Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Casting News - Danny Woodburn, Sharlto Copley and James Purefoy Land Roles on 'The Witcher'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - April 3, 2024

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  • Brian McCardie, Jhon Lumsden, Sara Vickers and Peter Mullan have joined the cast of the upcoming Outlander prequel. McCardie previously starred in the first season of BBC One's Time. Lumsden starred in the audio drama Torchwood: The Story Continues. Vickers starred in the HBO limited series Watchmen. Mullan starred for two seasons in Netflix's Ozark, in the Amazon limited series The Underground Railroad and in the AppleTV+ limited series Liaison
  • McCardie will play Isaac, the leader of Clan Grant. 
  • Lumsden will play Malcolm, Isaac's son and a potential suitor for Ellen MacKenzie (Harriet Slater). 
  • Vickers will play Davina Porter, a housekeeper in the Lovat household and mother to Brian Fraser (Jamie Roy).
  • Mullan will play Red Jacob MacKenzie, Laird of Clan MacKenzie and father to Ellen, Dougal (Sam Retford), Colum (Séamus McLean Ross), Janet and Jocasta.
  • Jordana Spiro, Trinity Lee Shirley, Toussaint Francois Battiste, Cole Doman, Hannah Gross, David Wilson Barnes, Michael Mosley and Dagmara Dominczyk will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Jessica Chastain. No details were immediately announced about the characters they will be playing.
  • Spiro is currently recurring on NBC's Law & Order: SVU. Shirley previously appeared in the film Da Bottomz. Battiste will make his television acting debut with the series. Doman recurred on Showtime's Let the Right One In and Max's Gossip Girl. Gross starred in the first season of Netflix's Mindhunter and in the second season of USA's The Sinner. Barnes previously starred opposite Chastain in the Showtime limited series George & Tammy. Mosley recurred on Netflix's Ozark, CBS' Criminal Minds, Max's Titans and USA's The Sinner. Dominczyk starred for three seasons in HBO's Succession.
  • Danny Woodburn, Sharlto Copley and James Purefoy have landed recurring roles on the drama's upcoming fourth season. Woodburn previously recurred on NBC's Seinfeld and FOX's Bones. Copley starred for two seasons in PlayStation Network's Powers and recurred on Netflix's Russian Doll. Purefoy starred for three seasons in FOX's The Following, three seasons in SundanceTV's Hap and Leonard and two seasons in Epix/Max's Pennyworth.
  • Woodburn will play Zoltan, a dwarf.
  • Copley will play Leo Bonhart, a fearsome bounty hunter.
  • Purefoy will play Skellen, a spy and advisor to Emhyr (Bart Edwards).
  • Michael Bradway has booked a recurring role on the drama's twelfth season - with the option to become a series regular. He previously appeared in the short films Piece and Tino. He will next star in the upcoming feature film Marked Men.
  • He will play Jack Damon, a charming firefighter.