Based on Peter Ackroyd’s novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem about London’s notoriously seedy Limehouse District in 1880.

A serial killer is on the loose, and his horrendous acts have the city in a panic. Whilst the murders are so gruesome that many attribute them to the shadowy golem of Jewish legend, Inspector Kildare (Nighy) is brought in to solve the mystery and calm the population. After attending the trial of Elizabeth Cree (Cooke), a performer accused of poisoning her husband, Kildare is forced deeper into the case and is soon hot on the trail of a deranged killer.