Learn a Bit More about Captain Jackson from BBC America’s Ripper Street


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BBC America has rolled out another “getting to know you” video for “Ripper Street” – spend some time with Adam Rothenberg, who portrays Captain Homer Jackson on the show. He’s a “jack-of-all-trades on the darker side of the spectrum,” a “catch-all of old iconic American imagery.”

Jackson is also an American, a one-time Pinkerton detective, and a U.S. army surgeon. He’s an expert in the world of early forensics but also a free spirit, untrustworthy and brilliant by equal measure. But his thirst for women, booze, and gambling leaves him hated by some and distrusted by others in the police fraternity. And he has his secrets, too.

The series kicks off on Saturday, January 19th.

“Ripper Street” stars MATTHEW MACFADYEN (Anna Karenina, MI-5, Pride and Prejudice), JEROME FLYNN (“Game of Thrones”), ADAM ROTHENBERG (“Alcatraz”), MYANNA BURING (The Twilight Saga, White Heat) and DAVID DAWSON (“Luther,” “Secret Diary of a Call Girl”).

History’s most notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper, tore through London. Now, the detectives who were on the case have to pick up the pieces. In the aftermath of the murders, can anyone keep order in the blood-stained London Streets?

Haunted by the failure to catch London’s most evil killer, Inspector Edmund Reid (Macfadyen) now heads up the notorious H Division, the toughest district in London’s East End. Charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel, Inspector Reid is soon drawn deep into the seedy criminal underworld of Victorian London — where fear always lurks that each new murder could mark the return of The Ripper.

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