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Mini Episode: Elva Trill (“Ripper Street”) – Interview at The Ten BellsMini Episode: Elva Trill (“Ripper Street”) – Interview at The Ten Bells

Elva Trill is an Irish actor and musician. She is known for “Ripper Street“, “Line of Duty” and “Starstruck”. She is one of the vocalists of the band The City and Us.

I met Elva Trill for a pint in The Ten Bells pub in Spitalfields, East London. Some of Jack the Ripper’s victims were said to have drunk here, so it was a fitting location to talk about Elva’s appearance on “Ripper Street“.

We chat about her career, her band The City and Us, her forthcoming projects and about what living in East London is like.




00:00 Introduction / The Ten Bells

00:58 Elva, what was shooting “Ripper Street” like?

02:18 You come from Ireland, but now live in the East End, the area of Jack the Ripper. What is living here like?

05:20 Were you familiar with the history behind “Ripper Street”?

06:31 Can you tell us a bit how your career started? Did you always want to become an actress?

08:57 What was shooting “Line of Duty” like?

09:50 What was your latest project and where can we see you next?

11:58 You are also a singer, right?

12:55 What are you currently working on?

15:14 When can we listen to your solo music?


The Jack the Ripper Walk through Whitechapel’s “Ripper” streets

Thank you to The Ten Bells for letting us use their upstairs room for the interview! Check it out, it is my favourite pub in London.

Photos and filming: Katharina Röttgers & Dorothee Schröder

A deliciously terrorizing read – although the authors deal with the topic in a non-fiction way, there is a dark and ominous tone to the book that creates a lot of tension. The reader can sense the atmosphere in which this series of gruesome and perverse murders was possible.

Elva Trill about my German book “Jack the Ripper – Die Whitechapel-Morde 1888: Eine Chronologie”


Philipp Röttgers is a writer, journalist and musician and in constant search for London’s spirit. This search for the city’s “spirit of place” has led him on a journey beyond time and place. Along his way he has published a book, several articles and essays, walked the city alone and as a tour guide, founded the company “London beyond time and place” and conversed with authors, musicians, tour guides, historians, curators, entertainers and time travellers who all feel a deep connection to the city and are inspired by it.

This has turned into a successful series of interviews called “Talks beyond time and place”, in which London’s spirit is looked upon from different perspectives which allow you to feel the spirit of London in all its variety. Philipp feels deeply connected to London and the power emanating from this place. Therefore, he is fascinated by meeting people to tell him their personal “London story”.

Philipp Röttgers Talks beyond time and place
Philipp Röttgers Talks beyond time and place

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