If there’s one thing that the cast of Outlander enjoys, it’s meeting their fans. And a few lucky fans got the opportunity to meet their favorite Scottish Highlanders — or those that play them on TV — when the Outlander in the City event took place this weekend.
The brainchild of industry professional Liz Mercado, who was responsible for last year’s fan event that featured star Graham McTavish (who plays Jamie’s uncle, Dougal MacKenzie, and can now be found on the show Preacher as the Saint of Killers), Outlander in the City was ambitious enough to bring together not one but several cast members from past and present seasons.
First up was Steven Cree, who plays Jamie’s brother-in-law, Ian Murray. The Scottish actor went all out for the event, donning a red kilt and greeting everyone who came by to say hello. One report suggested that Steven was charming enough to talk the panties off a nun! Now that’s definitely charming.
But Steven isn’t just known for his work on Outlander. These days, he’s promoting his work on The Titan, opposite Tom Wilkinson, and his role on an upcoming World War II drama to air later this month, according to the National.
“”It was great playing alongside Brian Cox and John Slattery, they were both extremely lovely. It is really exciting but I am only a small cog in the wheel of the film but it was an honour to play the part of someone who played such an important role in such an incredibly horrific period of history and to learn something new as well. I was only on it a few days. It timed perfectly because I was filming two days before I got married last May.”
— Steven Cree (@MrStevenCree) May 17, 2017
Another cast member who was all-too-happy to attend the event was Stephen Walters, best known for his role as Angus Mhor on the hit show.
Walters may be best known as an actor, but he’s also got a voice that sings to the hills. Check out an interview with him below, in which he treats fans, at the end, to a rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Love Me Tender.”
The Scottish Sun reports that Walters, alongside Nell Hudson (who plays Laoghaire MacKenzie) and Cree, lit up the night with a version of “I Saw Her Standing There” by The Beatles.
“OUTLANDER fans sent punters into a frenzy with a surprise karaoke performance in a packed New York pub. Steven Cree (Ian), Stephen Walters (Angus) and Nell Hudson (Laoghaire) belted out a rendition of The Beatles’ I Saw Her Standing There for screaming crowds in the Big Apple’s Papillon Bistro last night.”
New York City!!…thanks for the memories.x pic.twitter.com/KVd26hJyEk
— Stephen Walters (@StephenWalters) June 5, 2017
But the surprise of the evening came from Wil Johnson, who plays Dr. Abernathy, and made a surprise appearance at Outlander in the City. He reportedly “fangirled” when he met Duncan Lacroix, who plays Murtagh Fitzgibbons, and spent the night taking pictures with eager fans.
I've met so many cool New Yorkers but this guy has been my favourite. pic.twitter.com/DyE1SQH0ee
— Grant O'Rourke (@GrantORourke) June 3, 2017
Richard Rankin, who plays the elder version of Roger Wakefield MacKenzie, was also at the event, and he was reportedly just as nice as the rest of the cast. Rounding out the “star” attendees were Grant O’Rourke and Gary Lewis, who plays Rupert MacKenzie and Colum MacKenzie, respectively. Allegedly, O’Rourke’s wife, who also attended the event, was welcomed warmly and was dressed to the proverbial nines.
Seems like a good time was had by all at Outlander in the City, but then again, Liz Mercado is known for putting on classy events.
You can find more fan pictures of Outlander in the City by searching for its hashtag on Twitter.
[Featured Image by Outlander in the City]