Monday, October 14, 2013

OUTLANDER Casting: Geillis and Rev. Wakefield!



More casting announcements today for the OUTLANDER TV series:

1) Dutch-born actress Lotte Verbeek will be playing Geillis Duncan!  (The official press release is here.)

I don't know anything about her, except that she had a recurring role on Showtime's series THE BORGIAS, as Guilia Farnese.  Just based on her photos on IMDB, though (including the one above), I think she looks just right!  The casting people continue to do a wonderful job.

 

2) Also, according to @Outlander_STARZ on Twitter, the role of the Rev. Reginald Wakefield (Frank Randall's friend and Roger's adoptive father) will be played by veteran British character actor James Fleet.  I don't know much about him, but his IMDB profile says he was raised in Scotland.

You can follow Lotte Verbeek on Twitter at @lotteverbeek1, and James Fleet on Twitter at @James_Fleet.

Very exciting to see the full cast starting to come together!  Welcome, Lotte and James!

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2 comments:

Constance Person said...

James Fleet was in 4 Weddings & A Funderal, I recognized him!

Tricia said...

I see Constance has already said that James was in FWAAF, so I'll just add that he was also in The Vicar of Dibley, although that series may not have made it over the Atlantic!