The Count of Monte Christo is an 1844 French novel by Alexandre Dumas (author of The Three Musketeers). It tells the story of a man, falsely imprisoned as a Bonapartist, who escapes, gains wealth, and seeks vengeance on those who wronged him.



  • Wolf Ackva played Boville in a 1979 French miniseries
  • Henry Cavill played Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002, film)
  • Emma Cohen played Mercedes in a 1969 Spanish TV version (aired on Novela)
  • James Frain played Villefort in in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002, film)
  • Freddie Jones played Colonel Villefort in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002, film)
  • Toby Jones played Danglars in a 2012 BBC radio adaptation
  • Peter Marinker played Emmanuel in the 1964 BBC radio serial
  • Michael Robbins played Caderousse in the 1964 BBC TV serial
  • Cyril Shaps played Bertuccio in the 1964 BBC TV serial
  • Walter Sparrow played a soldier in episodes 5-6 of the 1964 BBC TV serial
  • Manfred Steffen played the president of the Chamber of Peers in a 1997 German radio adaptation
  • Orson Welles played Edmond Dantes in a 1938 Mercury Theater of the Air radio broadcast and again on Campbell Playhouse (1939)
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