Tuesday, February 23, 2016

'Outlander' Season 2: First Look at 5 New Character Portraits (and a few old ones!)

By: Carrie Bell, YahooTV.com

We momentarily interrupt your repeat viewing of Sam Heughan-sans-clothes GIFs with some good news: With only 45 days left until the Frasers take on France and trade plaid for powdered wigs on the Season 2 premiere of Outlander, Yahoo TV has five exclusive never-seen-before portraits of some important Parisian players to share.

Take a first look at some of the City of Lights residents (and the actors who portray them in their finest French Court-ready costumes) who will play important parts in Claire and Jamie’s attempt to change the past in order to save the future by infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion.

Rosie Day as Mary Hawkins

Claire also meets Mary Hawkins (Rosie Day, The Seasoning House) in de Rohan’s salon. She is a sweet, young Englishwoman with a slight stutter who, as the daughter of a baronet and the niece of another important merchant, has been sent to live in France and who has been promised to a very old French nobleman in a power play by her elders. (Credit: Jason Bell/Starz)

Andrew Gower as Prince Charles Stuart

Our heroes will spend plenty of time rubbing elbows with royals. Prince Charles Stuart is played by Brit Andrew Gower (A.D. The Bible Continues, Being Human). Stuart, the exiled Catholic royal dynasty heir and leader of the Jacobites, keeps busy with drink, dames and devising plans to retake his throne no matter what the cost. (Credit: Jason Bell/Starz)

Stanley Weber as Le Comte St. Germain

Claire’s medical knowledge and tendency to meddle gets her started off on the wrong foot with another Court member, wine merchant Le Comte St. Germain (Stanley Weber), who is also based on a real person. Shortly after landing in France, Claire costs him an entire shipload of goods when she very vocally diagnoses several crew members with small pox and she may very well have made an enemy for life. (Credit: Jason Bell/Starz)

Claire Sermonne as Louise de Rohan

Claire becomes besties with Louise de Rohan (Claire Sermonne) despite the fact that de Rohan comes from a world of privilege. She is an animated and frivolous member of the French Court who historically had an affair with Stuart and in the novel has a pet monkey who dislikes her Bonnie prince beau.  (Credit: Jason Bell/Starz)

Lionel Lingelser as Louis XV

Louis XV (Lionel Lingelser), the King of France, also has an insatiable thirst for power, politics, and ladies. He is used to getting everything he desires and easily grows bored of people and things he no longer sees use in. (Credit: Jason Bell/Starz)

Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser

Arriving in France with a mission to infiltrate the Jacobite movement, Claire is determined to alter the course of history, save the highlander people, and secure a future for the child she carries.

Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser

Haunted by a violent past and outlawed in his native Scotland, Jamie Fraser establishes a new life in France with a mission: to stop Prince Charles and the Jacobite Uprising.

Tobias Menzies as Frank Randall

Claire's husband in the 20th Century. An intellectual and academic, Frank is also a loyal husband (blog editor's snarky note: Hardly!) who is willing to stretch the realm of scientific possibilities in order to find his missing wife.

Duncan Lacroix as Murtagh

The gruff but ever-loyal highlander travels with Jamie and Claire to France. Charged by a promise to Jamie's mother, he offers protection and kinship to the couple in trying times

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