Breaking news – Sam Heughan auditioned for James Bond

If you’ve seen the red-haired Sam Heughan on Amazon’s Outlander, then you’ll know that he’s the ultimate action man. It’s perhaps not that surprising then, that he Sam Heughan auditioned for James Bond. He’s been thrust back in time in Outlander and forced into the pressure zone on Doctors, so did the Bond producers miss a trick in opting for Daniel Craig?

“I did audition for Bond a long time ago when they were redoing it with Daniel Craig when he was Bond 21,” Heughan confessed on U.S. show Live With Kelly and Ryan, the Radio Times reports. His appearance was ahead of the fourth season of Outlander, which sees Heughan playing Jamie Fraser, an 18th century Scottish warrior who steals the heart of Claire (played by Catriona Balfe), as well as just about everyone watching at home. So, maybe count your blessings. If Heughan had landed the Die Another Day role, he might not have become the sexy Scottish warrior you thirst over today.

It’s not just the role of James Bond that Heughan’s had bad luck with. As he told Vulture back in 2014, he tried auditioning for Game of Thrones a whopping seven times before settling into his Scottish warrior role. “I auditioned for Renly, Loras,some of the members of the Night’s Watch. And I’d always get so close! I’d be like, ‘Guys, just give me a sword!'” While he didn’t get Bond’s gun or martini, nor Jon Snow’s Longclaw sword, he did finally get a sword when he joined Outlander.

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He revealed in the same interview that he did feel an affinity to Jamie Fraser, as he gushed:

“Something about this one just felt right. This part felt different. I knew this character. I felt a connection with him. I knew where he had come from.”

Even though I’m unable to think of an actor better suited to the role of Fraser (Gerard Butler, maybe?), the pundits — and the actor himself — aren’t letting go of the idea that Heughan could be the next Bond. “I’ve always wanted to play James Bond. It’s a part of every British actor’s legacy,” he told the Sunday Post back in July.

As the Sunday Post also reported, Heughan’s odds to play 007 were once a beefy 50/1, but those were slashed when he played a spoof spy role alongside Mila Kunis in The Spy Who Dumped Me, which was released in the UK back in July. “Are you really in the running for James Bond? Please say yes,” he was asked by a fan during a Facebook Live interview back in July, as The Scottish Sun reported. “Well if you would like me to, of course I will. I feel like I’ve got the tuxedo and I’ve got the car from this movie so I could just take them with me,” he reportedly answered, referring to his role in The Spy Who Dumped Me. We all know about Bond’s deep Scottish roots, so it wouldn’t be any surprise if Jamie becomes James ( Bond , James Bond )

Outlander Season 4 filming is expected finish soon

Outlander Season 4 filming is expected finish soon. As many suspected, the fourth season will wrap by the end of this month. In July, various members of the cast have a number of projects and conventions to attend, with the first taking place from June 30 to July 1 in Paris.

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Filming will also start for Heughan’s new movie, Bloodshot, which will reportedly happen in South Africa. Meanwhile, Balfe will soon start filming Ford vs. Ferrari (which is still to receive an official name) with Matt Damon.

The cast and crew are onto the season finale filming now, with many night shoots taking place. It’s going to be exciting to find out when the filming wraps and if there are any photos of those final glances for seven months as the cast and crew take time off before filming Outlander Season 5.

Outlander stars in Emmy nominations

We have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Starz. For this season, the premium network has newcomers “Counterpart” (J.K. Simmons) and “Vida” (Melissa BarreraMishel Prada), returning Emmy contender “Outlander” (Caitriona BalfeSam Heughan)  as part of their 2018 campaign.

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Below, the list of Starz lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama and limited series. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

 

“OUTLANDER”
Drama Series
Drama Actress – Caitriona Balfe
Drama Actor – Sam Heughan
Drama Supporting Actress – Sophie Skelton
Drama Supporting Actor – David Berry, Tobias Menzies, Richard Rankin
Drama Guest Actress – Lotte Verbeek
Drama Guest Actor – Duncan Lacroix

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“ASH VS. EVIL DEAD”
Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Bruce Campbell
Comedy Supporting Actress – Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless, Arielle Carver O’Neil
Comedy Supporting Actor – Lindsay Farris, Ray Santiago
Comedy Guest Actor – Hemky Madera, Lee Majors

“COUNTERPART”
Drama Series
Drama Actress – Olivia Williams
Drama Actor – J.K. Simmons
Drama Supporting Actress – Nazanin Boniadi, Sara Serraiocco
Drama Supporting Actor – Mido Hamada, Harry Lloyd, Nicholas Pinnock, Stephen Rea, Ulrich Thomsen
Drama Guest Actress – Jacqueline Bisset, Sarah Bolger
Drama Guest Actor – Guy Burnet, Kenneth Choi, Richard Schiff

 

Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before nominees are announced on July 12. And join in the fun debate over the 2018 Emmy taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

Ainsley Jordan joins Outlander as Claire Fraser’s rival Judith Wylie

OUTLANDER’S latest addition to the season four cast has been revealed as Ainsley Jordan, who has joined the series as Claire Fraser’s rival Judith Wylie.

Ainsley has been cast for the fourth season of Outlander, which is expected to hit television screens later this year, as the wife of plantation owner Philip Wylie.

Claire (played by Catriona Balfe) and Judith are reported to be become embroiled in a vicious spat and while the reason why has not been revealed, it could be down to Philip’s crush on the time traveller.

The new addition is also rumoured to have something to say about Claire’ fashion sense as she adjusts to life in the American colonies.

Ainsley said that she is very “excited” to be joining the cast of Outlander and took to Twitter to thank the show’s fans for their warm welcome messages following the announcement that she would be taking on the role of Judith.

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Outlander: Claire Fraser will have a new rival in the form of Judith Wylie

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Outlander: Claire and Jamie Fraser will spend season four in the American colonies

“Very strange waking up to literally hundreds of nice messages from #Outlander fans!” she tweeted.

“But what a nice surprise! Excited for Judith to dip her toe into the Outlander gang.”

Ainsley has previously starred in a number of plays and movies as well as narrating her own radio show “Kidnapped”.

It comes after it was revealed that Jaime Fraser (Sam Heughan) could also have a rival as Scottish actor Craig McKinley has joined the cast.

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Outlander: Jaime and Claire washed up on the shores of Georgia in season three

The 31-year-old is set to take on the role of Andrew MacNeil, a plantation owner near Cape Fear.

It is believed that he will lead Jaime and Claire to the sawmill where a lynching takes place in the fourth run of the time-travelling series.

The Glaswegian star has previously appeared as Sir Percival in King Arthur: Knights of the Round Table as well as television series Nightfall and short film Blood Loss.

Outlander cast spotted filming in park near Glasgow

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Outlander: How will the couple cope in the American colonies?

The fourth series of Outlander is set to see a significant new development for Claire and Jaime Fraser.

After surviving a storm and ship wreck, the couple have found themselves washed up on the shores of the American Colonies.

Outlander season four is expected to return to Starz later this year, and will follow on Amazon Prime Video shortly after.