From Hell

2001

Frederick Abberline

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Based on Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's graphic novel about Jack the Ripper, From Hell stars Johnny Depp as an opium-smoking and unaccountably psychic police inspector whose clairvoyant visions aid him in his pursuit of the legendary slasher in 1888 London.

Director: Albert and Allen Hughes (The Hughes Brothers)

Cast: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane, Ian Richardson, Jason Flemyng, Katrin Cartlidge, Terence Harvey

Awards & Nominations:

2002 ACADEMY OF SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR FILMS:
Best Actor: Johnny Depp (Nominated)
Best Costume: Kym Barrett (Nominated)
Best Horror Film (Nominated)

2002 BRAM STOKER AWARDS:
Best Screenplay: Terry Hayes, Rafael Yglesias (Nominated)

2002 GOLDEN SATELLITE AWARD:
Best Costume Design: Kym Barrett (Nominated)

2002 INTERNATIONAL HORROR GUILD:
Best Movie (Nominated)


ABOUT THIS MOVIE

(Compiled by Jan, Corina and Vicky)

Quotes from Johnny Depp:

"It's similar territory (to Sleepy Hollow) in a way, but from my point of view, the characters are so different that I think Abberline would have despised Ichabod Crane."
--Johnny Depp

"I've read most of the Jack the Ripper stories, but From Hell is a strong one. You read a lot of things that don't surprise you, because it's just straightforward stuff. The vision of the Hughes Brothers combined with the vision of Alan Moore though ... it's one of the theories on the Ripper case that was pretty shocking and pretty important."
--Johnny Depp

"Allen gave me one of the most beautiful pieces of direction very subtly during a fairly large and tense scene. As an actor, each take you want to try something new to shake things up, so I was trying stuff... Allen came over after the take, leaned down and said into my ear, 'No sunshine.' "
--Johnny Depp

"Robbie Coltrane's one of the finest human beings I've ever met."
--Johnny Depp
The Sunday Herald
2001

"I've always been attracted to things of a darker nature. I remember getting in trouble in school for drawing pictures of Frankenstein, so a movie about Jack the Ripper was right up my alley. I was a big fan of the Hughes brothers' work. When they came to me with From Hell, I jumped on it."
--Johnny Depp
Vibe
2001

"There were a couple of guys I looked to for this accent. It was mostly Keith Richards, but with a bit of Pete Townshend thrown in."
--Johnny Depp
The Independent
2002

"I have a great affinity with the past, I'm a history freak and always wanted to travel back in time, so period films give me that opportunity."
--Johnny Depp
2002

"There have been so many solid Ripper theories, but I think this one was one of the more intelligent and well executed theories."
--Johnny Depp
2002

Quotes from others:

"Johnny brings a shocking amount of depth to the role. The way he plays things, you could take the words out and he could play it all out in his face. He's amazing. People know he can play dark stuff, but he brings a real edge to the role."
--Allen Hughes
Wizard Magazine
2001

"We'd be in the middle of a kissing scene, and he'd be listening to Uncle F***er!"
--Heather Graham, (in reference to Johnny listening to a personal stereo during shooting)
2001

"I'd go to hell and back for that bloke. Let me tell you - he is just so gorgeous!"
--Anna Richardson
From Hell Interview ITV
2002

"We hung around a lot together and there was a lot of drink taken in the middle of the night. We had a mutual appreciation society. He can recite the whole of Cracker and I can do Edward Scissorhands when I've had enough to drink!"
--Robbie Coltrane
From Hell Interview
2002

"Johnny is very non-Hollywood and a fan of the English style of acting, which is just go and get on with it and stop measuring how big your trailer is."
--Robbie Coltrane
From Hell Interview
2002

"A report during the shoot at Prague's National Museaum said that Depp and the crew were having a lot of fun re-creating this gruesome piece of history. One story had the fully costumed Depp approaching a group of high-society men, introducing himself, then flubbing his lines and breaking into laughter, which then had the rest of the cast in stitches as well. Director Allen Hughes said that the levity on the set was fine with him; the darkness of the material would get overwhelming without it."
--Christopher Heard
Depp by Christopher Heard