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New movie role for Jamie ( Sam Heughan )

new movie role for Outlander's Jamie Fraser , Sam Heughan

French-Canadian singer Celine Dion is getting ready to make her acting debut.

Celine Dion will soon be starring alongside Outlander‘s Sam Heughan and Priyanka Chopra Jonas in a new romantic drama temporarily titled Text For You. The movie is an adaptation of German author Sofie Cramer’s novel SMS Fur Dich (which directly translates to “Text For You”), and was previously adapted by German director Karoline Herfurth in 2016.

Set to be directed by Grace Is Gone‘s Jim Strouse and written by Lauryn Kahn, the film will tell the story of a young woman who is still emotionally suffering following the tragic death of her fiance. In order to try and cope, she begins sending text messages to his old number – but then she discovers that the number has been reassigned to a man in her town who happens to be grieving a similar loss. Per the trade, there will be a heavy Celine Dion influence on the story, as the two characters find inspiration in her music (and presumably this means that Dion will be playing herself). And while it’s not specifically stated in the trade report, we can assume that Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Sam Heughan will be playing the male and female leads.

Heughan, who is best known for playing Jamie Fraser on Outlander, has started to take on more feature projects recently, having starred alongside Vin Diesel in Bloodshot earlier this year. In addition to Text For You, his upcoming slate also includes two films that have already completed production: the action movie SAS: Red Notice and John Hay’s An Unquiet Life, which will feature the actor playing Hollywood legend Paul Newman.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas has also continued to expand her big screen presence in recent years, with the most noteworthy upcoming projects being Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix 4 and Robert Rodriguez’s We Can Be Heroes. She is also set to collaborate with directors Joe and Anthony Russo on the developing miniseries Citadel.

Text For You is still in early development, and doesn’t have a release date yet, but to check out what is coming in the immediate future, be sure to check out our 2021 release calendar.

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Outlander house for sale

Outlander house for sale

A cottage featured in the first episode of Outlander has gone on sale . In episode one in series one Frank and Claire visit Inverness . The Fife town of Falkland was the location used as Inverness . The town square features in a number of scenes including the one where Claire notices a vase in a shop window and decides to buy it .

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A charming end-of-terrace house, which featured in the first episode of the popular historical drama, Outlander, is for sale in Fife, Scotland, for £325,000.

Known as Bayne’s House, the property was built circa 1776 and occupies a desirable central position within the historical village of Falkland. Renovated in 2009 by previous owners, it’s now a characterful home awaiting a new family to move in.

Inside you’ll discover two bedrooms, one bathroom flooded with natural light, a spacious sitting room which has an open fireplace, a gorgeous kitchen, small cloakroom, and a practical linen cupboard for all those towels you want no one to see.

While some of the interiors could do with a refresh (notably the interesting blue tartan carpet in the living room), the home still has heaps of traditional features. From the stone surrounding the fireplace to the small cottage-like windows, these add to the home’s uniqueness.

Gardening aficionados will fall head over heels for the outdoor space. There’s a terrace to the rear of the house, plus small steps which lead to the lawn area. With plenty of open space, it’s ideal for those with a vision to bring it back to life. A shed at the top of garden is perfect for tools, while the raised stone boarder is just the spot for plants to flourish.

Situated within the beautiful conservation area on the west side of Falkland, Young’s House really does have it all. As well as shops and restaurants, new owners are sure to enjoy exploring the village square — which also features in the much-loved TV series.

This property is currently for sale for £325,000 via Savills.

Transfers from Edinburgh to Falkland to view the property can be booked online . Appointments are necessary to view the property .

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can you go inside Lallybroch ?

Can you go inside Midhope castle ?

Unfortunately,  it is not possible to go inside Midhope Castle. Midhope Castle / Lallybroch is a derelict property and dangerous at the moment to enter. Although external scenes were shot at the castle , none of the filming of Lallybroch interior scenes in Outlander took place inside the castle itself. All the interior scenes for Lallybroch are shot inside a film studio.

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Outlander gift cards

Outlander gift cards are now available and the good news news is they are now valid for any tour up until September 2021.

Tour businesses all over Scotland are hoping the coronavirus lockdown will end soon . Some restrictions have been eased today but after that the question is how long will it be before we get back to normal . In the meantime , why not check our some great original Outlander gifts online ?


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Outlander gifts , prints , stickers , face masks and t-shirts feature photos of the actual locations in the Outlander TV series – Lallybroch , Blackness Castle ( Fort William ) , Doune Castle ( Castle Leoch ) , Linlithgow Palace ( Wentworth prison ) and the Bruce fountain , Inverness ( Falkland ) metal prints

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Outlander filming series five

THE Mart in East Linton has featured in the new series of the historical TV drama Outlander.

