We knew that “Outlander” was going to be casting the adult Lord John Grey at some point in the near future, and we’re glad that series has went ahead and got the casting out of the way rather than making us wait a rather long time as they did with Roger and Bree.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Australian actor David Berry has been cast in this pivotal role, a man who eventually goes on to have some of his own adventures in the Diana Gabaldon book universe. Here’s how Starz describes their version of the role:
“He’s a steadfast and honorable British subject, torn between a finely-honed sense of familial duty and a strong moral compass of right and wrong. He is boyishly handsome with an upper class rearing — the consummate gentleman. However, a scandal from his past has relegated Lord John to an undesirable position as governor of a desolate prison in Northern Scotland.”
We cannot speak much to Berry’s abilities as an actor, given that we have not seen much of his prior work on Australian television. Yet, we appreciate the show continuing to cast relative newcomers to key parts given that they’ve obviously tested these roles extensively to figure out what works, and they can grow into the parts rather than stick out like a sore thumb with the cast. We were familiar with Richard Rankin on a certain level last year before he was cast as Roger, but prior to her casting we had not seen much of Sophie Skelton’s past work. Both were wonderful through what we saw of their characters at the end of last season.
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