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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in February:

Cold Pursuit
Opens: February 8

Nels Coxman’s (Liam Neeson) quiet life as a snowplow driver comes crashing down when his beloved son dies under mysterious circumstances. His search for the truth soon becomes a quest for revenge against a psychotic drug lord named Viking and his sleazy henchmen. Transformed from upstanding citizen to coldblooded vigilante, Coxman unwittingly sets off a chain of events that includes a kidnapping, a series of deadly misunderstandings and a turf war between Viking and a rival boss. The cast includes Laura Dern and Emmy Rossum.

Everybody Knows
Opens: February 8

The story follows Laura (Penelope Cruz), a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, who returns with her children to her hometown outside Madrid for a wedding. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open. The film also stars Javier Bardem.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Opens: February 8

Five years after the events of the first film, Finn’s (Jadon Sand) sister Bianca (Brooklyn Prince) has grown up and started taking some of Finn’s Lego and other toys to play with in her own room. Metaphorically, in the Lego universe, the Duplo invaders have turned Bricksburg into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. While his friends have become hardened over the change, Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt) remains upbeat, and he inadvertently draws the attention of General Sweet Mayhem (voiced by Stephanie Beatriz) from the Systar System. Mayhem, with the help of the Duplo invaders, capture Emmet’s friends and takes them back to the shape-shifter Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi (voiced by Tiffany Haddish), who has great plans for taking over the universe. Emmet teams up with intergalactic hero Rex Dangervest (also voiced by Chris Pratt) to launch a rescue mission. Other voices will be provided by Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Margot Robbie, Will Ferrell and Bruce Willis.

Alita: Battle Angel
Opens: February 13

The film follows the story of the titular Alita (Rosa Salazar), a disembodied “core” who awakens with no memory in a post-apocalyptic world destroyed by a technological fall. Dr. Ido (Christoph Waltz) finds her and gives her a new body. They later discover that Alita is more than what she seems and has an extraordinary past. As she navigates her new life, she battles other machines who are empowered with skills. The cast also includes Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Michelle Rodriguez, Eiza Gonzalez, Lana Condor and Casper Van Dien.

Fighting with My Family
Opens: February 13

This film is based on the 2012 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family depicting the WWE career of professional wrestler Saraya “Paige” Bevis (Florence Pugh). The Bevis family, all who are professional wrestlers try to work through the issues that arise when sister and brother duo, Saraya and Zak (Jack Lowden), audition for roles in WWE. The film also stars Nick Frost, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as himself.

Isn’t It Romantic
Opens: February 13

For a long time, Natalie (Rebel Wilson), an Australian architect living in New York City, had always believed that what she had seen in romantic comedies is all fantasy. But after thwarting a mugger at a subway station only to be knocked out while fleeing, Natalie wakes up and discovers that she is self-aware of her existence in a “PG-13 Universe” and must escape every cliché in order to finally fall in love and achieve the happily ever after that will bring her back to reality. The cast includes Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, Priyanka Chopra, Betty Gilpin, Tom Ellis and Jennifer Saunders.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Opens: February 22

This animated movie tells the surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure. Voices will be provided by Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Kit Harington, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, F. Murray Abraham and Gerard Butler.

Run the Race
Opens: February 22

Two desperate brothers sacrifice today for a better tomorrow. Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach (Tanner Stine), an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers’ ticket out of town. When a devastating injury puts Zach—and his dreams—on the sidelines, David (Evan Hofer) laces up his track cleats to salvage their future and point Zach toward hope. The film stars Mykelti Williamson, Frances Fisher, Kristoffer Polaha, Kelsey Reinhardt and Mario Van Peebles.

Movies coming out in March will be posted at the end of February.

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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in December:

Ben is Back
Opens: December 7

Nineteen-year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve. Ben’s mom, Holly (Julia Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son’s drug addiction. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love gets put to the test as Holly does everything in her power to keep Ben clean. The film also stars Kathryn Newton and Courtney B. Vance.

Mary Queen of Scots
Opens: December 7

Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her sister in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. The cast includes Joe Alwyn, David Tennant, Guy Pearce, Gemma Chan and Ian Hart.

Vox Lux
Opens: December 7

The film begins in 1999 with teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor (Stacy Martin), who have survived a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of catastrophe and launch singing careers. The sisters draw the attention of a passionate manager (Jude Law) and are rapidly catapulted into fame and fortune, with Celeste as the star and Eleanor the creative anchor. By the film’s second half, set in 2017, the now 31-year-old Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mother to a teenage daughter of her own (Raffey Cassidy) and struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention. The film also stars Jennifer Ehle and Willem Dafoe.

