Castlevania (Trevor Belmont) – 2017

Castlevania is a Netflix anime series based on the video game of the same name, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, by Konami. The first series of 4 20-minute episodes aired on 7th July, 2017 to wide acclaim from both fans of the videogame and viewers in general. The storyline follows vampire hunter, Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage), last member of a disgraced witch-hunting family, and his battle against Dracula who has unleashed monsters to destroy Wallachia after the Church burns his wife as a witch.


Production Details


Richard Armitage – Trevor Belmont

Graham McTavish – Dracula

James Callis – Alucard

Alejandra Reynoso – Sypha Belnades

Matt Frewer – The Bishop


Sam Deats


Warren Ellis




Trevor is a hoot (Tweet, 6:47am, 7th July, 2017)

Dear Netflix. Let’s make a live action Castlevania…right? You know it makes sense.(Tweet, 9.47pm, 7th July, 2017)

Back in the studio for Season 2…(8 episodes) so much fun. (Tweet, 4.33am, 25th July, 2017)

Castlevania 2nd season & first impressions

Mithicalentertainment posted their first impressions from a Castlevania screening this week at Anime Expo saying, “For starters, the voice acting is fantastic...Richard Armitage, who played Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit trilogy, faithfully brings the character of Trevor Belmont to life as well.”

It was also announced that Netflix has already approved a second season of the show.

Casltevania Season 1 reviews (just a bit late)

Apologies – RL intervened then technology has meant it hasn’t been possible to add these to the Library. So, instead, here are the links to some of the reviews for season 1 of Netflix’s Castlevania.


Nerdbase. Review: Netflix “Castlevania”

Nerdslant. More Than a Nostalgic Cashgrab. A Look at Netflix’s “Castlevania”

US Gamer. Castlevania Netflix Review: Fans Will Cry Bloody Tears Of Joy

IGN. Castlevania: Season 1 Review Castlevania: 8 Things That Worked (And 7 That Didn’t) On Netflix

Career Timeline

* Indicates starring role


* Narrator, Hamlet, The Novel (A.J. and David Hewson), released on Audible, 20th May.

Dr Scott White, Sleepwalker (Film, Night and Day Pictures, October, 2017)

