‘Outlander’ Casts Laurence Dobiesz as Alex Randall (Exclusive)

Actor will play brother of Tobias Menzies’ character on series starring Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe

Laurence Dobiesz has joined the cast of Starz’s “Outlander” in the role of Alex Randall, TheWrap has learned.

Dobiesz’s character is the younger brother of Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies), the main antagonist of our heroes Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe).

Despite the shared DNA and physical resemblance, Alex Randall possesses nothing of his older brother Black Jack’s ruthless brutality.

A curate and secretary for the Duke of Sandringham, Alex is described as gentle, loving, and kind.

“Outlander’s” second season is currently underway in Scotland for a 2016 debut. The global hit series has been adapted for the screen by Ronald D. Moore from the bestselling book series by Diana Gabaldon.

Season 2 begins as Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hellbent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden. With the help of his cousin Jared (Robert Cavanah), a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful.

Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship. However, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it.

“Outlander” is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

On television, Dobiesz has appeared on “Obsession: Dark Desires,” BBC’s “The Riots: In Their Own Words” and ITV’s “The Bill.” Dobiesz’s feature credits include “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and “Testament of Youth.”

He is represented by Jonathan Arun Talent in the UK.