In this mystery thriller directed by the Hughes Brothers, Depp plays Inspector Frederick Abberline from Scotland Yard, a highly analytical thinker, clairvoyant, a regular user of Absinthe, who is investigating the Jack the Ripper murders. He uses clues from his visions to help him attempt to solve one of the greatest murder mysteries of all time. Co-starring Heather Graham and Ian Holm.
I’ve been fascinated by him since I was a young kid. I jumped at the chance to do the film. It meant I could talk to some of the great Ripper-ologists and I got to wander through the area of Whitechapel at night, I loved that.