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Outlander Cast Have Historic Twitter Feud

Recently Sophie Skelton who plays Brianna Randall Fraser in the Starz hit show Outlander. Posted the following to her Instagram account and what happened afterwords with her co-star , Richard Rankin was nothing short of “historic”.

Rik Rankin who is cast as Roger Wakefield MacKenzie, Sophie’s soon to be on screen lover, replied with this tweet.

Sophie being the determined woman that she is set out to prove Rik wrong about his grammar when he used “a historian” rather than “an historian”.




Oops 😳

Ouch! 😖


I think Sophie is Bree because she’s not backing down no way no how.


Rik finally concedes like a good hubby should 😂

Now who’s dropping the mic


I’m not grammar queen so don’t judge me on this blog post  😂

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Outlander star Richard Rankin joins bikers in pink bras for charity ride

OUTLANDER star Richard Rankin joined more than 60 bikers in pink bras and feather boas to raise cash for breast cancer.

The Scots actor was part of a troupe of bikers who began a four day journey around the west coast for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Outlander star Richard Rankin gets ready to set off along with 60 bikers

Outlander star Richard Rankin gets ready to set off along with 60 bikers

Breast Way Round, which is celebrating its tenth year of riding,was set up in 2008 in memory of a female biker who sadly lost her life to cancer.

The group set off from Rugby Park football stadium in Kilmarnock earlier today with Oban, Aviemore, Glencoe and Loch Lomond in their sights.

Actor Richard Rankin, said: “It’s great to see people combining what they are passionate about with raising money for such an important cause.

“I hope more people take inspiration from this and join them to raise awareness of the support provided by Macmillan to those affected by cancer.”

Source: Outlander star Richard Rankin joins bikers in pink bras for charity ride

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‘Outlander’ Star Sam Heughan Says Season 3 Will Be ‘Quite An Adventure’

The Season 2 finale of Outlander proved an emotional affair, with Claire (Caitriona Balfe) leaving Jamie (Sam Heughan) to an uncertain fate right before the Battle of Culloden. Although Jamie expected to die at Culloden, Claire discovered that he may have survived the fight, setting up an exciting Season 3.

According to the International Business Times, Heughan discussed Jamie and Claire’s departure and promised that fans will discover what happened next season.

“As Jamie lets Claire go, he knows he’s going to die, but at least she is going to be safe, and his unborn child, who will be Bree,” Heughan told Variety. “We won’t actually see what happens to Jamie after she’s gone through the Stones until the next season.”

The finale introduced Claire’s daughter from the future, Brianna (Sophie Skelton), along with an older Roger Wakefield (Richard Rankin), both of whom will play bigger parts in Season 3.

Richard Rankin as Roger and Sophie Skelton as Brianna will make their debut in the Season 2 finale and be a major part of Season 3 of 'Outlander.' [Image via Starz]
Richard Rankin as Roger and Sophie Skelton as Brianna will make their debut in the Season 2 finale and be a major part of Season 3 of ‘Outlander.’ [Image via Starz]

While fans wait to learn about Jamie’s fate, Heughan admitted that life without Claire will be interesting. He also talked about how Jamie will be a lot older the next time he appears on the show.

“For me, that’s a really big question and something that will be really interesting to look at: who is Jamie without Claire, why is he still surviving or what has he got to live for when he’s lost the woman that he loves?” Heughan stated. “She will eventually return, but they’re both older, so who is the man he’s become age-wise, physically?”

The changing dynamics of Outlander is one thing Heughan looks forward to the most. In fact, Heughan promised that the coming season would be “quite an adventure.”

“I think that’s the joy of the show, it’s never the same thing, it’s constantly moving, so next season should be quite an adventure,” he told the outlet.

Speaking of getting older, Balfe told Yahoo TV that she did a lot of research before playing her character 20 years in the future. Along with reading ahead in the books, Balfe also watched actresses who aged gracefully in Hollywood.

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Jamie had to say good-bye to Claire in the Season 2 finale of ‘Outlander.’ [Image via Starz]

In the end, Claire wanted to portray Claire with the same amount of fierceness as before but with an added layer of maturity.

“Claire is a survivor, we know that about her – we know that she’s a fighter, but having lived in a marriage of convenience in many ways with Frank for 20 years, that has to have had an effect on her shine in a way, on her vitality,” Balfe explained.

