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Don’t miss this special advance screening of the series poised to be the hottest television event of the summer: STARZ’s “Outlander.”
The series, adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history and adventure into one epic tale. From Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galatica”), "Outlander" the series is set to premiere on STARZ August 9.
"Outlander" follows the story of Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie (Sam Heughan), a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Watch the trailer here!
Outlander fans, what book-to-screen questions do you have for Ronald Moore or Diana Gabaldon? Submit them below, then watch live to see if your question is used on stage.
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Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall)
Caitriona Balfe was most recently seen in Escape Plan for Summit/Lionsgate, opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. Previous credits for the Irish-born actress include the Warner Bros. feature Now You See Me directed by Louis Letterrier, J.J. Abrams’ Paramount feature Super 8 as well as Bryan Singer and Jason Taylor’s limited digital series “H+.” Caitriona can next be seen in the Mary McGuckian directed Independent feature The Price of Desire.
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Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser)
Sam Heughan is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.In 2003 he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performance for his role in Outlaying Islands by David Greig at The Royal Court and Traverse Theatre.
Sam originated the role of ‘Batman’ in the 2011 DC/Warner Bros. and Waterlane production of Batman Live, an international tour which opened at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and went on tour to Las Vegas, South America and throughout the U.K and Europe.
In 2010, Sam was nominated for a British Soap Award for “Villain of the Year” for his role as ‘Scott Neilson’ in the BBC soap opera "Doctors."
He has also had roles in a range of television series including "River City," "Island at War," "The Wild West," "Party Animals," "Midsomer Murders," "Rebus" and most recently, "Any Human Heart" as ‘Lieutenant McStay.’
His TV movie credits include “Breaking the Mould” for BBC Television, “A Very British Sex Scandal” for Channel 4 and “First Light” for BBC2, an adaptation of the book, where he played the lead character ‘Geoffrey Wellum.’ He was nominated for a Grace Award for his performance as ‘Prince Ashton,’ the son of Sir Roger Moore, in “A Princess for Christmas” for Hallmark Channel.
His film credits include the short film Small Moments, and the feature films Young Alexander the Great and Emulsion. He will also be seen in the upcoming film Heart of Lightness, which was filmed in Norway in the Arctic Circle.
On stage, Sam has performed at a variety of theaters in the U.K. in various classical and new writing pieces, plus the London West End, including such productions as King John, Romeo and Juliet, The Vortex, Hamlet, Macbeth, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Plague over England and more.
At the Royal Scottish Academy, Sam starred in productions including Crime & Punishment, The Seagull and Prometheus Bound.
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Tobias Menzies (Frank Randall / Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall)
British actor Tobias Menzies was most recently seen in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” as heir of Riverrun, ‘Edmure Tully.’ Internationally, he is best known for his role as ‘Brutus’ in HBO’s “Rome.” His other television credits include “The Shadow Line” alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Stephen Rea, Charlie Brooker's “Black Mirror,” the political satire “The Thick of It,” and he will soon be appearing with Maggie Gyllenhaal in the upcoming mini-series “The Honourable Woman” created by Hugo Blick.
Tobias scored a significant film role aside Dame Judy Dench in the 2006 reboot of the James Bond franchise, Casino Royale, and further film credits include Atonement, The Duel and Finding Neverland.
He has also worked extensively on stage, starring at London's Donmar Warehouse and The Royal National Theatre in The Recruiting Officer and The History Boys respectively, as well as playing Edgar to Pete Postlethwaites's King Lear, Kiera Knightley's fiancé in The Children’s Hour, and Hamlet directed by Rupert Goold. He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
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Diana Gabaldon (Book Series Author)
Diana Gabaldon is the author of the books that the STARZ Original Series “Outlander” is based on.
Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander series of novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and most recently, Written In My Own Heart’s Blood—as well as a bestselling series featuring Lord John Grey, a character she introduced in Voyager; the graphic novel, The Exile; and one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion. She won both the Quill Award and the Corine International Prize for Fiction in 2006 for her sixth Outlander book, A Breath of Snow and Ashes. Gabaldon lives in Scottsdale, AZ.
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Ronald D. Moore (Executive Producer, Writer)
Ronald D. Moore is the Executive Producer/Writer on the STARZ Original Series “Outlander.” Deeply rooted in the sci-fi genre, Moore got his start in the entertainment business on the writing staff of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” During his tenure there, he wrote or co-wrote 27 episodes, including the two-hour series finale “All Good Things,” for which he won a Hugo Award in 1994. That same year, Moore was honored with an Emmy® Award nomination and was eventually promoted to Producer.
In 1994, Moore joined the writing staff of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” as Supervising Producer and was elevated to Co-Executive Producer the following year. Moore spent five seasons on the series until the end of its successful run in 1999.
Moore also served briefly as Executive Consultant on the USA cable series “Good vs. Evil” before joining the staff of “Roswell” as Executive Producer. After two seasons in that post, he took over the reins as Showrunner from Creator Jason Katims in its final year.
In the fall of 2002, Moore was named Showrunner and Executive Producer of HBO’s critically-acclaimed one-hour drama “Carnivàle.”
In 2003, Moore created the re-imagined series, “Battlestar Galactica,” and served as Showrunner/Executive Producer of the series, which ran for four seasons. “Battlestar Galactica” was honored with a prestigious Peabody® Award and twice as an official selection of the AFI (American Film Institute) top television programs for 2005 and 2006. In 2006, Moore was nominated for an Emmy® Award for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series, and in 2008, he won an Emmy® for the “Battlestar Galactica” webisodes.
In 2008, Moore co-wrote the pilot to the spin-off series “Caprica,” a drama set 58 years before the events of “Battlestar Galactica.” He served as Executive Producer for the run of the series.
In 2010, Moore’s production company, Tall Ship Productions, signed an overall deal with Sony Television to develop and produce television series. In addition to “Outlander” he is currently supervising “Helix” for the SyFy network.
Moore is a native of Chowchilla, California and attended Cornell University, where he studied political science. He lives in California with his wife, Terry. He has three children—Robin, Roxy and Jonathan.
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Leslie Yazel (Moderator)
Leslie Yazel was named executive editor of Cosmopolitan in May 2014. In this role, she directs the features department and oversees the print magazine and other Cosmopolitan brand extensions.
Prior to joining the magazine, she served as a deputy editor of the Wall Street Journal, where she directed the editorial content and design of the Personal Journal section since 2010. Prior to her time at the WSJ, Yazel was an editor in The Washington Post's Style section for four years, where she edited Pulitzer winning arts critics and created a new Hollywood vertical covering film and television awards season. A media veteran, Yazel has held editor positions at such publications as Seventeen, Redbook, Glamour, and the Austin American-Statesman, and was a founding editor of the U.S. Edition of Maxim. She began her journalism career at The Des Moines Register, where she covered crime, courts and natural disasters. She also worked as a reporter in London covering the technology industry.
Yazel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa, where she majored in journalism and communications. She’s completed several fellowships, including the Hearst Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Media Fellows Program at Duke University.
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