Graham McTavish and Gary Lewis have joined the cast of Outlander as the brothers Dougal and Colum MacKenzie.
Graham McTavish will be playing Dougal MacKenzie. He was born in 1961 and is a Scotland native. He is 6′ 2″. His most prominent work right now is that he plays the dwarf Dwalin in The Hobbit trilogy. He is the tallest of the dwarves if that helps out when you go back and watch An Unexpected Journey. He also starred in 24, Prison Break, Rome (which Tobias Menzies was also in), Rambo, and Secretariat. He has also done a lot of voices for video games. You can visit his IMDB page to peruse all of his projects.
“Dougal MacKenzie is the War Chieftain of Clan MacKenzie. His older brother Colum is the ruling Laird but would be nothing without Dougal, his loyal right hand. Dougal is a skilled and experienced warrior. A strong leader, he commands respect in any setting and is feared by many. Unlike his brother, Dougal secretly supports the rebel cause against the British. ”
Gary Lewis will be playing Colum MacKenzie . Gary was born in 1958 and is also a Scotland native. He is 5′ 6″. His credits include Merlin, Billy Elliot (he played Billy’s dad), Gangs of New York, Eragon, and many others. You check out his IMDB page to see his other projects.
“Colum is Jamie’s maternal uncle. He is a man who reigns over a powerful clan, but must rely on Dougal to be the true muscle. Colum suffers from a condition now known as Toulouse-Lautrec Syndrome, a degenerative disease that renders his legs immobile at times, and fills his days with great physical pain. Colum, using wine to dull the pain, is able to rise to the occasion when needed, parading around at clan dinners and gatherings, solidifying his position as clan leader.”
There are no details on how Gary Lewis will portray Colum in relation to his physical appearance.
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