It isn’t known how Heughan plans on portraying an older Jamie, though it will be interesting to see his character’s interactions with Claire when Outlander returns next year.

Meanwhile, Game N Guide is reporting that Outlander has already started filming for the new season.

These reports have not been confirmed, though executive producer Ronald D. Moore previously revealed that production will start sometime this summer or early fall. Given the large scope of the coming season, Moore and his team want to get an early jump on filming, which should translate to less time in between seasons.

Of course, the reports of production have also been plagued by rumors of Balfe’s departure from Outlander. Apparently, Balfe wants to focus on her film career and starring in movies like Money Monster instead of playing a television role.

So far, rumors of Balfe’s departure have not been substantiated, and fans can expect her full participation in the new season of Outlander.

The third season is based on Diana Gabaldon’s novel Voyager. An official release date has not been announced, though fans can expect Outlander to return in the early part of 2017.

Source: ‘Outlander’ Star Sam Heughan Says Season 3 Will Be ‘Quite An Adventure’

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Re-live today’s #AskRR with Outlander’s Rik Rankin

img_9637-1.jpegIf you missed today’s #AskRR (Rik Rankin) the newest cast member for season 2 of Outlander like we did because you had to be at the office well, you’re in luck. Outlandish Dram took time to find all the burning questions that Rik answered for the Outlander Fanmily.

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Hot List 2016: our arts picks including David Bowie and Outlander’s Richard Rankin


It has seen a global casting search spanning copious months and much feverish speculation.

Names in the frame have included Matthew Goode, aka dashing lawyer Finley Polmar in The Good Wife, as well as Game of Thrones stars Gethin Anthony and Richard Madden. On an almost daily basis the cry has gone up from the loyal Outlander fan base: who will play Roger Wakefield?

At last we have an answer with Glasgow-born actor Richard Rankin named last month to play the character who has a pivotal role in season two of the hit US television series based on the bestselling books of Diana Gabaldon.

Rankin, 32, who grew up in Rutherglen, has garnered an impressive body of work in recent years including starring opposite Bradley Cooper, Uma Thurman and Sienna Miller in John Wells’ Burnt.

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5 reasons to be excited for Outlander’s new Roger Wakefield

LIKE I am sure many of you, I have spent the better part of the last year watching the rise of Scottish actor and human unicorn Richard Rankin. Monday’s announcement by Starz that he has been cast in Season Two of Outlander as Roger Wakefield , foster son of the Reverend Wakefield, has not only propelled this actor into a spotlight that he is not likely to ever step out of again, but has also capped off a year of ever-expanding growth in his career that has longtime fans hand flailing like it’s a new energy source.

Personally, Roger Wakefield is the man of my dreams. I always loved Jamie for his love of Claire, but I loved Roger because to me, he is Claire in male form: thoughtful, emotional, sometimes silly and deeply, deeply rooted in those whom he loves. Roger grounds the new generations’ narrative in a way viewers have yet to experience, and I am SO excited for them to do so.

Despite being a regular on comedy improv show Burnistoun , Rankin first garnered my attention as dreamy surgeon Captain Thomas Gillian in the WWI drama The Crimson Field. Though the series was tragically canceled after its first season, it remains a lovely jewel box of his acting abilities. I very much recommend it. I immediately joined his fan group and began actively campaigning for him to get the part. In my mind there could be no better candidate for Roger Wakefield. I would say that I give him two thumbs up, but that is simply not enough thumbs. I would need to grow more thumbs.

Here are five reasons I think Rankin will be the perfect Roger Mac. Slight spoilers (nothing decisive, I swear) for the books.

1. Looks

In the books, Roger is green-eyed, for reasons I will not name. Because of the series casting differing slightly from what the book had outlined, Roger should really more resemble the adorable blue-eyed boy they used for the part in Season 1. His build, height and appearance should be a sufficient enough presence to share the screen with Outlander’s leading man, while still giving Jamie the impression of superior strength.Outlander has not always cast its actors to match the book descriptions exactly, but what it has done is match excellent actors almost eerily to the perfect parts. This will be no different, and time will prove it.


Find out 4 more reasons to  be excited for Outlander’s new Roger Wakefield at the source

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