Starz’s Outlander has found its Mr. Willoughby and Captain Thomas Leonard.
New Zealand actor Gary Young will play Mr. Willoughby, and Charlie Hiett will portray British Captain Thomas Leonard in the upcoming third season.
A Chinese man with a deep knowledge of Eastern medicine, Mr. Willoughby (Young) is a talented poet in exile, with an even deeper love of women. Willoughby, a confidante of Jamie Fraser, speaks English well, but hides it when it suits him. He is even more of an outsider than Claire in 18th century Scotland.
Hiett’s Leonard is the inexperienced, by-the-book de facto captain of the Artemis. Promoted quickly due to the untimely deaths of his commanding officers, Leonard takes his job very seriously, though it weighs heavily on his young shoulders. A third lieutenant, he never thought he would be the captain of a man-of-war ship. Above all, he wants to do what is right by the British Navy — whether or not it is right by his own personal morals.