Stanley Weber to Portray Pivotal Character in Season 2

Written by: Anne Gavin


*SPOILER ALERT*

Step aside, Sam Heughan. There is a new hunk on set as French stage and theatre producer, Stanley Weber, will be portraying a key character in Season 2 of the Outlander series.


Weber landed the coveted role of Book 2/Season 2 villain Le Comte St. Germain (pronounced Lay-comt-sahn-jer-mahn). St. Germain is a wine merchant who is a competitor of Jamie Fraser’s cousin, Jared. It is Jared who agrees to take in Jamie and Claire after they flee Scotland for France in the Season 1 finale.



Claire and the Comte have an unusual and menacing first meeting in Paris and we see the Comte throughout the second book “Dragonfly in Amber” (upon which Season 2 of the TV series will be based) popping up in Jamie and Claire’s social circles and hovering nearby throughout most of their plotting to thwart Bonnie Prince Charlie’s plans to return to Scotland.



Only 29 years old, Weber has had a distinguished acting and directing career. Many might recognize him from his portrayal of Juan Borgia in the show Borgias (not to be confused with the Showtime hit with a similar name). Also, he played a dashing character in a movie released earlier this year called ‘Sword of Vengeance.” Check out trailer below. Fierce, Stanley. You scare me but excite me at the same time!




Stanley seems to fit right in with the men of Outlander as he’s been spotted around Glasgow and off-camera with Sam Heughan and others – oftentimes in the pub!



He also shares a love of the outdoors with Sam and, it appears, Hill Walking – albeit in the mountains of France rather than the Scottish Highlands.






Stanley also shares with Sam Heughan a certain je ne sais quoi attractiveness. The man is pretty easy on the eyes. I’m thinking when we get to see our first real glimpse of Stanley in Season 2, Mr. Heughan may get some stiff competition for title of #1 Outlander Stud!



Stanley Weber is active on both Twitter and Instagram. You can follow him here on Twitter and here on Instagram. Look for Stanley Weber in the role of Le Comte St. Germain when Outlander returns to Starz in Spring of 2016!

What do you think of the casting of Stanley Weber as Le Comte?









13 comments

  1. Nice...verr nice. Do we get to see him sans wig?

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    1. Theresa -- I don't know...but hope so...maybe in bed! Thanks for reading and commenting. Come back soon to the Blog for more news ad original content.

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    1. Unknown -- AGREED! Can't wait to see him in Season 2. Thanks for reading and commenting. Come back and see us again soon at the Blog for more news and original content!

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  3. Great choice! However, Sam will always be #1!

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    1. Louann -- Indeed, it's hard to beat the King of Men. But, having a little more hunkiness on screen doesn't hurt either. Thanks for reading and commenting. Come back and see us on the Blog soon for more news and original content!

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  5. He'll do! No worries for our Sam, though...HE'S STILL OUR GUY!

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  6. mineo -- Sam is wonderful. No arguing that. But, it will be nice to see a bit of Stanley in Season 2. I'll be waiting for him :) Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  7. Thank You Anne,well I think it was a brilliant decision to cast Stanley very handsome & playing the villain, it would be hard to choose in between these two man in handsomness,but Sam's wit,grace & just a nice guy wins for me,I have seen Stanley in 1 role very good in it,but of course Sam's performance is just excellent,he is JAMMF personified in my mind's eye!

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  8. Thank You Anne,well I think it was a brilliant decision to cast Stanley very handsome & playing the villain, it would be hard to choose in between these two man in handsomness,but Sam's wit,grace & just a nice guy wins for me,I have seen Stanley in 1 role very good in it,but of course Sam's performance is just excellent,he is JAMMF personified in my mind's eye!

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  9. zsuzsip -- I can't argue with you about Sam's wit and grace. He's a stand-out there. And, yes, they are both very handsome and attractive albeit in different ways. I agree with you that Stanley is an excellent choice for the Comte but he'll have to prove himself. Outlander fans can be a tough crew! As always, thanks for reading and commenting. Talk to you again soon!

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