CAST BIOS CAITRIONA BALFE (Claire Randall) Caitriona Balfe was most recently seen in Escape Plan for Summit/Lionsgate, opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. Previous credits for the Irish-born actress include the Warner Brothers feature Now You See Me directed by Louis Letterrier, J.J. Abrams’ Paramount feature Super 8 as well as Bryan Singer and Jason Taylor’s limited digital series “H+.” Caitriona can next be seen in the Mary McGuckian directed Independent feature The Price of Desire. SAM HEUGHAN (Jamie Fraser) Sam Heughan is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 2003 he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performance for his role in "Outlaying Islands" by David Greig at The Royal Court and Traverse Theatre. Sam originated the role of ‘Batman’ in the 2011 DC/Warner Brothers and Waterlane production of "Batman Live," an international tour which opened at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and went on tour to Las Vegas, South America and throughout the U.K and Europe. In 2010, Sam was nominated for a British Soap Award for “Villain of the Year” for his role as ‘Scott Neilson’ in the BBC soap opera "Doctors." He has also had roles in a range of television series including "River City," "Island at War," "The Wild West," "Party Animals," "Midsomer Murders," "Rebus" and most recently, "Any Human Heart" as ‘Lieutenant McStay.’ His TV movie credits include “Breaking the Mould” for BBC Television, “A Very British Sex Scandal” for Channel 4 and “First Light” for BBC2, an adaptation of the book, where he played the lead character ‘Geoffrey Wellum.’ He was nominated for a Grace Award for his performance as ‘Prince Ashton,’ the son of Sir Roger Moore, in “A Princess for Christmas” for Hallmark Channel.
His film credits include the short film Small Moments, and the feature films Young Alexander the Great and Emulsion. He will also be seen in the upcoming film Heart of Lightness, which was filmed in Norway in the Arctic Circle. On stage, Sam has performed at a variety of theaters in the U.K. in various classical and new writing pieces, plus the London West End, including such productions as “King John,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Vortex,” “Hamlet,” “Macbeth,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” "Plague over England" and more. At the Royal Scottish Academy, Sam starred in productions including “Crime & Punishment,” “The Seagull” and “Prometheus Bound.” GRAHAM McTAVISH (Dougal MacKenzie) Scottish actor Graham McTavish most recently starred as ‘Dwalin’ in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. He will reprise his role in the last installment of the Peter Jackson trilogy The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Graham has starred in a number of film and television roles including opposite Sylvester Stallone in Rambo and as the Russian Diplomat ‘Mikhail Novakovich’ on the final season of “24.” He has had leading roles in the feature films Green Street 2: Stand Your Ground and The Wicker Tree. His other feature roles include Middle Men, Secretariat and Colombiana. Graham has served as the voice of ‘Dante Alighieri’ in the recent animated film and video game of the same name, “Dante’s Inferno,” and has also performed voices for Wolverine and The X-Men, Hulk Vs. and The Avengers. He has appeared in leading roles in prestigious UK theaters including the Royal Court, the National in London and the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh. GARY LEWIS (Colum MacKenzie) Gary Lewis has become internationally known for such high profile roles as the troubled father in Billy Elliot and the volatile ‘McGloin’ in Gangs of New York. The Scottish actor has appeared in many critically acclaimed films, including My Name Is Jo, the Oscar® nominated Joyeux Noel, Glasgow Girls and Catch Me Daddy for Timber Films. He won Best Actor award at Gijon Film Festival for his role in Peter Mullan’s Orphans. His work on flagship television shows such as “Prime Suspect” attracted praise and he was BAFTA® nominated for his role in “Mo” alongside Julie Walters. His most recent work includes Libertador, a film about the life of Simon Bolivar and The Boundary Man, about the last years of Wilhelm Reich. Gary also starred in the acclaimed BBC One drama “Case Histories.” He continues to work on short films such as The Terms, directed by Jason LaMotte.
