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Claire

played by Caitriona Balfe

Claire

played by Caitriona Balfe
Character Bio Actor Bio

The quick-witted, stubborn but lovely, English “Sassenach” Claire Randall, is a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. Upon her arrival she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Caitriona Balfe was most recently seen in Escape Plan for Summit/Lionsgate, starring opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. Her other credits include J.J. Abrams’ Paramount feature Super 8 as well as Bryan Singer and Jason Taylor’s digital series “H+.”

Jamie Fraser

played by Sam Heughan

Jamie Fraser

played by Sam Heughan
Character Bio Actor Bio

Armed with sheer grit and enduring strength, Jamie is a strapping young Scottish clan lord with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humor. When Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945, is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, Jamie is forced to marry her to save her life. Intelligent, principled, and, by 18th century standards, educated and worldly, Jamie has a tenderness and compassion that stands out in contrast to his contemporaries. A natural leader of men, he has no political ambitions or desire for battlefield glories. Instead, he wishes to remove the price on his head and return to his family’s ancestral farm.

Sam Heughan is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He was a 2003 nominee for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performance for his work in the program. Last year, he originated the role of Batman in the DC/Warner Brothers and Waterlane production of "Batman Live," an international tour which opened at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and went on to tour in South America and throughout Europe. In 2010, he was nominated for a British Soap Award for “Villain of the Year” for his role as ‘Scott Neilson’ in the BBC soap opera "Doctors." He has also had roles in a range of television series including, "River City," "Island at War," "The Wild West," "Midsomer Murders," and, most recently, "Any Human Heart" as ‘Lieutenant McStay.’ His TV movie credits include, “Breaking the Mould” for BBC Television, “A Very British Sex Scandal” for Channel 4 and “First Light” for BBC2. He was nominated for a "Grace Award" for his performance as ‘Prince Ashton,’ the son of Sir Roger Moore, in “A Princess for Christmas” for Hallmark Channel. His film credits include the short film Small Moments, and the feature films Alexander The Great from Macedonia and Emulsion. He will also be seen in the upcoming film Heart of Lightness. On stage, Heughan has performed at a variety of theaters in such productions as “King John,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Vortex,” “Hamlet,” “Macbeth,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and more. At the Royal Scottish Academy, Heughan starred in productions including “Crime & Punishment,” “The Seagull,” and “Prometheus Bound.”

Black Jack Randall

played by Tobias Menzies

Black Jack Randall

played by Tobias Menzies
Character Bio Actor Bio

A Captain in the English Army back in 1743, Jack has been posted in Scotland during a time when rebellion is in the air. As an officer in an occupying army, he’s seen and done terrible and horrific things in the undeclared war in the Highlands. Jack is capable of monstrous acts, which he justifies to himself as being necessary to enforce British rule. He’s also a sadist who finds joy in the torment of others – a secret side to himself that he loathes, but cannot escape. Jack also has an unhealthy obsession with both Claire and Jamie.

Tobias Menzies was most recently seen in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” as heir of Riverrun, ‘Edmure Tully.’ Internationally, he is best known for his role as ‘Brutus’ in HBO’s “Rome.” His other television credits include “The Shadow Line” alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Stephen Rea, Charlie Brooker's “Black Mirror,” the political satire “The Thick of It,” and he will soon be appearing with Maggie Gyllenhaal in the upcoming mini-series “The Honourable Woman” created by Hugo Blick.

Tobias scored a significant film role aside Dame Judy Dench in the 2006 reboot of the James Bond franchise, Casino Royale, and further film credits include Atonement, The Duel and Finding Neverland.

He has also worked extensively on stage, starring at London's Donmar Warehouse and The Royal National Theatre in “The Recruiting Officer” and “The History Boys” respectively, as well as playing Edgar to Pete Postlethwaites's “King Lear,” Kiera Knightley's fiance in “The Children’s Hour,” and “Hamlet” directed by Rupert Goold. He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Frank Randall

played by Tobias Menzies

Frank Randall

played by Tobias Menzies
Character Bio Actor Bio

Claire's husband in the 20th century, Frank is an intellectual and an academic. He served in British Intelligence section MI6 during the war as a spymaster, and was responsible for sending men on dangerous missions, some of whom never returned. With the war now over, he’s looking forward to a new career as a historian at Oxford when his wife mysteriously disappears in the Highlands.