Filming for the worldwide hit took place all over Scotland in spring last year but details about what was shot could not be revealed until after its episode had aired.

East Linton is no stranger to the Outlander cast and crew as Preston Mill has also been used as a filming location.

While Outlander star Sam Heughan – who was not in East Linton this time – was part of a fundraising campaign which helped raise £12,000 to repair the mill’s water wheel.

The Mart, formerly a market place for local farmers and traders, is now an arts and events venue. It had been booked for weddings this summer, but these have been delayed until next year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Outlander’s programme’s location manager contacted Melissa Wearmouth, The Mart’s site manager, to arrange the filming.

Melissa told the Courier: “They wanted something with our shape of building and were finding it hard to come across.

Our building is the last one of its kind in Scotland so is quite unique

“One of the guys spoke to a friend and mentioned us and then the people from the show got in contact.”

Crew were there for three weeks to set up equipment for only one day’s filming. Stars including Billy Boyd, of Lord of the Rings fame, Edward Speleers (Downton Abbey), James Doherty (The Thick of It/Miranda) and Andy Apollo (1917) were spotted.

Melissa added that The Mart’s car park was full and there were a lot of people about, such as security, catering and lighting staff.

Filming also attracted some fans of the show, who hoped to catch a glimpse of their favourite characters.

Work to restore the building, which included laying a new floor and painting the exterior, had just been finished.

Melissa said: “They were pretty easy going. They had to change little things, like laying an old floor.

“We put the new floor on top of the old cobbles and put in a glass centrepiece so you could still see the cobbles in the middle; we needed a new floor for events and stuff.

“It took us a long time to restore the building and its original features; we tried to keep as many of the older features as possible.

“[The Outlander team] put a temporary floor on top so they could have dirt and things like that – they needed it to look more like a tavern.”

The Mart is featured in series five of the show, which is out now on Amazon Prime, at the end of episode two, which was first broadcast on February 23.

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Sassenach , Outlander series one, episode one

Sassenach

Episode one , series one Sassenach

Outlander was filmed in locations all over Scotland .

The opening sequence features Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland .

Claire and Frank Randall are on second honeymoon in Inverness after the end of the war .

Claire is seen looking at a vase in a shop window.

These scenes in Inverness and Mrs Baird guest house were filmed in the village of Falkland in Fife . 

Claire and Frank visit Doune Castle which , with a lot of Cgi made it much older and more ruined than it actually is.

Frank mentions his ancestor, and they go down into the cellar and have sex.

Jamie is seen looking at Claire in the window at the guest house . Frank sees Jamie and walks up to him but Jamie walks off.

Frank asks Claire if it might have been one of her patients .

Next day Claire and Frank watch the dance of druids at dawn at the stones . Claire notices the bluebells  and returns in the afternoon.

This is a major turning point in the story for Claire as she touches the stones and is thrown back 2 centuries .Claire finds Black Jack Randall standing at a stream and he grabs her . She is rescued by the Mackenzies and hides from the redcoat soldiers . 

 They all go back to Castle Leoch ( Doune Castle ) where Claire meets Jamie for the first time and fixes Jamie’s arm .

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what does Sassenach mean in Outlander ?

Sassenach means “stranger” , foreigner or “outlander,” and is a nickname that Jamie uses for Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser. It also refers to people of English descent. It can also be a derogatory term or insult , depending largely on how it is said and to whom .

Outlander‘s Claire Randall is called a number of unsavoury names ranging from witch to whore, but only one eventually becomes a term of endearment: Sassenach.

It means a foreigner. Actually, it’s a less than polite Gaelic word for an English person .

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So how did it become a kind of pet name for Jamie to call Claire ?

It all stems from the fact that Outlander author Diana Gabaldon wanted some Gaelic in her story .

“Very early on I began doing research as much as I could into Gaelic. While I don’t speak Gaelic by any stretch of the imagination, we want a few little terms and sentences scattered around to give a flavour of the language,” Gabaldon said

Sassenach was one of those key terms.

“Well, I had this English woman showing up, and I did know that Sassenach is in fact a fairly derogatory term for someone who is a foreigner, but specifically for an English person given the long and acrimonious relationship between England and Scotland. So, it seemed natural that someone would refer to Claire as a Sassenach,” she continued.

Jamie eventually takes up the term for her, but he doesn’t mean it as an insult.

“To start with, she has a slight idea that it’s a derogatory term, but she knows he’s plainly not trying to insult her. He’s just pointing out that she’s strange,” Gabaldon says.

“As time went on, he adopted it as a term of endearment for her, and because one of the things and only one of the things that attracts him to her, is that she is an English woman. He kind of likes to think of it as ‘I’ve got one of their women.'”

