As one of the biggest stars on the rise right now, Olivia Cooke is a talented young actress willing to showcase her skills in a variety of different genres. In The Limehouse Golem, she plays Victorian music-hall star Lizzie Cree, acting under the direction of Juan Carlos Medina and working on a screenplay written by Jane Goldman. The movie’s a horror-meets-thriller flick, where a series of murders shake the community to the point where they believe only a legendary creature called ‘the Golem’ could be responsible. Whether or not that’s the case however is up to Lizzie and those living with and around her to discover.

Olivia Cooke stars in The Limehouse Golem / Credit: Nick Wall

Olivia Cooke stars in The Limehouse Golem / Credit: Nick Wall

To celebrate the upcoming release of The Limehouse Golem on DVD and Blu-ray this coming Boxing Day (December 26), we’re today exclusively revealing an amazing clip, featuring Olivia Cooke discussing how she had to fight for the role of Lizzie in the film.

Douglas Booth, who stars as Dan Leno in the movie also features in the video, speaking about how emotive Olivia has been in this role, largely in part to her “emotive eyes”. Then there’s screenwriter Jane Goldman, who speaks about Olivia’s work in perfecting three accents for the movie; none of which are her own Mancunian voice!

You can check out the brilliant exclusive clip below:

Following on from her work in The Limehouse Golem, Olivia has been working on a number of upcoming projects such as Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of best-selling novel Ready Player One, which comes to cinemas in 2018; and the TV mini-series Vanity Fair, which is currently filming. She’s also been announced as starring as Alice Marble in 2018 release Courting Danger, a three-time tennis world champion who left the sport despite the wishes of her coach to become an Allied spy.

Clearly somebody who’s going to go from strength to strength in the coming years, we can’t wait to see what’s next in store for Olivia Cooke. For now, though, we’re going to get excited about getting our hands on a copy of The Limehouse Golem!

The Limehouse Golem is out on DVD and Blu-ray from Boxing Day (December 26).


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