Tobias Menzies was most recently seen in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” as heir of Riverrun, ‘Edmure Tully.’ Internationally, he is best known for his role as ‘Brutus’ in HBO’s “Rome.” His other television credits include “The Shadow Line” alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Stephen Rea, Charlie Brooker's “Black Mirror,” the political satire “The Thick of It,” and he will soon be appearing with Maggie Gyllenhaal in the upcoming mini-series “The Honourable Woman” created by Hugo Blick.

Tobias scored a significant film role aside Dame Judy Dench in the 2006 reboot of the James Bond franchise, Casino Royale, and further film credits include Atonement, The Duel and Finding Neverland.

He has also worked extensively on stage, starring at London's Donmar Warehouse and The Royal National Theatre in “The Recruiting Officer” and “The History Boys” respectively, as well as playing Edgar to Pete Postlethwaites's “King Lear,” Kiera Knightley's fiance in “The Children’s Hour,” and “Hamlet” directed by Rupert Goold. He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Colum MacKenzie

played by Gary Lewis

Colum MacKenzie

played by Gary Lewis
Character Bio Actor Bio

The Laird of the MacKenzie clan, Colum is Jamie's maternal uncle and brother to Dougal. Colum suffers from Toulouse-Lautrec Syndrome, a degenerative disease that renders his legs immobile at times, and fills his days with a great amount of pain. Unable to rule by brawn, he must rely on his cunning and intellect to lead his clan. Not surprisingly, there is a quiet sadness about him, as he must rely on his brother Dougal to be his enforcer. But above all, he is insightful and stern; a strong leader who secretly fears for the future of his clan and its leadership.

Gary Lewis has become internationally known for such high profile roles as the troubled father in Billy Elliot and the volatile McGloin in Gangs Of New York. He has appeared in many critically acclaimed films, including My Name Is Joe and the Oscar® nominated Joyeux Noel.

He won Best Actor award at Gijon Film Festival for his role in Peter Mullan’s Orphans.

His work on flagship television shows such as “Prime Suspect” attracted praise and he was BAFTA® nominated for his role in “Mo” alongside Julie Walters.

His most recent work includes Libertador, a film about the life of Simon Bolivar and The Boundary Man, about the last years of Wilhelm Reich. Gary also starred in the acclaimed BBC One drama “Case Histories.” He continues to work on short films, such as The Terms directed by Jason LaMotte.

Dougal MacKenzie

played by Graham McTavish

Dougal MacKenzie

played by Graham McTavish
Character Bio Actor Bio

A skilled and experienced warrior, Dougal is the War Chieftain of Clan MacKenzie. His older brother Colum is the ruling Laird, but Dougal is his loyal right hand and the true muscle. He is courageous on the battlefield and is feared by many; the kind of man who will get what he wants, no matter what (or whom) stands in his way. While an artful tactician, he sometimes lets his temper and impetuous nature get the better of him. Unlike his brother, Dougal secretly supports the rebel cause against the British, and works to raise funds for an army to fight for Scotland’s freedom.

Graham McTavish most recently starred as ‘Dwalin’ in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. He will reprise his role in the last installment of the Peter Jackson trilogy The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Graham has starred in a number of film and television roles including opposite Sylvester Stallone in Rambo and as the Russian Diplomat ‘Mikhail Novakovich’ on the final season of “24.” He has had leading roles in the feature films Green Street 2: Stand Your Ground and The Wicker Tree. His other feature roles include Middle Men, Secretariat and Colombiana. Graham has served as the voice of ‘Dante Alighieri’ in the recent animated film and video game of the same name, “Dante’s Inferno,” and has also performed voices for Wolverine and The X-Men, Hulk Vs. and The Avengers. He has appeared in leading roles in prestigious UK theaters including, the Royal Court, the National in London and the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh.

