20 Photos That Show What the Cast of Outlander Looks Like in Real Life

Underneath those corsets and wigs, they're...still gorgeous.

20 Photos That Show What the Cast of Outlander Looks Like in Real Life
20 Photos That Show What the Cast of Outlander Looks Like in Real Life

Season 5 of Starz’s Outlander premieres on February 16, 2020, and for 5 years the drama has introduced dozens of Diana Gabaldon’s book characters to life on the small screen—with a huge help from the Show’s costume, hair, and make-up departments. Shifting between the 1940s, the 1960s, and the 1700s, the series is a showcase for each the actors and the stunning, era-perfect clothes they put on. It is sufficient to make you overlook that Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe and the remainder of the solid are modern-day of us who do not stroll round dressed like that all the time. Take a look at what the Outlander solid really Looks like off set.

Tim Downie (Governor Tryon)

Tim Downie
Tim Downie

Downie plays North Carolina Governor William Tryon, a real-life historical figure. Though Tryon and his political machinations are a thorn in Jamie’s side, the English actor who plays him seems to get along great with his cast mates offscreen. He even FaceTimed David Berry on his birthday!

Cesar Domboy (Fergus Fraser)

Cesar Domboy
Cesar Domboy

The French actor has a pretty entertaining Instagram, which features the occasional behind-the-scenes set photo.

Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser)

Sam Heughan
Sam Heughan

If you’ve rewatched Outlander on Netflix already in anticipation of season five, check out the Scottish actor (and his real hair!) in the hilarious 2018 action-comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me and March 2020’s Bloodshot.

Caitlin O’Ryan (Lizzie)

Caitlin O'Ryan
Caitlin O’Ryan

O’Ryan plays Lizzie, the young woman Bree agrees to travel with when she first arrives in 18th-century Scotland. How cute is this behind-the-scenes photo of O’Ryan and Duncan Lacroix?

Caitriona Balfe (Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser)

Caitriona Balfe
Caitriona Balfe

Balfe, who recently starred in the Oscar-nominated Ford v Ferrari, may nail her proper British accent as Claire. But the Golden Globe nominee is Irish in real life—and has incredible style, by the way.

Lauren Lyle (Marsali Fraser)

Lauren Lyle
Lauren Lyle

Lyle plays Marsali, Laoghaire’s daughter—and Jamie’s former stepdaughter—who marries his adoptive son, Fergus. In 2018, she appeared in the film Tell It to the Bees starring Anna Paquin (coincidentally, the upcoming ninth Outlander book is titled Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone).

Kyle Rees (John Quincy Myers)

Kyle Rees
Kyle Rees

Welsh actor Kyle Rees plays John Quincy Myers, a North Carolina mountain man who befriends Young Ian, Jamie, and Claire when they settle at Fraser’s Ridge.

Colin McFarlane (Ulysses)

Colin McFarlane
Colin McFarlane

Another new season four addition to the show, the British actor has an extensive voice-acting career and has appeared in not one but two Batman movies, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall Fraser)

Sophie Skelton
Sophie Skelton

The British actress plays American-born Bree, who traveled back in time to be with her parents.

John Bell (Young Ian Murray)

John Bell
John Bell

Like his character Young Ian, John is Scottish and loves dogs very much.

Richard Rankin (Roger MacKenzie)

Richard Rankin
Richard Rankin

When Richard—or Rik for short—is not acting, he takes beautiful photographs.

Natalie Simpson (Phaedre)

Natalie Simpson
Natalie Simpson

Simpson plays Phaedre, a woman living as a slave on Jocasta’s plantation. The Nigerian actress is a Royal Shakespeare Company alum with an award-winning theater background.

Duncan Lacroix (Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser)

Duncan Lacroix
Duncan Lacroix

The majestically-bearded Englishman plays the gruff yet lovable Murtagh, and has come a long way from his days of playing “Karstark Soldier #2” on Game of Thrones.

Tobias Menzies (Frank Randall / Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall)

Tobias Menzies
Tobias Menzies

Before he played Prince Philip on season 3 of The Crown, Tobias Menzies played dual roles on Outlander: Frank, Claire’s history professor first husband, and Black Jack Randall, a villainous 18th-century British soldier with a Jamie Fraser obsession.

Lotte Verbeek (Geillis Duncan / Gillian Edgars)

Lotte Verbeek
Lotte Verbeek

Since her days of playing the most intense activist who ever lived (in two different centuries, no less), the Dutch former dancer has appeared on the TV shows The Blacklist and Counterpart.

David Berry (Lord John Grey)

David Berry
David Berry

What does David Berry have in common with Chris Hemsworth, Heath Ledger, and Naomi Watts? Two things, technically: He’s Australian, and appeared on long-running Aussie soap opera Home and Away.

Graham McTavish (Dougal Mackenzie)

Graham McTavish
Graham McTavish

Since his days of playing Jacobite warrior Dougal, the Scot has appeared in shows including Preacher and Lucifer—and did you catch his appearance in Aquaman?

Maria Doyle Kennedy (Jocasta Cameron)

Maria Doyle Kennedy
Maria Doyle Kennedy

The Irish actress’s long resume includes another amazing show, Orphan Black, and she’s multi-talented: She’s also a singer-songwriter with an extensive catalog.

Ed Speleers (Stephen Bonnet)

Ed Speleers
Ed Speleers

The Downton Abbey alum’s Outlander character, Stephen Bonnet, veered between charming and unsettling before he was revealed to be one of the show’s greatest super villains.

Nell Hudson (Laoghaire MacKenzie)

Nell Hudson
Nell Hudson

Hudson, who also appears in the British series Victoria, seems so lovely in real life that we forgot for a second that Laoghaire is THE WORST.

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