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STARZ has been busy today in the Outlander casting department.  They just announced that Gary Lewis has been cast as Colum MacKenzie in the Diana Gabaldon best-selling book series TV adaptation.

Colum MacKenzie is the clan leader and maternal uncle of Jamie Fraser – also the older brother to Dougal MacKenzie (Graham McTavish)

Lewis has had extensive movie and TV roles since 1993 according to imdb.com.  (Gangs of New York is the only one I have heard of – guessing most are across the pond and not on U.S. TV.)

Outlander will hit the TV screens on STARZ in 2014.

I think Lewis and McTavish will be great as the brothers MacKenzie.  They look enough like brothers to pull it off.  Now if they would only cast Claire, I would be a happy Outlander Fan.