Murtagh Fitzgibbons

played by Duncan Lacroix

Murtagh Fitzgibbons

played by Duncan Lacroix
Character Bio Actor Bio

Mysterious and dark, like a vulture lurking in the background, Murtagh dutifully watches over his godson Jamie. Although a reserved man, he’s a very loyal godfather, and lives his life by a strict a code. And he’s more than happy to let his reputation, and if need be, his fists do the talking. Like his fellow clansmen, he is skeptical of Claire at first. But he eventually warms to her because, as always, he’ll do whatever is best for young Jamie.

Duncan Lacroix recently wrapped working on season two of “Vikings” which filmed in Ireland, where he played the part of a Saxon noble called ‘Ealderman Werferth.’ Duncan’s more notable screen credits to date include Sky Television's Science Fiction Television Drama Series “Primevil,” RTE Television’s “Cromwell In Ireland,” HBO's “Game of Thrones” Season 2, Tile Films’ “A Terrible Beauty,” and “Reign” on CW.

Passionate about his theater acting, Duncan has performed in AC Productions’ production of Shakespeare's “Twelfth Night” at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin’s Templebar. This followed from his earlier work on their award winning production of “Pinter x 4” at Dublin's Pearse Centre. Some of Duncan’s other theater credits include “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at Du Players in Trinity College, Dublin, “Macbeth,” ‘The Librarian’ in “Underneath the Lintel,” Ben in “The Dumb Waiter,” James in “The Morning after Optimism” and Max Schimmelfenig in “The Ones Who Kill Shooting Stars.”

Geillis Duncan

played by Lotte Verbeek

Geillis Duncan

played by Lotte Verbeek
Character Bio Actor Bio

The wife of the procurator fiscal, and a good friend to Claire, Geillis’ advanced knowledge of herbs and plants cause many to believe she is a witch. Geillis is a master manipulator, able to get her husband - among others - to bend to her will. She is also smart, sexual, and mysterious - the kind of character you know you can’t trust, and yet continues to draw you in. But how long will it be before her greatest secret is uncovered?

Dutch actress Lotte Verbeek, who is in this summer’s The Fault in our Stars, got her professional training at the Amsterdam Academy of Dramatic Arts, as well as at the Amsterdam Academy of Jazz/Musical Theatre and Dance. While in school, she was cast as the lead in the television drama series, “Moes.”

In 2009, she earned a European Academy Award Best Actress nomination for her performance in Nothing Personal, a performance for which she was named one of Europe’s Shooting Stars and won the Best Actress Award at the International Film Festivals of Locarno and Marrakech, and nominated for the National Dutch Film Award, Golden Calf, for Best Actress. She also won the Best Actress Award at the Monte Carlo TV Film Festival for her work in Italian mini-series “The Queens of Swing.” In 2007, she won her first leading role in a feature film, Left, in which she played five different characters.

Lotte starred opposite Jeremy Irons in Showtime’s “The Borgias” and was also in Mike Figgis’ psychological thriller, Suspension of Disbelief, playing dual roles. Later this year, she will next be seen in Marco Van Geffen’s In Your Name and S.A. Halewood’s thriller Division 19.

About

Season 1

A STARZ Original Series

"Outlander" follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

The “Outlander” series, adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history and adventure into one epic tale. From Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore, "Outlander" - the series is set to premiere on STARZ August 9 in the US.



Outlander © 2014 Sony Pictures Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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7/21/2014 10:59:49 AM
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7/21/2014 10:59:43 AM
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7/20/2014 9:05:11 PM
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@rogerwakefield verra soon, coming to a television near ye

7/20/2014 9:02:06 PM
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7/20/2014 6:00:15 PM
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7/19/2014 3:00:17 PM
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7/19/2014 2:30:51 PM
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