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These 2 Actors Were Once Considered for Outlander's Leading Man!

These 2 Actors Were Once Considered for Outlander's Leading Man!

Outlander author Diana Gabaldan recently revealed that long before the hit Starz show was on television, she had two other actors in mind to play Jamie.

Diana explained in a resurfaced interview that she was originally approached about adapting the book series into a film, and she had two great actors in mind.

Of course, the books ended up being adapted into a television series and Sam Heughan was perfectly cast in the leading role of Jamie.

Caitriona Balfe also stars in the show as Claire.

Click through the slideshow to see the two actors considered for the role of Jamie long before the show was adapted for television…

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  • Utope

    I don’t know where you get your information, but this makes no sense. Liam Neeson is in his 60′s and Sean Connery is in his 80′s. How could they possibly portray a man from his early 20′s into his 50′s?

  • mill

    Well the books where written years ago. So that is probably why she might had them in mind.

  • Utope

    No, I get that. But they weren’t seriously talking about making this a movie or show until the early 2000′s. Maybe Neeson could have been considered for older Jamie, but Sean Connery would have been in his 60′s.