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So this is the actor cast as Jamie Fraser…..

OK, I can see that.
He’s 6’3 and he’s a Scot so there won’t be any rediculous Hollywood Americans trying to pass off a Scottish accent.
He’s going to have to grow his hair though and if they stay true to the books, he’ll need to colour it a little more red!
He needs to look something like this!!

Jamie Fraser

Yes, I am now well and truly intrigued and really looking forward to what will hopefully be an incredible TV series next year.

I am of course talking about ‘Outlander’
A series of 8 books, so far, by Diana Gabalden.

It starts off in Scotland just after the Second World War.
War time nurse, Claire Randall is on holiday with her husband who is researching his family history.
They were married just before the outbreak of war and are getting to know each other again.
However, Claire inadvertantly walks through a stone circle in the Highlands and straight into a violent skirmish taking place in 1743!
She has landed in Jacobite Scotland and the carnage of Culloden is looming.
Marooned amid the passion and violence, Claire is in terrible danger from Jacobites and Redcoats and from the shock of her own desire for a courageous renegade!
She ends up leading a double life with a husband in one century and a lover in another!

Great stuff!

So far I can only find the casting for Jamie Fraser, the courageous renegade.
There are also a lot of other characters that need to be cast and I only hope they stick with casting actual scots!
Americans can’t do Scottish accents to save their own lives.

I’m also really pleased they are actually filming in the highlands of Scotland.
There’s just nowhere in the world that could double for the Highlands.

They are already referring to it as ‘The Scottish Game of Thrones’
I’m just hoping it’s as lavish as the Tudors and as successful as Game of Thrones.
If they get it right it could go on for a few years!

I have just started reading the books again.
This time around I have four more to content with.
They are all as thick as the Oxford English dictionary and I am the worlds slowest reader!!
Might be quicker for me to wait for the series!

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