19-year-old Scottish actor John Bell (“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”) will play Young Ian! Wahooo! And continuing with the synchronicity that exists in the world of Outlander, John’s birthday is Oct 20, less than a month before Ian’s November 15th (overlooking the 245 year difference, of course). Continuing in that vein, Bell made his television debut in 2007 in an episode of the (inextricably linked to Outlander) “Dr. Who” series, at the young age of 9 or 10. UPDATE: I’ve just been informed that Oct 20th is also Claire Fraser’s birthday – yep, kid, you’re in the right place!
Oh dear, I’m already in love. What a sweetheart. Nice job, once again to casting director Suzanne Smith and team! This is 2014
And here is one from early 2015, Young Ian everybody!