But Who Does DIANA Think Jamie Looks Like?

Well, I was working on part II of “How I See the Characters” when the admins-that-be decided to start all the ‘virtual casting’ brew-ha-ha still going on Diana Gabaldon’s facebook page(btw- have you been over there lately? They should rename her page “Outlander Casting Wars” lol). Needless to say I decided to put it on hold for the time being.  Instead I thought it would be nice for us to get inside Herself’s head & see which man she thinks Jamie Fraser most looks like. Here’s what she said on her blog “Voyages of the Artemis,” Sept 10 2008:

“…Among these was a photo of Gabriel Aubrey, and I’d mentioned in re this photo that Mr. A. did in fact have a strong resemblance to Mr. Fraser, in terms of facial physiognomy. So yesterday, an enterprising person named Grace who inhabits one of the “Outlander” discussion boards evidently came across my idle remarks and decided to see if she could make something of them. So she dragged Mr. Aubrey into her PhotoShop for a little revision, and….OK. Yeah. That’s very much what he looks like. In case you were wondering. [g]”


I found another photoshopped pic of Gabriel Aubry w/red hair. I think this one’s sexier:

The truth is, no matter what we may think or how we envision him, Jamie Fraser was created by Diana. And I don’t know about you, but I think she has good taste (I certainly wouldn’t kick Gabriel Aubry out of my bed for eating crackers, would you?) ☺



  1. wardtree said,

    February 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    This is EXACTLY how I picture him, as well. Thanks for posting!

    • outlanderfan said,

      February 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      Isn’t it interesting to see how your image of
      Jamie matches up w/DG’s?

  2. Karen Henry said,

    February 28, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Too bad Gabriel Aubry is a model, not an actor!


  3. Theresa said,

    February 29, 2012 at 10:48 am

    He’s very nice looking, I’ll give you that! There’s another Irish actor who was posted in the “Outlander Casting Wars” (love that :)) yesterday…don’t know his name, but at 6’8″, acting skills, piercing blue eyes and a lang nebbit, he may be our man!

  4. February 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    He’s just perfect. Remarkable. Yep. I will always think of Jamie just like this from now on!

  5. robbie said,

    February 29, 2012 at 4:28 pm


  6. February 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Can you photo shop him in a kilt? Pretty Please?

    • outlanderfan said,

      February 29, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      I don’t have photoshop! Maybe there’s a free digital editing I can download online…

  7. Dawn Rehberger said,

    February 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    That’s closer to what I pictured than any of the others. Can he LEARN to act?

    • outlanderfan said,

      February 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      Wouldn’t that be awesome? Lots of models have made the crossover to acting…

  8. Dawn Smith said,

    March 1, 2012 at 11:50 am

    He is perfect!!!! This is the closest to what I imangined him to be.

  9. Terese Cook said,

    July 23, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I am afraid that I will have expired before any of this happens. nd I do so love Jamie.

  10. Scottishmadam said,

    March 18, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Och Aye, Gabriel makes the most bonny Jamie yet!

  11. Anonymous said,

    January 16, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    Lol only room for one Jamie

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