Whether or not you’re all up to date with the Starz epic story of Outlander, you can find all you could ever want to know about the Outlander Cast right here!
Whether it’s the main cast, or supporting cast, or you just want to see what new faces you can expect in Season 7, read ahead!
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- About the Outlander Series
- About the Outlander Books
- Main Cast
- Supporting Cast
- New Cast in Season 7
- Frequently Asked Questions
About the Outlander Series
An English combat nurse from 1945 travels back in time to 1743. We follow the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. The series follows the storyline of the Outlander novels.
The novels were adapted for TV by Starz with a focus on the network’s development toward “audiences that were being underserved” to “drive a real fervent fan base that then becomes the kind of advocacy group for the shows themselves”.
About the Outlander Books
The Outlander books are an ongoing series, started in 1991 by the author Diana Gabaldon. Now, its on book nine which was released on the 23rd of November 2021. The general premise of the series is an English combat nurse from 1946 is suddenly transported back in time to 1743. Diana got inspiration for the Outlander books from watching The War Games, a classic Doctor Who serial. Her attention was captured by the young Scot, Jamie McCrimmon, living in 1745, who she named her male protagonist after. Diana had intended to write a straight-up historical novel, but when the female protagonist, Claire, began having a more modern flair, Diana decided to make Claire a modern woman living in 1743.
The Outlander books mix together several different genres, particularly: historical fiction, romance, adventure and fantasy. Outlander rose to popularity and ended up selling 25 million copies worldwide, hence making Outlander one of the best selling book series of all time
Check out more about the series here!
Main Outlander Cast
Sam is a Scottish actor, producer and entrepreneur. In this role he has won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor and the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television. He also served as the first Global Brand Ambassador for English clothing label Barbour.
This Irish actress has received a British Academy Scotland Award, an Irish Film and Television Award, two People’s Choice Awards and three Saturn Awards. Following her degree in drama from Dublin Institute of Technology, she was a fashion model in Paris for ten years.
This Glasgow-born star initially attended Glasgow Caledonian University to study IT, but after a chance encounter at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in LA, a local producer inspired him to move to acting.
Brianna Randall Fraser
Sophie began dancing at the age of 3 and trained at the Royal Academy before moving onto theater and stage productions. Prior to Outlander she had many appearances on classic shows such as The Dumping Ground, Waterloo Road, Doctors, and Casualty.
This star has some ambitious roles under his belt. He played Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh in season 3 & 4 of Netflix’s The Crown, as well as Edmure Tully in Game of Thrones.
Outlander Supporting Cast
This star has a degree from the Oxford School of Drama. In addition to Outlander she has also starred in Holby City, Call the Midwife, and Informer (2018). Her debut novel, Just For Today, was released in early 2022.
This French actor originally starred on the French television show Détectives. He studied acting at the Bilingual Acting Workshop’s BAW Teen Film Acting Workshop in Paris. Outlander was his first English-speaking role.
Lord John Grey
Originally from Canada, he moved to Australia at aged 7. He attended school on a scholarship for his singing ability and balanced school and professional performances that included work at Opera Australia. He then went on to study at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art.
This Glasgow-born talent was accepted into the National Youth Theatre’s rep program in 2015 following performances at Edingburgh Fringe and stages in London. In early 2020, Lyle began hosting the podcast She’s a Rec’. In each episode, she interviews a female guest about the “albums, films, books and female heroes” that have had the most influence in their lives.
Duncan Lacroix was born on December 28, 1969 in England, UK. He is an actor, known for Outlaw King (2018), The Sisters Brothers (2018) and Vikings (2018)
Graham probably has one of the prolific acting profiles within the cast. He is known for his roles in various video game franchises such as Uncharted as well as his roles in The Hobbit, Castlevania, Preacher, Red Dwarf, Heartbeat and many more.
Like costar Dougal MacKenzie, John Bell also had a role in The Hobbit film series. He also starred in Battleship, Wrath of the Titans, and headlined the Obie winning The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me.
This French actor plays adult Fergus. Unlike most of his other castmates, he received no formal acting education, but rather received private lessons. Ever since starring in his first professional role at 14 in 2004, Domboy has been consistent in his rise to fame.
Reynolds is fairly new on the acting scene, with only 4 roles under her belt to date. This Irish actress has been seen in The Ballad of Audrey Earnshaw, My Left Nut, and the hit Irish comedy Derry Girls.
Mark Lewis Jones
Mark Lewis Jones is a Welsh actor who has been active since 1985. He has starred in productions such as Gangs of London, The Crown, Chernobyl, Sinbad, Baker Boys as well as providing the voice for Letho of Gulet in The Witcher games 2 & 3.
Maria Doyle Kennedy
Maria Doyle Kennedy is an Irish actress, singer and songwriter. Before joining the Outlander cast she was best known for her roles as Queen Catherine of Aragon in the Showtime television series The Tudors and as Siobhan Sadler in the series Orphan Black.
Caitlin O’Ryan finds most of her experience on stage, most of which are produced by The Oxford School of Drama.
Son of Dame Maggie Smith, it’s no surprise that Chris Larkin moved into acting. He found himself a series regular in Yes, Prime Minister, Next of Kin, and Doctors (2011 – 2021).
This self proclaimed 00’s punk enthusiast boasts Outlander as his first serious acting role! We look forward to seeing how this young talent is going to shine.
Having a decent number of acting roles, including the 2006 boxing movie Bronson, Paul Donnelly has a history of stunt and fight coordination! That definitely must come in handy in Outlander!
Outlander Cast – New in Season 7
Charles has had roles on stage and screen including Our Town and A Month in the Country with the Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto. On top of his performing arts interests, Charles is also an accomplished athlete participating in hockey, rock climbing, basketball, soccer, football, swimming, kayaking, sailing, cross country running, triathlons and combat training. He also makes time for piano and guitar.
Dr Denzell Hunter
Joey shares on his Twitter some behind the scenes shots of Casualty, as well as sharing with us some of his stage productions!
Prior to joining the Outlander cast, Meikle-Small was best known for her portrayal of young Kathy H in the 2010 film Never Let Me Down.
Many fans of Outlander and similar shows might recommend Fulton. H appeared in the Netflix series The Witcher for 4 episodes as well as Bridgerton for 2. He shares some… flattering posts with Florence Pugh on his Instagram.
Obianyo is a theatre actress by trade, but that didn’t stop her in starring in the Sci-Fi hit Dune. As the first place winner of the Ian Charleson Prize, Obianyo is greatly welcomed as a new part of the Outlander cast.
Rod Hallet is no stranger to the big screen. He has starred in several Marvel movies as well as The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017) and had 5 episodic appearances in The Last Kingdom.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Outlander Irish or Scottish?
Outlander is Scottish, despite being written by an American novelist.
Will Outlander have a season 7?
Yes, we are getting a 7th season of Outlander. In March 2021 Starz officially shared the good news. We also saw a photo from April 2022 from Outlander’s official social media accounts of some cast members on set in Scotland.
What does Jamie Fraser call Claire?
Sassenach means “stranger” or “outlander,” and is a nickname that Jamie uses for Claire.
How old are Jamie Fraser and Claire in real life?
Caitriona Balfe is 43 and Sam Roland Heughan is 42.
What is the age difference between Jamie and Claire?
Claire is roughly 4 years older than Jamie
Where is Outlander filmed?
Most of Outlander is filmed in Scotland. Some notable filming locations include:
- Kinloch Rannoch and Rannoch Moor (Craig na Dun)
- Doune Castle (Castle Leoch)
- Midhope Castle (Lallybroch)
- Falkland (1940’s Inverness)