David Tennant joins Burke And Hare October 13, 2009 Doctor Who meets Shaun of the Dead in Burke And Hare! David Tennant will join Simon Pegg in the upcoming black comedy Burke And Hare. The Doctor Who star will play killer William Hare. Hare and William Burke (Simon Pegg) operated in Edinburgh in the early 19th century and sold the corpses of 17 people to the city’s medical college for research purposes. John Landis (An American Werewolf In London) is directing the feature from a script by Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft.