Hannah is already being welcomed with open arms on Twitter:
Such a treat to be working with you…even if I am freezing my buns off in #Scotland https://t.co/9FLjcQc57N
— Hannah James (@hannah_james_44) November 10, 2016
Her show reel gives us a glimpse at a zany awkwardness, which makes her infinitely likable and a proper companion for One Who Shall Not Be Named. In English waifishness, she gives Rosie Day a run for her money and I’m sure she will be a welcome yang to Geneva’s yin.
And proving she already speaks Sam’s language, she tweeted this:
So very excited to be a part of this story. Xxx https://t.co/yzdlDAgqBP
— Tanya Reynolds (@TanyaLReynolds) November 11, 2016
One last thought before we move on from the Dunsany sisters.
For some weeks there has been speculation in regards to the casting of Geneva. Some in the fandom speculated that American actress MacKenzie Mauzy had been cast as Geneva, this based on the fact that she posted Instagram images of the Scottish countryside. These were neither excited nor congratulatory casting rumors, which of course, have now proven to be categorically false. I wish I could make psychic predictions based on landscape photography, but perhaps we’re not all so blessed. To put it simply, this fandom’s treatment of MacKenzie Mauzy has been appalling, festering in the dark on Tumblr and right out in the bright light of day on Instagram. Like I said at the beginning, however . . . more on that in a later post.
Finally, while I was putting this post together, we got another gift in the form of Young Jamie aka Jamie Murray.
Conor McCarry is another relative unknown, but with three credits to his name on IMDb, two of them, Anna Karenina and The Night Manager, major A List show pieces.
McCarry quietly let his presence be known by attending the BAFTAs with the Outlander cast members and posing for a fan photograph with Steven Cree, who plays his father, Ian Murray.
Look! @MrStevenCree has a grown up son! It’s wee Jamie! #OutlanderS3 #BAFTAScot16 thanks for the introduce man! ??????@McCarryConor pic.twitter.com/vMWEm4TUr5
— New Glasgow Girls (@newglasgowgirls) November 8, 2016
A quick scroll through his Twitter will tell you Conor will fit right in with the rest of the Outlander cast. A soccer fan and a collector of guitars . . .
— Conor McCarry (@McCarryConor) October 25, 2016
. . . he is also outspoken about his political views and sticking up for the little guy; something Cait and Sam know something about. Plus, like Cait, he’s a fan of cats:
When your pals cats a belter and you never want to let her go #Caturday #dontletmego pic.twitter.com/gOm2Nu2hdQ
— Conor McCarry (@McCarryConor) July 16, 2016
And there’s one more thing that seems to connect him to certain fellas in the Outlander cast . . . musical talent:
This was in 2012, but even further back than that, he was just a fan at a Green Day concert in 2010 when Billy Joe needed to use the toilet. He yanked young Conor McCarry out of the crowd, who promptly and quite thoroughly stole the show:
Welcome to the fold, Conor! We love you already.
So to all of our new young cast, we bid you welcome. And to the fandom, we bid you be NICE. We are blessed with an amazing cast and even as we say goodbye to dearly departed characters, we welcome these shiny new faces to carry our story to many grand adventures.
Cheers, Ron Moore and the casting team over at Tall Ships. . . you done good.
What do you think of our three new cast members? Do you think Hannah James looks like Caitriona Balfe? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to sound off in the Outlander Cast Clan Gathering.