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Cream

A real life killer from the nineteenth century.

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Played by
Eddie Marsan

Thomas Neill Cream represents the bleakest aspects of the human condition – both in the minds of the killers that River investigates and in River himself.

He’s a constant reminder that the veneer of civilization is thin, and that we all have the potential for great darkness within us. He’s also a manifestation of the pull towards death, suicide and oblivion.

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