“Ladies and gentlemen, in the absence of the lecturer with your indulgence I would like to introduce Mr. Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man. Before doing so I ask you please to prepare yourselves – brace yourselves up to witness one who is probably the most remarkable human being ever to draw the breath of life.
Ladies and gentlemen, I ask you please not to despise or condemn this man on account of his unusual appearance. Remember we do not make ourselves, and were you to cut or prick Joseph he would bleed, and that bleed or blood would be red, the same as yours or mine.”
– Tom Norman, Showman and manager of Joseph Merrick
Damian Michael Barcroft presents…
EXCLUSIVE RIPPER STREET CAST/CREW INTERVIEWS
I am very proud to announce that acclaimed stage actor and rising TV star Joseph Drake will be the first in a new series of my exclusive interviews to be published in The Whitechapel Society Journal.
Joseph Drake plays Mr. Joseph Carey Merrick – better known to the world as the Elephant Man in the first two episodes of the eagerly awaited return of Ripper Street this Monday night at nine on BBC One.
Fans of the show will also be able to read extracts from more exclusive new interviews plus the chance to read previous articles in full on Monday nights following the broadcast of each and every episode of the second series of Ripper Street.
Additional exclusive Ripper Street cast and crew interviews in the forthcoming issues of The Whitechapel Society will include some of the finest artists working in the British film and television industry…
Jassa Ahluwalia ~ Vincent Featherwell
Jonathan Barnwell ~ PC Dick Hobbs
Leanne Best ~ Jane Cobden
Ed Bruce ~ Visual Effects Supervisor
MyAnna Buring ~ Long Susan
Jamie Crichton ~ Screenwriter
Toby Finlay ~ Screenwriter
Steven Hall ~ Director of Photography
Kunjue Li ~ Blush Pang
Aaron Ly ~ Wong King-Fai
Waldo Mason ~ Prosthetic Make-up Effects
Colm McCarthy ~ Director
Charlene McKenna ~ Rose
Lorna Marie Mugan ~ Costume Designer
Gillian Saker ~ Bella
Dominik Scherrer ~ Composer
Creator/lead writer of RIPPER STREET – Richard Warlow
Plus more to be confirmed!
Absolutely none of these interviews and articles would be possible without the generous help and support of the amazing cast and crew of Ripper Street. I am particularly indebted to Toby Finlay, Richard Warlow and Iain Mccallum at Tiger Aspect Productions. Thank you all so very much indeed! D x