Is Claire about to get some competition for Jamie’s affections?
Outlander has tapped French actress Margaux Chatelier to play the Highlander’s beautiful and charming former love Annalise de Marillac in Season 2, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Additionally, the Starz series has enlisted another French actor, Marc Duret, to fill an important role in the Frasers’ new Parisian setting. (To maintain authenticity, the show has employed a French tutor to assist with language and pronunciation, as it did with Gaelic last season).
Duret — a vet of the Luc Besson films The Big Blue and La Femme Nikita, as well as the Tom Fontana-created drama Borgia —will portray Monsieur Joseph Duverney, the well-dressed, middle-aged Minister of Finance to Louis XV. Duverney and Jamie become competitors at chess.
Other recent Season 2 castings include Borgia‘s Stanley Weber (as Le Comte St. Germain), Hatfields & McCoys‘ Robert Cavanah (as Jamie’s Jacobite cousin, Jared Fraser), Alien: Resurrection‘s Dominique Piñon (as healer Master Raymond) and Homefront‘s Rosie Day (as Mary Hawkins, the daughter of a baronet).