‘Outlander’ Casts Izzy Meikle-Small & Joey Phillips As Rachel & Denzell Hunter For Season 7

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27 Jun 22

‘Outlander’ Casts Izzy Meikle-Small & Joey Phillips As Rachel & Denzell Hunter For Season 7

Outlander has cast two roles for the upcoming 7th Season which will be familiar to book readers, Rachel & Denzell Hunter, the series has announced.

Izzy Meikle-Small (‘Never Let Me Go’) will take the role of “Rachel Hunter” with Joey Phillips (‘Billy Elliot’) playing “Dr. Denzell Hunter”. They join the previously announced Charles Vandervaart as the newest cast members, alongside returning fan-favourites Caitríona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin and John Bell. Production on season seven began in Scotland in April 2022.

Fans of the book series will be familiar with the two new characters, who are brother and sister. Rachel and Denzell are Quakers whose quiet country life is changed when Young Ian (Bell) arrives at their farm with a sick and injured William Ransom (Vandervaart). Dr. Denzell Hunter has been trained in medicine in Boston and London. As a firm believer in liberty, he is preparing to join the Revolutionary Army as a surgeon. His younger sister Rachel is modest but shows flashes of a fiery spirit that attracts the admiration of both William and Young Ian.

“We’re excited to welcome Izzy and Joey to the ‘Outlander’ family and can’t wait for fans to see how these two fantastic actors bring Rachel and Denzell to life,” said Matthew B. Roberts, showrunner, writer and executive producer.

Izzy Meikle-Small is best known for portraying young Kathy H. in the 2010 film ‘Never Let Me Go’. In December 2011, Meikle-Small was also in the BBC miniseries ‘Great Expectations’ where she played young Estella. She appeared in the 2012 film ‘Private Peaceful’ as young Molly and young Ravenna in the 2012 fantasy film ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’. In July 2014, Meikle-Small played Molly in ‘Pudsey the Dog: The Movie’. Recent credits include ‘Another Mother’s Son’ and she has been producing her own short films including ‘Not a Mourning Person’.

Rising star Joey Phillips, graduated from Guildhall in 2014 and since then has been seen in theatre in ‘A Christmas Carol’ (Royal Shakespeare Company), ‘Breaking The Code’ (Salisbury Playhouse) ‘Richard III’ (Shakespeare Rose Theatre), ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (Shakespeare Rose Theatre), ‘Stud’ (The Vault Theatre), ‘Who Cares?’ (Lowry Theatre Manchester), ‘A View From The Bridge’ (Gate Theatre Dublin), ‘Of Gods & Monsters’ (Southwark Playhouse) and ‘Billy Elliott’ (Working Title / Palace Theatre). His tv credits include ‘Doctors’ (BBC), ‘Casualty’ (BBC), ‘Holby City’ (BBC), ‘The Royal’ (Yorkshire Television), ‘The Accused’ (BBC) and ‘Half Moon Investigates’ (BBC).

‘Outlander’ is inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, which have sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, with all nine of the books gracing the New York Times best-seller list. The television series has become a worldwide success with audiences, spanning the genres of history, science fiction, romance, and adventure in one amazing tale.

Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Luke Schelhaas, Andy Harries and Jim Kohlberg executive produce. ‘Outlander’ is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures and Story Mining & Supply Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

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