In a decided win for Foxtel, actor David Berry, who plays ‘James Bligh’ on A Place to Call Home has been cast in Starz hit series Outlander.
He will play Lord John William Grey in the third season.
According to Variety, the character is described as a boyishly handsome upper crust Brit, but a scandal in his past has resigned him to serving as governor of a desolate prison in Scotland. The role gains significance as Outlander unfolds.
News.com.au reports he is already in Scotland preparing to shoot Season Three.
Having a local actor in Outlander is a win all round, provided schedules don’t clash and it doesn’t result in him being written out of APTCH. Berry will be able to promote both shows locally, with greater audience awareness.
Both shows also move from SoHo to Showcase following the closure of the former at the end of September.