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.
“Chats beyond time and place” – Mini episodes of “Talks beyond time and place”
This has turned into a successful series of interviews 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”.
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Talks beyond time and place
KAREN EGAN – SINGER, ACTOR, COMPOSER, WRITER, DIVA (“RIPPER STREET”)
Singer, actor and playwright Karen Egan about her career and writing and performing the song “Eight Little Whores” in BBC’s “Ripper Street”.
MAGDALENA KORPAS – ACTRESS (“WHITECHAPEL”), MODEL, ARTIST
Actress, model and artist Magdalena Korpas about her role in ITV’s Whitechapel, her next projects and living in London and not liking it at all.
ALICIA GERRARD – ACTRESS (“RIPPER STREET”)
KUNJUE LI – ACTRESS (“RIPPER STREET”, “PEAKY BLINDERS”)
Kunjue Li is an actress and former model. She has a long list of film credits and appeared on several TV shows, among them “Ripper Street”, “Peaky Blinders” and “Razors: The Return of Jack the Ripper”.
JUAN CARLOS MEDINA – DIRECTOR (“THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM”)
Juan Carlos Medina is a director and writer, known for “Painless”, “The Limehouse Golem” and “A Discovery of Witches”.
We talk about “The Limehouse Golem”, the cast, how he projected Peter Ackroyd’s visionary images on screen and how the illness and untimely death of Alan Rickman, who was originally cast as Inspector Kildare, affected the production and him personally.
DOMINIK SCHERRER – KOMPONIST (“RIPPER STREET”) (DEUTSCH/GERMAN)
Dominik Scherrer ist ein 1967 in Zürich geborener britischer Komponist, der viel für Film, Theater und Fernsehen geschrieben hat. Von ihm stammen die Soundtracks zu “Agatha Christie’s Marple”, “Ripper Street”, “Inspector George Gently”, “Primeval”, “The Missing”, “Requiem” und “The Serpent”.
Wir trafen Dominik Scherrer in seinem Crimson Noise Studio auf der Brick Lane, mitten im Gebiet von Jack the Ripper. Um die Ecke in der Hanbury Street wurde Annie Chapman, das zweite kanonische Opfer des Rippers, ermordet. Die Musik zu “Ripper Street” stammt also quasi “von” der “Ripper Street”.
ELVA TRILL – ACTRESS (“RIPPER STREET”) & SINGER – INTERVIEW AT THE TEN BELLS PUB
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.
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