If Beale Street Could Talk
Opens: December 14

In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Clementine “Tish” Rivers (KiKi Layne) vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. The ensemble cast includes Regina King, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Beach, Aunjanue Ellis, Finn Wittrock, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal and Dave Franco.

Mortal Engines
Opens: December 14

Tom (Robert Sheehan) is a twenty-something Londoner who has only ever lived inside his travelling hometown, and his feet have never touched grass, mud or land. His first taste of the outside comes quite abruptly: Tom gets in the way of the masked Hester’s (Hera Hilmar) attempt to kill Thaddeus Valentine (Hugo Weaving), a powerful man she blames for her mother’s murder, and both Hester and Tom end up thrown out of the moving “traction” city, to fend for themselves.

The Mule
Opens: December 14

Broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood) takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper). When Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on his conscience, he must decide whether to right those wrongs before law enforcement and cartel thugs catch up to him. The ensemble cast includes Laurence Fishburne, Michael Pena, Dianne Wiest, Andy Garcia, Alison Eastwood, Taissa Farmiga, Ignacio Serricchio, Manny Montana and Clifton Collins Jr.

Mary Poppins Returns
Opens: December 19

Set in 1930s London, which is the time period of the original novels by P.L. Travers, the story follows Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer), who are now grown up. Michael is living with his three children and housekeeper Ellen (Julie Walters), in the house on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael has a personal loss, Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) comes back into the lives of the Banks family. She is joined by a street lamplighter named Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and an eccentric cousin named Topsy (Meryl Streep). The cast also includes Colin Firth, Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury.

Opens: December 21

Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) is the reluctant ruler of Atlantis and King of the Seven Seas, who finds himself caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt, but committed to protecting the entire globe. The cast also includes Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren and Nicole Kidman.

Opens: December 21

Twenty years before the events of the first film in 1987, Bumblebee takes refuge in a small California beach town junkyard, where a teenage girl named Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld) takes him in. However, the two of them soon find themselves hunted by a government agency known as Sector 7, led by Agent Burns. As they run from society, the two learn that Bee is not the only Transformer on Earth, and that the others might not be as friendly. The film also stars John Cena, Pamela Adlon and Kenneth Choi as well as voices provided by Angela Bassett and Justin Theroux.

Second Act
Opens: December 21

Stuck in a low-paying job, Maya (Jennifer Lopez) gets a chance to fulfill her career ambitions when a private finance firm is misled into believing that she’s an accomplished consultant and hire her to handle a major business deal. The cast includes Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini, Dan Bucatinsky, Freddie Stroma, Milo Ventimiglia, Treat Williams and Larry Miller.

Welcome to Marwen
Opens: December 21

Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell), a victim of a violent assault, constructs a miniature World War II village called Marwen in his yard to help in his recovery. The film also stars Leslie Mann, Merritt Weaver, Janelle Monae, Eiza Gonzalez, Gwendoline Christie, Neil Jackson, Diane Kruger and Falk Hentschel.

Opens: December 26

LAPD detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman), as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past. The film also stars Sebastian Stan, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Bradley Whitford, Scoot McNairy and Shamier Anderson.

On the Basis of Sex
Opens: December 26

The film follows the young mother Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones), who, having struggled against the sexism of her times to become educated at Harvard Law School and enter upon a legal career, teams with her husband, Martin “Marty” Ginsburg (Armie Hammer), to argue the 1972 case Moritz v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue pro bono before the U.S. Court of Appeals, setting the stage to overturn over a century of sex discrimination. The cast includes Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston, Jack Reynor and Stephen Root.

Opens: December 26

The plot follows Dick Cheney (Christian Bale) in his political rise to become the most powerful Vice President in America’s history. The ensemble cast includes Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Alison Pill, Jesse Plemons, Lily Rabe, Tyler Perry, Justin Kirk, LisaGay Hamilton, Shea Whigham, Eddie Marsan and Bill Pullman.

Stan & Ollie
Opens: December 28

The film follows the story of the famous comedic dynamic duo, Laurel and Hardy (Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly). Their success and the harsh struggles they faced in terms of their careers. The film also stars Shirley Henderson and Danny Huston.

