Starz’s hit time-travel saga Outlander has cast two more key roles for Season 3. César Domboy (The Walk) will play an older version of Fergus, the beloved French pickpocket who Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) took under their wing in Season 2. British actress Lauren Lyle also joins the cast, playing one of Laoghaire’s (Nell Hudson) young daughters, Marsali.
Born into a brothel, Fergus has grown up into a charming, devilishly handsome man with a strong sense of loyalty and decorum, despite his unconventional upbringing. He is the ultimate romantic, wearing his heart on his sleeve and falling in and out of love easily. However, Fergus’ devotion to Jamie never has wavered, making the Frenchman an integral part of the Fraser clan. Still, his debonair demeanor masks a longing for a lasting love and a permanent sense of belonging.
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Marsali is the 18-year-old high-spirited daughter of Laoghaire. Blond and lovely, like her mother, she first was introduced in Season 1, when her youthful crush on Jamie Fraser was halted by his marriage to Claire, but Marsali has a rebellious and romantic mind of her own. She knows what she wants and she goes after it – reputation and propriety be damned.
From developer/executive producer Ronald D. Moore and Sony Pictures TV, Season 3 will be based on the third of the eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, entitled Voyager. The third season picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank. Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire.
French actor Domboy recently played Jean Dujardin’s son in Laurent Tirard’s Un Homme a la Hauteur. His English-language roles include Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk and a role in Season 2 of The Borgias. He next will appear in Christian Duguay’s Un Sac de Billes.
Lyle played Diane in Evan Placey’s Consensual at the Ambassadors Theatre and has appeared on TV in Holby City and Radges. She next will appear in Jimmy McGovern’s Broken for BBC One.
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