Two new actors have joined the cast of “Outlander,” filling the roles of Mrs. Graham and Mrs. Baird on the upcoming Starz series.
Tracey Wilkinson will play Mrs. Graham, a housekeeper with some unique interests and abilities.
She works for Reverend Wakefield (James Fleet), serving up pastries and tea to him and his guests – including Frank Randall (Tobias Menzies) and Claire (Beauchamp) Randall (Caitriona Balfe). More than just someone who takes care of the house, she’s a druid and has a gift with regards to the supernatural. She can read tea leaves and predicts Claire’s “love of two men,” per Starz.
Tracey is an alum of “Bad Girls,” a British drama set in a women’s prison, as well as the 2000 film “Billy Elliot.”
Also joining the cast is Kathryn Howden in the role of Mrs. Baird. She owns and runs the bed and breakfast in Scotland where Frank and Claire come to stay on a little lovers’ getaway.
“She is nosy to a fault, making everything her business, but she is also extremely kind and welcoming to both Claire and Frank,” per Starz.
Kathryn has appeared in the PBS Masterpiece film “The 39 Steps,” and was recently in HBO’s “Parade’s End.”
“Outlander,” based on the novel series from Diana Gabaldon, and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, is currently in production in Scotland.
The show, from Starz and Sony Pictures Television, will premiere in 2014.
-- Jolie Lash