John Hannah

  1. Ken Stott, Rebus, TV, 2000-2004.   Although  Scottish, and therefore a far better choice than the suggested EastEnders star Leslie Grantham,  Hannah felt mis-cast as Ian Rankin’s Scottish cop, Detective Inspector John Rebus. “I don’t think I did a bad job. But I wasn’t the critics’ or fans’ image of the character so it never really worked out.” Hannah suggested Peter Mullan. “But they’d only do it with me because ITV are very short-sighted – they look at who’s hot… regardless of whether that person is right for the part.”   What else is new?  Edinburgh-born Stott was the Scot in  the next ten chapters, 2006-2007. 
  2. Dominic Monaghan, Lost, TV 2004-2007.     After playing a season  of  Ian Rankin’s cop cult Edinburgh Detective Inspector John Rebus, Hannah was up for the  druggy rock ‘n’ roller – until the producers went younger. Dominic was killed off –  “sacrificed himself” – in the fourth seaason, while Hannah returned to Hollywood’s  The Mummy films.


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