 7613 8241 or email ben@nationalcircus.org.uk for any information regarding our casting and consultancy services.