Inspector Edmund Reid
Reid is very much alone in the world.
His home is filthy and untended and he sleeps most nights on the day-bed in his office at Leman Street. The hole where his personal life should be has made him even more committed to his daily battles on the streets of Whitechapel.
Fallout from his failure to catch Jack the Ripper – the loss of both his daughter and wife – will forever haunt him, but with Whitechapel falling apart at the seams, Reid has enough on the table to keep his mind off the past.
Even his relationship with his closest allies is shifting. Not that Sergeant Drake’s loyalty to Reid is ever in question, but changes in his own life mean that Reid may no longer count on the violent enforcement that Drake provides.
As for Captain Jackson – loyalty is not something Reid has ever expected, but he has become used to relying on his expertise – skills, that may no longer be available to Reid if Jackson’s own ambitions are to be met.
Despite all this, Reid’s determination to fight evil remains undimmed. Just how far will Reid go to ensure that good prevails? And what will be the cost to his own soul?
About Matthew Macfadyen
Matthew Macfadyen has recently played Mr. Darcy's in Joe Wright's adaptation of 'Pride and Prejudice' (2005) alongside Kiera Knightly, and worked with the pair again in recent adaptation 'Anna Karenina' (2012). He is well-known across the pond for starring as Tom Quinn in 'MI-5' (2002-2011).