1988 Joins Budapest Circus
1989 Receives Equity card
1989-1995 Various theatre productions including The Long, The Short and the Tall; The Real Thing; Death of a Salesman; and, in the West End, Showboat, Annie Get Your Gun (Thanks to RichardArmitageOnline)
1991 Ensemble, 42nd Street (Theatre, The Dominion)
1992 Man in Pub, Boon (TV series, episode 6 series 7, aired 13th October, 1992, Central Television) (Thanks to C4ever)
1994 Admetus/Macavity, Cats (Theatre, Bradfort) (Thanks to Sandrac)
1994 – 1995 Rum Tum Tugger/Macavity/Gus/Swing, Cats (Theatre, West End) (Thanks to Andromeda)
RAC Library
1995 Enrols in London Academy for Dramatic Art (LAMDA)
1996 Swing, Cats (Film, Universal) (Thanks to Andromeda)
1997 Wins LAMDA Fight Night for a three-hander performed with his classmates David Oyelowo and Greg Jarvis
1998 Bernardo, Hamlet, (Theatre, Birmingham Repertory)
Graduates from LAMDA
1999 Young Richie Baker, The Four Alice Bakers (Theatre, Birmingham Repertory)
Naboo Fighter Pilot Uncredited, Star Wars Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace (Film, Universal)
Smug Man at Party, This Year’s Love (Film, This Year’s Love Ltd)
Epiphanes, Cleopatra (Film)
Staged, Darryl Newman (Film)
1999 – 2000 Angus, Macbeth; tours US & Japan (Theatre, RSC)
RAC Library
1999 – 2001 Various productions, Royal Shakespeare Company
2000 Delio, The Duchess of Malfi (Theatre, Birmingham Repertory)
2001 Dr Tom Steele, The Doctors (TV series, episodes 58 & 59 series 4, BBC)
Dr Craig Parker, Casualty (TV series, episode 17 series 16, BBC)
Angus, Macbeth (Telemovie, RSC, Illuminations TV/Channel 4)
2002 Minor role, Annie Lee (Theatre, Operating Theatre/Actors’ Centre) (Thanks to RichardArmitageOnline)
Armed police officer, Spooks (TV series, episode 4 series 1, Kudos/BBC) (Thanks to RichardArmitageOnline)
John Standring, Sparkhouse (TV mini-series, 3 episodes, BBC)
Jez, Use Me As Your Cardigan (Theatre, Jacksons Lane, Outer London19 February 2002 to 09 March 2002) (Thanks to Sandrac and Jonia)
2003 Lee Preston, Cold Feet, (TV series, episodes 2-6 series 5, Granada/BBC)
Captain Ian Macalwain, Ultimate Force (TV series, episodes 2-6 series 2, Bentley Productions/ITV)
Paul Andrews, Between the Sheets (TV mini-series, 6 episodes, Yorkshire Television/ITV)
2004 * John Thornton, North & South (TV mini-series, 4 episodes, BBC)
2005 Steven, Frozen (Film, Liminal Films)
Philip Turner, Inspector Lynley Mysteries: In Divine Proportion (TV series, episode 1 series 4, BBC)
Bill Chatford, Malice Aforethought (made for TV film, Mountview Film/ITV)
* Dr Alec Track, The Golden Hour, (TV series, 4 episodes, Talkback Thames/ITV)
Peter Macduff, BBC’s Shakespeare Retold: Macbeth (made for TV film, Illuminations TV/ BBC 4)
2006 * Young Claude Monet, The Impressionists (made for TV film series, 3 episodes, BBC)
Narrator, Robin Hood: Will You Tolerate This?; Sheriff Got Your Tongue?; Who Shot the Sheriff?; Parent Hood (Audiobook, Tiger Aspects/BBC)
Voiceover, Empire’s Children (TV documentary series, 6 episodes, Channel 4)
Himself /Storyteller, CBeebies Bedtime Stories: I’m Not Going Out There!, The Lost Acorn, Winnie the Witch, Trouble at the Dinosaur Café, Flat Stanley  (TV series, BBC CBeebies)
2006 & 2007 Harry Kennedy, The Vicar of Dibley (TV series, episodes 1 & 2 series 5, Tiger Aspects/BBC)
Harry Kennedy, The Vicar of Dibley – Comic Relief Special (TV special, episode 3 series 5, Tiger Aspects/BBC)
2006-2009 * Sir Guy of Gisborne, Robin Hood (TV series, episodes 1-13 series 1, episodes 1-13 series 2, episodes 1-3 & 5-13 series 3, Tiger Aspects/BBC)
2007 Ricky Deeming, George Gently: Gently Go Man (TV series, episode 1 series 1, Company Pictures, Gently TV Ltd/BBC 1)
Narrator, Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell (Audiobook, BBC Audiobooks/Go Audio) Download
* Percy Courtenay, Miss Marie Lloyd (TV mini series, Hat Trick Productions/BBC 4)
Phillip Durrant, Marple: Ordeal by Innocence (Telemovie, Granada/ITV)
Reader, Various poems, A War Less Ordinary (Radio, BBC 2)
Sir Guy of Gisborne, Children in Need (Television special, BBC)
Reader, The Ted Hughes Letters (Radio, BBC Radio 4)
Transcript       Download
2008 Himself/Guest interview, The Story of the Costume Drama: Affairs of the Heart (Television series, episode 3, ITV 3)
Transcript       Download
2008-2010 * Lucas North, Spooks (Television series, episodes 1-8 series 7-9, Kudos/BBC)
2009 * John Mulligan, Moving On: Drowning Not Waving (TV mini series, episode 3 series 1, BBC)
Narrator, Robin Hood: Witchfinders, The Siege (Audiobook, Big Finish)
Narrator, Sylvester by Georgette Heyer (Audiobook, Naxos)
Narrator, The Great Sperm Race (TV documentary, Blink Films/Channel 4)
Narrator, New Homes From Hell, Series 1 (TV documentary, ITV, March 2009)
2010 * Robert Lovelace, Clarissa: A History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson (Radio play, Catherine Bailey Productions/BBC 4)
