Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Burke and Hare

John Landis - 2010

Burke and Hare

"Thank you for all your help during our preparation and filming in Scotland on Burke & Hare. We had a really wonderful time shooting in Edinburgh and Stirling. The results look amazing and have really opened up the film.
Camilla Stephenson, location manager
Burke and Hare

John Landis irreverent retelling of the Burke & Hare story starring Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis and Tom Wilkinson.

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.

Filmed in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Castle, University of Edinburgh School of Anatomy, Milnes Court, Fishmarket Close, Merchant Street, George IV Bridge and Heriot Place.