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The Hamilton Deane Award

 

The Hamilton Deane Award is named after the man who first made Dracula famous on the stage, and is awarded by The Dracula Society annually.

Nominations are invited from members at the beginning of every year for the best dramatic performance or presentation in the Gothic horror/supernatural genres during the previous year.

 

Nomination forms for this award are sent to all members, and all members then vote for the winner from those nominations which have been accepted by the Society Committee.

 

Winners so far have been:

 

2013

 

Actor, writer, producer, and director Mark Gatiss became our first ever two-time Hamilton Deane Award winner.

After winning as an actor, writer, and co-producer in 2008 for Crooked House, in 2013 he was a winner again, this time as a writer and director, for the BBC TV "Ghost Story at Christmas" adaptation of M. R. James' The Tractate Middoth.

He also wrote and presented a documentary on James to accompany his adaptation.

 

2012

 

Screenwriter Jane Goldman for the screenplay of the 2012 Hammer Films' production of Susan Hill's The Woman in Black.

 

Actress Pauline Moran (the "Woman in Black" in the 1989 television production) receiving the Hamilton Deane Award on behalf of Jane Goldman at the Society's Annual Dinner in November 2013.

 

2011

 

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch for the theatre production Frankenstein.

 

Hammer Films actor Anthony Higgins collecting the Hamilton Deane Award on behalf of Benedict Cumberbatch at the Society's Annual Dinner in November 2012.

 

 

2010

 

Writers Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson for the theatre production Ghost Stories.

 

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Jeremy Dyson collecting the award on behalf of himself and Andy Nyman at the Society's Annual Dinner in November 2011.

 

2009

 

Actor Aidan Turner for Being Human (BBC TV)

 

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"Being Human" creator and writer Toby Whithouse thanking the Society for the Hamilton Deane Award, which he accepted on behalf of Aidan Turner at the Society's Annual Dinner in November 2010.

 

2008

 

Writer and actor Mark Gatiss for Crooked House (BBC TV)

 

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2007

 

Actor Robert Lloyd Parry for the theatre production Oh Whistle...

 

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2006

 

Director Guillermo del Toro for the film Pan's Labyrinth

 

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2005

 

Actress Lesley Sharp for Afterlife (ITV)

 

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2004

 

Director Paco Plaza for the film Romasanta

 

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Horror film critic, journalist and broadcaster Alan Jones receiving the award on behalf of Paco Plaza.

 

2003

 

No award made.

 

2002

 

Actor Joseph Millson for the theatre production The Lifted Veil

 

2001

 

There Are Such Things - BBC Radio 4 play.

 

2000

 

Actor Christopher Lee for his TV portrayals of Flay in Gormenghast and of M. R. James in Ghost Stories at Christmas

 

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Horror film critic and historian Jonathan Rigby receiving the award on behalf of Christopher Lee.

 

1999

 

Actor Ian McKellen for his portrayal of Frankenstein director James Whale in the film Gods and Monsters

 

1998

 

Ultraviolet (Channel 4 TV)

Presented to the director, Joe Ahearne

 

 

1997

 

No award made.

 

1996

 

Nightmare, The Birth of Horror (BBC TV)

Presented to the Writer/Presenter, Christopher Frayling

 

 

1983-1995

 

No awards made during this period.

 

1982

 

Actor Ian Richardson for his performance as Frederick Fairlie in The Woman in White (BBC TV)

 

1981

 

An award gifted by the Dracula Society Committee, and named as a Hamilton Deane Special Award, was given (uniquely) to actor John Carradine.

 

1980

 

Actor David Hemmings for his performance in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (BBC TV)

 

1979

 

Actor George Hamilton for his performance as Dracula in the film Love at First Bite.

 

1978

 

No award made for this year.

 

1977

 

Actor Vladek Sheybal for his performance in the The Night of the Marionettes (BBC TV)

 

 

1976 (2)

 

Actor Patrick Troughton for his performance in the film The Omen, released in the UK in October 1976.

This award was presented at our Bram Stoker Birthday Dinner in November 1977. This time frame has been maintained ever since, and the award has been presented at the Dinner in the year after that during which the award was earned.

 

1976 (1)

 

Actor Denholm Elliott for his performance in the film To the Devil a Daughter, released in the UK in March 1976.

This was the first award made under the name "The Hamilton Deane Award", and it was presented at our Bram Stoker Birthday Dinner in November 1976, outside of the present Hamilton Deane Award time frame where it would have been presented at the Dinner in 1977.

 

 

1975

 

No award made for this year.

 

1974

 

The "Most Promising Actor of the Year" was awarded to actor Murray Brown for his performance as Jonathan Harker in Dan Curtis's film version of Dracula.

 

 

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The Hamilton Deane Award

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The Dracula Society

 

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Berni Stevens

 

Insignia designed by

Ian Ainsley