Today Starz gave Outlander fans a gift they have been waiting on for awhile now….Roger! Welcome to Scottish actor Rik Rankin! I’m just loving this because Rik has been a part of the fandom…sorta…for awhile now. Quite a few months ago he was gracious enough to help some fans with some Scottish sounds and words. He was so nice and likeable he just sort of got adopted! Some Outlander fans became Rik Rankin fans too and even started fan clubs! There have been a lot of us pulling for him to be our Roger from the moment he came onto the scene!
We’ve been watching his career and hoping, after falling in love with his portrayal of Captain Tom Gillian in The Crimson Field, he would get the chance to audition for Roger.
Here is a link to his show reel.
I had to laugh when I saw his reaction to the fan reaction today on social media.
JHRC? I love him already!
I’m sure he’ll do great! Roger is a wonderfully dynamic character who Diana puts through more than his fair share of character revealing situations. It’s a role that I’m sure will challenge and stretch him as an actor. In other words, Roger is an actor’s dream. Now…..where’s his other half?
I can’t wait to see Roger and Bree side by side. They are not Jamie and Claire and yet….what a great couple! In fact, I can’t wait to see Roger side by side of a lot of different characters. I’m going to love watching the relationships develop between him and Bree, Jamie, and Claire .
Folks, this story is only going to get better! It’s an exciting time to be an Outlander fan! I’m sure much will be written about Rik over the next few days, but I just wanted to add my welcome to the clan! And, @ConnieBV is working on her own special type of welcome! I can’t wait! It’s rumored she’s shipping Rik and Tobias! So, that’ll be fun!
I hope you feel the love Rik! Looking forward to your performance!