Category Archives: Outlander Cast

Outlander Last-Minute for Casting Season 5

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Earlier this week the last of the scenes were being shot for season 5 of Outlander. During one food break, Cesar Domboy was caught filling his face. It was the last of the retakes and clean up filming at the end of the last block. Along with this, the official rest of the season’s casting was announced.

Screen Shot 2019-11-16 at 12.38.26 PMOne of the speculations we earlier reported was confirmed. Young Paul J. Gormand had been cast a few weeks back, and now confirmed, that he is playing the Beardsley twins. The actor is a bit old for the age the twins are in the book, however the writers   may have decided to bring the age up a few years for the story arch coming in book 6, A Breath of Snow and Ashes. Special effects can make it very believable, the twins have two different personalities. It’s not an easy task to play twins Josiah and Kezzie as a single actor while filming. Bronwyn James plays Fanny Beardsley.

Chris J Donald returns as Phillip Wylie with a longer and more in-depth, annoying story arch with Claire.

We were also given the names of the Brown family actors. For those who have not read the book, The Fiery Cross, this storyline looked to be one storyline they may drop or the writers could move to next season. However, the Browns do come into play in book 6 again so keeping to the book makes some sense. The actors playing the Browns are Ned Dennehy (Peaky Blinders, Good Omens) as Lionel, Chris Larkin as Richard, with Anna Burnett as Alicia, being wooed by Isiah Morton, Jon Tarcy.

Casting Season 5 Update: Got a Beardsley Twin, or William Ransome?

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This week we saw a blip about and announcement for a young Scottish actor, Paul Gorman. Book enthusiasts know of the characters of the Beardsley twins, two boys that end up being taken into the fold at Frasers Ridge, which is becoming a community of misfits and families that the Frasers (Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan) take under their wings. With casting for young Jemmy, there will need to be at least two sets of twins for ages. Given the privacy of young children, we may not see good pictures until after season premier. However the Beardsley twins are a bit older, and they are twins who share many a scene together. That’s why the casting of a young relatively unknown, Paul Gorman is a mystery. Will he be a Beardsley, playing both roles, or playing William. Photos have come out this week showing Lord John Grey and a very young officer.

Paul Gorman has done extensive stage work with Scottish Youth Theater and is a member of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. There are two film credits, Eavesdrop and Tooth. Outlander is a great vehicle for new talent to showcase.

You can follow young Paul at @PaulJBGorman on Twitter 

Paul Gorman page at United Agents UK

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Table Reads Start for Season 5 Outlander

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Sophie Skelton in the Armory having a blast off

As you may have read in the various feeds, there have been a lot of new changes for Season 5. One of them is that both Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan are now producing for season 5. We know that Cait is very serious about this new role, as she showed up on set well before Sam did, because she is such the professional. Both actors hinted at taking on greater roles in the production of the Outlander series late last year. We’ll see what new directions the series takes with the pair taking a hand in production.

Other actors from the show, all showing their scripts or table cards started posting on Instagram this week, including Duncan Lacroix, whose name was misrepresented again, and lamented over a bit in his Instagram feed. But he takes it all in with great humor.

Hang on and keep checking your feeds, it’s going to be a long Droughtlander.

Article: Caitriona Balfe Irish Times

Happy New Year From McTavish and Lacroix

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Duncan Lacroix shared his Birthday Trip plans on Instagram this week, he was on trains, planes, and automobiles to visit his pal Graham McTavish at his home in New Zealand. There was a New Years Eve greeting hours before the rest of the world even woke.

https://www.instagram.com/duncan.lacroix/

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Happy New Year from New Zealand, Grahams Video Post, for more fun visit his Instagram for New Years Day hiking fun. https://www.instagram.com/grahammctavish/

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Duncan as the Super Antihero.