Nancy Hibberd, writer for Three if By Space, has managed to land a great interview with the illusive Duncan Lacroix on the blog www.threeifbyspace.net. She gets a bit in about Outlander, however the thrust of the interview is about the upcoming “This Guest of Summer” film project by Graham McTavish. Give the article a good read and keep an eye out for some interviews from Duncan as The Sisters Brothers gets wider distribution, and Outlander Season Four starts on November 4, 2018, followed by Netflicks’ Outlaw King. If you have been missing some Duncan humor, give this a read.
Touching base on some of our original Highlanders we enjoyed so much in the series 1 and 2, and keeping up with the amazingly talented actors that are blazing ahead on new projects. Warning, there may be some spoilers.
Duncan Lacroix will be seen in two films this fall, The Sister’s Brothers, a whacked out, off-beat Western in theatres later September 2018, and The Outlaw King, a film on Scotland’s famed king Robert The Bruce on Netflicks in November. Only this time he will have dark characters to play. This is not a first for Lacroix, who takes on each role and plays it to the fullest. It was leaked out last winter by observers at filming for season 4 of Outlander that Duncan was spotted much grayer and in quite the fabulous costume. Speculation has gone on for months. It’s sad that we are so in love with our characters that we have to spoil the surprise, but knowing Duncan, no matter what, there will be that surprise entrance and even a lack of lines does not mean he cannot put full Murtagh into looks and action that will ensue. But Lacroix is one who loves to swing a sword and an axe, and that often does entail being the bad guy. Being a really good bad guy that may have some human or redeeming moments can still make us root for them. They spice up our stories and drive them, if it was all good romance I would never watch it. And every actor longs to play in a Western, even if it’s a small part. So look for these two great flicks this fall.
Graham McTavish’s directorial debut in the upcoming film, This Guest of Summer, has reached it’s $200k goal and has a few days left to get some more fundraising in. I have enjoyed the great perks with my favorite so far being Duncan and
Graham talking about a Sam Heughan audition, and a possible toupee? Check out the page on the film that will be going into production over the next few months. Even if the initial fundraising may finish soon, bookmark the page and see what perks you can pick up over the next months. Hint: There’s a really cool cast member for the series Preacher that Graham plays such a great lovable villain in the Saint of All Killers (SOK).
McTavish has been hitting up several Comic Cons this season, enthralling fans from all his cross genre exploits.
And joining the cast is Duncan Lacroix and Stephen Walters, along with some former Hobbit actors. It looks very creepy weird, just the way we like it.
Stephen Walters is working on an indie project of his own, Humpty Dumpty, with fellow Outlander alumni Andrew Gower. Humpty Dumpty is a documentary that ran it’s fundraising on Kickstarter and is about the Merseybeat Music scene, focusing on Tommy Quickly. Production is starting to kick in with film crew being hired. If you are a fan or just curious about the rest of the bands in the famous Mersey Scene, you’ll want to catch this when it’s released.
Don’t forget, you can catch Stephen on Season 4 of Shetland now available on Britbox in the US.
Starz™ has released the official Season 4 Trailers for Outlander this past week and it looks absolutely stunning. Make your plans for your watching parties with friends, a whole slew of new characters are coming. Aunt Jocasta, Phaedre, Lizzie, Stephan Bonnet, and many new friends and foes. And yes, Seasons 5 and 6 have been green lit. Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe are back as Jaimie and Claire, ready for adventures in the New World. And as usual, attracting danger at every turn. Brianna, their daughter, is still back in the 20th Century, but as fans of the books know, she is restless and wants desperately to see her mother again, and maybe meet for father. This season focuses on discovery, and finding a home for our often beleaguered, well traveled couple.
Banish the concerns of Scotland standing in for the American East Coast during Colonial times. Over the years, it has become increasingly hard to film any historical dramas based on the eastern shores of the US due to the high cost of filming. Trying to film in two or more countries for such a series, as we have seen in two past seasons, delays production and adds to the costs. Have no fear, if you have travelled to Scotland and walked the forested areas and moors, you’ll see flora that is very similar to our own. Where do you think much of our wild plants traveled from? Over countless years of travel, as we will see in the new series, people brought their culture and often a few plants along the way. However, the fabulous design team for sets headed up by Jon Gary Steele, Production Designer, have never left us wanting. Each season they outperform the last. What will they do to top last seasons Print Shop? I’m dying to see River Run, Aunt Jocasta’s Plantation in North Carolina. I highly recommend following Gary on Twitter @jongarysteele if you haven’t already. He brings up great design features from past seasons because he knows you are suffering Droughtlander. And once the season starts, he’ll let you in on a few new beauties.
And not to forget some of our favorite things to do, because we all love to Gif like mad. Outlander Starz @Outlander_STARZ has got the Season 4 Gifs up at https://giphy.com/outlander so you can start having fun with your pre season Tweets. If this link does not work, search using the official @outlander on their site. Enjoy.
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