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Starz's Outlander Casts Its Lead Claire

  Irish actress Caitriona Balfe has been cast in the lead role of Starz's upcoming drama Outlander , the network announced on Wednesday. Based on a seven-book series by Diana Gabaldon,   Outlander  follows the story of Claire Randall (Balfe), a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. In her new life, Claire is forced to marry a Scottish warrior ( Sam Heughan ), leading to an affair of the heart.  Read More...   //www.tvguide.com/News/Outlander-Casts-Claire-1070179.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Outlander': Caitriona Balfe is Claire in Starz series

The Starz adaptation of the "Outlander" novels has found its Claire.Irish actress Caitriona Balfe will play the part in the show, which comes from "Battlestar Galactica" executive producer Ron Moore and is based on Diana Gabaldon's novels. She joins a cast that includes Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish, Gary Lewis, Duncan Lacroix, Annette Badland and Stephen Walters."The casting of Claire Randall was a long and difficult one because the role is so crucial to the success of our show," Moore says. "'Outlander' is told from Claire's point of view and we experience the entire story through her eyes, so it was vital that we find exactly the right actor to play her. "Caitriona wasn't on anyone's radar, she wasn't on any list, but when we saw her audition tape, we immediately knew she was someone special. Then, after we had her read with Sam, we knew we'd found our Claire."Balfe's Claire is a World... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/outlander-caitriona-balfe-is-claire-in-starz-series.html

‘Primevil’ Actor Duncan LaCroix Joins Starz’s ‘Outlander’

The cast of “Outlander” continues to grow with the addition of Duncan LaCroix in the role of Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser. Author Diana Gabaldon, whose bestselling books provide the basis of the series, broke the casting news on Twitter. Starz and Sony Pictures Television later confirmed the casting. “I’m Very Pleased Indeed to announce that Murtagh will be played by Duncan Lacroix!” she wrote .   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/primevil-actor-duncan-lacroix-joins-starzs-outlander/

Starz and Sony Pictures TV Add Actors to the "Outlander" Clan

McTavish and Lewis, who both hail from Scotland, will join fellow Scot Sam Heughan, who was recently cast as Jamie Fraser for the series.  Read More... //www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2013/09/04/starz-and-sony-pictures-tv-add-actors-to-the-outlander-clan-636315/20130904starz01/

Graham McTavish and Gary Lewis Join Cast of Starz Drama 'Outlander'

Starz in association with Sony Pictures Television has announced today that Graham McTavish (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, “24”) will play Dougal MacKenzie.  Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/h8saiOME--k/

Exclusive: Doctor Who and Layer Cake Vets Join Ron Moore's Outlander

  Ron Moore 's new Starz series Outlander is filling out its cast. Layer Cake actor Stephen Walters and Doctor Who alum Annette Badland have landed recurring guest roles on the series, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. Based on the book series from Diana Gabaldon, Outlander follows...   //www.tvguide.com/News/Outlander-Ron-Moore-Badland-Walters-1069734.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Breaking Bad' Director John Dahl to Direct First 2 Episodes of Starz's 'Outlander'

Starz's "Outlander" has tapped John Dahl, whose credits include "Breaking Bad," "Dexter" and "Justified," to direct the first two episodes of the upcoming drama series, the network said Tuesday. Related Articles:  'Game of Thrones' Tobias Menzies Joins Starz's 'Outlander' Starz's 'Outlander' Casts Its Lead With BBC Soap Star read more //www.thewrap.com/tv/article/breaking-bad-director-john-dahl-direct-first-2-episodes-starzs-outlander-111966

‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Tobias Menzies to Have Dual Role on Starz’s ‘Outlander’

As we reported here in June , the  cable network  Starz has given the greenlight to  Outlander  the adaptation of the best-selling  book series  by Diana Gabaldon. And,  as we also reported here , actor Sam Heughan was  cast in the  lead role. And now,  The Hollywood Reporter  has announced that actor Tobias Menzies, best known for his role Edmure Tully on ‘Game of Thrones’, has landed two roles in the much-anticipated series. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2013/08/09/game-of-thrones-actor-tobias-menzies-to-have-dual-role-on-starzs-outlander/

Starz Casts Tobias Menzies in 'Outlander'

Starz in association with Sony Pictures Television has announced today that Tobias Menzies (“Game of Thrones,” “Rome,” Casino Royale) //feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/WU45IBFhPnI/

'Game of Thrones' star Tobias Menzies lands 'Outlander' dual role

Tobias Menzies is moving from one beloved fantasy franchise to another. After starring as Edmure Tully in "Game of Thrones," Menzies has landed a dual role in Starz's upcoming "Outlander" adaptation. Starz announced in a press release that Menzies will play both Frank Randall, the 20th century husband of main character Claire Randall, and his 18th century ancestor English Army captain Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall. This will give Menzies a chance to stretch his acting muscles, as Frank is a good-hearted character while Black Jack is described as a "dark, violent man." Don't consider Menzies' role in "Outlander" to mean he's out of "Game of Thrones." Edmure was one of the few characters who wasn't killed off during the Red Wedding, and though he's likely being held captive by Walder Frey, chances are we'll see him again. Menzies is joining Sam Heughanin "Outlander," who is playing the 18th century character Jamie Fraser. Thus far Claire's... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/08/game-of-thrones-star-tobias-menzies-lands-outlander-dual-role.html