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what does Sassenach mean ?

Sassenach means “foreigner” or “outlander,” and it is Jamie Fraser’s pet name for his wife ,  Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser. Visit Lallybroch Castle ( Midhope Castle ) for just £90 . Hourly service from Edinburgh between 10 am and 2 pm . Free pickup and dropoff from your hotel in Edinburgh. Add two more Outlander film locations – Fort William and Wentworth Prison –  for a unique tour costing just £150 ( April to December ) . Phone 07305-294773 for details and availability.

why does Jamie in Outlander call Claire Sassenach ?

as the relationship between Jamie and Claire deepens , Jamie starts to call Claire Sassenach until it becomes a kind of pet name for her . Jamie says it in a playful way without any of the the malice in normal usage

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Outlander tours news – coronavirus lockdown lifted ?

Tour businesses all over Scotland are eagerly waiting a Government announcement today about the coronavirus lockdown . We know it’s going to be for another 3 weeks but the question is will restrictions be eased after that as we slowly get back to normal ? Two newspapers this week have said the lockdown will end in early May. In the meantime , why not check our some great original Outlander gifts online ?


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Outlander gifts , prints, stickers , face masks and t-shirts feature photos of the actual locations in the Outlander TV series – Lallybroch , Blackness Castle ( Fort William ) , Doune Castle ( Castle Leoch ) , Linlithgow Palace ( Wentworth prison ) and the Bruce fountain , Inverness ( Falkland ) metal prints

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could Jamie be the new James Bond ?

Daniel Craig has announced the next Bond film No time to Die will be his last outing as Bond . But who will be the new James Bond ?

Scottish star Heughan – best known for appearing in time-travel drama Outlander – is among the names regularly linked with the job. Outlander news from Outlander tours

Vin Diesel – who stars alongside Heughan in comic book movie Bloodshot – believes he is capable of filling Craig’s shoes.

He told the PA news agency: “Of course he’d make a good James Bond. He’d make a good anything.”

Before the release of 2015’s Spectre, his fourth 007 movie, Craig famously said he would rather “rather slash my wrists” than reprise the role.

Alongside 39-year-old Heughan, other actors mentioned as possible Craig replacements include The Bodyguard’s Richard Madden, McMafia’s James Norton and Luther’s Idris Elba.

Heughan plays a modified super soldier in Bloodshot and director David S F Wilson agreed with Diesel and said he would be a perfect fit for Bond.

“I would be there opening weekend for Sam as James Bond,” he said at the film’s premiere in Los Angeles.

“Sam is one of the nicest human beings I have ever worked with. Consummate professional, everybody loves him, very gracious with his talents.

“He’s a lovely, lovely gentleman and if he should make the cut I will be there opening weekend, for sure.”

Wilson added: “When we were casting, I was a big fan of Sam’s to begin with, and his audition tape was just there with everyone else’s, which was bizarre to me. He didn’t even have to audition, he was just on the list of people I wanted in my movie.”

Bloodshot is set to arrive in UK cinemas on March 13.

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Is the the Outlander effect really a “double edged sword” ?

The BBC have reported that tourism is booming in Scotland , not least because of the Outlander effect. But is that , as they claim , really a double edged sword ? I am quite surprised to see the BBC publishing this article based on rather flimsy evidence . Is this their attempt to emulate the Daily Mail , which publishes hundreds of articles a day on anything and everything ?

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Doune Castle, near Stirling, has benefitted the most as visitor numbers have risen by 200%.

Wear and tear on footpaths and even items being taken as souvenirs are among the problems reported .

Outlander, screened on Amazon Prime in the UK, follows the adventures of time-travelling World War Two nurse Claire, played by Caitriona Balfe, and Sam Heughan’s 18th Century Jacobite Highlander Jamie Fraser.

Outlander season five is released today, 17 February ,in the UK with Scottish locations standing in for places in 18th Century North America.

All of the filming for the first four seasons was done at locations across Scotland .

Since filming was first done at Doune Castle in 2013, visitor numbers have risen from 38,000 a year to 142,000.

Visits to Blackness Castle at Linlithgow, another of the locations, have increased from 15,000 to 58,000.

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University have studied the Outlander effect on 25 of the shows locations across Scotland and seen a 45% rise in visitors to the sites over four years, “well in excess” of increases experienced at other Scottish attractions.

Even Outlander’s theme song, The Skye Boat Song, has had an impact on tourism.

Prof John Lennon, of Glasgow Caledonian University, said “We had a researcher looking at this in the context of Skye where she found almost half the visitors she interviewed were there because of the Outlander title sequence.

“They were then asking ‘where are the stones?’, and the stones in the title sequence are actually on Lewis – the Calanais Stones.”