Movies coming out in January will be posted at the end of December.

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OMG Outlander Fans!

Have you ever dreamed about going on a date with Sam Heughan? Well, now’s your chance to do just that and raise money at the same time.

Outlander’s Sam Heughan invites you to join him for an unforgettable date in Scotland. There will be castles, carriage rides, candlelight and more.

Check out the video for the details:

Remember: Every donation supports My Peak Challenge, the global movement that was founded by Sam himself.

You can enter the contest here.

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The cast and creatives from Outlander appeared this week at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival to talk about the show, which will premiere on Starz this Sunday, November 4 at 8 PM.

The folks at Entertainment Weekly snapped some great photos of the cast at the event:


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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in November:

A Private War
Opens: November 2

Celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) is a woman who is as comfortable downing martinis with high society’s elite as she is brazenly staring down warlords and fleeing from gunfire. Driven by an enduring desire to bear witness and give voice to the voiceless, Colvin charges into danger, constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. The cast includes Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci and Tom Hollander.

Bohemian Rhapsody
Opens: November 2

The film traces the meteoric rise of the band Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek). Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The band reached unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shunned Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, though Freddie managed to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie led the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. The cast includes Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech and mike Myers.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Opens: November 2

Young Clara (Mackenzie Foy) needs a magical, one-of-a-kind key to unlock a box that contains a priceless gift. A golden thread leads her to the coveted key, but it soon disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. In that world, she meets a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a group of mice and the regents who preside over three realms. Clara and Phillip must now enter a fourth realm to retrieve the key and restore harmony to the unstable land. The film also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman.

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
Opens: November 9

The Grinch (voice by Benedict Cumberbatch) hatches a scheme with his trusted canine Max to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan to make their annual holiday three times bigger that year. Meanwhile, Cindy Lou Who plans to seek out Santa Claus to thank him for helping her widowed mother every Christmas, but little does she know she is trying to blow the Grinch’s cover. Other voices will be provided by Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Angela Lansbury and Pharrell Williams.

River Run Red
Opens: November 9

A vengeful judge takes the law into his own hands when two cops kill his young son during a routine traffic stop. The cast includes Taye Diggs, John Cusack, George Lopez, Luke Hemsworth, Briana Evigan and RJ Mitte.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story
Opens: November 9

Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) and journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Sverrir Gudnason) find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials. The film also stars Sylvia Hoeks, Lakeith Stanfield and Stephen Merchant.

At Eternity’s Gate
Opens: November 16

A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh (Willem Dafoe) during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. The film also stars Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen and Oscar Isaac.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Opens: November 16

The film’s plot follows Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and a young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) as they attempt to take down the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), while facing new threats in a more divided wizarding world. Returning cast members include Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller and Carmen Ejogo as well as new additions Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner and Claudia Kim.

Instant Family
Opens: November 16

Hoping to start a family, Pete and Ellie (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne) turn to the foster care system to make their dream come true. The couple soon learn the joys and frustrations of parenthood when they decide to adopt three siblings, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl named Lizzy (Isabela Moner). The film also stars Octavia Spencer, Margo Martindale, Eve Harlow and Tig Notaro.

Opens: November 16

Jonathan is an early riser who works at an architecture firm. John is a night owl and a bit of a mess. The only problem is that they inhabit the same body (Ansel Elgort), which works through careful planning — until things start to fall apart. The cast includes Patricia Clarkson, Suki Waterhouse and Matt Bomer.

Opens: November 16

Four armed robbers are killed in a failed heist attempt, only to have their widows step up to finish the job. The ensemble cast includes Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson, Jon Bernthal, Garret Dillahunt and Lukas Haas.

Creed 2
Opens: November 21

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis “Donnie” Creed (Michael B. Jordan). Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what is worth fighting for, and discover that nothing is more important than family. The film also includes Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, Phylicia Rashad, Brigitte Nielsen, Milo Ventimiglia and Russell Hornsby.

Green Book
Opens: November 21

A bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) at a New York nightclub takes a job as a famed black pianist’s (Mahershala Ali) chauffeur during a tour in the American Deep South, forging a close friendship while navigating the deep racism of the region. Linda Cardellini co-stars.

