Katie McGrath on “Dracula” [SEE HER TONIGHT]

Katie McGrath on Dracula

(10:00 PM EST, NBC)

Katie McGrath looks to be settling into the cast of NBC’s Dracula–and, just as when Bridget Regan made See Her Tonight for her turn on White Collar, we’re still ogling an actress’ pics from an earlier fantasy role. Katie McGrath was a fantasy girl to plenty of guys as the evil Morgana on the syndicated series Merlin. That’s another television show that was mostly watched by guys waking up in their underwear on a Saturday afternoon. It had a pretty impressive four-season run. Katie McGrath had a lot to do with that.

The inspiring Irishwoman has kind of made a career out of looking beautiful in corsets and other period outfits. She was originally a History major working as a wardrobe assistant on The Tudors before ending up in front of the cameras. Katie had done some acting before, but the industry really picked up on her as a natural in Ye Olden Outfits. She’s been playing royalty onscreen almost exclusively. Even her first big leading role was as a lucky commoner in a sappy Hallmark movie called A Princess for Christmas.

Dracula reunites Katie with Jonathan Rhys Meyers from The Tudors. More importantly, it introduces Katie to a bigger American audience. They’ve certainly put her in some alluring outfits on the show–which is basically just a nighttime soap opera with people hunting vampires. Lucky fans in England have enjoyed Katie in their living rooms on the anthology series Dates–in an episode where Katie was cast with Gemma Chan in a lovely lesbian pairing. You can bet that we have pics from that in the gallery below, along with Katie McGrath in lots of other scintillating situations…

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