Burke and Hare

September 9th 2011
  • Comedy/Historical,
  • Unrated,
  • 91 min,
  • IFC Releasing
  • Cast: Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher, Tim Curry, Tom Wilkinson, Stuart McQuarrie, David Schofield, Ray Harryhausen, Jenny Agutter, Stephen Merchant, Jessica Hynes, Christopher Lee, Pollyanna McIntosh
  • Director: John Landis
  • Writers: Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft
  • Producer: Barnaby Thompson
  • Co Producer: Alexandra Ferguson
  • Executive Producers: James Atherson, Paul Brett, Jan Pace, Tim Smith, James Spring
  • Art Directions: Bill Crutcher, Nick Dent
  • Casting: Daniel Hubbard
  • Costume Design: Deborah Nadoolman
  • D.O.P.: John Mathieson
  • Editor: Mark Everson
  • Makeup: Chloe Meddings
  • Music: Joby Talbot
  • Production Design: Simon Elliott
  • Set Decoration: Annie Gilhooly


Based on the true story about the famous murderers, 'Burke And Hare' follows the hapless exploits of these two men as they fall into the highly profitable business of providing cadavers for the medical fraternity in Nineteenth Century Edinburgh, then the centre of medical learning. The one thing they were short of was bodies.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Buckinghamshire, England; Ealing, England; Edinburgh, Scotland; London, England
  • Production Companies: Aegis Film Fund, Ealing Studios, Fragile Films, Prescience, Quickfire Films
  • Production Schedule: 31 January 2010 - March 2010

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Trailers & Clips

  • Trailer (2m 20s)10.05.10

Worldwide Release Dates

  • 29 October 2010: UK
  • 25 February 2011: Italy
  • 10 May 2011 Germany
  • 23 June 2011: Russia
  • 30 June 2011: Kazakhstan
  • 31 August 2011: France