Steven Cree

Scottish actor Steven Cree has joined the cast of Starz's Outlander, the network announced Thursday.

On Outlander, based on a book series by Diana Gabaldon, Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) is a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743 and forced to marry a young Scottish warrior named Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan).

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Cree, whose credits include The Awakening and Brave, will play Ian Murray, Jenny's (Laura Donnelly) husband and Jamie's best friend since childhood. Ian lost part of his leg during a battle with the English, but hasn't let that hold him back in his life. He is very close to his wife and best friend and welcomes Claire into the family.

What do you think of Cree's casting as Ian? Is this how you pictured him?

Outlander will premiere this summer on Starz.