"In a similar vein to ‘Silence Of The Lambs’, Hannibal is ostensibly a love story, this time between Lecter and FBI Special Investigator Will Graham, his nemesis. We see glimpses of Lecter’s loneliness, his yearning for intelligent company and to be surrounded by others who share his (misguided) integrity. Mads is quick to acknowledge that Will is a kindred spirit, a genuine friend, despite his battle to defeat him.

Not only a friend. It’s the first person for many, many years that he has genuinely loved.”