You might recall we met a teenage “William Grey” in Season 2, Episode 9 “Je Suis Prest” when he snuck into the Jacobite camp and surprised Jamie. While anxious book enthusiasts squealed with delight at our first onscreen meeting of this pivotal character, that scene provided a bit of foreshadowing for non-book readers, since a grown-up, adult Grey will re-appear in Jamie Fraser’s life in a most unexpected way in Season 3. If you’re anything like us, you saw the notice this morning and emitted giddy noises whilst simultaneously observing his boyish good lucks and charm, then said, “wait, who’s David Berry?”
And speaking of Mama Bear Gabaldon, after EW messed up Lord John Grey’s name in the announcement, she issued this timely PSA to fans about how we shall therefore henceforth thereto refer to said character:
the man’s proper title/name is Lord John Grey, or Lord John. He is not “Sir John”, he is not “Lord Grey,” I’m not just making up names, you know; there are actual _rules_ to the forms of address used for the British aristocracy, and the second son of a duke goes by “Lord (honorific title only) First Name,” or “Lord First Name Last name.” It’s not that hard, believe me…)
And there you have it.
One final (but important) note to adoring fans – David Berry, while dreamy, is married. Solidly married since 2012 to his wife, Kristina, and they make quite the glamorous pair on a red carpet if I do say so myself.
Welcome aboard, David!
Which character casting choice do you think they’ll announce next?