Outlander Finds Its ‘Lord John Grey’ in Aussie David Berry

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Dinna fash, Sassenachs, we have found our Lord John William Grey.

Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, has announced that David Berry (A Place to Call Home) will play the role of “Lord John Grey” in the hit series Outlander. The series is adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Lord John William Grey is a steadfast and honorable British subject, torn between a finely-honed sense of familial duty and a strong moral compass of right and wrong.  He is boyishly handsome with an upper class rearing — the consummate gentleman.  However, a scandal from his past has relegated Lord John to an undesirable position as governor of a desolate prison in Northern Scotland.

“Book Three” will be based on the third of the eight books in the Outlander series, entitled “Voyager,” The third season of Outlander picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948.  Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank.  Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire.

Now for a little more info on the actor bringing Lord John to life.

Acting and performing has always been Aussie David Berry‘s passion, however his path to acting has been rich and varied.  David attended school on a music scholarship for voice, dividing his time between schoolwork and a professional singing career, performing for Opera Australia, as a soloist at numerous concerts and festivals and singing the National Anthem at some of the nation’s top sporting events.  Some highlights include singing as a juvenile lead in Opera Australia’s productions of “Albert Herring” (1997) and “Werther” (1998), and soloist in the Schools Spectacular in 2000/2001.

In 2002 David was awarded an academic scholarship to study Political Science at one of the world’s most prestigious schools, McGill University. After completing his studies, David returned home to Australia to pursue a career in acting. In 2008 he was accepted into the Bachelor of Dramatic Arts program at NIDA. Highlights include playing the role of Jason in Heiner Muller’s Medea: Materials which toured to the Adelaide Fringe festival, and playing John Wilkes Booth in the musical “Assassins.”

Upon graduating David has built up an impressive list of Film, TV and Theatre credits. Audiences will be most familiar with David for his role as James Bligh in the popular Australian Television show A Place To Call Home, for which he was nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor in the 2016 Logie Awards. When he isn’t working on stage or screen, David tours both nationally and internationally as a singer with the highly successful corporate entertainment act, Scream and Shout.

Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) developed the series adaptation for “Outlander.”

Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book series has sold more than 26 million copies worldwide and all eight books in the series have graced the New York Times best-sellers list. The “Outlander” series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one grandiose tale.

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

No return date for the series has been set (much to our dismay), but it will be returning sometime in 2017.  We’ll keep you posted.

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