O. M. Bree.
Starz’s Outlander has finally cast the role of Brianna, with newcomer Sophie Skelton nabbing the part, the network announced Thursday.
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As you can see from the photo at the top of the post, the actress has already adopted red tresses for the role, described in Diana Gabaldon’s novels as Claire and Jamie’s statuesque, ginger-haired, very smart and rather grounded 20-something daughter.
Per the official description, “Strong-minded and intelligent beyond her years (traits inherited from both her mother and father), Brianna has a distinctly scholastic mind-set and a healthy dose of Fraser stubbornness.”
Fans of the books know that though Brianna — sometimes called Bree — is Jamie’s child, she is raised in America and grows up thinking Frank Randall is her father. She also spends plenty of time with Roger Wakefield, a part recently filled by Scottish actor Richard Rankin.
Skelton, who hails from Cheshire, England, has appeared in several UK series, including Foyle’s War, Waterloo Road and Casualty.
Outlander will return for Season 2 in April.
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