Oh, and we can’t forget to acknowledge Ned Gowan, played by Bill Paterson. What a superb job he did, especially in Outlander’s episode,The Devil’s Mark! Ned is a lawyer from Edinburgh who acts as a legal advisor to Clan MacKenzie and collects the MacKenzie’s rent from the villiagers – keeps up with the records and receipts. He is the only person Dougal trusts with the money. … Continue reading Ned Gowan
IN CHILDHOOD days of yore, long summer holidays were brightened by the arrival of bumper editions of The Dandy and The Beano. Eager eyes devoured extra helpings of Desperate Dan, Dennis The Menace, cartoons, capers, colouring-in pages and competitions. The Outlandish Companion is a much more lavish, sophisticated cornucopia (and priced accordingly) but it isn’t too much of a stretch to suggest that it might … Continue reading Diana Gabaldon’s The Outlandish Companion is a Weighty Tome!
If you’ve been waiting patiently for Volume 2 of the first season of Starz’s Outlander, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set the release date for September 29, 2015. The Blu-ray release will come in two versions: a standard Blu-ray edition and Limited Collector’s Blu-ray Edition. Read more >> Continue reading Outlander: Season 1 Volume 2 (Episodes 9-16) Blu-ray Release Date Revealed!
Let us not forget the part Geillis Duncan played in Outlander. She is the wife of the procurator fiscal, Arthur Duncan, and lives in Cranesmuir, a village near Castle Leoch. She befriends Claire and shares her passion for herbs. She is charming, beguiling, and mysterious. She is willing to do whatever it takes to further the Jacobite cause. She also has this wicked giggle that leads … Continue reading Geillis Duncan
Meet the royal who could either help — or hurt — Jamie and Claire in the new season of Outlander. French actor Lionel Lingelser has been cast as King Louis XV in the Starz drama that’ll return for a second round of episodes in 2016, EW has exclusively learned. As the King of France, Louis XV has a taste for the ladies and is used to … Continue reading Outlander casts King Louis XV for Season 2!
Terry Dresbach wrote an excellent post on the kilt and its history; it is worth a read! There was a fascinating discussion today on Twitter. (Yes one can have fascinating discussions on Twitter) It was about the wearing of the kilt, by Jamie, in Season Two. When would he wear it, in France, and why? What did the kilt mean in terms of story?? So, … Continue reading Consider The Kilt!
We absolutely love this latest video created by E. Jamie. The song and clips are so perfect for our beloved Dougal! Continue reading Outlander: Womanizer (Dougal Mackenzie)
Which Highlander Would You Fall For? Yep, same result! RESULTS JAMIE FRASER It’s fair to say you hit the romantic jackpot with this one. Jamie Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser is your ideal man. But to be fair, he’s everyone’s ideal man – stunningly handsome, charming to a fault, and always ready to come to your rescue. Yes, he took a while to lose his virginity; … Continue reading Which Highlander Would You Fall For?
All together now: finally! In all the craziness that comes with Emmy nominations, one major surprise came out of the announcement this morning that has us feeling all kinds of relieved…and totally proud. Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson, both nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress In a Drama Series for How To Get Away With Murder and Empire, respectively, have officially made history. How? This … Continue reading Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis Just Made Emmy History and It’s. About. Time.
Theodore Bikel, a prolific performer and political activist who created the role of Captain Georg Von Trapp in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music and defined the role of Tevye the Milkman during more than 2,200 performances of Fiddler on the Roof, has died. He was 91. Read more >> Continue reading Theodore Bikel, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Star, Dies at 91