Film director and screenwriter Gabriel Murray uncovered a series of extraordinary facts when he began writing his new screen play titled ‘Stoker’. Some of his research has uncovered lost cultural links between, Styria in Austria and Transylvania in Rumania. Bram Stoker was born on 8 November 1847 at 15 Marino Crescent, Clontarf, on the northside of Dublin, Ireland. His parents were Abraham Stoker (1799–1876), from Dublin. The son of a civil servant, he was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and became a civil servant himself, spending ten tedious years in the Petty Sessions Office at Dublin castle. Bram Stoker married Florence Balcolmbe in 1878 and moved to London, where Stoker became acting-manager of Henry Irving's Lyceum Theatre, London. A post he held for twenty seven years. Stoker began writing novels beginning with The Snake's Pass in 1890 and Dracula in 1897.