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|Known aliases||Doctor Henry Jekyll; Edward Hyde|
|Base of Operations||London, England|
|Known relatives||Kitty Jekyll (wife)|
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|First Appearance||The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)|
|Played by||Paul Massie|
Doctor Henry Jekyll is a fictional scientist and the main protagonist from the 1960 horror film The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll by Terence Fisher and Hammer Film Productions. He was played by Canadian actor Paul Massie.
Henry Jekyll was a shy recluse living in 19th century Europe. He was married to a woman named Kitty, but their relationship was a relatively loveless marriage as Kitty had been carrying on an affair with Henry's friend Paul Allen. While experimenting with a theory to unlock the depths of the human mind, Jekyll developed a process that transformed him body and soul into the man who called himself Edward Hyde. As Hyde, Henry was cleaner, more attractive and socially active. However, he had little regard for the law or human life and indiscriminately murdered innocents to suit his own ends. Ultimately, Mister Hyde raped and killed Kitty Jekyll.
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- The character of Henry Jekyll was created by director Terence Fisher and writer Wolf Mankowitz based on concepts originally developed by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson.
- This iteration of Henry Jekyll is one of two different versions seen in films produced by Hammer Film Productions. In 1971, Roy Ward Baker directed Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde which starred Ralph Bates in the role of Henry Jekyll. Other than general plot and the reuse of familiar names and storytelling conventions, the two films are unique from one another.
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