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Rebus on Television
on 1 November 2012
If you want the story true to the book then the Hannah series is for you. Unfortunately John Hannah, wonderful actor that he is, was just too young looking for the part of Rebus. His face isn't 'lived in' sufficiently.
The ones where Ken Stott was Rebus, are rubbish, not because of the actor I hasten to add. It's because they get all sorts of bits unnecessarily wrong - make him the football supporter, etc - plus more importantly, they muck about with the stories to the extent they can barely be recognised. Also the blond who place Clarke is dreadful. That wide-eyed look doesn't work for me. Ken Stott of course is fantastic as always and his face is suitably 'lived in'. His performance is the only thing that makes these films watchable.
In summary if the plot and detail are important - Hannah
If an accurate looking Rebus is important - Stott