Outlander Actor Richard Rankin Cast as John Rebus

Photo of Outlander actor Richard Rankin

From The Scotsman

The Glasgow-born actor, who plays Roger Mackenzie in Outlander, will start filming the new adaptation of Sir Ian Rankin’s novels next month. He was revealed as the new Rebus as first details of the storyline for the first series of the reboot, which is being made by drama producers Eleventh Hour Films for the Viaplay streaming platforn, were revealed.

Rankin will follow in the footsteps of actors like John Hannah, Ken Stott, Brian Cox, Ron Donachie and Charles Lawson when he portrays Rebus. Most recently, Taggart star John Michie played Rebus on stage in a brand new play by Rankin, which was launched in London.

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