Outlander Season 4 cast: Who is Tim Downie?

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Photo credit: Outlander/Starz Image acquired via Starz Media Room /

Tim Downie is the last of the five added to the Outlander Season 4 cast recently. Who is he and what can we expect?

Last month, fans heard that the Outlander Season 4 cast grew by five new people. Obviously, it’ll have grown by more, but casting news has been slim since the first announcement that Maria Doyle Kennedy and Ed Speleers were both on board. Tim Downie is the last of the five that we’ve still to look at and here is a piece about him.

This looks into the actor to try to garner the things that we can expect when he’s in character.

Plenty of theatrical experience

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Let’s start with the theater experience. This is something Downie has and it will certainly be useful in Outlander Season 4. While a period drama, we’ve made it to the Colonies. Considering Downie plays a local governor, we can expect more flair and flamboyance than we’ve really seen in the Scottish gatherings.

Dowie has done on-stage and on-TV theatrical work. He was part of the movie adaptation of Les Miserables in 2012, playing the role of Brevet. While it may have been the French revolution, it can sometimes feel like the Colonies around the same time.

Period drama experience, too

We’re also lucky that we have another actor with period drama experience. He’s not just taken on the likes of Les Miserables. He was in The King’s Speech, had a small role in the mini-series Titanic, and roles in Drunk History: UK.

Having experience in doing period dramas and comedies is essential, as he’ll understand the work that goes into the productions and know more about the types of eras and roles. Also important is that he’s done a mixture of movies and TV shows in a period setting.

He’s done soap operas

Downie has had small roles in the likes of The Bill and Hollyoaks, British soap operas. They require a lot of intense filming in a short space of time, which is what Outlander has sounded like. Having Outlander Season 4 cast members who understand and can handle the quick-paced, intense filming process will help to create a better TV series.

He’s played upper-class before

Governor Tryon is a high ranking official in the Colonies. Getting the right person for this sort of role is crucial. Outlander Season 4 has brought on a man with experience playing upper-class roles that aren’t always well liked. In The King’s Speech, he played the Duke of Gloucester.

So far, we don’t have a listing of his episodes in Outlander Season 4.

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