TOBIAS MENZIES (Frank Randall/ Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall) British actor Tobias Menzies was most recently seen in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” as heir of Riverrun, ‘Edmure Tully.’ Internationally, he is best known for his role as ‘Brutus’ in HBO’s “Rome.” His other television credits include “The Shadow Line” alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Stephen Rea, Charlie Brooker's “Black Mirror,” the political satire “The Thick of It,” and he will soon be appearing with Maggie Gyllenhaal in the upcoming mini-series “The Honourable Woman” created by Hugo Blick. Tobias scored a significant film role aside Dame Judy Dench in the 2006 reboot of the James Bond franchise, Casino Royale, and further film credits include Atonement, The Duel and Finding Neverland. He has also worked extensively on stage, starring at London's Donmar Warehouse and The Royal National Theatre in “The Recruiting Officer” and “The History Boys” respectively, as well as playing Edgar to Pete Postlethwaites's “King Lear,” Kiera Knightley's fiancé in “The Children’s Hour,” and “Hamlet” directed by Rupert Goold. He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. LOTTE VERBEEK (Geillis Duncan) Dutch actress Lotte Verbeek, who is in this summer’s The Fault in our Stars, got her professional training at the Amsterdam Academy of Dramatic Arts, as well as at the Amsterdam Academy of Jazz/Musical Theatre and Dance. While in school, she was cast as the lead in the television drama series, “Moes.” In 2009, she earned a European Academy Award Best Actress nomination for her performance in Nothing Personal, a performance for which she was named one of Europe’s Shooting Stars and won the Best Actress Award at the International Film Festivals of Locarno and Marrakech, and nominated for the National Dutch Film Award, Golden Calf, for Best Actress. She also won the Best Actress Award at the Monte Carlo TV Film Festival for her work in Italian mini-series “The Queens of Swing.” In 2007, she won her first leading role in a feature film, Left, in which she played five different characters. Lotte starred opposite Jeremy Irons in Showtime’s “The Borgias” and was also in Mike Figgis’ psychological thriller, Suspension of Disbelief, playing dual roles. Later this year, she will next be seen in Marco Van Geffen’s In Your Name and S.A. Halewood’s thriller Division 19. DUNCAN LACROIX (Murtagh Fitzgibbons) Duncan Lacroix played the part of a Saxon noble ‘Ealderman Werferth’ in season two of “Vikings” which filmed in Ireland. The British-born actor’s other notable screen credits include HBO's “Game of Thrones,” CW’s “Reign,” Sky Television's science fiction drama series “Primevil,” Season 2, Tile Films’ “A Terrible Beauty” and RTE Television’s “Cromwell In Ireland.” Having always been passionate about his theater acting, Duncan has performed with renowned Dublin based theater company AC Productions’ as ‘Malvolio’ in their staging of Shakespeare's “Twelfth Night” at
the Project Arts Centre in Dublin’s Temple Bar. This followed from his earlier work on their award-winning production of “Pinter x 4” at Dublin's Pearse Centre. Some of Duncan’s other theater credits include “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at Du Players in Trinity College, Dublin, “Macbeth,” ‘the ‘Librarian’ in “Underneath the Lintel,” ‘Ben’ in “The Dumb Waiter,” ‘James’ in “The Morning after Optimism” and ‘Max Schimmelfenig’ in “The Ones Who Kill Shooting Stars.” STEPHEN WALTERS (Angus Mhor) Stephen Walters is best known for his role in the film Batman Begins. He also starred in Layer Cake and Mean Machine. Stephen’s other notable film credits include Kelly + Victor, Powder, Age of Heroes, Splintered, Franklyn, Hannibal Rising, Revolver and Kiss Kiss (Bang, Bang). Stephen was also seen in the TV film “Hillsborough” as real-life victim Ian Glover, a role with a personal connection for the English-born actor. His most notable television appearances include roles in HBO’s award-winning “Band of Brothers,” NBC’s “Dracula” and the UK drama “Skins.” His other television credits include: “Brookside,” “Touching Evil,” “Plunkett and Macleane,” “Nice Guy Eddie,” “Buried,” “Silent Witness,” “Murder City,” “The Visit,” “Wire in the Blood,” “Great Night Out” and “The Village.” In October 2013, Stephen was nominated by the RTS (Royal Television Society) for Best Actor for his performance in Sky Arts’ “Ragged.” GRANT O’ROURKE (Rupert MacKenzie) Grant O’Rourke trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. A critically acclaimed stage actor, he is a well-known face in Scottish theater and has appeared on every main stage around his native country. From playing ‘Richard III’ and ‘Hamlet’ to debuting new writing, Grant has worked for companies such as The Royal Lyceum, The Citizens, The Traverse, Pitlochry Festival Theatre and many more. Recent theater includes “The Lieutenant of Inishmore,” “Midsummer Night's Dream,” “Takin' over the Asylum” and a UK tour of one man show “The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” which was shortlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, and for which Grant was nominated for a Critics' Award for Best Actor. Grant’s film/TV credits include Crying with Laughter, “Up There,” Still Game, “Taggart,” “How Not to Live Your Life,” “M.I. High,” “Bob Servant,” “Scot Squad,” “High Times,” and several programs for BBC Education. He is also an occasional member of online sketch group “Endemic Comedy.”
