Your Picks for Cast This: Roger MacKenzie

***If you have not read Dragonfly in Amber (Book 2) and do not want to be spoiled, do not read this post.  You have been warned.***

All I can say is “Wow!”  A lot of fans participated in our Cast This: Roger MacKenzie.  It was nice to see a wide variety.  The popular choices have changed since a few years ago.  One of the popular actors did not even come close to entering the top three in terms of votes.

Please keep in mind that this is fan casting and has no bearing on who will book the coveted role of Roger Mac.

Here are your top three picks:

Your top choice is Richard Rankin.  He is 31 years old (about to turn 32) and he is six feet tall. He is Scottish.  His real name is Richard Harris, but took a stage name to avoid confusion with that other actor.  He has blue eyes and is a tenor.  He has appeared in the TV series The Crimson Field and Burnistown.

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Your second choice for Roger is Henry Cavill.  Henry has been a name associated with Roger MacKenzie for years now.  He is 32, 6’1″, and his eyes are blue.  He was born in Jersey on the Channel Islands (part of the U.K.).  He appeared in the TV series The Tudors and in the films Man of Steel, Tristan + Isolde, and Immortals. He is a long shot for committing to Outlander due to his role as Clark Kent is keeping him busy.

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Your third choice is James Robinson.  He is 31 and is Scottish.  He is 6’1″, his eyes are blue, and he is a tenor.  James is probably most known for his role as a small child in Braveheart.  He played young William Wallace.  He played in the TV series Doctors like Sam Heughan.  He has also had roles in films, but not well known ones.

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The only other actor that came close to entering the top three is Ryan Eggold.

Thank you for participating in Cast This: Roger MacKenzie.  We will post another Cast This soon.

Sources: IMDb

  • Cara

    Love your “cast this” posts! All great fan choices for Roger.

    • alphadawg7

      Thanks, Cara!

  • Lone Star

    Definitely don’t think it will be Henry Cavill – I think he’s too well known. (And can he even sing? Doesn’t say so.) I hope for Richard Rankin, but I’m sure whoever they select will be wonderful, based on the track record so far!

  • Karen Turley

    I’m still hoping for Kevin J Ryan. He’s too short in real life, but they have ways of coping with that in the movies. 🙂

  • Gail

    Can any of them sing and play the appropriate instruments!!!!

  • sgb1

    Keep looking!

  • Rebecca Anderson

    Not anyone well known! They did it perfectly with Sam and Cait- well seasoned but not exposed yet. We will be just as emotionally invested in Roger and Bree as with Jamie and Claire so don’t need to think of other performances, characters. Blank slate. If I’d seen this would have suggested Kevin Ryan, an Irish actor in Copper, or that look. BUT he is only 5’10” and may be more known than I think and I’ve only seen stills because I waited thru an episode and gave up- some casting agent I am (NOT). I think he has green eyes.

  • Anne

    I like James Robinson…he has a very soulful look about him…like Roger does……Poetic.

  • they are all gorgeous looking guys, but it doesn’t have to be a Scott to play the part, plenty of kiwi actors could do it 🙂

  • Kathy

    Definitely, Ryan Eggold!!! NOT James Patterson; I look at him and see the young William Wallace from Braveheart.

  • JellyBelly

    James Robinson as Roger is absolutely spot on for me, along with Deborah Ann Woll as Brianna, dream casting. And does it really say up there that James Robinson is a tenor??? he can sing??? get him cast PLEASE!!!

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