IAN MURRAY, JOE ABERNATHY CAST

In a press release to say, Starz announced the casting of two of the largest roles left in Season 3, which follows the third book of the series, Voyager:

Joining Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) world in the 18th century, John Bell (“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”) will play the role of “Young Ian.” Joining Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) world set in Boston in the 20th Century, Wil Johnson (“Waking the Dead”) will play her friend and medical colleague, Joe Abernathy, in the hit series “Outlander.” The series is based on Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books and adapted by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”).
Young Ian Murray is a tall, gangly Scottish lad with a heart of gold, a stubborn streak and a penchant for getting into trouble. Bursting with charm, he’s more like his adventurous, fierce uncle Jamie Fraser than his farmer father Ian — but when we meet him, he is still a very gawky boy. However, he keeps trying to prove that he is a man and we will see him grow into quite a formidable one as the series evolves.
John Bell, 18, has been acting professionally since winning a small part in Doctor Who at age 10 by entering a competition on BBC’s Blue Peter. His career took off from there and he has been working in TV and film since that lucky start. He played Helius in “Wrath of the Titans” directed by Jonathan Liebesman and then went to New Zealand to play Bain in “The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug” and “The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies” both directed by Peter Jackson.
Bell’s TV career includes recurring roles in BBC Scotland’s “Life of Riley” and CBBC’s “Tracy Breaker Returns” as well as roles in “Midsomer Murders” and the TV mini-series “Hatfields & McCoys” for the History Channel.
Joe Abernathy is a fellow doctor-in-training whom Claire befriends in medical school. Intelligent, charismatic, with a wry and irreverent sense of humor, Joe is a loyal confidant with great affection for Claire. He puts on a good face, but he is all too aware of his place in the Civil Rights era. Joe and Claire both feel out of place in the mostly all-white, all-male medical field, which bonds them together in a life-long friendship.
Wil Johnson has a distinguished career in TV, film and theatre. His TV credits include recurring roles on key British dramas such as “Waterloo Road,” “Holby City,” “Cracker,” “Babyfather” and “Waking the Dead.” He will soon be seen in Kit Monkham’s feature film of Macbeth and was also in Noel Clarke’s Adulthood. His theatre career spans all genres, including taking on the iconic role of Othello at the Royal Lyceum Theatre’s production directed by Mark Thompson.

The third season of “Outlander” picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank. Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire’s heart… as well as new doubt. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery and adventure await them on the path to reunion. And the question remains: When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago?

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Episode 161: All hands on deck

In this episode, we continue our Voyager read-along with Chapter 6, “Being Now Justified by His Blood.”

Audio clips from the recording of Voyager are copyright and courtesy of Recorded Books, and performed by Davina Porter.

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Dallas Crane, Composer | Twitter | Website
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
“The Scorpion and the Frog” — Aesop’s Fables
The Moon Under Her Feet
by Clysta Kinstler (affiliate link)

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‘The Making of “Outlander”‘

Another way to while away our collective Droughtlander was announced today in a press release from Penguin Random House:

We are dropping in THE MAKING OF OUTLANDER (A Delacorte Hardcover/On Sale 10/18/2016) to our fall line-up! Get an exclusive look behind the scenes of the first two seasons of Outlander in this official, fully illustrated companion to the hit Starz television series based on the bestselling novels by Diana Gabaldon. The perfect gift for any Outlander lover…


Keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming feature of this Sony/Random House title!

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Episode 160: Coming out of the closet

In this episode, we continue our Voyager read-along with Chapter 5, “To Us a Child is Given.”

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All images from Scot Con are copyright Stephenie McGucken

Àdhamh Ó Broin

Àdhamh Ó Broin

Grant O'Rourke, Steven Cree

Grant O’Rourke, Steven Cree

Graham McTavish

Graham McTavish

Steven Cree

Steven Cree

Clive Russell

Clive Russell

 

Graham McTavish

Graham McTavish

Grant O'Rourke

Grant O’Rourke

Steven Cree

Steven Cree

 

 

 

Links mentioned in the show
Stephenie McGucken
ISAIAH 9:5-6 – IS IT MESSIANIC OR HISTORICAL?
One for Sorrow (nursery rhyme) — Wikipedia
epergne — www.Merriam-Webster.com

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Episode 159: Jamie’s monthly

In this episode, we continue our Voyager read-along with Chapter 4, “The Dunbonnet.”

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Stephenie McGucken
“8 Books With Insanely Hot Sex Scenes That Are Better Than Porn”
Mackerel sky — Wikipedia
TheWildernessHunter.net
Cernunnos — Wikipedia
“Mesolithic Shamanism?”

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