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Matthew MacFadyen discusses Ripper Street's third series

by Daniel Falconer | 11 November 2014

Matthew MacFadyen and Jerome Flynn at the premiere of Ripper Street series three

Matthew MacFadyen says that his character Detective Inspector Reid has "retreated from the world" in the new, third series of Ripper Street.

The eccentric police detective is back in the Victorian crime drama, but events now pick up in Whitechapel four years following the end of the second series.

Speaking at Ripper Street's series three premiere in London, Matthew explained: "Reid has retreated from the world and lost his erstwhile friends Jackson [Adam Rothenberg] and Drake [Jerome Flynn], one to women and booze and one to Manchester. He's sort of alone and lonely."

Although his character doesn't now have former colleagues on-side, Matthew states that he enjoyed trying to envisage what he'd been up to during the time passed.

"As an actor it's wonderful because there's four years you can sort of make up in your head."

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