Q& A

RU­PERT PENRY  JONES, WHITECHAPEL

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And pretty much ev­ery­thing that hap­pened to the po­lice dur­ing the orig­i­nal mur­ders hap­pens to our force too.

You fi lmed Whitechapel at some of the ac­tual lo­ca­tions in the East End of Lon­don. Did that ever get creepy?

It is very odd when you stand where the mur­ders ac­tu­ally took place – there’s eeri­ness about it. We were there in the mid­dle of the night, and some­times when you’re stand­ing around it can get spooky. The hard­est thing about the shoot was the hours in which you can fi lm, be­cause fi lm­ing in Lon­don is so re­stricted th­ese days. Some places you can’t fi lm past 10pm, some you can fi lm un­til 3am. We were chop­ping and chang­ing the hours we were work­ing a lot. It was like hav­ing jet lag.

Your char­ac­ter Chan­dler is kind of com­plex, even fl awed, for a TV cop. Was that part of the ap­peal of Whitechapel?

It’s more fun to go through a bat­tle within your­self rather than be the guy who saves Lon­don at the end of ev­ery week. It was nice to be able to play some­one who wasn’t the ul­ti­mate hero.

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