Outlander Season 5 cast: Who is Ned Dennehy?

Ned Dennehy has landed a role in Outlander Season 5. Let’s take a look at the actor to get an idea of what we could expect in the show.

Ned Dennehy will step into the role of Lionel Brown on Outlander Season 5. Before we look at the character, you’ll want to know more about the actor. Just who is he and what has he been in?

Understanding more about the actor can help to get an idea of the character he’ll end up playing. Let’s take a look.

Dennehy has played many different roles throughout his 20+ year career. Most recently, you’ll have likely seen him in Good Omens, where he took on the role of Duke of Hell Hastur, a demon who wanted to see the apocalypse happen. He needed to bring hell on Earth. Peaky Blinders fans will have also seen him as Charlie Strong, a role he’s played from 2013 to 2019.

This is an actor who will take on large and small roles, which suggests we can expect great things even from a character like Lionel Brown, who will likely have a relatively small role in the 12-episode season. However, he’s willing to stick around to return when schedules allow, which offers hope for Season 6.

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The Irish actor has also done movies, including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. He’s performed period pieces, done modern-day roles, and isn’t afraid of a little fantasy.

What about Dennehy’s personal life? You won’t find out much about him. He’s a private person, something that we fully respect here at Claire and Jamie. It’s all about his acting, and that’s the way it should be.

With a man who has done many different types of roles, there’s a lot of hope for his role as Lionel Brown.

What do you recognize Ned Dennehy from? What do you hope to see from his character in Outlander Season 5? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Outlander Season 5 premieres on Feb. 16 on STARZ.