About Arthur KippsEdit

Arthur Kipps



Played by

Adrian Rawlins (1989), Daniel Radcliffe (2012)



Cause of death

Crushed under a tree with his family (1989), Was hit by a train trying to save Joseph.

Place of Birth

Crythin Gifford (2012)

Arthur Kipps, is a lawyer who is forced to leave his young son, Joseph Kipps, and his wife to travel to a remote village to

Radcliff as Arthur Kipps

attend to the affairs of the recently deceased owner of Eel Marsh House. At the beginning of the 2012 film adaption, it is revealed that his wife Stella died while giving birth to his young son, Joseph. Arthur never got over his wife's tragic death and is constantly depressed about it.

=2012 Adaption=

During the main events of the film, Arthur is constantly depressed over his wife's death, sometimes hallucinating her sudden appearance. Arthur is later forced to leave his young son, Joseph, behind and attend to the affairs of the deceased owner of the Eel Marsh House.Arthur catches a train to Criythin gifford , also befriending a man named Sam Daily in the process. Kipps rents a room in a small tavern, and talks to townsfolks about how the three girls died years ago. the next morning authur go meet his legal contact Mr Jerome . Now on the brink of arthur pays Keckwick ' to take him to the Eel Marsh

They arrive at the house, but Kipps quickly reminds Keckwick to pick him up once the tide backs up. Arthur enters the House but before he can attend to the documents, he is distracted by odd noises upstairs. Investigating, he finds nothing. But when looking outside a window, he sees a woman dressed in black. When he is distracted, the woman mysteriously disappears. Arthur returns downstairs, but then he suddenly hears large cries for help and a horse neighing. Arthur returns to the path leading to the house and searches madly for the noises. Suddenly, Keckwick appears behind him, who had already come to pick him up. When they return to the village, Arthur attempts to report the woman to the village constable. When the constable excuses himself, two children bring in their sister, Victoria Hardy, who had drunk too much bleach. Arthur calls for the constable, but it is too late as Victoria coughs up blood and dies in Arthur's arms.

Arthur watches in horror as Victoria's parents discover her dead body. The distraught village folks blame her death on Arthur, who had seen the woman. Arthur is later begged by Mrs. Fisher not to return to Eel Marsh House and to return home to his son. Arthur meets with Sam, who invites him to stay at their house. Sam also reveals that they lost their own son to drowning. Arthur meets Elisabeth Daily and her little twin puppies, but whilst they have dinner, Elisabeth suffers a fit of hysteria and viciously carves a figure hanging from a beam, before Sam chloroforms her. the Next day When Sam attempets to drive Arthur to Eel marsh house a fleet of local men alttept to drive him off Victoria father blamed Arthur for his daughters death as Arthur saw this Woman dressed in Black in Eel marsh house at the house Arthur uncovers correspondences between Alice and her sister Jennet Humfrye in her letters Jennet denies Alice verdict that she mentally unfit to take care of her son Nathaniel and demands to see him as the Drablows have formally adopted him and barred her from contact A death certificate reveals that Nathaniel drowned in a carriage accident the letter reveals that Jennet blames Alice for saving herself and leaving Nathaniels body in the marsh the death certificates reveal that Jennet hanged herself on a beam in the nursery vowing to never forgive Alice That night after the front door was tried for several minutes upsetting the dog that bark Arthur goes outside in a thunderstorm and lighting and also see visions of dead children in the marshes and Victoria among them Kipps finds the nursery home no longer lock he sees Jennet hanging herself meanwhile back in town Jerome's house catches on fire with his daughter still inside when attempts to save her he see the Woman in Black goading the girl into immolating herself the townspeople blames Arthur for this death as well

At her son's grave Elisabeth tell Arthur that the Woman in Black is Jennet who claims the village children by having them take their live in peneance for her own son being taken Arthur realizes that his son Joseph who is coming to Crythin Gifford that is Jennets next victim in effort to lift the curse Arthur and Sam finds Nathaniels body in the marsh and place it in his nursey Arthur lures Jennet to him Arthur and Sam bury Nathaniel with Jennet though The Woman in Black voices echoes through the house that she'll never forgive the wrongs she suffered Assuming Jennet pacified Arthur and his son Joseph meet at the railway while bidding farewell to Sam Kipps see the Woman in black lures Joseph onto the tracks towards the oncoming train though he attempts to save them both Arthur and Joseph are killed by the oncoming train while a horrified Sam sees the spirits of the village children and the Woman in black

After the train passes, Joseph spots a woman in white in the tracks and Arthur identifies her as is late wife Stella the family now happily reunited as the Woman in Black looks on implied in anger it is possible that Arthur tried his best to appease Jennet she allowed him and his son to pass into heaven and reunite with Arthurs wife rather than taking their souls.