RUPERT PENRY JONES, WHITECHAPEL
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.