Screenrant have published a list of “7 Casting Decisions That Hurt Outlander (And 13 That Saved It)” and while we do not agree with all their assessments, we strongly support their view of Andrew Gower‘s performance as Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Saved It: Andrew Gower As Bonnie Prince Charlie
Prince Charles led the Jacobite Rebellion in 18th-century Scotland and inevitably failed in his mission to take the crown. Outlander needed to find the perfect actor to play the Bonnie Prince, and they found him in none other than Andrew Gower.
Gower showed off his acting chops as the Prince and emulated his privilege, wealth, and flamboyancy in every movement and every word. It was, quite honestly, a damn shame when his role was over by the beginning of season 3 because he was just so fun to watch. But much like the real Prince Charlie, the character’s time in Scotland was over, and it was time for everyone else to move on, too.
We could not have said it better ourselves 👏 and we cannot wait what the future holds for our bonnie Andrew but we are sure they will be bigger and better things than what was in store for his alter ego Prince Charlie.