And you thought your relationship was tough? Claire and Jamie faced many issues in the epic romance, Outlander. We were overjoyed when we learned the beloved book would be coming to TV with Starz in 2014 and have been waiting for casting news. Well, wait no more. Jamie Fraser, everyone’s favorite ginger, has been cast and Scotsman Sam Heughan will take up the tartan. What does Outlander author Diana Gabaldon have to say?
Having seen Sam Heughan not just act, but be Jamie, I feel immensely grateful to the production team for their painstaking attention to the soul of the story and characters.
That’s a pretty rave review for the casting and we’re hoping the casting of Claire is just as much a success. We’ve fantasy cast the book in the past, but obviously didn't think Chris Hemsworth would take up the role like we hoped—Heughan is ginger and Scottish, and fits the part, at least outwardly. He has been seen in mostly smaller roles on British shows including River City, Island at War, and Misomer Murders, with a British Soap Award nomination for his role as Scott Nielson on BBC’s Doctors.
What do you think? Does he match what you imagined? Who would you like to see cast as his time-traveling true love Claire?