Another “Game of Thrones” actor has joined the highly-anticipated TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” novel series at Starz, the netword announced on Tuesday (Sept. 10).
After adding Tobias Menzies — who starred as Edmure Tully in the HBO fantasy series — “Outlander” has just cast Duncan Lacroix — who played a Karstark soldier in Season 2 of “Game of Thrones” — as Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser, a dark and mysterious role.
The “Outlander” series follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan), a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Murtagh is Jamie’s godfather, a taciturn man who is very loyal to Jamie. He is described as mysterious and dark, like a vulture lurking in the background. Murtagh doesn’t say a lot, but he doesn’t have to; his reputation, and if need be, his fists, do the talking. At first skeptical of Claire, like his fellow clansmen, Murtagh eventually warms to her — whatever is best for Jamie.
Lacroix joins the already cast Graham McTavish (“24,” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”) and Gary Lewis (“Billy Elliot,” “Gangs of New York”) who will take on the roles of Dougal and Colum MacKenzie, respectively.
“Outlander,” which is set to premiere on Starz in 2014, will begin filming in Scotland this fall.