Director: John Landis
Writers: Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft
Stars: Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis and Isla Fisher
Kent Locations: Knole House
Based on true-life characters of William Burke and William Hare, this black comedy has an all-star cast including Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher and Sir Christopher Lee. It tells the story of the two infamous but hapless nineteenth Century serial murderers, who discovered the lucrative trade of supplying cadavers to the medical community in Edinburgh. Burke and Hare find themselves unable to meet demand and start murdering people to keep up the supply.
The film includes scenes filmed at Knole House, near Sevenoaks, which on a cold February day was transformed into a lively Edinburgh market.
Knole House is a popular filming location, having also provided locations for Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides, Hysteria and The Other Boleyn Girl.
Burke and Hare is out on DVD.
More information about Knole can be found here
If you would like more information about filming at Knole please contact the National Trust Film Office on 020 7799 4548 or write to them at the following address:
National Trust Film Office
32 Queen Anne’s Gate