Tuesday, December 10, 2013

OUTLANDER Casting: Simon Callow as the Duke of Sandringham



More casting news: Simon Callow will play the Duke of Sandringham!

Here's the official press release.  Callow is best known for his roles in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Amadeus".  He received the UK Theatre Award in October 2013 for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre.
"He seems a nice chap,” Jamie remarked. As the going became rougher, he had dismounted and walked alongside, which made conversation easier.

“I thought so too,” I answered. “But--”

“Oh, aye, ye canna put too much faith in what a man seems these days,” he agreed. "Still, we got on, he and I. We’d sit together and talk of an evening, round the fire in the hunting lodge. He’s a good bit brighter than he seems, for the one thing; he knows how that voice makes him seem, and I think he uses it to make himself look a bit of a fool, while all the time the mind is there, workin’ behind his eyes.”

“Mmm. That’s what I’m afraid of."

(From OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 26, "The Laird's Return". Copyright© 1991 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
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1 comment:

Tricia said...

Oh, that is perfect casting! And I hope it will help to persuade a British TV station to buy the series so we can see it.