Monday, 17 January 2011

John Hannah won't return as Inspector Rebus

He was the first actor to bring Scotland's most famous fictional detective to life, but John Hannah has ruled himself out of the running should Inspector Rebus make a comeback to our TV screens.

The popular lawman, created by Scots writer Ian Rankin, could be in line for a return in one last novel after Rankin hinted at a possible literary revival at the end of last year.

But East Kilbride-born actor John, who played the detective before Ken Stott took over the role, reckons his falling-out with Rebus broadcasters STV last time round would kibosh any idea of his return as the character on TV screens. Well, that and the fact that most diehard fans hated him in the role...

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  2. A pity, because I thought that Hannah's portrayal, the supporting characters and the whole style of the series was superior to the Ken Stott version. Hannah might not have been the Rebus of the books but the atmosphere created in his version made great TV.
    Come back John.


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