Outlander star Sam Heughan bound for Australia


Foxtel today announced Scottish actor Sam Heughan, star of the international hit series Outlander,  will visit Sydney this month ahead of the second season premiering Express from the US on SoHo in April.

Heughan will be in Sydney on March 21 and 22.

He plays 18th century Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser alongside Caitriona Balfe as Outlander’s time-travelling heroine Claire Randall / Fraser.

Filming has just wrapped in the UK on the eagerly awaited second instalment of 13 episodes, based on the the second of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling Outlander series, entitled Dragonfly in Amber.

In Outlander S2 Claire (Balfe) and Jamie (Heughan) arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden. With the help of his cousin Jared, a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful. Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship. However armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it.

Ronald D. Moore, Jim Kohlberg, Andy Harries, Maril Davis, Ira Steven Behr, Toni Graphia and Anne Kenney serve as executive producers of Outlander, which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Outlander S2 will premiere Express from the US, from Sunday April 10 at 8.30pm AEST, on Foxtel’s SoHo channel.