LAURA DONNELLY (Jenny Fraser)
Laura Donnelly grew up in Belfast, Ireland before moving to Glasgow to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Since graduating in 2004, she has worked extensively in film, television and theater. Laura’s film credits include Stephen Frears’ most recent project the Untitled Lance Armstrong Biopic playing ‘Emma O’Reilly’ (which has just premiered at Cannes and is soon to be released), Hello Carter as the role of ‘Tara Cook’ and the lead role of ‘Abby’ in Dread. Her credits in television and theater include ‘Sarah Kay’ in BBC’s “The Fall,” ‘Woman’ in “The River” at the Royal Court, ‘Violet Heath’ in ABC’s “Missing,” ‘Katie Doogan’ in “Philadelphia Here I Come” at the Donmar Warehouse and ‘Anna’ in “Judgment Day” at the Almeida Theatre. Laura will soon be reprising her role in Jez Butterworth’s “The River” on Broadway opposite Hugh Jackman. NELL HUDSON (Laoghaire) British actress Nell Hudson graduated from The Oxford School of Drama in 2012. During her time at school, Nell landed roles in “Cast Offs,” a short directed by Garrick Hamm for Ribeye Films, followed by “Eros,” a Sony Camera Corporate directed by Bruce Logan for F-Stop Academy. Nell went on to be cast as a guest lead in UK medical drama “Holby City,” directed by Richard Platt. “Outlander” will be her first major TV series. ANNETTE BADLAND (Mrs. Fitz) Annette Badland is best known to film fans from her appearance in the 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She is also known for Little Voice, Jabberwocky, and A Little Princess. The much-loved British actress has appeared in many popular television series including “Eastenders,” “Wizards vs Aliens,” “Little Crackers,” “Land Girls,” “All The Small Things,” “Cutting It,” “Bergerac,” “The Worst Witch,” “The Queen’s Nose,” “Coronation Street” and “Bad Girls.” She starred as recurring villain ‘Margaret Blaine’ in the 2005 series of “Doctor Who” and provides the commentary on the “Doctor Who” complete series one box set.
JAMES FLEET (Rev. Wakefield)
James Fleet has starred in some of Britain’s most loved films including Four Weddings and a Funeral and Sense and Sensibility. His extensive work in TV has made him a much-loved face and he has played leading roles in many high-profile dramas and comedies including “Death Comes to Pemberley,” “Murder on the Home Front,” “Big Bad World,” “Death in Paradise,” “Being Human,” “Little Dorrit,” “Cracker,” “Coronation Street,” “Brotherly Love,” “Midsomer Murders” and “The Vicar of Dibley.” TRACEY WILKINSON (Mrs. Graham) Tracey Wilkinson’s feature film credits include Billy Elliott and Toast and Tested. She is best known for her television work, in particular her role as ‘Di Barker’ in “Bad Girls,” which ran from 2001-2005. The British actress has also had parts in long standing favorites including “Holby City,” “Casualty,” “The Bill,” “Kavanagh QC” and “Doctors.” KATHRYN HOWDEN (Mrs. Baird) Kathryn Howden has a long history in the theater. Her role as ‘Tottie’ in “Bondagers” won her the Herald Angel Award for Performance. She was nominated for Best Actress at the TMA Awards for her role in “Victory,” won the Herald Angel Award for Performance for her role in “The Last Witch” and was part of the ensemble in “The Guid Sisters,” which was nominated for Best Ensemble at the Critics’ Award for Theatre in Scotland (2012-2013). Kathryn’s TV work includes “Forgotten,” “The 39 Steps,” “Parade’s End,” “Silent Witness” and “Miller’s Mountain.” LIAM CARNEY (Old Alec) Irish actor Liam Carney is best known for his roles in Braveheart, The Commitments, Angela’s Ashes and Gangs of New York. He has appeared on the small screen in “Ballykissangel,” “The Ambassador,” “Pure Mule,” “Single-Handed,” “Pure Mule: The Last Weekend,” “The Clinic,” “Titanic: Blood and Steel,” “Ripper Street” and “Life of Crime.” AISLÍN MCGUCKIN (Letitia MacKenzie) Aislin McGuckin has appeared on television in, among others, “Casualty,” “Holby City,” “The Unknown Soldier,” “The Creatives,” “David Copperfield,” “The White Countess” and “New Tricks.” Her theater credits include work with the RSC in “Macbeth” as ‘Lady Macbeth’ and ‘Ruth’ in “The Homecoming.” She also played ‘Goneril’ in the Bath Theatre Royal production of “King Lear.” RODERICK GILKISON (Hamish MacKenzie)
