Meet The Cast

Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser
Jamie Fraser, a strapping young Scottish clan lord with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humour, strikes up a passionate affair with Claire Randall, a married combat nurse mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.  Armed with sheer grit and enduring strength, he is intelligent, principled, educated, and worldly, with a tenderness and compassion which stands out in contrast to his contemporaries.  Although a natural leader of men, Jamie has no personal political ambitions or desire for battlefield glories.  Instead, the escaped convict is determined to prove his innocence and remove the bounty on his head, in order to return to his family's lands of Lallybroch.

Heughan, a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, was a 2003 nominee for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performance for his work in the program.  His film credits include Small Moments, Alexander the Great from Macedinia, and Emulsion.  His stage credits include the original role of Batman the international tour company of the DC/Warner Bros./Waterlane production of Batman Live, King John, Romeo and Juliet, The Vortex, Hamlet, Macbeth, and The Talented Mr. Ripley.  His television credits include River City, Island at War, Any Human Heart, A Very British Sex Scandal, First Light, A Princess for Christmas, for which he was nominated for a Grace Award, and Doctors, for which he was nominated for the British Soap Award of 'Villian of the Year'.

Tobias Menzies as Frank / 'Black Jack' Randall
Gentle and bookish Frank Randall, Claire's 20th century husband, is a professor of 
history with a deep interest in his own genealogy.  After being separated by the war,
Frank and Claire are rekindling their relationship when she disappears.
Dark and violent Capt. Jonathan 'Black Jack' Randall, Frank's 18th century ancestor, is
stationed with the English army in rebellious Scotland when he discovers Claire in the
Scottish hills.  While the two men may appear strikingly similar, they are nothing alike.

Menzies was recently seen in HBO's Game of Thrones as Edmure Tully, the heir to the House of Tully of Riverun.  He is best recognized for his role as Marcus Junios Brutus in HBO's Rome.   His credits include The Deep, The Shadow Line, Eternal Law, Foyle's War, Dr. Who:  Cold War, and Casino Royale.  His stage credits include The Hush, History Boys, The Recruiting Officer, The Children's Hour, and Three Sisters, starring opposite Kiera Knightly and Elizabeth Moss, for which he was nominated for the prestigious Ian Charleson Award.  He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Graham McTavish as Dougal MacKenzie

Dougal MacKenzie is the War Chieftain of Clan MacKenzie.  
His older brother Colum, the ruling laird, would be nothing without Dougal.
A skilled and experienced warrior, and a strong leader, he commands respect
and is feared by many.  Unlike his brother, Douglas secretly supports
the rebel cause against the English.

McTavish recently starred as Dwalin in the The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey and will reprise his role in the next two installments of the Peter Jackson trilogy.  His credits include the films Rambo, Green Street 2:  Stand Your Ground and The Wicker Tree; feature roles in Middle Men, Secretariat, Colombiana, and 24; and voice roles for Wolverine and the X-men, The Hulk Vs., The Avengers, and the voice of Dante Alighieri in the animated film and video game Dante's Inferno.  His theatre credits include leading roles in prestigious UK theaters, including the Royal Court, the National (London), and the Royal Lyceum (Edinburgh).

Gary Lewis as Colum MacKenzie

Colum, Jamie Fraser's maternal uncle, is a man who reigns as laird over
powerful Clan MacKenzie.  Suffering from a degenerative disease now known as
Toulouse-Latrec Syndrome, Colum must rely on Dougal to be the true muscle of the clan.
Wracked with physical pain and often rendered immobile, Colum resorts to wine to dull
his pain but is able to rise to the occasion when necessary to solidify his position as clan leader.

Lewis, the internationally acclaimed actor, is best known for his roles as the troubled father in Billy Elliott, and the volatile McGloin in Gangs of New York.   He won the Gijon Film Festival's Best Actor Award for his role in Peter Mullan's Orphans. His film credits include the films My Name is Joe, Libertador, The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich, and the Oscar-nominated Joyeux Noël.

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