Ian Watch is over!
Steven Cree joins the Outlander cast as Ian Murray, Jamie’s best friend and brother-in-law. Ian is married to Jamie’s sister, Jenny. When we meet them in the Outlander novel, Jenny and Ian are living at Lallybroch with their children. Ian also only has one leg.
Steven Cree has been in the TV series Lip Service, voiced a part in Brave, and has a role in the upcoming Maleficent. He has also done some theatre work. There is not much personal information on his IMDB page.
Here is the official bio provided by Starz:
“Originally from Glasgow, Steven has performed in theatres the length and breadth of the UK. An early appearance in “Fierce: An Urban Myth” at the Tron Theatre earned significant critical praise, before roles in Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing” and Joe Penhall’s award-winning “Blue/Orange” confirmed his status as a theatre talent to watch. In 2006, Steven starred as Cliff Bradshaw in “Cabaret,” directed by Rufus Norris, and a well-received recent turn in Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” confirmed an enduring interest in musical theatre. He has also performed at the Hampstead Theatre for the RSC and most recently in “Macbeth” for the Manchester International Festival, directed by Kenneth Branagh.
No stranger to battle scenes, Steven can be seen in this year’s films 300: Rise of an Empire, alongside Hans Matheson and Eva Green, and Maleficentwith Angelina Jolie. Other film credits include 4321, The Awakening and Pixar film Brave. On television, he made regular appearances in groundbreaking Scottish drama “Lip Service,” as well as guest roles in shows from “Misfits” to “Silent Witness.” Most recently, he featured as a returning soldier in ITV crime drama “Vera,” opposite Brenda Blethyn and as John Henderson in the second series of ITV’s “Shetland.” He will be returning to our screens later this year in the second series of BBC1’s “Atlantis.” Steven is represented by Tom Reed at Lou Coulson Associates.”
Below is his showreel:
Here is a video of him reading Scottish Fairy Tales Vol 1 on Youtube:
He also made #24 in 2012’s Most Eligible Bachelors in The Scotsman. Below is his excerpt from that:
“24. Steven Cree, 31, Kilmarnock
For a sporty lad from Kilmarnock, Steven Cree has one campy CV. After a stint on Cabaret in the West End he played Rider, lesbian legend DS Sam Murray’s sidekick in Lip Service. He has recently started recording audio books, in which he voices all the different characters. His career has taken him to London, LA, Sofia and all the glamorous places. Having voiced Young Mackintosh in Brave, Disney brought him back for Maleficent, due out in 2014.
If he’s in town, it’s a kickabout with James McAvoy and Martin Compston, and if Andy Murray’s playing tennis, Cree will cheer him on.
Dream date? Getting a second date is a dream for me. We’d go for a walk and dinner.
Turn-on? Smile, sense of humour, boobs.
Turn-off? Someone who is rude to waiters.
Greatest achievement? Supporting Kilmarnock.
Single and celebrating? Yes, I’ve been single for quite a while and I’m completely cool with that.”