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125 years ago the streets of London were host to perhaps the most infamous series of murders in human history. Prostitutes were found mutilated with their organs removed, leading to sensational newspaper articles and mass speculation as to the identity of who would later become known as ‘Jack the Ripper’.
While the crimes have long since subsided, the mystery about who the killer was has not, with countless books being released and re-released positing various theories about who the Ripper may be. In this article I will examine 10 of the suspects to these crimes and the various reasons why they may or may not be seen as ‘the smoking gun’.
10. Sir William Gull & The Masonic Conspiracy
This is possibly the most well known theory thanks to the films From Hell and Murder by Decree as well as the connections the theory has to royalty, which have ensured many people know something about this idea. »
Oscar winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners, The Last Station) joins the cast of heist film, The Forger, starring opposite two-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner John Travolta and recent Venice Film Festival Award winner for Best New Young Actor Tye Sheridan (Joe, Mud), it was announced today by producers and co-financiers Code Entertainment’s (“Code”) Al Corley and Bart Rosenblatt and Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel of The Solution Entertainment Group (“The Solution”).
Starring as Travolta’s father and Sheridan’s grandfather, Plummer will play Joseph Cutter, the patriarch of the family that spans three generations in the film.
Written by Richard D’Ovidio (The Call), The Forger tells the story of a former child art prodigy and second generation petty thief, Ray Cutter (Travolta »
- Michelle McCue
Geneviève Bujold is back: Canadian Screen Awards 2013 [See previous post: "Canadian Screen Awards: Oscar-Nominated War Witch Tops."] In addition to War Witch‘s Rachel Mwanza, the Canadian Screen Awards 2013 Best Actress nominees are Evelyne Brochu for Inch’allah, Marilyn Castonguay for L’Affaire Dumont, Suzanne Clément for Laurence Anyways, and Geneviève Bujold for Still Mine. In the Michael McGowan-directed drama based on real-life events, the veteran Bujold plays farmer James Cromwell tough-but-ailing wife whose physical frailty sets in motion the film’s plot: Cromwell’s desire to build a better, more comfortable house for Bujold pits him against government inspector Jonathan Potts. (Photo: Geneviève Bujold, James Cromwell Still Mine.) The Montreal-born Geneviève Bujold is best known for her Hollywood movies: Charles Jarrott’s Best Picture Academy Award nominee Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), which earned Bujold a Best Actress Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Anne Boleyn; Mark Robson’s Earthquake, playing Charlton Heston »
- Andre Soares
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