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August 29 2016 @ 10:36 am
Lord John Grey has been cast!  
It is official. Lord John Grey has been cast for Season Three. Australian actor David Berry will take over the role of Grey.

Lord John Grey is described, "He's stedfast 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.”

Berry is best known for playing James Bligh in the Australian TV show A Place to Call Home. He is also and singer and tours with the act Scream and Shout.

You can read more about him at IMDB.

Possible Spoilers
[Spoiler (click to open)]
Grey, is a British soldier turned Ardsmuir Prison governor who strikes up a dubious friendship with the incarcerated Jamie Fraser.



 
 
 
siobhan63siobhan63 on August 29th, 2016 06:14 pm (UTC)
I know most fans have been waiting for this casting announcement, but honestly, I'm more interested in who they're going to cast to play Mr. Willoughby. That character always made me rather uncomfortable in the book, because he came across as such a stereotype. I'd be OK with totally leaving him out of the TV series -- except for one thing -- how else will Claire learn about acupuncture?
Eumel: alcoholic solutioneumelkeks on August 29th, 2016 06:18 pm (UTC)
They're writing Mr Willoughby into the script? Oh dear, so many racist pitfalls!
siobhan63siobhan63 on August 29th, 2016 06:40 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't know if they are. He is sort of a major character, and the whole acupuncture treatment for seasickness is a key thing, so they have to do something.
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Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Jamie protection of my bodysireesanwar on August 29th, 2016 07:23 pm (UTC)
I just hope they don't do it so extreme as in the book. I think Willoughby could be a great character. I also think it would be great if we saw Jamie trying to be counter to all the hatred Willoughby would encounter.

And I am hoping we see Claire really respect him because of his knowledge.

The thing is in the book he's a drunk so he's even more extreme. I think we can leave some of it out.
Eumel: fabulouseumelkeks on August 29th, 2016 06:15 pm (UTC)
I have never consciously seen him in anything but he looks aristocratic and boyishly handsome enough! Bit tall maybe? But then, so is the rest of the cast. It is certainly a great opportunity for him!
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Clairesireesanwar on August 29th, 2016 07:28 pm (UTC)
It really is an awesome opportunity. I wonder if they'll make him more fair. John is more blonde right? I can see it. I'm more interested to see how Sam and David act together. That will be the best part.

I hope this starts a stream of other characters being cast because there are so many...

Fergus
Mr. Willoughby
Young Ian
Duncan Innes
Marsali
Joan
Young Willie

Probably more I can't think of.
siobhan63siobhan63 on August 29th, 2016 07:59 pm (UTC)
Geneva!

(Although I did read one bitchy comment on Twitter that "Sam's latest squeeze" had been cast in that role but I am not one to give that much credence.)

Edited at 2016-08-29 08:05 pm (UTC)
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wings128: Outlander!s2wings128 on August 29th, 2016 10:36 pm (UTC)
WHOOP! WHOOP! It's not Charlie Hunnam! \o/
I watched and loved A Place To Call Home
Jill aka Josireesanwar on September 2nd, 2016 05:28 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see what David looks like after he's gone through hair and make up.
siphraniax3: pic#121944670siphraniax3 on August 30th, 2016 03:39 am (UTC)
He doesn't look at all as described and not as I pictured. He's very clearly described in the books as being pretty short, delicate and with long blond hair. However, this guy is so good looking I'm not going to complain much. I hope they color his hair properly, though.
siobhan63siobhan63 on August 30th, 2016 11:00 am (UTC)
People really need to be less fixated on the book descriptions. The amount of abuse being heaped on Sophie Skelton because she's not tall enough, has the wrong eye-colour, etc., sickens me and makes me sad for just about every other actor who gets cast going forward, especially the poor sod who's going to have to play William if they get to a season 7-8. Trying to find a clone of Sam Heughan is going to be impossible. What matters the most is that they embody the essence of the character. I don't really give a toss about eye colour or height as long as they become that character, and so far, everyone cast has been great.
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Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Murtagh Common Sensesireesanwar on September 2nd, 2016 05:32 pm (UTC)
I hear you. I do wonder what he'll look like once he's gone through hair and make up. I too hope they do a great job coloring his hair. It could be bad otherwise. I've been listening to book 8 and how Claire describes John as attractive... David has that at least. LOL

He isn't as short maybe but he is shorter than Sam so I'm okay with that. I think David could do really well.

So many of the actors don't look exactly like the book characters but I still love them.

I still have a different Jamie in my head but Sam is also Jamie to me.

Thanks for posting.
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Kaylee Winchesterroguem on September 3rd, 2016 11:11 am (UTC)
I think he looks right for the part. I never cared that much for the character, but I was still rather curious about the casting.
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Some Like It Scotsireesanwar on September 15th, 2016 09:52 pm (UTC)
I'm not a huge Lord John fan. In fact, in the beginning I didn't like him but have liked him more as the Outlander books have gone on. I'm listening to WHOB and I'm like John and Hal in the story.
Kaylee Winchesterroguem on October 11th, 2016 11:57 am (UTC)
I've gone from not liking him to being luke warm. He'll never be one of my faves.