Behind the Scenes Photos of ‘Outlander’ and Who Is Willy?

Let’s get this fantastic behind the scenes photo of Tobias Menzies as Black Jack Randall out of the way first.  Looking good, Tobias! (Via Outlander Starz on Instagram)

Secondly, here is another great photo of the cast celebrating the premiere date on Starz (via Outlander Starz on Twitter)  In the photo is Grant O’Rourke (Rupert), Sam Heughan (Jamie), Graham McTavish (Dougal), Duncan Lacroix (Murtagh), and some guy in the back that I have never seen before.  Diana’s Facebook Page identifies him as ‘Willy.’  I would love to present a clear and concise answer to who this person is (since this is a news website), but I haven’t a clue.  There are two Williams, Willies, or Willys in the books, and I don’t think either are this person because chronologically they don’t fit.  Feel free to enlighten us on the subject in the comments.  I had a lovely discussion with Ginger from Outlander Podcast on the same subject and we got nowhere.  Also, it would be great to know who the actor is.

Again, August 9, 2014!  Woohoo!

Cast BTS Premiere Date


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Also, Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe shared a photo and a video respectively of their muddy walk on location yesterday.  You can glimpse a little of Caitriona’s costume in the video.

  • David R

    I dinna know who “Willy” is either, but I’m certain that he’s one of HUNDREDS of minor characters.

    What I AM curious about is who is “Brigadier General Lord Oliver Thomas” and why does the IMDb entry for Outlander (which is GENERALLY kept updated by Starz) currently show him as being in MORE episodes than Claire or Jamie??

    “Brigadier General” is a pre-1920s rank in the Royal Army (since 1922 we just say “Brigadier”) so I’m guessing that he’s someone that interacts w/”Jack Randall” (other then Sandringham). The only problem w/this theory is that there would be a slew of Majors and Colonels intervening between a Captain of Dragoons and a Brigadier (who also happens to be a Noble).

    Any thoughts?? 😛

  • Margie Day

    Possible Spoiler alert for future books LOL……………………………………………………………………………………………..
    Willie Coulter is the word I heard…He helps get Jamie from Wentwoth, helps Rupert in getting info from guards at an inn. He is in the next book as well. Sees Rupert die in the little church and also sees Jamie kill Dougal.

  • Daisy Catt

    In chapter 4 in Outlander when Jamie and Claire first arrive at Castle Leoch, Mrs Fitz comes out to meet them and she greets one of the men with them with the words “Willy my dear, how good to see ye”. I think that Willy might be this Willy – one of Dougal’s men.

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