A native of Scotland, eleven-year-old Roderick Gilkison studies drumming and singing in addition to his standard course work. He recently played ‘Puck’ in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and was ‘Benji’ in the 2013 UK touring production of the stage musical “Priscilla Queen of the Desert.” He sang duets with Jason Donovan and Noel Sullivan at the Edinburgh Playhouse, The King’s Theatre, Glasgow and His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen. Roddy is currently rehearsing as one of the dancers in Matthew Bourne's UK 2014 touring production of “Lord of the Flies” in Glasgow where he will perform at the Theatre Royal in June. PRENTIS HANCOCK (Uncle Lamb) Prentis Hancock is a veteran of the stage and screen. His appearance in “Doctor Finlays Casebook” led to “Last of the Mohicans” and the lead in “Me Mackenna.” He portrayed ‘Lt. Steve Saunders’ for over 50 episodes in “Spy Trap” and appeared on the small screen in “MacDonald,” “Colditz,” “WAM,” “The Professionals,” “SPACE: 1999” and “Doctor Who.” In 1991, Prentice was diagnosed with lung cancer and was given little chance of survival. After a long road of recovery, he has returned to the stage in a one-man show of “Candide” and “Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off.” ELIZABETH BOWIE (Young Claire) Elizabeth Bowie’s talent for acting developed early – in partnership with her sister Julia whose flair for scripting, directing and editing soon had them creating their own films (darkhorse 2348/YouTube). A member of the Borders Youth Theatre, she has performed in a broad range of productions. She was fortunate in securing an academic and drama scholarship at a top British school where she has continued to progress her acting ability. Most recently she joined the Little Shakespeare Theatre School where she appeared in a production of “Romeo and Juliet” as ‘Lady Capulet.’ Elizabeth trained in both ballet and modern dance from the age of three, starring as a principle for Manor School productions. She now trains with Morag Alexander’s School of Dance. SIMON CALLOW (Duke of Sandringham) Simon Callow is an actor, author and director. He studied at Queen’s University, Belfast, and then trained as an actor at the Drama Centre in London. He joined the National Theatre in 1979, where he created the role of ‘Mozart’ in Peter Shaffer’s “Amadeus.” He has appeared in many films and TV dramas, including “A Room with a View,” Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, Phantom of the Opera and “Dr Who.” He directed “Shirley Valentine” in the West End and on Broadway, “Single Spies” at the NT, and “Carmen Jones” at the Old Vic, as well as the film of The Ballad of the Sad Café. His many one-man shows include “Inside Wagner’s Head” at the Royal Opera House, “The Mystery of Charles Dickens,” “Being Shakespeare,” and “A Christmas Carol,” all in the West End. He has written acclaimed biographies of Oscar Wilde, Orson Welles and Charles Laughton; his autobiographical book “My Life in Pieces” won the
Sheridan Morley Award. His most recent book “Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World” was published last year. STEVEN CREE (Ian) Originally from Kilmarnock, Steven has performed in theaters the length and breadth of the UK. An early appearance in “Fierce: An Urban Myth” at the Tron Theatre earned significant critical praise, before roles in Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing” and Joe Penhall’s award-winning “Blue/Orange” confirmed his status as a theater talent to watch. Steven’s interest in musical theater was confirmed by starring roles in “Cabaret” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” He has also performed at the Hampstead Theatre for the RSC and most recently in “Macbeth” for the Manchester International Festival, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Steven can be seen in this year’s films 300: Rise of an Empire and Disney’s Maleficent. Other film credits include John Carter, Having You, The Awakening and Pixar’s Brave. On television, he made regular appearances in groundbreaking Scottish drama “Lip Service,” as well as guest roles in shows from “Misfits” to “Silent Witness.” Most recently, he featured as a returning soldier in ITV crime drama “Vera” and as ‘John Henderson’ in the second series of ITV’s “Shetland.” He will be returning in the second series of BBC1’s “Atlantis” later this year and will be appearing in upcoming BBC film “Marvellous” with Toby Jones. BILL PATERSON (Ned Gowan) Bill Paterson is a Scottish stage, film and television actor who has appeared in numerous films including The Killing Fields, Truly, Madly, Deeply and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. His television credits range from “Law and Order UK,” “Doctor Who,” and “Criminal Justice” to “Little Dorrit" and “The Singing Detective.” In theater, he has worked at the National, the Royal Court and the Almeida. “Tales from the Back Green,” his collection of autobiographical stories for radio, was published in 2008. Bill will be seen later this year in Hardy Pictures’s “37 Days,” which will air on BBC2. TIM MCINNERNY (Father Bain) Tim McInnerny is an English actor beloved for his many roles on film, TV and stage. His extensive TV credits include the much loved Blackadder series, “New Tricks,” “Spooks,” and “Strike Back” opposite Michelle Yeoh, “Castles In The Sky” with Eddie Izzard, and Marc Munden’s “Utopia.” His film credits include Notting Hill, 101 Dalmatians, Johnny English Reborn and Black Death. He will star in upcoming feature film Millennium’s Automata, opposite Antonio Banderas and the feature Spooks opposite Kit Harrington and Peter Firth.