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Published on January 21st, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Tennant Drops Out

Aftter being cast with Simon Pegg in the new John Landis movie Burke & Hare – about the notorious Vitcorian murderers and grave robbers – it seems former Doctor Who star David Tennant has had to drop out.

News was announced on @SimonPegg‘s Twitter page:

“David Tennant had to drop out of B&H but by sheer glorious serendipity a legend of Middle Earth and Skull Island has come aboard. Welcome AS.”

“AS” is of course Gollum/King Kong actor Andy Serkis who is currently starring as Ian Dury in the movie Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. Tennant starred alongside Serkis in the BBC film Einstein and Eddington in 2008

Burke and Hare were Irish immigrants whose victims body parts were sold for medical dissection at the Edinburgh Medical College. Pretty grim subject matter, although the story has been dramatised several times.

There is no word as yet as to why Tennant dropped out, although it is likely due to scheduling.




About the Author


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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