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The Limehouse Golem (2016) Poster

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The role portrayed by Bill Nighy was initially given to Alan Rickman, but the latter had to pull out of the project due to ill-health, which eventually led to his untimely death from pancreatic cancer in January 2016.
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At the end of the end credits, the following dedication appears on the screen: "This film is dedicated to the memory of Alan Rickman"
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Though the film is based on a work of fiction, three of the readers in the library, all of them suspects in the golem case, are real people who did at the time live in London: Karl Marx, George Gissing and Dan Leno.
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Though only appearing in the movie briefly, philosopher Karl Marx was indeed living in London at the time the movie is set. Because he was a Jew and propounded socialist ideas, he was actually harassed by the police.
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Director Juan Carlos Medina hired the cinematographer Simon Dennis and the production designer Grant Montgomery because he was very impressed by their work on Peaky Blinders (2013).
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William Blake's "The Ghost of a Flea" appears both as the design on the backdrop of Dan Leno's stage show, and as a picture in the Library book.
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One of the supporting artists in this film is Eurosport commentator Jake Sanson, making his cinematic debut.
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The second film Bill Nighy and Daniel Mays have appeared in together , the other being Dad's Army (2016)
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Douglas Booth and Sam Reid also worked together in The Riot Club (2014).
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