Bill Nighy in the Limehouse Golem

Bill Nighy is Inspector John Kildare in the Limehouse Golem

Something to look forward to: Bill Nighy plays Inspector John Kildare in a new crime drama The Limehouse Golem.

The Scottish Yard Inspector John Kildare (Bill Nighy), who is about to retire, is involved in the “Limehouse Golem” case. Four times, the mysterious killer has hit so far, without leaving usable traces for the police. Kildare accidentally stumbles over a hot trail and suddenly has four main suspects. John Cree (Sam Reid), one of the suspects, recently died under unexplained circumstances. His wife Elizabeth (Olivia Cooke), a well-known “Music Hall” actress, is accused of killing him.


The investigations leads Kildare into the dodgy milieu of the “Music Hall” scene. For Cree their star is one of the possible “Golem” suspects.

Bill Nighy in the Limehouse golem
Bill Nighy in the Limehouse golem

In dark shadows, the four murders are rolled up. Each of the four suspects, among them Karl Marx (Henry Goodman), slips into the role of the murderer. Toward the end, the hunt for the actual offender becomes a race against time for John Kildare.

The Limehouse Golem is based on the novel “Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem”. The Limehouse Golem is directed by Juan Carlos Medina and written by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, X-Men First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service), based on the novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, by Peter Ackroyd.

The Limehouse Golem is released in the UK on September 1.