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Some time back, I had some fun with Picnik and created some collages of how I see various Outlander characters in my head as I read/who I would cast if ever a movie were to be made. I thought I had gotten over the urge to waste time in this manner.
I was wrong.
Picnik, my friends, is just way too addicting and I found even better pictures to use for Outlander characters, so here are a few more collages for your viewing pleasure. I simply tweaked a few of the ones I made before, while some are brand new creations. Enjoy.
Jamie and Claire
This one is mostly the same – Gerard Butler as Jamie and Lena Headey as Claire – but I like the top-right picture of Claire much better than the old one I used. I wish I had stuck with the white lettering, though, because the black is not showing up quite as well.
Roger and Brianna
Picnik finally let me upload random red-headed girl as Brianna and Henry Cavill as Roger no longer has his head half chopped off. Success!
Ian and Rachel
I used Alicia Witt as Rachel Hunter this time, just as I intended before, but switched out Gaspard Ulliel for Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Young Ian. I’m liking the change – Joseph could definitely pull off Ian’s gentle and compassionate, yet tough-as-nails persona.
Ian and Jenny
Ian is shown here as Matthew Goode, which I can sort of buy, but I think he’s a bit too good-looking for Ian – he’s described as homely. I think I like him even better as Colm Mac Con Iomaire, the fiddler from The Frames/The Swell Season, but I didn’t have a picture of him that worked well with the collage layout (not that he’s homely, either). I’m really not quite sure who the girl I have as Jenny is, since it’s been so long since I saved the picture, but I’m pretty sure she is an actress. I think she captures Jenny’s fierceness quite nicely, though, don’t you?
Miscellaneous Other Characters
From top-left: I originally had Jack Davenport of Pirates of the Caribbean fame as Frank/Jack Randall, but I changed my mind in favor of Richard Armitage. I actually see that bowling alley-lawyer tv show guy as Frank in my head as I read, but I really couldn’t find a good picture of him, so good old Richard will have to do. I think Cate Blanchett could pull off a wicked Geillis Duncan and Sophia Myles has the sweet, round-faced appearance of Laoghaire (though we all know that Laoghaire really isn’t all that sweet). I don’t know if Simon Baker has any acting ability whatsoever and yes, I know he’s Australian, but he looks exactly how I picture an older Lord John Gray (obviously, he would not be working for the sixteen year old John we meet in Dragonfly in Amber).