Narrator, Venetia by Georgette Heyer (Audiobook, Naxos)Venetia was nominated for an Audie for Best Audio Adaptation in March 2011. The winners were announced at a Gala ceremony in New York on May 24th, 2011. Unfortunately, the audiobook did not win.
Narrator, The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer
Reader, Various poems, Words & Music: Symphony of the City (Radio, BBC 3)
Narrator, Too Poor for Posh School (TV documentary, Channel 4)
Narrator, Forest Elephants: Rumbles in the Jungle (TV documentary, BBC 2)
Narrator, Surgery School (TV documentary series, Tiger Aspect/ITV)
Narrator, Lost Land of the Tiger (“Expedition Tiger”, Australia), (TV documentary, 3 episodes, BBC 1) (Thanks to Sapphire)This series was nominated, altough unsuccessfully, in the Science and Natural History category of the Royal Television Society Awards in March 2011. The ceremony was held on March 15th, 2011.The series aired in Australia during February, 2012 on ABC1 as, “Expedition Tiger”.
Voiceover, various television/radio advertisements including the British parliament election debates (Sky), Britain’s Olympic advertisement (BBC), Audi, Santander
Narrator, New Homes From Hell, Series 2 (Television documentary, ITV)Series 2 also aired on Gem in Australia during March, 2011)
Himself/Dennis, Three Wishes, 24-Hour Plays Celebrity Gala (Theatre, Old Vic)
2010 – 2011 * John Porter, Strike Back (TV series, episodes 1-3 series 1, (series 2 is in production) (Leftbank Productions/Sky)
2011 Heinz Kruger, Captain America (Film, Marvel Productions), released July 2011.
Narrator, Fraud Squad (Television Documentary, ITV, episode 1 aired 26th August, 2011 9.00 pm; episode 2 aired 2nd September, 2011, 9 pm)
2012 Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit, Part 1, An Unexpected Journey (Film, Warner Bros/MGM)
2013 Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit, Part 2, The Desolation of Smaug (Film, Warner Bros/MGM)
* Gary Morris, Into The Storm (Film)
The name was officially changed to “Into The Storm” from ‘Black Sky”, (US release 8th August, 2013).
2014 Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit, Part 3, The Battle of the Five Armies (Film, Warner Bros/MGM)
Swann (and other characters), Remembrance of Things Past by Harold Pinter, (Theatrical Reading, 16th January, 92Y.)
* Narrator, Hamlet, The Novel (A.J. and David Hewson), released on Audible, 20th May.
* John Proctor, The Crucible (Theatre) (The Old Vic, 21 June, 2014 – 13 September, 2014). This production received an unprecedented number of 5 star reviews and was filmed by Digital Theatre, to be released to cinema December 2014 and later available for download. Nominated Best Actor, Olivier Awards.
2015 * Narrator* Classic Love Poems (Audio), released on Audible, 14th February.
* Francis Dolarhyde/The Toothfairy, Hannibal, (Television, NBC). Aired in US, June-August. Awarded Best Guest Actor by Collider TV, nominated Best Guest Actor, Critics Award (Winner, yet to be announced).
Raymond de Merville, Pilgrimage (Film, Irish Film Board), Filmed during May. To be released in 2017.
* Saturn Awards, Winner, Best Supporting Actor, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Film, Warner Bros/MGM), 26 June.
Tom Calahan, Brain on Fire (Film), Filmed during July. To be released.
* Chop, Urban and the Shed Crew (Film, Blenheim Films), Released 7th & 8th November, during Leeds International Film Festival, Richard attended panel Q&A.
* Narrator, David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (Audio) for Audible, for release, February 2016.
* Narrator, The Chimes by Charles Dickens (Audio) for Audible, released, December.
 2016 * Daniel Miller, Berlin Station (Television, Epix), Filmed December 2015 – April, 2016. Aired for 10 episodes from 16 October, 2016. Renewed for a second season in November, 2016.
Co-Narrator, The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (Audio) Audible, released 15 March, 2016.
King Oleron, Alice Through the Looking Glass (Film, Disney), opened 27 May, 2016.
* Kenneth, Love, Love, Love (Theatre), Roundabout Theatre, 22 September (opened for previews), 20 October, officially opened – 28 December, 2016.
Narrator, Romeo and Juliet: A Novel by David Hewson (Audio), Audible, released 6 December, 2016.
 2017 Voiceover, Trevor Belmont, Castlevania, Netflix series, released 7th July, 2017.
Sir Raymond de Merville, Pilgrimage (Film, Savage Productions, July, 2017.)
Tom Calahan, Brain on Fire (Film, Foundation Features, Blank Page Productions, Broad Green Productions, Denver and Delilah Productions, September, 2017)
* Daniel Miller, Berlin Station, season 2 (Television, Epix). Aired for 9 episodes from 1st October, 2017.
Dr Scott White, Sleepwalker (Film, Night and Day Pictures, October, 2017)
* Narrator, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, RL Stevenson (Audio) for Audible, released 24th October, 2017.