Starz’s Outlander casts ‘Hobbit’ & ‘Gangs of New York’ actors

Scottish actor McTavish arrives at the Great British Film Reception to honor the British Oscar nominees in Los AngelesBy Jethro Nededog LOS ANGELES ( – Starz and producers Sony Television have added a pair of Scottish actors to its upcoming film-to-TV adaptation, "Outlander." Graham McTavish ("The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "24") will play Dougal MacKenzie and Gary Lewis ("Billy Elliot," "Gangs of New York") will play Colum MacKenzie. Based on Diana Gabaldon's best-selling books, "Outlander" 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. …

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