Allan Scott-Douglas as a possible Jamie?
This is a really interesting development. For years Diana insisted she had no interest in movie-casting, that she'd never seen any actor who was capable of pulling off the role of Jamie. Now, ever since she met Allan Scott-Douglas on a recent trip to Scotland, she seems very much impressed with him. To the point that she has started showing his picture (in kilt, below) at her public appearances, to gauge the fans' reaction.
What do you think? He's 6'4" (I think, or close to it anyway), Scottish, with red hair (I do wish he'd grow it out some so we could see it as Jamie would wear it <g>), an impressive singing voice (well, OK, yes, Jamie can't sing, in the books, so this is not a qualification for the movie), and he can convey an amazing range of emotion, judging from the songs on the CD.
So....could he be a possible Jamie? Or is Diana Gabaldon just encouraging him because he reminds her of her son? Allan Scott-Douglas is 27, which I think is close to Diana's son Sam's age. Diana likes this young man a great deal, judging from her interactions with him on Twitter. (She's Writer_DG, and he's Actor_Allan, if you want to follow them to see what I mean.)
I don't normally participate in the endless movie-casting debate, but I'm curious to know what the rest of you think about this. All opinions (pro or con) welcome!
It would be particularly interesting to hear from those of you who were at the performance in Aberdeen at the end of July, and got to see him in person. (Shona? Anybody else?)