Season 7 Casting News: Charles Vandervaart as William!

Charles Vandervaart as William

We have our adult William, the Ninth Earl of Ellesmere, at long last! STARZ announced today that Canadian actor Charles Vandervaart has been cast to play William Ransom, the bastard son of Jamie Fraser, as an adult.

Here is the official press release, along with a side-by-side comparison of Jamie and William.

Diana Gabaldon's reaction:

According to IMDB, Charles Vandervaart was born on September 9, 2000, so he's 21 years old. You can follow him on Twitter at @Charlesdv12 and on Instagram at @charles_vandervaart.

Welcome, Charles! I'm looking forward to seeing you in Season 7!


Jana said...

Charles Vandervaart looks to be perfectly cast as William. He does look a lot like Sam Heughan. I can't wait to see his onscreen performance.
Don't know why, but I am sitting here with a big silly grin on my face.
Roll on season seven.

Unknown said...

Charles has big shoes to fill, both by his descriptions in the books and being Sam's on screen son. I think he'll be great. He has a strong chin, penetrating eyes and Geneva's dark hair. As Jamie's son, he'll have a commanding athletic presence and being raised by Lord John, he'll have the British arrogance and wry sense of humor. I have seen some of the male models that resemble Sam but they need a good actor and the casting (except for Lizzie, who is too big for the role) has been spot on. It's going to be a wild ride!

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