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Bruce Robinson

on the true identity of Jack the Ripper

Bruce Robinson is an English director, screenwriter, novelist and actor, renowned for 1987 cult classic Withnail and I, which he wrote and directed. Acting credits include Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet and Ken Russell’s The Music Lovers. Robinson wrote the screenplay for Roland Joffe’s The Killing Fields, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and won a BAFTA. Most recently, Robinson directed The Rum Diary, starring Johnny Depp. His books include the semi-autobiographical novel, The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman and Smoking in Bed: Conversations with Bruce Robinson, edited by Alistair Owen. Robinson’s most recent publication is They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper, a gripping investigation into the true identity of history’s most notorious serial killer and the product of 15 years’ research.