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  • Today's News: Our Take - Exclusive: Doctor Who and Layer Cake Vets Join Ron Moore's Outlander

  • Ron Moore's new Starz series Outlander is filling out its cast.
    Layer Cake actor Stephen Walters and Doctor Who alum Annette Badland have landed recurring guest roles on the series, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
    Based on the book series from Diana Gabaldon, ...
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  • Ron Moore's new Starz series Outlander is filling out its cast.
    Layer Cake actor Stephen Walters and Doctor Who alum Annette Badland have landed recurring guest roles on the series, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
    Based on the book series from Diana Gabaldon, Outlander follows Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743 and forced to marry Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a young Scottish warrior.
    Game of Thrones' Tobias Menzies joins Ron Moore's Outlander
    Walters will play Angus Mhor, whose role in the books was much smaller, but will be expanded for the series. Another member of Clan Mackenzie, Angus is a hard drinker who's always looking for a fight. Angus hates the Brits, so as far as he's concerned, Claire can go back to where she came from - dead or alive. Rarely seen without a bottle in his hand, Angus is nonetheless an extremely skilled fighter, and a loyal clansman, making him an asset to both Colum and Dougal.
    Meanwhile, Badland will play Mrs. Fitzgibbons, a quick-witted woman who is the glue that holds Castle Leoch together. Not one to hold her tongue, Mrs. Fitzgibbons' work is never done.
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    The pair join Heughan and the recently cast Tobias Menzies. The Games of Thrones alum will play the roles of both Frank Randall, Claire's 20th century husband, and Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall, Frank's dark and violent ancestor. The highly anticipated casting of Claire Randall has yet to be announced.
    Battlestar Galactica's Moore will write and executive-produce Outlander with Jim Kohlberg. The 16-episode series, which will begin filming in Scotland this fall, is slated to premiere in 2014. Who do you think should play Claire?
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