Ralph Breaks the Internet
Opens: November 21

Six years after the events of the first film, the steering wheel controller on the Sugar Rush game console breaks, forcing Mr. Litwak to unplug the machine. Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz (voice by Sarah Silverman) evacuate all of the Sugar Rush residents to other games before it is shut down, placing the racers in the care of Fix-It Felix Jr. (voiced by Jack McBrayer) and Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun (voiced by Jane Lynch). Ralph and Vanellope then use the arcade’s new connection to the Internet to go looking for a replacement steering wheel. Other voices will be provided by Taraji P. Henson, Alan Tudyk, Gal Gadot, Bill Hader, Alfred Molina, James Corden, Ana Ortiz and Susan Lucci.

Robin Hood
Opens: November 21

A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance. The cast includes Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson and Jamie Dornan.

The Favourite
Opens: November 23

The close relationship between Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) and Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) is threatened by the arrival of Sarah’s cousin, Abigail Masham (Emma Stone), resulting in a bitter rivalry to be the Queen’s favourite. The film also stars Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn and Mark Gatiss.

Head Full of Honey
Opens: November 30

Tilda takes her beloved grandfather on one last adventure before he is put in an old people’s home due to Alzheimer’s disease. The film stars Eric Roberts, Claire Forlani, Emily Mortimer, Matt Dillon, Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte and Til Schweiger.

If Beale Street Could Talk
Opens: November 30

A woman in Harlem (KiKi Layne) desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé (Stephan James) innocent of a crime while carrying their first child. The cast includes Regina King, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry, Ed Skrein, Michael Beach, Aunjanue Ellis, Finn Wittrock, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal and Dave Franco.

Movies coming out in December will be posted at the end of November.

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Outlander Fans!

The powers that be are at it again, providing more new photos from the upcoming fourth season of the show courtesy of Vanity Fair. Outlander will premiere on Sunday, November 4 at 8 PM on Starz.

Sit down and enjoy these:

You can also check out the Vanity Fair article and new video that features some behind the scenes interviews and new clips from the upcoming season.

Mark your calendars!!

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Calling all Outlander fans!!

Do you want to see Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis and herself Diana Gabaldon on stage at New York Comic Con 2018?

Well, you’re in luck as their panel is available to view below:

There are also new character portraits for existing and new characters, which includes details on those new characters, for season 4:



“When Jamie and Claire pay Jamie’s Aunt Jocasta (Maria Doyle Kennedy, Orphan Black) visit, she is over-joyed to reunite with her nephew and have kin near her again. For the past two years, she’s had the herculean task of managing her plantation, River Run on her own, after her husband Hector passed away. Jocasta takes great pride in what she and Hector built together, believing that she is a benevolent mistress. While Jocasta’s eyesight has weakened, her wit and intelligence are as sharp as ever. She possesses a cunning ability to manipulate others, subtly bending them to her will — a MacKenzie trait that she shares with her brothers’, Dougal and Colum, who also have a history of exploiting their nephew Jamie when it suited their interests.”

“Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers, Downton Abbey and Eragon) has not had an easy life; circumstances have shaped the twisted code that he lives by — using his charisma and charm to lull others’ into dropping their defenses, allowing him to take advantage of kindness and mercy, yet never repaying it in kind. He is a remorseless opportunist who always puts his needs and desires first. As a smuggler and thief, Bonnet has managed to create quite the reputation for himself in the New World and as a result is wanted by the authorities. But when his path crosses with the Frasers, they see a man similar to Jamie and others’ like him — someone who is being unfairly pursued by the Crown. When Bonnet manages to enlist Jamie and Claire’s help, their fates become intertwined for better and for worse.”

“Ulysses (Colin McFarlane, The Dark Knight) is the head of the household at Jocasta Cameron’s prosperous plantation, River Run. He handles the many details of day-to-day life at River Run with a deft hand. He’s smart, kind and capable of much more than the color of his skin affords him. Since his Mistress, Jocasta is virtually blind Ulysses acts as her eyes — informing her of what she cannot see, both in her presence and when she is not around, keeping her apprised of everything that goes on inside of River Run’s walls. Ulysses is steadfast in his loyalty to Jocasta. The years he’s spent with her have enable him to anticipate her every move and whim. While he thoroughly knows his Mistress’s feelings and thoughts, he manages to keep his locked deep within.”

“Phaedre (Natalie Simpson, Royal Shakespeare Company stage actress) is the personal maid and seamstress for Jocasta Cameron. She has a kind heart and mischievous sense of humor and is a trusted member of the River Run household.”

Outander will return to Starz on Sunday, November 4 at 8 PM.

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