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While we don’t yet have a premiere date for the upcoming Starz series based on Diana Gabaldon‘s Outlander, we do have a fun featurette with star Sam Heughan teaching us the correct pronunciation of a key Gaelic word: “sassenach”, meaning – hey! – “outlander”. It carries the title “Lesson 1″ so here’s hoping for many more in our future.
We also have the latest production pictures for you to ogle and enjoy. Dig in:
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Once the primary cast was set, the next thing that fans of Outlander have been waiting for from production was a look at one of those castmembers in costume, on set. That wish has been granted today by Starz as they have released our first look at Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser:
Starz also recently announced another member of the cast has been secured:
We are pleased to announce that Laoghaire MacKenzie, the young 16 year old beauty who is attracted to Jamie Fraser, will be played by Nell Hudson. Appearing to be shy and harmless at first, we eventually see her vengeful side when Laoghaire sets off a course of action that has far reaching consequences.
And here are the first production pics:
Absolutely gorgeous. And here’s another reminder of the synopsis:
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If you know and love the Outlander books, you know how important and “interesting” Geillis Duncan is to the 18th-century portion of the time travelling fantasy. If you’re new, suffice to say she is a prominent character, and is thought to be a witch. You’ll see. Today Starz announced that the part has gone to Lotte Verbeek, and wow does she look Scottish, even though she’s from the Netherlands.
Before we get to the details, however, we need to show you this. Production began last week on the Outlander, and to mark the occasion Starz released this photo of Outlander executive producer Ronald D. Moore (Helix, Battlestar Galactica), along with the quote, “Day One and the battle is joined. We fight to do justice to the material and the fans. We’ll return with our targes or on them.”
Syfy clearly missed an opportunity by not having Mr. »
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The big casting news for Ronald D. Moore‘s Scottish time travel series Outlander has been coming monthly, and September is no exception. Sam Heughan as the primary male lead Jamie Fraser was announced in July, Tobias Menzies as Frank Randall/Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall was announced in August.
Starz has waited until September to announce the biggest casting news of all, for the female lead, and the main character of the show, accidental time traveler Claire Randall.
Here she is, Outlander mafia. Wow, does she ever look the part. The inclusion of plaid doesn’t hurt.
The Long Wait For Fans Is Over! Caitriona Balfe Cast As Claire Randall In Starz And Sony Pictures TV’S “Outlander” New Starz Original Series Based on Diana Gabaldon’s International Blockbuster Novels | From “Battlestar Galactica” Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
Beverly Hills, Calif., September 11, 2013 – Starz in association with Sony Pictures Television has »
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The Starz adaptation of the "Outlander" novels has found its Claire.
Irish actress Caitriona Balfe will play the part in the show, which comes from "Battlestar Galactica" executive producer Ron Moore and is based on Diana Gabaldon's novels. She joins a cast that includes Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish, Gary Lewis, Duncan Lacroix, Annette Badland and Stephen Walters.
"The casting of Claire Randall was a long and difficult one because the role is so crucial to the success of our show," Moore says. "'Outlander' is told from Claire's point of view and we experience the entire story through her eyes, so it was vital that we find exactly the right actor to play her. "Caitriona wasn't on anyone's radar, she wasn't on any list, but when we saw her audition tape, we immediately knew she was someone special. Then, after we had her read with Sam, »
The actor - who played Paddy Hodgkinson in the comedy - tweeted that the show had not been recommissioned for a second run.
Dear all,Great Night Out won't be returning to your screens. It has not recommission. Thank you all for watching. X#greatnightout
— lee boardman (@leeboardman) April 30, 2013
Great Night Out aired six episodes in January and February this year. It scored decent ratings throughout its run, averaging over 3 million viewers per episode on Friday nights.
Based in Stockport, the show followed four former school friends, played by Boardman, William Ash, Craig Parkinson and Stephen Walters. Ricky Tomlinson and Rebekah Staton were among the supporting cast.
Watch a teaser for Great Night Out's first episode below: »
13-year-old newcomer Bill Jones, a member of the Nottingham-based Television Workshop, stars as young Bert Middleton, whose long life is central to the anticipated on-going serial. Bert is growing up in extreme poverty on a family farm in Derbyshire. He is twelve years old at the start of the series, and his days are filled with school, his friends, working in the fields with his father and secret swimming lessons with his brother Joe, whom he adores. Young Bert, like his brother, falls in love with new arrival Martha Lane the moment she arrives in the village. He is very confused as he watches the »
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The SXSW Film Conference & Festival has just released a nearly complete lineup of its planned features for SXSW 2013, taking place March 8-16. The Festival will be kicking off with the world premiere of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and will feature other headliners Evil Dead, Spring Breakers, and Hawking.
The lineup announced today consists of 109 full-length features, including 68 films from first-time directors. There are 69 World Premieres, 14 North American Premieres, and 5 U.S. Premieres. These were selected from a record 2,096 submissions, including 1,482 from the U.S. and 614 international features. Submissions overall went up 7% to a total of 5,682. For the first time, Audience Awards will be selected in all categories.
"It's an incredible privilege to sift through so much exciting work, and every year brings new surprises. Though trends emerge after the fact, not consciously while we're programming, much of this year's program embraces love and the need/search/desire for connection," says »
8 items from 2013
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