‘Outlander’ Season Two Casting Update

**Do NOT read this post if you have not read Dragonfly in Amber and/or have no interest in season two character introductions.**

Sorry, still not Brianna or Roger. But it is Brianna’s great grandfather. Starz just announced via Facebook that Clive Russell will portray Jamie’s grandfather Lord Lovat, aka the “The Old Fox.”

Remember that time in The Wedding (episode seven) when Jamie tells Claire his family history? Jamie briefly mentions him there.


Described by Starz as Jamie’s “manipulative grandfather,” it will be fun to see which heated exchanges between our JAMMF and The Old Fox are selected for adaptation.

The plot thickens!

(Is it just me, or does he resemble Bryan Cranston?)

  • Lori

    This is such a great character from DIA, can’t wait to see him brought to life on screen. Kind of wondered if they were holding this role open for William Shatner. 🙂

  • distachio

    He looks perfect, and yes, he does look a bit like Bryan Cranston.

    This wasn’t officially announced yet, but we may also have our (adolescent) Lord John…the IMDb page of Oscar Kennedy (aged 16), lists him as having played “William Grey” in Outlander episode 2.9. In DIA, the young John identifies himself as William Grey (his middle name is John).